Monthly Archives: February 2018

Waxing The City Opening In Sioux Falls

Feb 28, 2018 |

Waxing The City Opening In Sioux Falls Waxing is becoming more popular, not just for women, but also men. Because of that, more businesses are specializing in hair removal. One of those, Waxing the City, is going to open its doors in Sioux Falls on March 20. It’s going to have an open house Sunday, […more]

Newly renovated Sanford Wellness Center offers new classes, variety of workouts

Feb 28, 2018 |

Newly renovated Sanford Wellness Center offers new classes, variety of workouts SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Wellness Center at 49th Street and Oxbow Avenue in Sioux Falls has undergone some renovations. It started back in July of 2017 and is expected to be done in June. About 80% of the building has been renovated […more]

ORU men's basketball: Golden Eagles head to Sioux Falls for Summit League Tournament

Feb 27, 2018 |

ORU men’s basketball: Golden Eagles head to Sioux Falls for Summit League Tournament The Golden Eagles shot 48.5 percent, their best shooting performance since a 50 percent outing on Feb. 1 at Fort Wayne. ORU was also able to take care of the basketball with only six turnovers. Making shots and protecting the ball will […more]

Funding agreement reached on Veterans Cemetery

Feb 27, 2018 |

Funding agreement reached on Veterans Cemetery “This helps move it forward as we need for that Veterans Cemetery to be in Minnehaha County.” The state would provide four hundred fifty thousand dollars for design and planning work. The bill also has a goal of raising three million dollars by 2023. The City of Sioux Falls […more]

WSU women's basketball advances to NSIC title game

Feb 26, 2018 |

WSU women’s basketball advances to NSIC title game Julia Silloway of Winona State applies defensive pressure to Anna Schmitt of Concordia-St Paul during Monday’s NSIC semifinal game in Sioux Falls. Michael G Brown_Michael G Brown Photography. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Winona State vs CSP WBB NSIC 20180226. Buy Now.See all stories on […more]

Alexa's Picks for local entertainment, February 26 to March 4

Feb 26, 2018 |

Alexa’s Picks for local entertainment, February 26 to March 4 The 37th annual Greater Midwest Toy Show will take place at the Ramkota Hotel this weekend. The show will feature 380 plus tables of toys and collectibles, including pedal tractors, toy trucks and cars, toy tractors and construction equipment. Info at greatermidwesttoyshow.com. Mike Henriksen, author …See […more]

Brookings, Sioux Falls win state amateur basketball titles

Feb 25, 2018 |

Brookings, Sioux Falls win state amateur basketball titles In the Class A championship, Sioux Falls Ambush defeated the Aberdeen Tropics 98-79. Griffin Callahan was named MVP and finished with 28 points. Former Mitchell standout Jordan Miller scored 21 points. Aberdeen’s Kevin Ratzsch had 25 points. In Sunday’s Class B semifinals, Watertown defeated …See all stories on […more]

Heat swingman Rodney McGruder scores 16 points for Sioux Falls in first game since leg surgery

Feb 25, 2018 |

Heat swingman Rodney McGruder scores 16 points for Sioux Falls in first game since leg surgery Playing in his first game in more than 10 months, McGruder scored 16 points in Sioux Falls’ 123-113 victory over the South Bay Lakers in El Segundo, Calif. McGruder, who had surgery on his left leg in October to […more]

Alcohol tax, veteran cemetery now are intertwined at Capitol

Feb 24, 2018 |

Alcohol tax, veteran cemetery now are intertwined at Capitol More than 350 miles separate Sioux Falls and Fort Meade. Other sites in the region are the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan and national cemeteries at Stillwater, Minn., and Omaha, Neb. Fort Meade has 19 full-time staff plus seasonal help. For the Sioux Falls […more]

Potential Trump Gun Backlash

Feb 24, 2018 |

Potential Trump Gun Backlash Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use • Privacy Policy • About Our Ads • Advertising Terms and Conditions • For problems with the FCC Public File • Children’s Programming (KELO,KDLO, KPLO, KCLO) • For assistance accessing our FCC online public files (KELO, KDLO, KPLO, KCLO)…See all stories on this topic AP Poll: Most Americans Worried About Country’s […more]

Randall Wagner – Sioux Falls

Feb 23, 2018 |

Randall Wagner – Sioux Falls Randall John Wagner of Sioux Falls, born to John and Lorraine Wagner (Rossman) died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. He held a career with the USDA as a federal meat inspector for more than 20 years and served in the Army National Guard for 20 years. He is survived by his […more]

