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Adventures With Ahtra: Brewing Beer At Fernson

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Nothing says summer more than cracking open a cold, locally-crafted beer and Fernson Brewing Company makes some of the best. The two men who started the brewery are not only partners and business, they’re also best friends. Blake Thompson and Derek Fernholz started experimenting with beer recipes in Thompson’s parents’ garage years ago. “His mom, Jana would often…

Art And Wine Walk Kicks Off Downtown

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls’ First Friday Art and Wine Walk on Friday night offers visitors different wines at each participating business featuring free public art. Nearly 30 different downtown businesses are participating in the Art and Wine Walk from 5-9 p.m. Wristbands for the walk can be purchased at any of the locations, featured here for $20. Individual glasses…

Summer Fashion With TH Grey

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Coming from a small town in South Dakota, Trish Tilberg has mixed her sense of practicality with her love of high fashion to create her online boutique, TH Grey. Tilberg started TH Grey six months ago and runs the all operations of the boutique herself. While her collection is sold exclusively online, Tilberg says she is looking for…

100+ Women Who Care Preparing For Next Big Move

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls chapter of 100+ Women Who Care is preparing to make their next contribution to a local non-profit. Their mission is simple: make the community a better place. There are 100+ Women Who Care chapters across the country, raising thousands of dollars for local organizations by pledging their own money to give. Here’s a catch: they…

Adventures With Ahtra: Kickboxing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- During cold weather, a great way to blow off some steam indoors is with some kickboxing. In this week’s “Adventures with Ahtra” KDLT’s Ahtra Elnashar went to 9Round Fitness in Sioux Falls to try out their kickboxing workout. 9Round Fitness is based on nine rounds of high-intensity, full-body workouts designed to work each muscle group. Before you start,…

Deadly End To Rapid City Standoff

RAPID CITY, S.D.- A four-hour standoff between a man and police in Rapid City came to a deadly end on Thursday afternoon. The Rapid City-Pennington County Special Response Team used lethal force on the man they say threatened an officer with a pistol at the Harmony Heights Apartment Complex. Police were called for a welfare check around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday…

Taco John’s Serving Up Spice With New Pork Carnitas Taco Quesadilla

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Taco John’s is serving up spice with their limited-time Pork Carnitas Quesadilla Taco. Chris Carroll from Taco John’s says they’re really excited to roll out their new taco. It features their new Pork Carnitas, roasted tomatillo salsa and fresh Pico de Gallo. All of the ingredients are inside their corn tortillas layered with three-blend cheese. The Pork Carnitas…

Cooks Get Competitive For Gourmet Guys Fundraiser

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Amateur cooks from across the Sioux Empire are competing with their best recipes in the 16th Annual Gourmet Guys Fundraiser to benefit Active Generations on Sunday. This fundraiser is Active Generations’ biggest of the year. The money raised at Gourmet Guys will help fund Active Generations’ mission to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages. Val…

South Dakota US Senators Praise Perdue As Ag Secretary

Photo Courtesy of APPIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. senators are praising the Senate’s confirmation of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. Perdue has assured nervous farm-state senators that he’ll advocate for rural America, even as President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed deep cuts to some farm programs. Both Sen. John Thune and Sen. Mike Rounds voted…

Palisades Drowning Victim Identified

1/5Abeen Thapa was 19 years old. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Abeen Thapa was an international student from Nepal at SMSU. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Abeen Thapa has been identified as the young man who drowned at Palisades State Park on Saturday. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Friends of Thapa say he loved to sing. Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Abeen Thapa has…

Serving Up Pancakes With Lifescape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Lifescape is fueling their mission to empower local children and adults with disabilities with their 25th Annual Pancake Benefit this Sunday. Last year, the event had about 4,700 visitors, according to Kim Haiar. She says she hopes this year’s turnout is even bigger. In addition to piles of pancakes and sausages provided by Chris Cakes, Haiar says…

Adventures With Ahtra: El Riad Shrine Circus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The circus is in town! El Riad Shrine Circus is celebrating its 76th year at the Sioux Falls Area from Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23. The El Riad Shriners bring the circus to Sioux Falls every year to help raise money for their group, which “promotes the community,” according to Shriner Ried Jensen. He says…

Meet The Ladies Of The Orange City Tulip Festival Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For the young women on the Orange City Tulip Festival Court, the celebration of Dutch heritage is more than just three days of fun; it’s a year’s worth of responsibility to their hometown. Each year, Orange City, Iowa welcomes tens of thousands of visitors for three days of parades, shows, Dutch food and more for their annual…

Lit Fireplace Causes House Fire In Central Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A lit fireplace that spilled over caused a house fire in central Sioux Falls on Tuesday morning. A man and woman were inside their home on Summit Avenue and 2nd Street when they saw smoke and called 911, according to Battalion Chief Mark Bukovich. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue arrived at the house five minutes later with 22 firefighters…