KDLT Staff

Holiday Fashion Trends with J. Ella Boutique

Midwest fashion is often understated but this season is all about adding a little sparkle

From velvet leggings to fur lined accessories, accent jewelry, and glamorous sequined crop tops, you can’t go wrong with some fun combination of them this holiday season. Jael Thorpe of J.Ella Boutique in both Sioux Falls and Brookings shares what she sees as the overall fashion trends for the 2017 holiday season.

Broadway Hits Take Stage at the Pavilion

An incredible line-up is set to perform in downtown Sioux Falls

From smaller, more local productions and regional shows that you love and recognize to long-standing classic touring Broadway hits, the shows pulling into town and performing at the Washington Pavilion are astounding. If you’ve not been downtown in awhile to view the line-up or have never been to a show in the classic theatre, now may be the time. We…

2018 Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Opens

CEO of Avera Health Plan recommends health care consumers decide quickly, but shop around before buying

Open enrollment for Obamacare 2018 starts this week but with major changes that could affect thousands in South Dakota. The enrollment period is shorter than in years past, there will be minor scheduled interruptions to the process, and plans may cost more than consumers were originally expecting given the President’s slashing of subsidies to providers. It all means that, on…

3 Steps to Prevent Aging Over the Holidays

Among the advice from nutritional researcher and author Dr. Jonny Bowden - keep stress low and hydrate

The holidays can be a challenge for even the healthiest among us. Halloween through New Years is often hectic, full of snacks, too much alcohol, late nights, and crazy family members, all of which can accelerate your aging process. Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of “The Nutrition Myth Buster”, talks through some simple ways to get through the holiday season without…

Card Tricks to Celebrate Houdini

Local magician Travis Nye explains another reason to celebrate the Halloween holiday

October 31 is not only Halloween, it is also the culmination of National Magic Week in the United States, in honor of legendary magician Harry Houdini. Houdini died Harry died of peritonitis, secondary to a ruptured appendix, on October 31, 1926 in Detroit’s Grace Hospital at the age of 52. In honor of his life and his mark on the trade, local…

Dancing With the Local Stars

Upcoming Sioux Falls event to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Local celebrities along with their dance instructors have spent the last eight to ten weeks practicing for an event that aims to help tens of thousands of adults and children living with mental health issues throughout the Sioux Empire. The culmination of their hard work will be showcased this Saturday, November 4th at the local Dancing With the Sioux Falls…

Dine Out for Lifescape

Annual event features growing list of local restaurants donating to families with disabilities

There are more than 4,000 families in the Sioux Empire that rely on Lifescape for assistance of some form, to help them with the challenges of living with a disability. It’s been a busy season for the organization with fundraisers and the latest is Tuesday, October 24th. Supporting restaurants in town will donate a percentage of proceeds for the day’s…

Mitchell Man Makes First Court Appearance on Manslaughter Charges

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Mitchell man accused in the death of his wife made his first court appearance in a Davison County Court room this morning. 39-year-old James Edward Brinker is facing first degree manslaughter charges. Police say at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday they received a 911 call requesting an ambulance at a residence located on the 900-block E….

Embezzlement Case Sends Former Executives with Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Reservation to Prison

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) – Two former executives on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate reservation have been sent to prison for embezzling from the tribe. 74-year-old Leslie Barse Sr. was recently sentenced to half a year behind bars and ordered to pay about $147,000 in restitution. Fifty-nine-year-old Ann German was ordered to spend three months in custody and repay about $11,000. Both Barse…

New Insurance Rates Requested for 2018

Local health providers propose adjusted numbers for 2018 as Congress tries to work out a plan on subsidies

Local health care providers met a 6pm deadline on Tuesday for proposed new health insurance premium rates for 2018. Consumers still on Obamacare continue to be concerned about not only the cost of care but also access to care moving forward, according to Debra Muller, CEO of Avera Health Plans. This comes despite a bipartisan agreement reached this week that…

Pancake Feed to Fund Critical Support Programs

Both adults and children with disabilities will benefit from this major fundraiser for Lifescape

It is an event 26 years in the making and it’s as delicious this year as ever. Lifescape is again serving up hotcakes as one of the organizations bigger fundraisers of the year to support ongoing programs for people with disabilities. Organizers say this year’s proceeds will specifically provide breakfasts and lunches for low-income adults with disabilities, as well as…

Why a Father Was Solely Charged in Abandoned Baby Incident

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Charges against the father of an infant left outside overnight in the rain are based, in part, on video surveillance which shows he was the last person to have custody of the child. Sioux Falls police said Friday Ronald Harrison was arguing with the child’s mother on the patio of Faith Family Church in Sioux Falls Monday…

Lennox Residents Vote Down Bond For New Public Pool

City of Lennox FacebookLENNOX, S.D. – Residents in Lennox have voted down a bond proposal that would have helped pay for a $2.8 million public pool and facilities. Tuesday’s special election saw 338 of nearly 480 voters — roughly 70% — decline the proposal. City officials estimated that property taxes would have increased about $225 for every $100,000 of property…

5th Grader Uses Art Contest To Help Other Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The winner of a t-shirt design contest is helping the organization that gave him the opportunity to express himself. The Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire partnered with Scratchpad Tees to hold an art contest for kids to design a t-shirt with part of the proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. They chose Roni, who…