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Stampede Superfan Captures Plentiful, Priceless Moments

Vonnie Moos watches junior hockey games through a different lens than most

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A Sioux Falls woman found one of her greatest loves later in life.  She’s a huge fan of Stampede hockey.  But, she doesn’t just go to the games and cheer. “You get here and they come out and it just perks you right up,” says fan Vonnie Moos. If the Sioux Falls Stampede are playing at…

Sen. John Thune Optimistic After Elections Are Over

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The mid-term elections are over and parties are either celebrating their victories or settling for defeat. South Dakota stayed red with GOP wins for Governor, House and Attorney General. KDLT’S Nicole Griffith sat down with U.S. Senator John Thune on his reaction to the highly anticipated Election Day. Republicans are celebrating as the party swept the state…

School Threats: An Alarming Trend In The Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After school threats this week in Sioux Falls, Brookings, and now Yankton, it seems like school threats are becoming more and more common. Yankton High School is the latest to receive an online threat. However, if you think someone is anonymous online, think again. Tech expert Will Bushee says that being anonymous online is incredibly difficult….

Sheriff Identifies Southern California Bar Shooting Suspect

Courtesy: NBC News9:05:14 a.m. The Latest: Bar shooting scene of panic, heroism as 13 die THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Sheriff identifies Southern California bar shooting suspect as 28-year-old Ian David Long. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says Long is believed to have killed himself late Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks. Dean says his…

Fire Departments Honor Fallen Firefighter with Procession Through Parker

  PARKER, S.D. – Last Thursday, a two vehicle crash killed two men near Renner. One of those men was 34-year-old Parker firefighter Adam Hannon. Before he was laid to rest, Hannon’s brothers and sisters in the department showed their respects the best way they knew how. “Everybody always says about the fire department that we’re a brotherhood or a…

Someone You Should Know: Homegrown Help at World Series

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Major League Baseball World Series was played in Boston and Los Angeles, but a student who goes to school in Sioux Falls played an important role at the historic Fenway Park. KDLT’s Nicole Griffith introduces us to this week’s Someone You Should Know. “It was great. Such a great experience, and once in a lifetime…

South Dakota Sees Dramatic Increase In Absentee Voters

PIERRE, S.D. – People came out the polls in big numbers yesterday. There was a 63 percent voter turnout yesterday in South Dakota, compared to the 54 percent turnout in the last midterm election. Presidential elections usually sport bigger turnouts. While this is true, it’s clear that more South Dakotans are voting in midterm elections. According to South Dakota Secretary…

Kristi Noem Elected First Female Governor of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – History is made in South Dakota, voters have elected the first female governor. Representative Kristi Noem brought home 51% of the vote last night against Democratic hopeful Billie Sutton and Libertarian Kurt Evans. Governor-elect Noem has been on the campaign trail for nearly two years. She first announced her intentions to run for governor after the…

Kristi Noem Elected as First Female Governor of South Dakota

Kristi Noem wins Republican nomination for Governor (June 5, 2018)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Republican Kristi Noem has been elected as South Dakota’s first female governor. Noem defeated Democratic challenger Billie Sutton with 52 percent of the vote. The Associated Press called the race just before 12:00 a.m. Noem served as South Dakota’s lone Representative for seven years after serving two…

Minnesota Voter Turnout Expected to Be High

Polls close tonight at 8:00 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The seemingly unending campaign pitches and barrage of political advertising all comes down to the voters on this Election Day. Polls open across Minnesota at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It’s too soon to tell what impact the overcast skies, light rain and snow showers will have on voter turnout. Election officials are expecting…

Noem Holds Rally, Sutton Canvassing for Last Minute Campaigning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Believe it or not Election Day is Tuesday. With about 24 hours before results come in candidates are pulling out all the stops to get their final messages to voters. “Tell your friends and family to go out and go vote, and let’s go win this thing,” says (D) Billie Sutton. Candidates for Governor Billie Sutton and…

Sideras Motions Hearing Centered Around Computer Hacking

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The former Sioux Falls Fire Chief facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography was back in court on Monday. The motions hearing centered around Jim Sideras’ computer getting hacked by a former colleague. This evidence stems from former firefighter Pat Warran, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to hacking Sideras’ work email. The state filed a motion…

Man Bitten By Dog in Northwest Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (from Animal Control) – Early on Saturday morning, November 3, at approximately 3 am a man was bit on the hand by a white poodle-type dog that was in the man’s yard on the 1000 Block of North Duluth Avenue. The man observed a small to medium size dog in his front yard. The dog had white,…

Pilot Killed After Plane Crashes Near Bradley, SD on Friday

BRADLEY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say the pilot of a small plane is dead after a crash in northeastern South Dakota. Clark County Sheriff Robert McGraw says 47-year-old John Shoemaker was killed when the Cessna 210 went down northwest of Bradley. It happened about noon on Friday. McGraw says the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating…

With Election Day Approaching, are Voters Excited or Fatigued?

VERMILLION, S.D. – It’s crunch time for the candidates. Voters are more tuned in than ever before, eagerly watching to see who will be their next governor or congressman. “People are watching the local news more,” said Julia Hellwege, a political science professor at the University of South Dakota. “People are reading the newspapers. They’re checking in on the polls.”…

Tim Bjorkman: Circuit Court Judge to Congressional Hopeful

CANISTOTA, S.D. – It seems like campaign season practically flew by, but the November 6th is nearly here. KDLT is introducing you to all the South Dakota candidates on a deeper level, including congressional democratic candidate Tim Bjorkman. His priority? Healthcare and the domino effect it has on all of us. When Tim Bjorkman isn’t on the campaign trail, you…