Monthly Archives: December 2015

151 without power near 41st Street and Ellis Road

Dec 31, 2015 |

151 without power near 41st Street and Ellis Road Only hours before the New Year begins, 151 customers are without power in the Sioux Falls area. The outage began at 5:27 p.m., according to the …See all stories on this topic South Dakota horses make first Rose Parade appearance The Sioux Falls businessman and longtime owner […more]

New Year to start with warmer temperatures

Dec 31, 2015 |

New Year to start with warmer temperatures Brad Adams, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said temperatures will creep near freezing this weekend. Highs are …See all stories on this topic Sioux Falls woman brings music to all ages at Total Drag At age 16, Liz Nissen met the man that she would […more]

Sioux Falls Police Seeing Uptick In Snow Tickets

Dec 30, 2015 |

Sioux Falls Police Seeing Uptick In Snow Tickets Residents like Seth Morgan said he believes the City of Sioux Falls makes a concerted effort to let people know when an alert is in effect and what …See all stories on this topic Lewis and Clark water edging into Minnesota The project was key to ensuring drinking […more]

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault

Dec 30, 2015 |

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault more than a decade after a former Temple University employee told police the comedian drugged and violated her at his […more]

Following GEAR UP To Its Beginnings In SD

Dec 29, 2015 |

Following GEAR UP To Its Beginnings In SD Our KELOLAND News investigation has uncovered there were plenty of promises made in the 2011 GEAR UP grant application that didn’t come through. And the most recent USD evaluation found that a lack of data meant that it was impossible to determine how many Native American students […more]

Sioux Falls Declares Snow Alert

Dec 29, 2015 |

Sioux Falls Declares Snow Alert Move your cars: A snow alert has been declared in Sioux Falls. The city has been plowing along emergency snow routes overnight and issued the alert at 5:30 a.m. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes could be ticketed or towed. Plows will start working in Zone 3 after emergency snow […more]

Man Accused Of Stealing Car May Be Stealing Mail Too

Dec 28, 2015 |

Man Accused Of Stealing Car May Be Stealing Mail Too A number of homeowners in east Sioux Falls have been reporting their mail missing, and a man accused of stealing an SUV and leading police on a chase may be the one taking it. Twenty-four-year-old Kyle Stalder is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle […more]

Large Storm Brings Twisters, Floods- And It's Not Over Yet

Dec 28, 2015 |

Large Storm Brings Twisters, Floods- And It’s Not Over Yet As residents of North Texas surveyed the destruction from deadly weekend tornadoes, the storm system that spawned the twisters brought winter storm woes to the Midwest on Monday and amplified flooding that’s blamed for more than a dozen deaths. At least 11 people died and […more]

Glenn Robinson III, Joe Young play needed minutes with Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Dec 27, 2015 |

Glenn Robinson III, Joe Young play needed minutes with Fort Wayne Mad Ants Glenn Robinson III recorded a double-double and Joe Young scored a team-high 29 points in Fort Wayne Mad Ants loss to Sioux Falls Skyforce.See all stories on this topic The Downside To Holiday Pet Adoption For families that don’t, the Sioux Falls […more]

IUPUI hopes tough, early schedule pays off in March

Dec 27, 2015 |

IUPUI hopes tough, early schedule pays off in March Anything in Sioux Falls “shouldn’t fazes us,” Gardner said. He drew on his Arizona playing days in arranging IUPUI’s schedule. Before a season in …See all stories on this topic Sioux Falls Armed Robbery Police say two men wearing bandanas over their faces, one of them armed […more]

Sioux Falls Plow Progress

Dec 26, 2015 |

Sioux Falls Plow Progress Sioux Falls city crews overnight doubled the number of blades  they have scraping snow off streets.  More than 70 motor-graders equipped with blades have been working emergency routes since midnight. They’re fanning-out to side streets as the snow lets up.  The City of Sioux Falls declared a Snow Alert for the […more]

Storm update: Snowfall totals, wind speeds and road conditions

Dec 26, 2015 |

Storm update: Snowfall totals, wind speeds and road conditions Christmas morning was not snowy, but anyone dreaming of a white Boxing Day is in luck. Sioux Falls saw 9.7 inches of snow at the airport since the …See all stories on this topic Snow Alert for the City of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD (KELO AM) […more]