Stores Make Push In Scan And Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

Feb 23, 2018 |

Stores Make Push In Scan And Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they’re done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles. For customers, scanning as they go can be faster […more]

NSIC Championships Expecting To Draw Big Crowds

Feb 22, 2018 |

NSIC Championships Expecting To Draw Big Crowds SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Preparations for the NSIC tournament at the Sanford Pentagon are pretty much wrapping up. Although the Sanford Pentagon hosts multiple basketball tournaments, Jesse Smith, director of operations at the Pentagon, says, “These tournaments are always interesting each one’s a …See all stories on this topic […more]

Here's when today's snow will hit Sioux Falls

Feb 22, 2018 |

Here’s when today’s snow will hit Sioux Falls The snow’s still coming, Sioux Falls — just a little later than first anticipated. The National Weather Service is forecasting 3-4 inches of snow for the city, arriving sometime after noon on Thursday. The winter weather had initially been expected to move into the area much earlier […more]

WBK: Augustana Routs Bemidji State 94-57

Feb 21, 2018 |

WBK: Augustana Routs Bemidji State 94-57 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In the first round of the NSIC Tournament, the 12th-ranked and top-seeded Augustana women’s basketball team rolled the 8th seeded Bemidji State Beavers 94-57 Wednesday night inside the Elmen Center. The Vikings, who improve to 24-3 overall, advance to the quarterfinals of the NSIC Tournament […more]

Sioux Falls police searching for suspect after armed robbery

Feb 21, 2018 |

Sioux Falls police searching for suspect after armed robbery SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Authorities are looking for a suspect they say robbed a victim then drove off. The victim was walking alongside S. Minnesota Avenue near the intersection with 37th Street when they were approached by a lone subject in a blue sedan. Police […more]

Tuesday Night Scoreboard – February 20th

Feb 20, 2018 |

Tuesday Night Scoreboard – February 20th Here are Tuesday’s results from across KELOLAND. High School Basketball South Dakota BOYS BASKETBALL Faulkton Area 68, Edmunds Central 61 Marshall, Minn. 58, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 52 Pierre 55, Watertown 52 GIRLS BASKETBALL Aberdeen Central 58, Mitchell 47 Pierre 50, Watertown 47 Sioux Falls O’Gorman 44, Harrisburg 35 Region […more]

Trump Plan: Less-Comprehensive Health Plans At Lower Cost

Feb 20, 2018 |

Trump Plan: Less-Comprehensive Health Plans At Lower Cost The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Proposed regulations out Tuesday from the Health and Human Services department allow health insurers to sell so-called “short-term” policies that can last […more]

After icy Monday, Siouxland braces for round two

Feb 19, 2018 |

After icy Monday, Siouxland braces for round two SIOUX CITY — Siouxland braced for another round of wintry precipitation late Monday after icy conditions that morning shut down schools, canceled … The entirety of Siouxland continues under a winter weather advisory through noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.See all stories […more]

Sunday Scoreboard – February 18th

Feb 18, 2018 |

Sunday Scoreboard – February 18th Here are Sunday’s scores from across KELOLAND.Here are Sunday’s scores from across KELOLAND. College Baseball Illinois 5 – South Dakota St. 2 Metro St. 17 – Sioux Falls 8 College Softball Dakota St. 8 – Dakota Wesleyan 5 York 8 – Dakota St. 5 Women’s Tennis Sioux Falls 6 – […more]

Trump Tweets Against 2016 Payment To Iran

Feb 18, 2018 |

Trump Tweets Against 2016 Payment To Iran President Donald Trump is railing against law enforcement and lawmakers – this time over an Obama-era payment to Iran. Trump says in a tweet that he’s “never gotten over the fact that Obama was able to send $1.7 Billion Dollars in CASH to Iran and nobody in Congress, […more]

Self-Proclaimed ‘Icon’ Adam Rippon Takes Final Olympic Skate

Feb 17, 2018 |

Self-Proclaimed ‘Icon’ Adam Rippon Takes Final Olympic Skate Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, […more]

Cougars get 18th win as Evans has big night against Concordia

Feb 17, 2018 |

Cougars get 18th win as Evans has big night against Concordia SIOUX FALLS – On a history-making night, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (18-9, 13-8 NSIC), led by junior guard Trevon Evans with 35 points, continued its last season surge with a 79-68 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over Concordia St. Paul […more]

