Author: Kelsie Passolt

Missing Mitchell Woman and Infant Found Safe

Kayleen Haiar has severe diabetes & limited medication with her

UPDATE From Mitchell Police: Kayleen Haiar and her daughter Abigail have been located and are safe. They were not in danger. Kayleen’s family and the Mitchell Police Department want to thank everyone for their efforts. PREVIOUS STORY: MITCHELL, S.D.- A Mitchell woman and her newborn daughter are missing and the woman may be in medical danger. 23-year-old Kayleen Haiar and…

Yankton Man Missing For Over A Week

Last heard from in Valentine area

The Yankton Police Department is looking for a missing 51-year-old man. Todd Herrboldt was last seen in Yankton on August 31.  He was last heard from when he borrowed an unknown person’s cell phone in the Valentine area later that day.  Todd is 5’10’’, about 210 pounds.  He was driving a 2009 maroon Chevy Silverado with South Dakota license plates….

Sioux Falls Apartment Complex Hit By Gunfire

Argument over drugs possibly led to gunshot fired

Sioux Falls police are in contact with witnesses of gunfire ringing out at an apartment complex on the city’s southwest side. Police responded to the apartment building near 43rd Street and Westport Avenue for multiple reports from residents of people fighting and gunshots.  Once officers got to the scene, they found evidence that the apartment building had been hit by…

Two Seriously Hurt In Rollover Crash

One driver cited for stop sign violation

Two drivers are rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a rollover crash in eastern Sioux Falls. It happened just after 4 p.m. Monday at 26th Street and Six Mile Road.  Police say a Chevy Trailblazer drove through a stop sign, colliding with a Kia Sorento.  The Trailblazer flipped, but crews were able to get the driver out.  He…

Sioux Falls Police Tackle Man Holding Homemade Explosive Device

Pai Yang, 45, also accused of dousing a woman in gasoline and trying to set her on fire

A Sioux Falls man is facing several serious charges after police say he tried to set a woman on fire. Police got to the scene in the 5800 block of W. Missouri Street just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of an assault.  A boy led officers into a home where they heard screaming and yelling coming from inside. …

Major Construction Planned For Western Sioux Falls

Rural road to be transformed by summer 2019

The City of Sioux Falls Public Works Department is getting a plan in place to change a two-mile stretch of Ellis Road. The city hosted an open house Wednesday evening to meet with residents and answer questions.  According to city officials, the design is not yet complete.  But, when all is said and done the project will change the two-lane…

New Forever Stamps Revealed In Sioux Falls

Tennessee artist's floral still life work become four new stamps

The United States Postal Service hosted a big ceremony in Sioux Falls Wednesday to reveal brand new stamps. The USPS released the “Flowers From the Garden” forever stamp series Wednesday.  The four stamps feature “floral bouquet” still life artwork by artist Elizabeth Brandon.  She was at the event this afternoon along with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.  The Tennessee artist…

Amid Tensions, Ellsworth Bombers Fly Near North Korea

Previously-deployed airmen conduct joint-exercise with ROK, Japanese forces

South Dakota airmen, recently deployed from Ellsworth Air Force base, took part in a mission flying over the Korean Peninsula this week.  This comes as tensions appear to be rising between North Korea and the U.S. Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers from Ellsworth took off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, according to the Andersen Air Force base…

MN Lifts Travel Restrictions To Help SD Farmers During Drought

Executive order in effect for the next two weeks

It’s now easier for Minnesota farmers and ranchers to lend a hand to those struggling in South Dakota and North Dakota during the drought. Governor Mark Dayton has issued an executive order making it easier for people to donate hay to ranchers and farmers across state lines.  Executive Order 17-05 lifts road and vehicle restrictions for Minnesota farmers and ranchers. …

No Serious Injuries in Lake County House Explosion

Propane explosion rocks Winfred home off foundation, blows out windows

WINFRED, SD – The Madison fire chief says a family of four was “very fortunate” to make it out of a house explosion practically unharmed Thursday night. Fire Chief Randy Minnaert says around 7:45 p.m., crews were called to the 600 block of Main Street in the small community of Winfred for a gas explosion.  He says every window in…

SD Native Reunited With Class Ring Thanks To International Inquirer

Stolen ring makes its way back to rightful owner

An antique collector and two old friends from Gregory High School now have an incredible, international connection thanks to a class ring and Facebook.  If rings could talk, the one in this story would have a lot to say about its journey back home. “It fits!” exclaims Melissa Belfer. Melissa’s class ring She’s wearing her class ring with pride in…

Garth Brooks Announces Additional Show On Twitter

"We might owe them two, but I didn't say that."

The Garth Brooks madness in Sioux Falls appeared to be dying down after six shows sold out Friday morning. Then, around 7:30 p.m. Friday, Brooks’ Twitter page posted a video with the text reading “We owe Sioux Falls another show!!! It doesn’t matter if it’s one or 10,000, we’ll be there! Thank you!! love, g” Brooks goes on to say in…

Longer Wind Turbine Setbacks Approved By Voters

Lincoln County voters hit the polls Tuesday for a special referendum election regarding wind turbines. Voters were tasked with the decision to move the turbine setback to a half-mile from homes.  More than 3,600 Lincoln County voters said they do want the setback to be set at a half-mile from homes.  42% of voters preferred the initial setback, which is…

Summer Specialties: Texas Roadhouse Grilled Shrimp

An entree, an appetizer or a side: grilled shrimp is a versatile dish for any summer meal!  Learn how to make grilled shrimp just like they serve at Texas Roadhouse in Sioux Falls by watching the video above. Categories: KDLT Kitchen, Local News, News, News Top Story Tags: Cooking, grilled shrimp, grilling, KDLT, recipe, recipes, shrimp, summer cooking, Summer Grilling,…

Cows On the Loose in Southwest Minnesota

Drivers asked to be alert

ROCK COUNTY, MN – Drivers in southwest Minnesota should be on the lookout for a few dozen cows on the loose. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, nearly 40 black 600-pound heifers are missing.  Some of them, it’s unclear how many, were found around 9 p.m. Sunday north of Magnolia.  That’s near where they broke out of their pen…

SF Police: Gunshot Rings Out During Dispute

Police looking for information on people involved

Sioux Falls police are investigating a dispute between two groups of people in two vehicles that witnesses say turned violent. Police were called to the area of West 37th Street and South Terry Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of a dispute between people in two cars.  Witnesses told police that one of the vehicles involved fired at…

Fight, Gunshots Reported In Southwestern Sioux Falls

No one struck by gunfire, police say

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information after gunshots rang out early Saturday morning in Sioux Falls. Investigators say around 2:30 a.m., deputies were called to the scene near W. 41st Street and S. Klein Avenue.  Gunshots were fired and a possible victim was lying on the ground.  Sioux Falls police initially responded and secured the scene.  The…

California Bans State-Funded Travel To South Dakota

California is now banning state-funded and state-sponsored travel to South Dakota because of what officials there call a discriminatory law. Back in March, South Dakota passed a law aimed at protecting faith-based organizations that refuse to place children with gay couples.  The City of San Francisco banned travel to South Dakota later that month.  Governor Dennis Daugaard said back in…

Voters Approve Spending $15 Million To Build New School In Tea

Goal is to house more students without increasing class sizes

Voters in the Tea Area School District have approved paying more than $15 million for a new elementary school. 70% of voters were in favor of the measure Tuesday night.  The school district needed 60% to authorize the $15.4 million bond sale for the project.  Now, the project can go out to bid and the school district should know which…