Christmas Storm Trudges Across Upper Plains

Dec 25, 2015 |

Christmas Storm Trudges Across Upper Plains SIOUX FALLS — A strong winter storm system that is moving into the region put most of South Dakota under a winter storm warning starting Friday …See all stories on this topic White Christmas poses travel hazard for Siouxland motorists Kerry Hanko, National Weather Service meteorologist in Sioux Falls, said […more]

Winter Weather Returns

Dec 25, 2015 |

Winter Weather Returns Sioux Falls, SD (KELO AM) – Winter weather is making a comeback this Christmas. The first part of the day will be quiet, but that changes late this …See all stories on this topic Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Gives Holiday Gifts to Hospitalized Children Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Firefighters Association […more]

What To Recycle This Christmas

Dec 24, 2015 |

What To Recycle This Christmas Many families are getting set to take the wraps off of Christmas by opening presents around the tree. But what ends up on the living room floor can pose a dilemma in the Christmas cleanup that follows.  That’s because not all Christmas wrappings are recyclable. There’s no room at the […more]

Thelma L. Ullom, age 95

Dec 24, 2015 |

Thelma L. Ullom, age 95 In 1982, they retired and moved to Sioux Falls where she lived until her death. Thelma was a longtime and active member of Wesley United Methodist …See all stories on this topic Thomas Smith, 75, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Huron Sioux Falls — Thomas Smith, 75, of Sioux Falls, formerly […more]

Greenway Tackling Crime

Dec 23, 2015 |

Greenway Tackling Crime One of those who helped Mitchell police during the chase was Jason Greenway, a running back from Augustana University and cousin to Minnesota Vikings all-pro linebacker Chad Greenway. Jason Greenway is used to breaking tackles on the football field, but Wednesday morning, he was tackling crime. Greenway was sitting in the living […more]

Looking Back: Japanese Gardens

Dec 23, 2015 |

Looking Back: Japanese Gardens In 1914, they moved to Sioux Falls, and four years later, Maddox was hired on as caretaker of what would become Terrace Park. Maddox also was in …See all stories on this topic Pursuit Of Stolen Vehicle Ends In SF Backyard A stolen vehicle led law enforcement on a pursuit through southeast […more]

Tuesday's Scores

Dec 22, 2015 |

Tuesday’s Scores Brandon Valley 59, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 41. Dell Rapids 80, Baltic 29. Ethan 70, James Valley Christian 25. Hanson 67, Canistota 27. Ipswich 64 …See all stories on this topic Wedding Ring Dropped Into Red Kettle In Sioux Falls A gold wedding ring with the center diamond still in place was dropped in a […more]

Angel Tree Provides Special Gifts Under The Tree

Dec 22, 2015 |

Angel Tree Provides Special Gifts Under The Tree Here at First United Methodist Church, Christmas has come early for many families in KELOLAND. “It’s nice to see that other people care and want to help out people you know especially the situations that we have,” Holona Romero said. Here in Toy Town, tables are covered […more]

Sioux Falls Crews Fixing Potholes

Dec 21, 2015 |

Sioux Falls Crews Fixing Potholes While some of us are waiting for Santa to fill up out Christmas stockings, the City of Sioux Falls is busy filling up potholes. Crews are focusing on some of the busiest streets in the city to make your drive smoother this holiday season. There is not a lot of […more]

Busy Time For Mail Delivery Services

Dec 21, 2015 |

Busy Time For Mail Delivery Services “This is just our small pile that we started here this morning and then later on in the day of course it could go up to the ceiling,” Sioux Falls UPS Store …See all stories on this topic Christmas tree farm owners retiring, selling business The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/1MrakFK […more]

Iowa High School Wrestler Dies After Collapsing At Tournament

Dec 20, 2015 |

Iowa High School Wrestler Dies After Collapsing At Tournament A Spencer High School wrestler has died after collapsing at a weekend tournament in northwest Iowa. Spencer Hospital spokeswoman Tia Manwarren said Austin Roberts died Saturday night at the hospital. Roberts collapsed earlier during a tournament at his high school in Spencer and was taken to […more]

Residents fed up with muddy roads in rural subdivision

Dec 20, 2015 |

Residents fed up with muddy roads in rural subdivision SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some residents are expressing frustration over muddy conditions in a rural subdivision at the very edge of Sioux Falls city …See all stories on this topic Last minute holiday shopping brings higher sales to Siouxland businesses The company has a store at […more]