Pheasant Fest expected to attract more than 20000 visitors to Sioux Falls

Feb 16, 2018 |

Pheasant Fest expected to attract more than 20000 visitors to Sioux Falls SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Thousands of people are expected to flock to Sioux Falls this weekend for the annual Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, but it’s the first time the city has hosted the event and it’s the largest convention to ever […more]

City, Landowner Appeal Supreme Court's Buffalo Chip Ruling

Feb 16, 2018 |

City, Landowner Appeal Supreme Court’s Buffalo Chip Ruling Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use • Privacy Policy • About Our Ads • Advertising Terms and Conditions • For problems with the FCC Public File • Children’s Programming (KELO,KDLO, KPLO, KCLO) • For assistance accessing our FCC online public files (KELO, KDLO, KPLO, KCLO)…See all stories on this topic Man Convicted Of […more]

Summit Championships in SF Could Have Big Benefits

Feb 15, 2018 |

Summit Championships in SF Could Have Big Benefits There were no flights, no layovers, no delays, but more importantly to have another primer event in Sioux falls speaks a lot for Sioux Falls” … up here and to swim my whole life, and then to have such a high event here it just means a […more]

New 180-unit apartment complex in southeast Sioux Falls highlights 'plenty' of parking

Feb 15, 2018 |

New 180-unit apartment complex in southeast Sioux Falls highlights ‘plenty’ of parking A 180-unit under construction in southwest Sioux Falls will have a lot of amenities increasingly found in Sioux Falls. But Huntington Village Apartments has one more amenity to highlight: Parking. Lots of parking. “One of the biggest complaints I hear with new multi-family […more]

Wednesday Night Scoreboard – February 14th

Feb 14, 2018 |

Wednesday Night Scoreboard – February 14th Here are Wednesday’s results from across KELOLAND. Men’s Basketball USD 85 vs. Oral Roberts 67 DWU 85 vs. Northwestern 69 Morningside 93 vs. Dordt 72 Women’s Basketball USD 72 vs. Omaha 50 DWU 81 vs. Northwestern 60 Morningside 89 vs. Dordt 81 College Baseball Kansas Wesleyan 14 vs. Dakota […more]

Pheasant Fest 2018 fan guide: How to hunt down exhibits

Feb 14, 2018 |

Pheasant Fest 2018 fan guide: How to hunt down exhibits An orange-clad army of bird hunters and upland conservationists will invade Sioux Falls this weekend. The National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, the country’s largest upland hunting show, is coming to the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Friday through Sunday. In South Dakota, “upland” means …See […more]

Sioux Falls top-10 employers led by growing health care workforce

Feb 13, 2018 |

Sioux Falls top-10 employers led by growing health care workforce The healthcare industry continues to dominate the employment scene in the Sioux Falls region, adding hundreds of workers over the past year. Data collected by the Sioux Falls Business Journal shows Sanford Health and Avera Health kept their top spots, respectively, in a ranking of […more]

Olympic Figure Skating Unveils New, Modern Soundtrack

Feb 13, 2018 |

Olympic Figure Skating Unveils New, Modern Soundtrack When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic “The Sound of Silence” seemed like it would be a natural choice. The folk tune is light and airy and fits neatly within the confines of traditional figure skating. […more]

Convicted Armed Robber Facing New Federal Charges

Feb 12, 2018 |

Convicted Armed Robber Facing New Federal Charges We Welcome discussion on KELOLAND News stories but will delete any comments that contain swearing or make threats against others. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use • Privacy Policy • About Our Ads • Advertising Terms and Conditions • For problems with the FCC Public File • Children’s Programming (KELO,KDLO, KPLO, KCLO) • […more]

A frigid Monday, but relief is on its way

Feb 12, 2018 |

A frigid Monday, but relief is on its way SIOUX CITY — A cold blast from southern Canada will keep Siouxland chilly on Monday. … high of 14 degrees is a good 20 degrees below the 34 degrees which is typical this time of the year,” Brad Adams, the observing program leader at the National […more]

