Jolene Loetscher

News: Sep 21 - 27

Sep 27, 2019

South Dakota does not publicly fund preschool education, but there are efforts to ensure excellence in early learning throughout the state; we talked with the Preschool Levels of Excellence team to learn more.

In 2014 Jolene's Law Task Force was convened to study the impact of child sexual abuse in South Dakota. This week we had a conversation with the task force about protecting our children and building communities that help prevent child abuse and build resilience. 

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... September 24, 2019 Show 665 Hour 2

    Report child abuse or neglect.

Call 1-877-244-0864

DSS Intake Specialists will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If reporting before 8 a.m., after 5 p.m., on the weekends or during a holiday, please contact local law enforcement.
Always call 911 if a child is in immediate danger!

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... July 23, 2019 Show 621 Hour 1

Each year, leaders come together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they interact with former presidents.

The Presidential Leadership Scholars program allows diverse leaders to learn about leadership through the eyes of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Jolene Loetscher is the CEO of Mud Mile Communications. She made the trip to Dallas as one of these scholars.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 23, 2019 Show 560 Hour 1

More than 4,000 children experience sexual abuse each year. The Center for the Prevention of Childhood Maltreatment aims to eliminate that. Whether it's training mandatory reporters or helping victims and their families work through the criminal justice system, the CPCM is dedicated to stopping the cycle of child abuse. Carrie Sanderson is the director of the center and Jolene Loetscher is on the advisory board for CPCM.

TenHaken Wins Sioux Falls Mayor Race

May 2, 2018

Paul TenHaken is the next mayor of Sioux Falls.

The CEO of a marketing technology agency beat former TV anchor and entrepreneur Jolene Loetscher by 25 percent of the electorate.

Paul TenHaken held on to an early lead that kept growing as precinct results trickled in Tuesday night.

The Argus-Leader reports it’s the largest margin of victory in a Sioux Falls mayoral race since converted to a strong-mayor form of government 24 years ago.

In his celebration speech, TenHaken says the city of Sioux Falls voted for principled, executive leadership experience.

In The Moment ... April 25, 2918 Show 323 Hour 1

The race for mayor in Sioux Falls is heating up. On May 1st, voters in Sioux Falls choose between Jolene Loetscher and Paul TenHaken. Both are business owners with strong communications backgrounds. In spite of those similarities, city residents are looking at some distinct differences in the candidates. We talk with both candidates this week and also ask about what leadership in Sioux Falls means for the rest of the state.

Today we welcome candidate Jolene Loetscher.