Fire Damages Custer Grocery Store

Dec 19, 2015 |

Fire Damages Custer Grocery Store Fire overnight has caused heavy damage to a grocery store in Custer. Crews were called to the Custer County Market at 5th and Mount Rushmore Road around 10:30 Friday night. The building was fully-involved when firefighters arrived. Crews have been able to keep the flames from spreading to other nearby […more]

Thune to lead ceremony for Sioux Falls man awarded Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal

Dec 19, 2015 |

Thune to lead ceremony for Sioux Falls man awarded Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune is leading a ceremony to honor a Sioux Falls resident who was posthumously …See all stories on this topic This weekend’s sports schedule Mitchell High School wrestling at Sioux Falls […more]

Hydra taproom opens amid Sioux Falls beer boom

Dec 18, 2015 |

Hydra taproom opens amid Sioux Falls beer boom It wasn’t long ago the Sioux Falls brewing scene was meager, if not nearly nonexistent. Options for local beer were limited to Gandy Dancer, the “brew …See all stories on this topic #ArgusPreps Basketball Scores (Dec. 18) Sioux Falls Christian vs. Elk Point-Jefferson, 08:00 p.m. CT. Sioux Falls […more]

The Force Is Back In Theaters

Dec 18, 2015 |

The Force Is Back In Theaters Eager fans came out in full force on Thursday night for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “It has been 10 years since they made a movie so it’s pretty excited for all of the star wars fans,” Trevor Andernacht said. “A lot of people realized that there were going […more]

Safety versus departure time during winter weather

Dec 17, 2015 |

Safety versus departure time during winter weather SIOUX FALLS – A long-delayed flight at Sioux Falls Regional Airport has many wondering why it took so long. Multiple attempts to deice a plane kept a …See all stories on this topic America’s first interest rate hike in nearly a decade is here “I’m retired and so I’m […more]

Turing Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested On Securities Fraud Charges

Dec 17, 2015 |

Turing Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested On Securities Fraud Charges He’s been called “the most hated man in America” by multiple national media outlets, and now the head of Turing Pharmaceuticals is behind bars after he was arrested by federal agents. According to Bloomberg, Martin Shkreli, 32, was arrested at his Manhattan home early Thursday […more]

Steve Kueter Stepping Down As Head Coach

Dec 16, 2015 |

Steve Kueter Stepping Down As Head Coach After 33 years at the helm, O’Gorman Head Football Coach Steve Kueter is stepping down. As he hangs up his whistle, Kueter leaves behind an impressive legacy. For decades, when you would watch an O’Gorman Football Game, Steve Kueter would be roaming the sidelines. He’s had a career […more]

Wet commute for Siouxland, advisory set for South Dakota

Dec 16, 2015 |

Wet commute for Siouxland, advisory set for South Dakota The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls reports a winter weather advisory is in place for Yankton and Clay counties in South Dakota. A band of …See all stories on this topic Firefighters give “comfort packs” to those in need Sioux Falls firefighters are teaming up not […more]

I-90 Closing In Parts Of South Dakota Due To Winter Storm

Dec 15, 2015 |

I-90 Closing In Parts Of South Dakota Due To Winter Storm Click here for local closings & delays Send photos to ushare@keloland.com Storm Center Update JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. As of 5:25 p.m. CST, the Department of Transportation […more]

'Fargo' Season 2 Spoilers: What Happened In The Finale? 'Palindrome' Recap

Dec 15, 2015 |

‘Fargo’ Season 2 Spoilers: What Happened In The Finale? ‘Palindrome’ Recap Fargo Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) and Ed (Jesse Plemmons) flee the Sioux Falls massacre in episode 10 of “Fargo” Season 2. Photo: FX.See all stories on this topic Another cool, wet day on tap for Siouxland Misty, foggy conditions are forecast for Sioux City on […more]

Authorities Use Twitter to Find Shooting Suspect

Dec 14, 2015 |

Authorities Use Twitter to Find Shooting Suspect Minnehaha County authorities are turning to Twitter to find a man accused of shooting at a car full of people.  Authorities have connected Christian Ladin-Villela to a shooting near Garfield Elementary in Sioux Falls.  Investigators say the situation started as a potential fight brewing between several people outside […more]