Kenworthy Embracing LGBT Flag-Bearer Role In Pyeongchang

Feb 11, 2018 |

Kenworthy Embracing LGBT Flag-Bearer Role In Pyeongchang At the Sochi Games, he was the medal-winning athlete who overshadowed that achievement by rescuing five stray dogs. In Pyeongchang, he’s vacuuming up attention with his “We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it” posts and photos of him kissing skater Adam Rippon, and taking swipes at U.S. Vice […more]

One dead after stabbing in Sioux Falls on Saturday night

Feb 11, 2018 |

One dead after stabbing in Sioux Falls on Saturday night One person is dead and another hospitalized after a stabbing Saturday night in Sioux Falls. Police were called to the 1900 block of W. 42nd Street at 9:21 p.m. after a report of a stabbing, Sgt. Scott Van Roekel said in a news release. A […more]

Woman Sneezes, Crashes Into Semi In North Dakota

Feb 10, 2018 |

Woman Sneezes, Crashes Into Semi In North Dakota Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use • Privacy Policy • About Our Ads • Advertising Terms and Conditions • For problems with the FCC Public File • Children’s Programming (KELO,KDLO, KPLO, KCLO) • For assistance accessing our FCC online public files (KELO, KDLO, KPLO, KCLO)…See all stories on this topic MBK: Mustangs Hold […more]

Trump Won't Declassify Democratic Memo

Feb 10, 2018 |

Trump Won’t Declassify Democratic Memo The White House has told the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI’s Russia probe. The Democratic memo is a response to a Republican memo alleging abuse of those surveillance powers. White […more]

2017 Report: Drug Activity Up and Overall Crime Rate Down in Sioux Falls

Feb 9, 2018 |

2017 Report: Drug Activity Up and Overall Crime Rate Down in Sioux Falls SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Murder and drugs are on the rise in Sioux Falls according to the city’s latest crime report. These crimes are increasing as Sioux Falls continues to grow. In 2017 police handled nearly 3,000 drug cases, 220 more than in […more]

Another inch of snow possible Friday evening

Feb 9, 2018 |

Another inch of snow possible Friday evening SIOUX CITY — After 2.4 inches of snow fell on Thursday, more snow is expected to be on the way Friday. Brad Adams, a meteorologist with the Sioux Falls National Weather Service, said another band of snow is expected to arrive in Sioux City Friday afternoon and linger […more]

Argus Leader Snow Cam: 2/8

Feb 8, 2018 |

Argus Leader Snow Cam: 2/8 Here’s a look at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and 10th Street in Sioux Falls from the Argus Leader Snow Cam. Sioux Falls Weather: Snow alert issued for Sioux Falls · Sioux Falls could get 3-4 inches of snow tonight. CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Read or Share this …See all stories on this topic […more]

Trump Calls Faith ‘Central’ To American Life

Feb 8, 2018 |

Trump Calls Faith ‘Central’ To American Life Trump on Thursday addressed the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile annual event that brings together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. He spoke about seeing the “power of God’s love” in Americans, particularly during the response to recent hurricanes and mass shootings. The president enjoys strong support from evangelical […more]

Administration building contractor asks for $350K change order

Feb 7, 2018 |

Administration building contractor asks for $350K change order The contractor building Sioux Falls’ new city administration building this week asked City Councilors to sign off on changes to the project plans valuing nearly $350,000. Sue Quanbeck-Etten, director of the city’s Central Services Department overseeing construction, said in an email Wednesday the …See all stories on this […more]

From the Heart: Sioux Falls survival guide for Valentine's Day

Feb 7, 2018 |

From the Heart: Sioux Falls survival guide for Valentine’s Day As Valentine’s Day approaches, the scramble has begun to plan the perfect date. A dozen roses? Candlelit dinner? Gift card to Target? What timely present can adequately express your affection? If you’re having trouble planning a romantic Valentine’s Day, here are a few suggestions that […more]

Tale of 'The Tiger': How did Tobias Ritesman of Global Aquaponics end up in handcuffs?

