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Showcase Of Remodeled Homes Features Latest Designs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire is hosting its 16th annual Showcase of Remodeled Homes this Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8 from noon to 5 p.m. You can take a tour of beautiful homes around the city, check out the latest design trends, and maybe even get some good ideas for your own home. Free guides…

Adventures With Ahtra: Rodeo Clowning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The 88 best rodeo competitors are headed to The Denny Sanford Premiere Center this weekend to compete for over a quarter of a million dollars in the Sioux Falls Premiere Rodeo. What’s a rodeo without a rodeo clown? Watch the video above to see KDLT News Today’s Ahtra Elnashar get a lesson in whipping from one of…

A Nutritionist’s Tips For Ordering Off The Kids Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many restaurants and fast food chains with kids menus claim to implement nutrition into their food choices, but does that make them healthy? Nutritionist Jenna Klepatz with Profile by Sanford has some advice for parents when navigating a kids menu. Watch the video above for some of her tips.

Girl Scouts’ Day Of Play Encourages Kids To Get Active

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Girl Scouts are encouraging all kids to put down their devices this Saturday and join them for their annual Day of Play. Day of Play will go from 1-3 p.m. at the Sanford Field House in Sioux Falls on Saturday, September 23. The event is free and all kids are welcome, regardless of gender or age….

TH Grey Previews Fall Collection Ahead Of Fashion Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls’ newest boutique has their racks filled with the hottest fall fashion ahead of their Hollywood-inspired fashion show. TH Grey’s Rodeo Drive Runway Show will be hosted by KDLT News Today’s Ahtra Elnashar and Blaise Keller on Friday at Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts promptly at…

Magic Monday With Travis Nye

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Magician Travis Nye is taking Sioux Falls by storm with his street shows, magic classes and now, birthday parties with FlyBoy Donuts! Nye’s private parties with FlyBoy donuts include a 30-minute magic show, food and drinks, as well as use of FlyBoy’s space for two hours. Watch the video above for more details on Nye’s “One Sweet Magic…

Adventures With Ahtra: Cirque Italia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Performers from around the world are bringing their acts to Sioux Falls in Cirque Italia’s Water Circus. Located at the Empire Mall parking lot near JCPenney, shows will be at 7:30 on Friday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 on Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 on Sunday. Watch the video above to see a preview of the performance! Cirque…

Clever Tips For Adding Nutrition To Your Child’s Lunch

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- School is back in session, and summer eating habits can be tough to break. The Fit Chic Annie Mello stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share some delicious ways to sneak nutrition into your child’s lunch. Mello says it’s easier to get a kid excited about their lunch when it’s sported in a cool lunch bag. It’s a…

Preview Of Real Estate Luxury With Fall Parade Of Homes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or remodel your own, the Fall Parade of Homes is giving the public a free opportunity to view the finest homes in the Sioux Empire. From September 16-17 and 23-24, over 60 newly constructed homes throughout Sioux Falls, Brandon and Tea will show off the latest decorating trends, architectural design…

South Dakota Takes Part In Race For The Cure

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As South Dakota ranks second among states with the highest number of breast cancer diagnoses, a local race is raising money to find a cure. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series will be making a stop in South Dakota on Sunday, September 24. Registration begins at 7 a.m at Falls Park in Sioux Falls. Runners…

Adventures With Ahtra: Golfing With Kelsie Passolt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When KDLT’s Kelsie Passolt isn’t in the newsroom or on your television screen, you can probably find her at Bakker Crossing, working on the swing that took her through division one golf in college. Passolt recently had the opportunity to play in the Symetra Tour, an experience she says she’ll never forget. “To play alongside the amateurs and…

Local Effort Uses Month Of September To Fight Hunger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Feeding South Dakota is using the month of September as “Hunger Action Month” to inspire people to take action and raise awareness about the hundreds of thousands of people who experience hunger in our communities. In South Dakota, one of every eight people are considered food-insecure. This includes one of every six children. Jennifer Stensaas with Feeding South…

How Sioux Falls Teachers Are Making Each Day Count

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Teachers and administrators in the Sioux Falls School District are launching an initiative to boost student attendance as they kick off the 2017-18 school year. District officials say that good attendance is correlated with academic success, which is why they’re taking steps to make sure their students are in the classroom as much as possible. Watch the video…

3 New Home Decor Ideas To Try This Fall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many of us “fall” into the same old routine when it comes to decorating our homes for a new season, so the ladies at Conversation Piece in Sioux Falls are offering fresh ideas to switch up your style. Repurpose your Christmas tree- If you have an artificial tree packed away in your basement, bring it out early and spruce…

Adventures With Ahtra: Special Edition Hurricane Relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Every Friday, KDLT News Today uses “Adventures with Ahtra” to show viewers something new and exciting in their area but with our fellow Americans in Texas and Louisiana suffering through a natural disaster, we’re using this space to encourage people to help out. Organizations and businesses across South Dakota are getting creative and showing generosity for people affected…

As Floodwaters Recede, Houston Officials Look To Recovery

Courtesy of NBCHOUSTON (AP) – As floodwaters recede, Houston officials have started turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars. Authorities on Thursday increased the toll of Harvey-related deaths to 39, and the Texas Department of Public Safety said more than 37,000 homes were heavily damaged and…