Sioux Falls neighborhood fights back against historic designation and says city wasted money

Dec 14, 2015 |

Sioux Falls neighborhood fights back against historic designation and says city wasted money SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — Property owners in a Sioux Falls neighborhood have blocked nominating the area for the National Register of Historic …See all stories on this topic Sioux Falls police still searching for suspect in shooting SIOUX FALLS – Authorities are […more]

Sickly burritos, corporate marriages and vapor debates

Dec 13, 2015 |

Sickly burritos, corporate marriages and vapor debates Those changes should be made before Sioux Falls sees a store of its own. Chipotle Mexican Grill has been flirting with the city for a year or so, and …See all stories on this topic Crews put out fire at Sioux Falls home SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls […more]

Pope: Don't Let Sadness Win During Fearful Times

Dec 13, 2015 |

Pope: Don’t Let Sadness Win During Fearful Times Pope Francis called on humanity Sunday not to let sadness prevail because of the many forms of violence afflicting the world.   Francis cited no specific violent event in his homily in a Rome basilica, St. John in Lateran. But he said: “We can’t let ourselves be overcome […more]

Daugaard Will Discuss Budget Plan In Sioux Falls

Dec 12, 2015 |

Daugaard Will Discuss Budget Plan In Sioux Falls Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to speak in Sioux Falls about his budget proposal for the upcoming legislative session. Daugaard will discuss the plan on Monday.   The Republican governor outlined the $4.8 billion budget during a speech Tuesday. The proposal includes increases to higher education, Medicaid providers […more]

WBK: Varsho Scores 30 Points As USF Rolls Minot State

Dec 11, 2015 |

WBK: Varsho Scores 30 Points As USF Rolls Minot State SIOUX FALLS – Led by a career-high 30 points from Taylor Varsho, the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball team rolled up an 87-54 victory …See all stories on this topic Saturday Boredom Busters The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society is hosting a Howliday Open House […more]

Cougars stuff Minot State behind inspired defensive effort

Dec 11, 2015 |

Cougars stuff Minot State behind inspired defensive effort Sioux Falls………………. 21 16 28 22 – 87. 3-point goals–Minot State 2-13 (Kingsbury, Savana 1-2; Eurich, Kori 1-2; Wald, Madison 0-1; Sansaver, …See all stories on this topic Friday’s Scores Sioux Falls O’Gorman 36, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 23. Sioux Falls Washington 67, Rapid City Stevens 32. Timber Lake […more]

Two Arrested On Explosives, Modified Gun Charges

Dec 11, 2015 |

Two Arrested On Explosives, Modified Gun Charges Two people in Sioux Falls were arrested on Thursday after police found modified firearms and items used to make explosives. On Sunday, a resident on the 4900 block of East 54th Street noticed a hole in a bedroom wall. When changing the bed sheets later in the week, […more]

Mitchell Woman Suspected Of Torching Home Faces Charges

Dec 11, 2015 |

Mitchell Woman Suspected Of Torching Home Faces Charges A woman suspected of setting fire to her home in Mitchell is now facing charges. Dawn Long, 37, is accused of reckless burning, reckless driving and eluding. She could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted. Previous Story: Police Find Person Of Interest In Mitchell House […more]

Suspects Questioned After Shootout In Sioux Falls

Dec 11, 2015 |

Suspects Questioned After Shootout In Sioux Falls At 9:12 p.m. Police officers responded to several reports of gunshots near W. 16th Street and S. Williams Ave near Garfield Elementary. At the scene …See all stories on this topic No arrests in Thursday night shooting SIOUX FALLS – UPDATE: Sioux Falls Police say they have detained several […more]

Death penalty repeal bill propelled by Nebraska measure

Dec 10, 2015 |

Death penalty repeal bill propelled by Nebraska measure The state senator and retired Lincoln County circuit court judge presided over the case of Donald Moeller, a Sioux Falls man found guilty of raping and …See all stories on this topic City gets multiple proposals for downtown riverfront property SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Last week, the City […more]