Feb 6, 2018 |

Tale of ‘The Tiger’: How did Tobias Ritesman of Global Aquaponics end up in handcuffs? A Sioux Falls businessman who calls himself “The Tiger” is now facing federal wire and mail fraud charges. How did Tobias Ritesman, and the company he created, Global Aquaponics, go from bragging about his new business from a swanky downtown […more]

'Captain of my own ship': Why a long-time employee decided to strike off on her own

Feb 6, 2018 |

‘Captain of my own ship’: Why a long-time employee decided to strike off on her own For decades, Rhonda Kemmis worked for someone else. It went well. Kemmis carved out a three-decade career as an adviser on leadership and work, first for Sioux Falls Public Schools and then for Avera McKennan Hospital. But there was […more]

LISTEN: City Informational Meeting potpourri

Feb 5, 2018 |

LISTEN: City Informational Meeting potpourri SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — It was a usual Tuesday City Council Informational Meeting–only on Monday. Tuesday’s meetings were moved to Monday to accomadate Councilors who wished to attend meetings in Pierre Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, Councilors heard a number of reports.See all stories on this topic Scholar of the […more]

Feeding South Dakota holds Valentine's Day fundraiser

Feb 5, 2018 |

Feeding South Dakota holds Valentine’s Day fundraiser Each week, the BackPack Program provides more than 3,100 weekend food packages to children in Sioux Falls and ten surrounding communities. The program is partially funded through the Sioux Empire United Way and costs more than $500,000 each year to operate in Sioux Falls. Individual donors …See all stories […more]

Freshman swimmers shine for Coyotes

Feb 4, 2018 |

Freshman swimmers shine for Coyotes SIOUX FALLS | Freshmen from South Dakota’s men’s swimming and diving teams made splashes during the weekend at the Coyote Invitational, held at Sioux Falls’ Midco Aquatic Center. Freshman Mark Vanderzee won three events, the 400 individual medley (4:13.33), the 500 freestyle (4:40.79) and …See all stories on this topic Bill […more]

J-Lo Raises Money For Hurricane Victims During Pre-Super Bowl Concert

Feb 4, 2018 |

J-Lo Raises Money For Hurricane Victims During Pre-Super Bowl Concert Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use • Privacy Policy • About Our Ads • Advertising Terms and Conditions • For problems with the FCC Public File • Children’s Programming (KELO,KDLO, KPLO, KCLO) • For assistance accessing our FCC online public files (KELO, KDLO, KPLO, KCLO)…See all stories on this topic Two […more]

No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian rallies for win over No. 3 Sioux Valley

Feb 3, 2018 |

No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian rallies for win over No. 3 Sioux Valley No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian remained unbeaten, rallying from a 12-point deficit to take out No. 3 Sioux Valley 76-69 Saturday night at the Pentagon. Lincoln Unruh led the Chargers, pouring in a game-high 31 points, adding four assists and a couple […more]

Ohioans Want To Hear More About Trump's Opioid Strategy

Feb 3, 2018 |

Ohioans Want To Hear More About Trump’s Opioid Strategy Some on the front lines of the opioid crisis in one of the nation’s hardest-hit states would like to hear more about President Donald Trump’s plans to fight it. Trump is headed to Ohio on Monday but is expected to focus on the new tax overhaul. […more]

New Owner For Sioux Falls Bars

Feb 2, 2018 |

New Owner For Sioux Falls Bars M.G. Oil Company out of Rapid City has purchased 18th Amendment, Billy Frogs and Red Eye, along with a few others….See all stories on this topic Family Roots For Brady Run Deep And Strong In Minnesota Tom Brady has never lost in Minnesota, with his latest game in the […more]

One injured in Friday morning crash

Feb 2, 2018 |

One injured in Friday morning crash One person was injured in a Friday morning car crash in western Sioux Falls. The driver of an SUV collided with a truck near West 12th Street and Lakeside Drive around 7:30 a.m. Both vehicles spun out of control after the impact and landed near a house. One witness […more]

NAU Being Sued By Former Professor And Administrators

Feb 1, 2018 |

NAU Being Sued By Former Professor And Administrators Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use • Privacy Policy • About Our Ads • Advertising Terms and Conditions • For problems with the FCC Public File • Children’s Programming (KELO,KDLO, KPLO, KCLO) • For assistance accessing our FCC online public files (KELO, KDLO, KPLO, KCLO)…See all stories on this topic Rodgers Wants To […more]

Reaction To Trump’s Immigration Offer Casts Doubt On A Deal

Feb 1, 2018 |

Reaction To Trump’s Immigration Offer Casts Doubt On A Deal Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Use • Privacy Policy • About Our Ads • Advertising Terms and Conditions • For problems with the FCC Public File • Children’s Programming (KELO,KDLO, KPLO, KCLO) • For assistance accessing our FCC online public files (KELO, KDLO, KPLO, KCLO)…See all stories on this topic Event […more]