Author: Kelsie Passolt

SDSU Women Proud of NCAA Tournament Seeding

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – There’s no doubt the SDSU women’s basketball program has gained plenty of respect over the years on a national level.  It’s something they are very proud of. When the Jackrabbits take the floor Friday for their game against Villanova they will be the 8 seed.  That’s the highest they have been since 2009 when they were…

A Chance to Be Bold: Going Bald For Children With Cancer

International charity funds research to cure childhood cancer

Getting a haircut is often something we do to change our look or feel better about ourselves.  But, for some, it’s a sign of a life-or-death journey: cancer.  This week, there’s a way to make a bold decision about your hair for those who don’t have a choice. 11-year-old Harrisburg resident Ady Hauert loves her long locks.  Her mom and…

1 Killed, 3 Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash

Cause of car wreck is under investigation

South Dakota Highway Patrol is on the scene of a deadly car crash about 20 miles west of Sioux Falls. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Highway 42 near Humboldt.  Details are limited.  Three vehicles were involved.  One person was killed in the crash.  Another has serious, life-threatening injuries.  Two people have minor injuries.  Ages of the crash victims…

Sections of Interstates in Sioux Falls Area Still Open

SIOUX FALLS, SD – It’s a dangerous night to be on the roads.  No travel is advised in most of the Sioux Empire. The South Dakota Department of Transportation closed down portions of both interstates.  I-90 is closed from Murdo to the Marion Road exit in Sioux Falls.  I-29 is closed, for the most part, from the North Dakota border…

Pierre Woman Still Dancing at 92

PIERRE, SD – A woman in Pierre is proving that you’re never too old to try something new. She started going to a fitness center to improve her strength and balance. One day, her trainer decided to spice things up and the result was pure joy. Meet Helene Miller, a women who lights up a room with her laughter and…

Water Emergency In Webster

WEBSTER, SD – A small town in northeastern South Dakota is trying to fix a water emergency and the mayor’s office is asking residents to limit their usage. People in the City of Webster should not use water unless it’s an emergency.  Details on what happened aren’t being released, but a city official says crews are working to resolve the…

Man Sentenced To A Century In Prison For Child Rape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A convicted rapist is sentenced to 100 years in state prison for forcing a girl to have sex with him at knifepoint. A few months ago, 39-year-old Ivor Grove was found guilty of Rape, Aggravated Assault and Sexual Contact with a Minor.  In summer 2016, prosecutors say Grove raped the victim after taking her and her…

Family Grieving Loss of Loved One in NW Iowa House Fire

A fire in George, Iowa has claimed one life. According to the fire department, crews were called to the scene just after midnight Sunday at 200 S. Sydney Street.  The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.  Four family members inside made it out of the home safely and unharmed.  One person died in the fire.  Investigators will…

Mark O Talks MN Memories With Tom Brady

Mark Ovenden has covered South Dakota sports perhaps longer than you’ve been alive.  But, he’s a Boston native, which means covering the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 so close to home in Minneapolis, Minnesota is pretty special.  At Wednesday’s press conference, he got to throw a question to Patriots marquee player, quarterback Tom Brady.  It turns out, Brady…

Teen Injured & Charged In 3-Car Crash

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A three-car crash at Russell Street and Kiwanis Avenue led to several people being taken to the hospital. It happened around 5 p.m. Monday.  Police say an 18-year-old man rear-ended a pickup truck, lost control, went into the other lane and hit an SUV.  The people in the truck and SUV were taken to the hospital with…

Someone You Should Know: A Home Away From Home

Family goes above and beyond for junior hockey players

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every year, from Labor Day to Mother’s Day, a Sioux Falls family gets a little bigger.  They take in teenage boys who are pursuing their dreams of playing professional hockey.  What they give the boys goes beyond room and board. If it’s Tuesday, it’s taco night in the Severson household.  The weekly tradition is anything but…

Snow Alert Issued In Sioux Falls

Parking restrictions starting and stopping through Saturday morning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly four inches of snow has fallen in parts of Sioux Falls, prompting city officials to issue a snow alert. Snowplowing started at 8 p.m. Thursday on emergency snow routes and will continue until they’re clear.  All vehicles parked on those routes could be ticketed or towed.  Most neighborhoods in Sioux Falls outside of downtown will…

Sioux Falls Golf Course Management Deal In Limbo

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Instead of getting the week off for the Christmas holiday, Sioux Falls city councilors are holding a special meeting next week to talk golf. The city is considering whether Nebraska-based “Landscapes Unlimited” will take over management of its Elmwood, Kuehn Park and Prairie Green municipal golf courses.  Dakota Golf Management currently operates the courses.  Tuesday night,…

Downtown Holiday Kickoff Shatters Attendance Record

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Dazzling lights and holiday music could be seen and heard throughout downtown Sioux Falls Friday night.  Plus, an estimated 40,000 people, according to organizers, who lined the main stretch for a yearly tradition: the Parade of Lights. Holiday floats took over a nearly mile-long section of Phillips Avenue.  It’s the 26th annual event and the official…

Christmas Light Show Back By Popular Demand

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Now that the Thanksgiving plates have been cleared, for many, it’s time to focus on Christmas.  A well-known light show in Sioux Falls is back by popular demand to get you in the holiday spirit. “Christmas at the Western Mall” held its first show of the season Thursday evening.  A snowy, castle-themed show complete with flashing lights…

Fiery Crash Near Montrose Claims One Life

Seatbelt usage unknown

A woman is dead in a fiery car crash north of Montrose. Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, a Dodge Caravan was headed east on 248th Street nearly Valley Road six miles north of Montrose in McCook County.  The driver, a 41-year-old woman, was approaching a curve when she lost control.  The van went into the ditch, rolled and started on fire. …