We Will NOT See 20.5 Inches of Snow By Christmas

Dec 10, 2015 |

We Will NOT See 20.5 Inches of Snow By Christmas They chose ONE single run from Tuesday afternoon/evening which shows that we will see somewhere from 20 to 30 inches of snow from Sioux Falls …See all stories on this topic Dan Craig Discusses The Value Of Being Head Coach In The NBA D-League Now in […more]

Minnesota Man Accused Of Conspiring To Help Islamic State

Dec 10, 2015 |

Minnesota Man Accused Of Conspiring To Help Islamic State JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. Another Minnesota man is accused of conspiring to help the Islamic State. Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan was charged Wednesday by criminal complaint with […more]

Rapid City Inmate On Escape Status

Dec 10, 2015 |

Rapid City Inmate On Escape Status Law enforcement is asking for your help in finding a state prison inmate who left the minimum-security Rapid City Community Work Center. According to the South Dakota Department of Corrections, Francisco Bordier left the community work center after 9:00 Wednesday night. He’s described as a 20-year-old Native American standing […more]

South Dakota makes a special request to the US Air Force

Dec 9, 2015 |

South Dakota makes a special request to the US Air Force SIOUX FALLS – Governor Dennis Daugaard and South Dakota’s congressional delegation have a special request for the U.S. Air Force. They hope …See all stories on this topic Authorities add patrols near mosques Sioux Falls law enforcement agencies are increasing patrols around mosques in response […more]

$30,000 Worth Of Tools Stolen From Sioux Falls Auto Garage

Dec 9, 2015 |

$30,000 Worth Of Tools Stolen From Sioux Falls Auto Garage A local automotive shop lost many of its tools during a late night burglary this week. Between midnight and 1 a.m. on Monday, Sioux Falls Police said $30,000 worth of tools and equipment were stolen from Perfection Automotive, 201 N. Harlem Ave. Public information officer […more]

Holiday creep creates retail challenge

Dec 9, 2015 |

Holiday creep creates retail challenge “I would like to say it’s never too soon, but that isn’t true,” said Brienne Maner, communications and membership director at Downtown Sioux Falls Inc.See all stories on this topic Live at 3: #100Eyes on Sioux Falls Business Watch #100Eyes on Sioux Falls Business for news and insights from Sioux […more]

Westerhuis Children Remembered

Dec 9, 2015 |

Westerhuis Children Remembered Every week our KELOLAND News investigation has uncovered something new involving troubles with the GEAR UP grant and how it was managed.  What prompted all this attention on the multi-million dollar college readiness program was the timing of the horrible tragedy in Platte. Scott Westerhuis, the budget specialist for the grant and […more]

Audio Playground Cameras Catch Suspects In The Act

Dec 8, 2015 |

Audio Playground Cameras Catch Suspects In The Act A pair of Sioux Falls burglars may have picked the wrong business. It turns out the small shop had more than a dozen surveillance cameras. Two men broke into Audio Playground around 3:30 Tuesday morning and stole audio equipment, and it was all caught on camera. Owner Daryl […more]

City Launches New Regional Recycling Education Campaign

Dec 8, 2015 |

City Launches New Regional Recycling Education Campaign The City of Sioux Falls is launching a new regional recycling education campaign that aims to educate citizens within the five-county area how to …See all stories on this topic City retools recycling outreach The city of Sioux Falls is vamping up its sustainability efforts with a new regional […more]

'Fargo' Recap: Starships Were Meant To Fly

Dec 8, 2015 |

‘Fargo’ Recap: Starships Were Meant To Fly He’s reading about our obsession this season — the Sioux Falls massacre. Back in real life, Hanzee Dent (Zahn McClarnon) makes his first episode …See all stories on this topic New men’s store offers custom-made suits, shoes A new men’s store in southwest Sioux Falls is offering custom-made apparel […more]

No Questions Allowed At Platte Meeting

Dec 8, 2015 |

No Questions Allowed At Platte Meeting 12/3/2015 10:59 AM The Eide Bailly audit does not look at the money going out of Mid Central to its GEAR UP contractors that were implementing the program and how that m… JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this […more]

192 Grams Of Cocaine Found In Traffic Stop

Dec 7, 2015 |

192 Grams Of Cocaine Found In Traffic Stop JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. A routine traffic stop in Sioux Falls over the weekend turned out to be anything but routine. Sioux Falls police arrested 19-year-olds Blake Schroeder and Matthew […more]

