Someone You Should Know

Someone You Should Know: Tea’s Tiny Triathlete Wins National Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Evelyn DeGeest. She’s not even in the first grade, but Evelyn has competed in 24 youth triathlons. The impressive feat starts with a swim. “It’s really fun because you’re doing something really hard that you didn’t do before,” said Evelyn. Both of Evelyn’s older brothers compete in youth triathlons. One day, Evelyn decided she wanted…

Someone You Should Know: Two SD Turkeys to Meet President Trump On Thanksgiving Day

HURON, S.D. – Every Thanksgiving, the President of the United States is gifted a turkey – and usually pardons it as a Thanksgiving tradition. This year, for the first time, that special turkey will come from right here in South Dakota. At just around six weeks old, nearly 50 turkeys on a turkey farm in Riverside Colony near Huron are…

Someone You Should Know: Miracle Man

MADISON, S.D.-Each year the dairy queen in Madison has one of the biggest turnouts in the country for Miracle Treat Day. The annual event sees one dollar from each blizzard sold donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. For the store’s owner this is more than just a fundraiser.  KDLT’s Miranda Paige tells us why he’s someone you should know. DeLon…

Someone You Should Know: K-BACK FM’s ‘Crash’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – His is a voice you should know, ‘Crash’ from K-BACK FM has been on the air for decades but if you haven’t seen him in a while you might not recognize him. ‘Crash’ has recently placed an importance on his health after two years ago, he nearly lost his life. “I was on the air June…

Someone You Should Know: Silver Anniversary on Skis

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s a special day for a long-time water ski show in Sioux Falls. The team is celebrating independence day and their 25th anniversary with the biggest and best show they’ve ever put on. Our reporter Miranda Paige spoke to the man who’s kept it all going since day one. He’s someone you should know. Jim Bruns, Founder…

Someone You Should Know: ‘Peep’ the Sioux Falls Kid Mascot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — From furry birds to fierce bulls a Sioux Falls nine year old is grabbing the attention of local and national sports teams as he pursues his dream of being a mascot. That’s why he’s this week’s Someone You Should Know. Nick Ellerbroek has grown up going to Canaries and Stampede games which is a tradition that…

Someone You Should Know: From Hearing Loss to Helping Others Hear, Audiologist Opens New Clinic in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A new audiology clinic opened up last week in Sioux Falls. It’s called Sioux Falls Audiology Associates and their goal is to improve people’s quality of life with better hearing. Owner Mandy Rounseville-Norgaard has a passion for helping people hear. “You can really overcome anything you want to do regardless of if you have a hearing loss…

Someone You Should Know: Small School, Big Hearts

Private school gives back with small, but meaningful gestures

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A small school in southern Sioux Falls is full of students and staff with big hearts.  As they get ready for summer break, the kids are learning one more valuable lesson. During the final week of school at Westside Christian, students have a special assignment: write a sweet, encouraging note, which will pair quite nicely with…

Someone You Should Know: The Man Behind the Murals

PARKER, S.D. — If you’ve been to a high school gym in South Dakota you’ve likely seen murals showcasing school mascots. But a couple dozen of them from Sioux Falls to Brookings and beyond all come from the same artist. In this week’s Someone You Should Know we introduce you to the man behind the murals. What started as a request…

Someone You Should Know: Dad and His Grads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Imagine growing up and your parent is the principal. It’s an experience the Bradfield children know well. It might seem like an interesting role, but it comes with special perks and experiences many families will never quite understand. Now, a nearly 20-year tradition for one family is coming to an end this weekend. KDLT’s Allison Royal…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota’s Small Business Man of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Small businesses account for 96 percent of all businesses in the state of South Dakota, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Growing up, Kevin Nyberg watched and helped his dad open his small business, the first ACE Hardware in Sioux Falls….

Someone You Should Know: The Face of Hope For Rare Diseases

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A young family in Sioux Falls is fighting for those with incurable, often untreatable diseases.  Their motivation centers around their son, who’s in a battle of his own.  He’s proof that a diagnosis doesn’t have to define you. Isaac Haberman loves Legos and all things “boy.”  His older sister, Jordan, is happy to play with him. …

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Family Walks for a Cure to Diabetes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The JDRF One Walk is this Saturday. It’s an event to help raise money towards type one diabetes research and to find a cure. Type one diabetes is when the pancreas produces little to no insulin, so people have to watch their blood sugar levels to make sure it’s not too high or too low. The Wilde…

Sisters Open High-end Bridal Shop in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sisters Erin Rallis and Kayla Thompson know wedding dresses. Ironically the middle name they share, Marie means bridal in french. “Obviously pronounced a little bit differently, which I can’t pronounce,” said Rallis. It just proves that this is what they are supposed to do in life. “Kayla and I have always loved weddings and wedding planning and everything…

Someone You Should Know: 911 Dispatchers

Sioux Falls, S.D. – They’re often the first people we contact when there’s an emergency, but often the last to receive a “Thank you.” 911 call takers and dispatchers work behind the scenes, but deserve just as much as the recognition as the first responders on the scene. That’s why they’re this weeks “Someone You Should Know:” “Public safety couldn’t…

Someone You Should Know: Vermillion Doctor Delivers 1,000 Babies

VERMILLION, S.D. — A Vermillion doctor has reached an incredible accomplishment after helping families grow for the last 17 years. A group of kids shared a special moment with her almost as special as the first time they met in a delivery room. It’s a reunion that brings Dr. Mary Jo Olson to tears. “It’s something I thought I would never…