KDLT Staff

The Benefits of Braces as an Adult

If you've ever struggled to feel good about your smile, why now may be the time to revisit orthodontics

We typically associate braces with kids. But an increasing number of adults are signing up to revamp their smiles. And it’s not just about looks. Orthodontist Chris Wermerson outlines the benefits of straightening out your teeth and getting your smile assessed, at any age.

Cutest Carolers You’ll See This Season

Children from the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire perform for local gatherings

“It is so fun to see everyone’s face light up when the kids are performing,” said Amy Sumner from the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire. Sumner joined us in the KDLT Studios Thursday morning to talk about the club’s caroling program where children come and carol in exchange for a donation to the club. She says it’s a…

Nashville Recording Artist Headlines Hope Haven International Concert

Hear how the Sioux Falls-based international non-profit has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives

Nashville recording artist Jill Miller joined us in the KDLT studios ahead of an upcoming concert to benefit Hope Haven International. The international non-profit that aims, among other things, to increase mobility for those with disabilities across the globe. Hope Haven volunteers refurbish used and donated wheelchairs and prepare them for shipment overseas. A pediatric wheelchair, the KidChair, is manufactured new. To…

Stampede’s “Ugly Sweater” Jersey Actually Pretty Swanky

The design done by a local hockey fan is one you can actually get your hands on Saturday night

The Sioux Falls Stampede will host its 4th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Night this Saturday night at the PREMIER Center. It is a fun night of giveaways, jerseys auctioned off, contests, and visits with Santa (not to mention hockey)! This year’s ugly sweater jersey design was created by Ryan Quam. The team will be wearing the jerseys during the game….

Improving the Nutritional Quality of Food at Area Pantries

Feeding South Dakota is part of nationwide effort to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to the table

Food that is inexpensive and easy is often the least healthy for us. But these are the foods that often line the shelves at food banks nationwide because they last the longest. Because of this, a movement has been growing among food banks, including those throughout the Sioux Empire, to bring more nutritious foods into the mix. How that is…

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…