One Pound Of Marijuana Found In SF Home, Five Arrested

Dec 7, 2015 |

One Pound Of Marijuana Found In SF Home, Five Arrested Five people from Sioux Falls face drug charges after police found one pound of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia inside a home.See all stories on this topic Professional Bull Riders return to South Dakota in 2016 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Professional Bull Riders […more]

Live at 3: #100Eyes on South Dakota Politics

Dec 7, 2015 |

Live at 3: #100Eyes on South Dakota Politics Help shape the show when reporters Dana Ferguson and Jonathan Ellis join #100Eyes host Patrick Lalley to talk local, state and national politics.See all stories on this topic ‘Fargo’ Season 2, Episode 9 Live Stream Sioux Falls is finally upon us! The penultimate episode of ‘Fargo’ Season […more]

DeVestern picks up 100th win at SD Showcase

Dec 7, 2015 |

DeVestern picks up 100th win at SD Showcase SIOUX FALLS—Trevor DeVestern picked up his 100th win as a member of the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team on Sunday at the South …See all stories on this topic Kernels dominate Forseth Invite in Sioux Falls SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell Kernels continued their hot start to the […more]

Gunman Holds Up Sioux Falls Cab Driver

Dec 6, 2015 |

Gunman Holds Up Sioux Falls Cab Driver Police are looking for a gunman who held up a cab driver in western Sioux Falls. The driver picked up a customer near 16th and Marion just after 4 a.m. Sunday.  That’s when police say the passenger brandished a pistol and demanded money from the driver. The gunman […more]

Parking rate increases split downtown

Dec 6, 2015 |

Parking rate increases split downtown Public parking rates and fines could jump next year in Sioux Falls, something City Hall and some downtown stakeholders says is long overdue.See all stories on this topic Short-handed Cougars fall to Flyers The Aberdeen squad fell behind early and eventually lost a 7-1 decision to the Sioux Falls Flyers […more]

Educators look to curb Sioux Falls student behavior problems

Dec 6, 2015 |

Educators look to curb Sioux Falls student behavior problems SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls education officials are considering whether to expand an existing program in public schools as educators seek …See all stories on this topic Gunman Holds Up Sioux Falls Cab Driver Police are looking for a gunman who held up a cab […more]

Victims Of Two-Vehicle Crash Near Yankton Identified

Dec 6, 2015 |

Victims Of Two-Vehicle Crash Near Yankton Identified The names of the people involved in a fatal two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon north of Yankton have been released. Sixty-eight-year-old Karol Aeschlimann, 71-year-old Lila Rayburn, both from Hurley, and 68-year-old Sandra Johnson of Parker were killed in the Friday crash. Another passenger, 69-year-old Dennis Johnson of Parker was taken […more]

Pizza Inn Serves Its Last Slice

Dec 5, 2015 |

Pizza Inn Serves Its Last Slice “Just a lot of great memories here and it’s kind of the last of Sioux Falls, the old east side places. This is the last so it’s sad,” said Schnabel.See all stories on this topic “Thumbs-Up” for SFPD Shows Appreciation for Law Enforcement A photo of a Sioux Falls […more]

Whitney: For Krabbenhoft, the race is on

Dec 5, 2015 |

Whitney: For Krabbenhoft, the race is on It was 20 years ago this month that Krabbenhoft arrived in Sioux Falls, offering a benchmark for the astounding growth that has occurred on the city’s …See all stories on this topic Sioux City Judo Club hosts state championships They will face Iowa competitors from clubs in Ames, Des […more]

RoughRiders exploded for 5 goals in 3rd period to topple Sioux Falls

Dec 5, 2015 |

RoughRiders exploded for 5 goals in 3rd period to topple Sioux Falls SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders scored five unanswered goals in the third period to rally past the Sioux Falls Stampede, 7-3, …See all stories on this topic Small college basketball Halftime – Sioux Falls 47, Upper Iowa 30. 3-point goals – […more]

Educators Looking Beyond Budget Address

Dec 5, 2015 |

Educators Looking Beyond Budget Address Governor Dennis Daugaard will present his plan for the state budget next week. A big topic in recent months has been education funding. Still, many educators are eyeing future discussions more than next week’s budget address. In Langford, school superintendent Monte Nipp is hoping education funding numbers he expects to […more]

