Sioux Falls

Two Daycare Workers Accused Of Child Abuse

Allegedly Picked Kids Up And Slammed Them To The Ground, Stepped On Them, Banged Heads

Gallagher and WendtSIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Disturbing details are emerging about two former employees at a Sioux Falls daycare. 31-year-old Teresa Gallagher and 22-year-old Kenedi Wendt were arrested on Friday and were each charged with 25 counts of child abuse. Police say the two were harming children three to four years old during nap-time at Little Blessings Learning Center. They’re…

History Made as UND, Minnesota Both Miss NCAA Hockey Tournament

UND misses national tournament for first time in 16 years.

FARGO, N.D. — The NCAA men’s hockey tournament was announced on Sunday morning. North Dakota’s run of consecutive appearances in the tournament ends at 15. UND, the University of Minnesota and Boston College have all missed out on the NCAA tournament. The Hawks, Gophers and Eagles have combined to win eight national titles since 2000. This is the first time…

Woman Rescued From Collapsed Building Files Lawsuit

Accuses Hultgren Construction And Legacy Developments of Ignoring Warning Signs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A woman who survived the collapse of a building in Sioux Falls is suing its developer and construction company. In December 2016, Emily Fodness was sleeping in an apartment when Hultgren Construction removed a load-bearing wall and the building collapsed. Fodness and her parents allege that Hultgren ignored warning signs that the structure was failing. They…

Guilty Plea From Father Who Left Baby Out In The Cold

Mother Admitted The Couple Were High on Drugs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The father accused of leaving his infant outside overnight in Sioux Falls has pleaded guilty to child abuse. 39-year-old Ronald Harrison entered the plea to abuse or cruelty to a minor under 7. Harrison and the child’s mother are accused of leaving the baby outside the Faith Family Church for 18 hours in October 2017. The…

Metallica Bringing WorldWired Tour To Alerus Center

The Band's First Visit To Grand Forks In Nearly 30 Years

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It’s news that local fans of heavy metal music have been waiting for. Metallica’s WorldWired Tour is making a stop at Alerus Center in Grand Forks. You can see the heavy metal band live on Saturday, September 8. It’ll be the band’s first stop in Grand Forks in nearly 30 years! They’ll also be…

Women’s Basketball: Sioux Falls Squeaks by MSUM in NSIC Tournament

Sannes lead MSUM with 18 points in loss to USF.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The MSUM women’s basketball team fell in a tight game to Sioux Falls 59-56 in the NSIC tournament. Drew Sannes led the way for the Dragons with 18 points and eight rebounds. Jacky Volkert and Cassidy Thorson each added 11 points for MSUM. Mariah Szymanski dropped 26 points for Sioux Falls who will advance in the…

North Dakota “Blue Alert” Suspect Appears in Court

Salvarado says he will not fight extradition back to North Dakota to face attempted murder and assault charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The suspect who allegedly tried to run down a Bismarck police officer and triggered a statewide Blue Alert manhunt appeared in court in South Dakota. Ulises Salvarado, 22, was arrested in Brookings, South Dakota after he went into a convenience store and asked the worker for help for a gunshot wound to his arm. He was…

Man Gets 45 Years For Slicing Off His Girlfriend’s Nipples

Judge Went Against Plea Deal Asking For No More Than 30 Years

SIOUX FALLS, SD — A Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for slicing off his pregnant girlfriend’s nipples during an argument. Prosecutors had agreed to ask for no more than 30 years for 45-year-old Tony Ledbetter. But the judge went against the plea deal and gave him the maximum sentence. The victim told the court…