Special Coverage: Domestic Violence

Coverage and Resources

Latest Stories:

During the month of February 2017, KELOLAND News takes an in-depth look at stories of domestic violence. 

Getting Out, Getting Help
Thousands of people face abusive situations, but there is only one emergency shelter for them to escape to in Sioux Falls.  Children's Inn has seen an increase in clients over the years  The organization's leaders are looking at ways to accommodate this trend as it continues.  Read full story

Sioux Falls Police See Steady Increase in Domestic Assault Cases
A Sioux Falls detective says you can trace most of the city's homicides back to domestic violence. From verbal to physical, law enforcement sees hundreds of abuse cases every year. Every year, the cases continue to add up. Read full story

A Survivor's Story
It's been nearly a year since a Sioux Falls mother was shot multiple times in the head in front of her children. The gunman, her ex-boyfriend, then turned the gun on himself and later died in a hospital. She miraculously survived.  Read full story

Shooting Victim Shares Message
More than 10 million women and men were the victims of domestic violence last year. A Sioux Falls woman was one of them. Last year, Kellie Dagel was shot three times by her ex-boyfriend and miraculously survived.  Read full story

More Resources:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    • 1-800-799-7233
    • 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
  • 211 Helpline
    • Help at your fingertips!  All residents in 211 service areas may text their zip code to the shortcode – 898211. The text message will be answered by a trained Helpline Specialist.  
    • Dial 211






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