3 Dead In Two-Vehicle Collision Near Yankton

Dec 4, 2015 |

3 Dead In Two-Vehicle Collision Near Yankton Three women are dead and others are seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash north of Yankton Friday afternoon. A vehicle driven by a 55-year-old woman was traveling south on Highway 81, when it crossed into the northbound lane, striking a car carrying four people.  Two 68-year-old women and […more]

Two USD Students Charged For Entering Yankton High School

Dec 4, 2015 |

Two USD Students Charged For Entering Yankton High School Two University of South Dakota students have been charged after entering Yankton High School on Thursday. According to Yankton School District superintendent Wayne Kindle, students Adam Gerard, 19, and Joseph VanBuskirk, 18, were charged with trespassing, disrupting school, and possession of firearms on school grounds. At […more]

Argus Leader Media sues Sioux Falls over rejected records request; city denies any wrongdoing

Dec 4, 2015 |

Argus Leader Media sues Sioux Falls over rejected records request; city denies any wrongdoing SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — Argus Leader Media is suing the city of Sioux Falls for not releasing details about a $1 million settlement over …See all stories on this topic Live video: Sioux Falls Made Market Get a look inside the […more]

Protecting Yourself From Hacks With Children's Toys

Dec 4, 2015 |

Protecting Yourself From Hacks With Children’s Toys It’s the season of shopping, but for some parents, not everything on the shelves is worth buying. Reports of children’s technology toys being hacked has parents worried. “Very concerned, I mean there is so much identity theft issues and everything and to start even tapping into kids toy […more]

GEAR Up Audit Only Tells Part Of The Story

Dec 3, 2015 |

GEAR Up Audit Only Tells Part Of The Story A forensic audit commissioned by Mid Central Educational Cooperative confirms what Melody Schopp told us in an interview at the Governor’s Mansion in November. All of the invoices that were reimbursed to Mid Central with GEAR UP grant funds were correctly documented; But it doesn’t tell us […more]

Sioux Falls Police Kept Busy Ticketing Cars

Dec 3, 2015 |

Sioux Falls Police Kept Busy Ticketing Cars “I think every time we have a snow alert we are out there issuing tickets and people are still parked there,” Officer Chad Johnson with the Sioux Falls …See all stories on this topic Final snow ticket count is in SIOUX FALLS S.D. (KELO AM) – The final snow […more]

Caribou/Einstein opening new location Friday

Dec 3, 2015 |

Caribou/Einstein opening new location Friday The next combination Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels in Sioux Falls opens Friday. The new restaurant is on 41st Street just west of Western …See all stories on this topic Flight diverted to Sioux Falls due to medical emergency SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A cross-country United Airlines flight made […more]

Regents Review GEAR UP Plan, Promise Accountability

Dec 3, 2015 |

Regents Review GEAR UP Plan, Promise Accountability The South Dakota Board of Regents  is at the new home of the GEAR UP program on the campus of Black Hills State University this week, as administrators there design a new management plan and budget for the controversy-wracked program. Regents heard an update on that management plan, which will […more]

Sioux Falls School District Wants to Boost Graduation Rate

Dec 2, 2015 |

Sioux Falls School District Wants to Boost Graduation Rate According to last year’s numbers, the four-year graduation rate in Sioux Falls is just a little higher than 82 percent. That number has remained fairly …See all stories on this topic Hit by a snowplow? That’s your problem “There’s certainly a unique legal treatment for the drivers […more]

Stampede preparing for difficult three-game stretch

Dec 2, 2015 |

Stampede preparing for difficult three-game stretch But that’s when things started to surge in Sioux Falls’ favor. The Stampede’s 3-2 victory over Fargo last Dec. 21 started a streak that took them to the …See all stories on this topic Flood map update adds more homes to risk area The first flood-risk map revision in half […more]

Pickup, Snowplow Involved In Two-Vehicle Crash

Dec 2, 2015 |

Pickup, Snowplow Involved In Two-Vehicle Crash A two-vehicle crash in eastern Sioux Falls damaged both a pickup and snowplow. At around 7 a.m. Wednesday, a GMC pickup and City of Sioux Falls snowplow were involved in a crash near East 26th Street and Alpine Avenue. Both vehicles were traveling east on 26th Avenue, when the […more]