Author: Kelsie Passolt

Origin of Spearfish Deadly House Fire Located

Five children found dead in upstairs bedroom April 1

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Spearfish investigators say they know where a house fire started that killed five children earlier this month, but can’t pinpoint the exact cause. In an update released Thursday, the Spearfish Police Department says that investigators have examined the fire scene, evidence and listened to witness observations.  Police say the fire started in the southeast corner of the multi-family…

Juveniles Facing Drug, Kidnapping Charges After Police Pursuit

Police: Boy caught with meth after stealing car with 6-year-old inside

An unmarked police car is damaged and three people are taken into custody after a pursuit Wednesday afternoon. Around 3:30 p.m., Sioux Falls police say an officer stopped a car at 10th Street and Van Eps Avenue because the driver had a warrant out for his arrest.  The officer asked the driver to get out of the vehicle.  While the…

State DOC Searching For Inmates Placed On Escape Status

Two inmates were permitted to leave to look for jobs, but did not return

Two inmates who were allowed to leave the Sioux Falls Community Work Center to look for jobs did not come back. The state DOC is now looking for the men. The Department of Corrections says 31-year-old Michael Clark and 28-year-old Sean Kilbourn left the minimum-security facility on the grounds of the state prison Thursday to search for employment.  They did…

Little Girl Wants Picture Of Tooth Fairy

A Canton girl is proud of her offerings to the tooth fairy, but now she wants more out of the deal than just the money. 7-year-old Kambree just lost a tooth Monday at school.  The note she wrote to the tooth fairy reads, in her own spelling of course, “Dear tooth fairy, I like when I lose teeth.  This is…

Exotic Animal Society Says Have No Fear Of Their Creatures

Sioux Falls Herpetological Society Stops By KDLT Studio

SIOUX FALLS – When it comes to snakes, lizards, frogs, tortoises and everything in-between, one group says there’s no reason to fret.  The Sioux Falls Herpetological Society is a nonprofit that aims to educate the public about reptiles and amphibians and show people there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to their crew! The group does demonstrations at…

Sioux Falls Church Prays For Syria

Pastor discusses community call to action

A small gathering Friday evening paid tribute to the victims of Syria’s chemical attack and prayed for those still living in turmoil. A handful of people met at Red Door Church in northern Sioux Falls.  Pastor Zach Bauer asked for residents to educate themselves on the conflict in Syria, to pray for the people there and to reach out to…

Sugar’s Closing Starts New Chapter For Owners

A Sioux Falls bakery has been serving up desserts at their west-side location for almost three years.  But soon, they’ll roll out their final batches of cupcakes, cookies and pastries.  Sugar’s at 26th Street and Marion Road is closing, though it might not be the end of this sweet story. Kari Popham has made countless treats at her bakery, Sugar’s. …

Headliners Announced For LifeLight’s First CityFest

Christian music concert coming to Sioux Falls in August

Many people know LifeLight as a big music festival on a farm near Worthing.  This year, organizers say they’re trying something new. LifeLight’s new event, CityFest, will take place Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 in Sioux Falls.  The exact location of the concert hasn’t been released yet.  Tuesday, organizers announced the headliners for CityFest: Christian pop rock band Newsboys…

Golf Courses Opening Back Up For The Season

You'll be able to hit the links at a few golf courses starting this week

Spring has sprung and that means golf courses are reopening in the Sioux Empire. According to Dakota Golf Management, Prairie Green Golf Course and its driving range are now open for the season in Sioux Falls. Elmwood and Kuehn Park golf courses and driving ranges will open on Friday, March 31.   Categories: News Top Story Tags: Golf, Golf Courses,…

Sioux Falls Bakery Shutting Down

Decision stems from owner's upcoming pursuits

After five years in business, a Sioux Falls bakery is hanging up its aprons. Sugar’s Baked Goods and Sweet Treats says it plans to close next month on April 23.  The west-side bakery near 26th Street and Marion Road launched in 2012.  Owners say they started as an in-home business and were able to expand to a storefront offering a…

Sioux Falls Woman Adopts Toddler With Special Needs

"She never slows down, ever. She's always going.”

“She never slows down, ever.  She’s always going.” That’s how Brittany Lux describes her daughter, Kaymbria.  Plenty of moms would say the same thing about their 3-year-old child.  But, it took a lot for Kaymbria to become the happy and energetic toddler she is today. She suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was just three months old.  Because of…

Motorcyclist Hospitalized With Serious Injuries After Crash

SIOUX FALLS – Police and fire crews are investigating after a motorcycle crashed into a car Monday evening. Police say just before 6:30 p.m., a motorcyclist heading east on 41st Street, at Grange Avenue, driving at a “high rate of speed,” collided with a southbound vehicle that was turning at the intersection.  The driver of the car wasn’t seriously hurt….

Traffic Impacts of Louise Ave. Reconstruction

Drivers, prepare to slow down on a busy street in Sioux Falls starting Monday, March 20. City officials say from 41st to 49th streets, Louise Avenue will be down to one lane for southbound traffic and one lane for northbound traffic until road construction is done in November.  The city says drivers will have access to all businesses along Louise…

KDLT Travels With Jackrabbits On NCAA Journey

The SDSU men's basketball team gears up for fourth NCAA Tournament appearance

The South Dakota State men have their work cut out for them.  The Jacks face top-seeded Gonzaga Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  The team landed in Salt Lake City, Utah Tuesday afternoon along with KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden & Chief Photographer Adam Huntimer.  Mark spoke with the school’s athletic director Justin Sell and player Ian…

Woman Killed After Car Crashes Into Pond

Strong winds and slick road conditions may have been factors in a car crash that killed a woman near Erwin Friday afternoon. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, it happened east of Erwin in Kingsbury County around 1 p.m.  Investigators say the 57-year-old woman was driving west on 200th Street when the car went off the roadway, flipped and…

Suspects Plead Not Guilty In Crash That Killed Sioux Falls Teen

Sedan driver, pickup truck passenger appear in court in Monday

Two Sioux Falls teens who are suspects in a deadly car crash pleaded not guilty to the charges against them in court Monday. Sioux Falls police say 18-year-old Nyounkpao Kyne was driving the car that crashed into a tree on Western Avenue, killing one of the passengers, 15-year-old Kareem Cisse, last Wednesday, February 22. Nyounkpao Kyne, 18, of Sioux Falls…

Yankton Lawyer Running For State Attorney General

Jason Ravnsborg The first candidate for South Dakota Attorney General steps forward. Yankton attorney Jason Ravnsborg said Tuesday night that he plans to run for the position that will be vacated by Marty Jackley. Ravnsborg made the announcement at the Hughes County Lincoln Day Dinner in Pierre.  He joked that it was “the worst kept secret in South Dakota.”  Ravnsborg…

State Prison Officials Searching For Inmate

Salathiel Pointer, 47 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota prison officials are looking for an inmate who didn’t return to his assigned work center after he was allowed to temporarily leave for a job. The state Department of Corrections says 47-year-old Salathiel Pointer has been placed on escape status.  He was supposed to return to the Sioux Falls Community Work…

Driver Not Wearing Seatbelt Dies in Morning Crash

A pickup crossed the center line, hitting another truck

CODINGTON COUNTY, S.D. – A man could face charges after another man died in a car crash Thursday morning. It happened just east of South Shore on Highway 20 in Codington County before 10 a.m.  A Chevy pickup truck was westbound on the highway when it crossed the center line and collided with a Ford pickup truck heading east. According…