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I-90 Speedway Near Hartford Reopens

HARTFORD, S.D.-  It’s a day that racing fans and drivers in the Sioux Empire have waited a long time for. Saturday night is the season opener for the I-90 Speedway near Hartford. Employees and management showed up as early as 7 in the morning to finish setting up. In the afternoon, crews were preparing the track and bringing in some…

I-90 Speedway Voices Frustration with Delayed Opening

The Hartford raceway has had to reschedule it's opening three times

HARTFORD, S.D. – After a three-year non-compete agreement with Badlands Speedway owner Chuck Brennan ended, I-90 Speedway was excited to re-open their track this spring. But, Mother Nature had other plans. “May 11 we’re excited for the season opener, rain. May 18th, rain, and unfortunately we’re not really optimistic about this coming Saturday either,” said Rod Pattison, I-90 Speedway General…

Police Ask for Help Locating Missing 20-Year-Old

The Sioux Falls Police Department continues to ask for help in locating Tyler Clardy.  Tyler Joseph Alexander Clardy is a 20 year old white male, 6’4’’, 175 lbs, with sandy hair shaved short and blue eyes. Officials say he was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, ripped jeans and a backpack and may have recently been given a…

Hartford Man Begins Life-changing Smile Makeover

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. It was an exciting day for a Hartford Area Fire & Rescue Chief, who received a $50,000 dollar life-changing smile makeover. In January, 25-year-old Connor Vortherms was awarded the smile makeover through the Second Chance Program help by Siouxland Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery. Monday he underwent the main part of the procedure that will fix missing and…

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Hartford father pleaded guilty to two charges of child pornography Tuesday morning. Fredrick Finch junior admitted to police that he knowingly downloaded child pornography, but he may never spend a day behind bars. KDLT News was in the courtroom when the 38-year-old pleaded guilty to those two counts of child pornography. In exchange, the court will…

Manhunt Leads To Hartford Fire, Three Arrests

HARTFORD, S.D. – We’re learning the latest about Tuesday night’s fire in Hartford. It’s what law enforcement is calling a “fugitive apprehension gone wrong.” However, this isn’t one suspect’s first run-in with the law. It’s a shocking scene – sky high flames and flashing lights disrupting a peaceful summer night. Law enforcement says Tuesday night allegedly started with this man…

Authorities Identify Body Found In Hartford Swimming Pool

HARTFORD, S.D. – Authorities have identified the body of a woman found in a swimming pool in Hartford yesterday afternoon. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s office say a friend discovered the body of 54-year-old Laura Keller just before 1 p.m. Authorities say the woman’s body was found in a swimming pool outside the home in the 500 block of North Sagehorn…

Authorities Investigating Body Found In Hartford Pool

HARTFORD, S.D. — Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a residential pool in Hartford on Tuesday. Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said they’re currently ruling the incident to be a non-suspicious death. They say a female victim was found in a pool outside a home in the 500 block of Sage Horn Drive. They say the person who…

Veteran Honors Fellow Vets with Free Flags and Flagpoles

HARTFORD, S.D.-An Alabama non-profit organization honored two Hartford Vietnam veterans Saturday for their service to the country by giving them a patriotic gift. The gift is part of the organization’s mission to thank service men and women for their sacrifice. It’s a sight you can’t miss at the backyard of Mike Fitzmaurice. The American flag standing tall and waving proudly….

Former Hartford Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Crimes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A former special education teacher at Hartford’s West Central High School pleads guilty to felony charges stemming from a sexual relationship with a student. 30-year-old Kari Boll pled guilty to fourth degree rape and sexual contact with a child under 16. Boll was arrested last August after a mandatory reporter told police that she had been…

Sioux Falls Man Honored For June Water Rescue

Michael Voigt Receives Highest Civilian Honor From Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On June 10, Andy Morris, 25, and Brayden Nielsen, 17, were training a lab for water fowl hunting. A windy day at Scotts Slough near Hartford created tough conditions. One throw took a dummy too far out. “Me, being like every other guy in the nation, thought I could go out and swim it and save…

Hartford City Government Continues Moving Forward

Today, Mayor Jeremy Menning says the council is on a completely different path

HARTFORD, S.D. – A little over two years ago, turmoil in Hartford’s city government started to surface. It began with talks of doing away with the economic developer position, then spurred a movement for a mayoral recall. That was followed up by an email scandal. But now, things are steadier and the recently re-elected Mayor says it’s time to focus…