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Someone You Should Know: 911 Dispatchers

CANTON, S.D. – The police officers and firefighters are always thanked for their dedication and service whenever there is an emergency.  But now this week is all about the 911 dispatchers. “It’s neat that we’re recognized. You know, usually, we’re (kind of) the forgotten ones and that’s fine. Nobody here does it for recognition, but it’s nice to be recognized and…

Someone You Should Know: High School Soccer Coach Goal for Inclusion

Harrisburg High School Desiree Parmenter

HARRISBURG, SD— Superman may have his cape and batman his belt. But, Harrisburg High School Head Girls Soccer Coach Desiree Parmenter has her own kind of superpower and it’s called player of the game. “Player of the Game is where our team recognizes a player, each home game specifically and what we do is provided students with a jersey and a…

Professional Bull Riders Donate Over 6k to Feeding South Dakota

PBR volunteered their free-time at Feeding South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD— Some of the top bull riders in the world are in Sioux Falls this week. They started off their visit at Feeding South Dakota and did not come empty-handed. PBR not only brought their bull Zamperini, but also their appetite to serve the community. “I don’t like to think that I’m ever too big to help out,” said…

Someone You Should Know: Jej Vinson

FLANDREAU, SD- It was a voice that reached all parts of the world and the reaction from “The Voice” Coaches speaks for itself.  In fact, former Flandreau resident Jej Vinson didn’t realize all four chairs turned until the end of his song. I said to Jej, “Blake Shelton was the first one to turn his chair.” Voice Contestant Jej Vinson adds…

Someone You Should Know: Chad Pickard’s Passion for Bicycling Extends into Schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man with a passion for biking is hoping to pass on his love for two wheels to the next generation. Chad Pickard’s life revolves around two wheels. He’s made his passion his life’s work, as the owner of “Spoke-N-Sport” bicycle shop. “Everybody here, we truly believe the bike is an amazing tool that…

Congressman Dusty Johnson Tours Flood Damage

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   A picture of severe damage is worth a thousand words.  But actually seeing it with your own eyes speaks volumes, especially for Congressman Dusty Johnson. “I have a lot of experience with emergency response having been in state government. But, this is bad. I mean, anytime you see damage it hurts your heart,” says Congressman Dusty Johnson….

Someone You Should Know: 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Saturday, March 16th is the 40th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Sioux Falls. The grand marshal this year is a man who has been participating in the parades since the start and loves to share his heritage with others. KDLT’s Miranda Paige introduces us to this week’s “Someone You Should Know.” In the Grogan household they…

USD Students Attend Summit League Championship Thanks to President Gestring

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   It’s a great day to be a Yotes fan.  Especially if your college president is taking you to the 2019 Women’s Basketball Summit League Championship game. “We want to do everything we can to get them here. They support our athletics teams. We want to support them right back so they can be part of (potentially) a…

Local First Responders Help 911 Dispatcher Who is Battling Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls 911 dispatcher is used to helping others, but now he’s the one getting help as he goes through a tough time. It’s been a tough couple months for the Hutchisson family. Adam Hutchisson is fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer called Glioblastoma. It has left him unable to work. “I love what I…

Someone You Should Know: 2019 Teacher of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Teaching can be a rewarding job, but those who do it aren’t always acknowledged for their hard work. One Lincoln High School teacher finally got the recognition her students say she deserves. Lynn Thomason has taught Latin at Lincoln High School for 12 years. “Teaching and being able to look out at such a wonderful sea of…

Officials Preparing for NAIA Tip-Off at Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “The NAIA of all the national, college basketball tournaments is one of the most unique because there’s so many teams at one site for the duration of the tournament.” For 2 years, the Sanford Pentagon has hosted the NAIA Tournament. But before NAIA action starts, the venue ends the NSIC Tournament tonight.  Once that’s over, crews have…

A Free Book For Every Student

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Today, at Cleveland Elementary in Sioux Falls, the students there got a nice surprise. They received a free book that was handed out to each of them courtesy of the Sioux Falls Rotary Club South. Each student chose a book out of the catalog of choices, and the books were paid for in full by the Rotary…

#BRANDONSTRONG: City of Brandon is Shoveling Together for Fire Department

BRANDON, S.D. – Shoveling is probably not the first thing people are excited to do.  But sometimes people can’t resist a challenge, especially for a good cause. “The Chief of Police put a photo out of a woman and her children voluntarily digging out fire hydrants and that was really cool,” says Dana Clark who started the online challenge. Hashtag “Brandon…

Honoring Coach Rich Greeno

Group Raises Money for Bronze Sculpture

SIOUX FALLS, SD- The creation of a bronze sculpture of a legendary South Dakota track and cross-country coach is underway. Rich Greeno passed away in March of 2017 at the age of 88. He coached at both Lincoln High School and the University of Sioux Falls. A group called “The Friends of Rich Greeno” raised $125,000 for the memorial It…

Someone You Should Know: The Baby Rocker

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s critical that babies who are born prematurely receive a lot of attention while in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but parents can’t always be there. At the Sanford NICU, volunteers give the babies some much needed TLC. KDLT’s Miranda Paige introduces us to this week’s “Someone You Should Know.” Judy Burk is known as the “baby whisperer.”…