Ahtra Elnashar

Get Up And Move In April

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The American Heart Association is encouraging people to grab their friends, family or coworkers and “Move More” this month to improve their heart health. The AHA suggests kicking off April by taking part in National Walking Day, which is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5. By committing to a month of doing something physical every day, the AHA hopes people…

Russian Subway Explosion Kills 10, 50 Injured

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – The Latest on the explosion on a train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee has announced that security will be tightened at all critical transport facilities following St. Petersburg blast. ___ 3:55 p.m. Andrei Kibitov, spokesman for the St. Petersburg governor, has told Russian television…

Adventures With Ahtra: Professional Bull Riding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It started as a group of 20 bull riders and now, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) is a sporting phenomenon and will be taking over the Denny Sanford Premiere Center this weekend on their “Built Ford Tough” tour. Stetson Lawrence is one of the 35 bull riders that will take to the arena in front of over 10,000 fans….

Spreading Goodwill With The Harlem Globetrotters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- They’re known for their mesmerizing tricks and shots on the basketball court, but off the court, the Harlem Globetrotters dedicate themselves to spreading goodwill. After 22 years of playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, Wun “The Shot” Versher says it’s not basketball, but kids who keep him inspired. That’s why he stopped in Sioux Falls on Thursday to talk…

Oil In Pipeline Under Missouri River Reservoir

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline says oil has been placed in the pipe under a Missouri River reservoir and the full line will be in service soon. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday. The move comes despite months of protests and the objections of two American Indian tribes who…

Saying “Goodbye” To Carbs With The Fit Chic Annie Mello

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As swimsuit season approaches, now is a good time to cut back on carbs that get us through winter and trade them in for something healthier. The Fit Chic Annie Mello offers creative ways to use cauliflower instead of carbs without compromising on taste! Below are a couple of Mello’s recipes for creative carb substitutes. For more…

Adventures With Ahtra: Firefighter Fitness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It takes a lot of courage, discipline and of course, physical strength to work for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. Before entering the force, each firefighter must pass a fitness test to make sure they’re in shape for anything their job demands. The IPAT, or Incumbent Physical Agility Test, involves a series of tasks which simulate scenarios that firefighters experience….

How To Fight Illness With Fitness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- During a major weather transition, like going from winter to spring, it can feel miserable to fight off a cold while dealing with seasonal allergies. The owners of CPM Fitness in Sioux Falls, Annie and Chris Mello have some tips for fighting off illness by staying active. Annie suggests doing some simple yoga sequences to keep your body…

The Best Shopping In Sioux Falls All In One Place

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The top boutiques in Sioux Falls are all coming together for a night of shopping at Canton Barn on Wednesday for a second “Clothes til Close” event. The shopping event runs from 5-8:30 p.m. with vendors like Jamie’s Boutique, J.Ella Boutique, The Paisley Pod, Filly Flair and many more selling their top items for spring. The same event…

U.S. Restricts Laptops And Other Devices In Carry-Ons From Some Flights

NEW RESTRICTIONS GO INTO EFFECT SATURDAY

WASHINGTON- The United States is giving some airlines in certain Middle Eastern cities until Saturday to implement a restriction on electronics larger than a smartphone from carry-on luggage on passenger flights. According to NBC News, devices like iPads, laptops and e-readers will have to be kept in checked baggage under this new policy. The only exceptions apply to medical devices…

Magician Travis Nye Pulls Trick On Unsuspecting Anchor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Magician Travis Nye is always one step ahead of his audience, which is what makes his performances something you have to see to believe. He performs across the Sioux Empire and also teaches magic classes for kids. When our morning anchor, Ahtra Elnashar invited him on KDLT News Today, she expected to learn a magic trick and…

Adventures With Ahtra: Industrial Workout At Coast 2 Coast Fitness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It seems like every week someone invents a new type of workout, so when Ahtra heard about a gym that hits tires with sledge hammers for exercise, she knew she had to try it. Trainers at Coast 2 Coast Fitness live by the philosophy, “Make it work,” using whatever they have, whether it be tires or boxes,…

St. Patrick’s Day “People’s Parade” Coming To Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The streets of downtown Sioux Falls are expected to be filled with spectators for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 18. The grand marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Larry Fuller says he’s honored to carry the responsibilities of leading this year’s festivities, beginning with the Painting of the Shamrock at the…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Mom’s Homemade Healing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When it comes to cosmetics and beauty products, for Marnie Scott it’s not about vanity or glamour; it’s about healing. She works out of her kitchen to make each product by hand for her line of body care products, Marnie’s Naturals. Though it’s a lot of hard work, it’s Marnie’s clients, many of whom are new parents,…

Author Credits South Dakota Roots For His Success

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Starting the fastest-growing United Methodist church at age 24 wasn’t something South Dakota native, Adam Weber ever thought was possible. Now 10 years later, he’s releasing his new book, “Talking with God” to share his experiences and help others develop their faith. Weber says his book is for anyone who is looking to further their faith…