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Someone You Should Know: The Champion Behind The Scenes

Meet the man who's working hard to make the Sanford International a success

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Running the biggest golf tournament in South Dakota has become one man’s full-time job.  He’s made sacrifices for the Sanford International, but you rarely see him without a smile and positive attitude. “It’s just like how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Sanford International Tournament Director Greg Conrad. If that’s the…

Hit-And-Run Suspect Tries To Hide From Police

Sioux Falls police say a hit-and-run driver tried to hide out in someone else’s house.  But, the homeowner was quick to call officers. Police responded to a hit-and-run at 10th Street and Menlo Avenue Sunday.  They say the suspect vehicle was a stolen car and officers spotted the driver fleeing on foot.  He’s identified as 28-year-old Daniel Levi Brown.  Police…

Community Coming Together After Tragic Crash

VIBORG, SD – We’re learning more about the victims of a double fatal two-car crash Friday night and community members are rallying support for their families. According to the Viborg-Hurley High School principal, of the two teens who died, the 17-year-old boy was a student at the high school and the 19-year-old man was a graduate.  The driver who survived…

Double Fatal 2-Car Wreck at Uncontrolled Intersection

Westbound view of intersectionNEAR VIBORG, SD – Two teens are dead and another is hospitalized with critical injuries after a two-vehicle crash on country roads late Friday night. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, it happened around 11:30 p.m. where two gravel roads meet at the intersection of 290th Street and 455th Avenue, one mile west of Viborg in…

New Trial Ordered For SF Man Convicted of Manslaughter

State Supreme Court filed opinion Wednesday

The South Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Sioux Falls man convicted of manslaughter in the death of a teenager. David Randle was convicted of manslaughter in 2016 for fatally shooting a 19-year-old.  Supreme Court documents state that the circuit court made a mistake by not giving a jury instruction for “excusable homicide.”  That instruction was…

Tonight at 10: Honest High School Golfer’s Reward

Kate Wynja chosen to play in Sioux Falls professional golf event after heartbreaking state tourney DQ

A Sioux Falls golfer’s act of integrity grabbed national headlines last month.  Now, it’s giving her the opportunity of a lifetime. Kate Wynja was set to win the high school state golf tournament.  However, she reported her own scorecard violation and was disqualified.  Those actions aren’t going unnoticed.  On Labor Day weekend, Wynja will play alongside nearly 150 golf professionals…

Golf Tips: Practice With A Purpose

GreatLIFE golf pro offers tips from tee to green

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The game of golf is tough to master.  With more families and couples getting into the sport, companies like GreatLIFE are trying to make it more affordable, faster and easier to learn. Professional golf instructor and GreatLIFE Director of Golf Jason Sudenga helps people fix swing issues with visual aids, like alignment sticks.  “The better you…

Hy-Vee Recalling Spring Pasta Salad

Reported illnesses in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska

Hy-Vee is recalling containers of its spring pasta salad because it may be contaminated with salmonella. About 20 people in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska have become sick after eating the salad.  The recall affects Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad in one pound and three pound clear plastic containers.  They were sold between June 1 and July 13.  Customers should…

Meet Author of Book in Tom Hanks’ South Dakota Tweet

Highlights Sioux Falls' economy & culture in newly-released book

A tweet Tuesday morning from actor Tom Hanks is creating excitement among South Dakotans. The most optimistic stories, about America! Non-fiction, personal May move to Sioux Falls, at least visit. Rapid City, too. Others! Hanx pic.twitter.com/TgHS18UwK2 — Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) July 10, 2018 On Twitter, Hanks recommended the book Our Towns.  His tweet says “The most optimistic stories about America…”…

Posture, Pain & Playing Golf

Improve your golf game at the gym

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The sport of golf can be a real pain.  Yes, it’s frustrating to hit a bad shot.  But, it can also take an actual, physical toll. There’s a way to address that issue and it’s largely inspired by professional golfers who are changing the game by what they’re doing off the course. “Explosive lifting and muscles…

Rain Cancels, Moves Multiple Fireworks Shows

Several fireworks shows were canceled or postponed because of the weather. Organizers posted on social media to spread the word.  The Sioux Falls Jaycees announced on its Facebook page Wednesday evening that the event was canceled, citing safety reasons because of the weather.  They tell KDLT News the fireworks show won’t be rescheduled due to a lack of volunteers.  They…

Boy Dies In Accidental Pool Drowning

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A boy drowned Tuesday evening in an apartment complex pool in northern Sioux Falls. Details are limited.  A KDLT crew at the scene reports that first responders were at Turning Leaf Apartments just after 5:30 p.m.  According to Sioux Falls police, when officers arrived to the outdoor pool in the 1300 block of North Cleveland Avenue,…

Gray Television and Raycom Announce $3.6 Billion Deal

Merger will form third largest television broadcast group

In a joint statement Monday morning, Gray Television, Inc. and Raycom Media, Inc., an employee-owned company, announced that they will be merging. The transaction will create the single largest owner of top-rated local television stations and digital assets in the country. The companies announced as well that upon the closing, Raycom President and CEO, Pat LaPlatney, will become Gray’s President and Co-Chief…

Felony Drug Busts Skyrocket Along I-29 Corridor

While South Dakota remains one of the least populated states in the nation, people are moving here in record numbers. The state has seen nearly 80,000 new residents over the past ten years. A good share of them are located somewhere along the I-29 corridor. They are coming to the state because there is a quality of life here that…

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…

No Foul Play Suspected In Death At Lake Alvin

An entrance to Lake Alvin near Harrisburg was closed off Wednesday afternoon into the evening hours after a body was discovered. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the body of a man was found by a fisherman who was at the boat dock on the west end of the lake.  Details are limited.  The man’s body was spotted near…

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. …