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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….

An “Artrageous” Night at Brandon Elementary School

Fine Arts Night encourages and inspires kids to experiment with art

BRANDON, S.D.- It was an “art-rage” at Brandon Elementary Thursday evening for the third annual “Fine Arts Night.” The night, officially called “Artrageous” is dedicated to getting students engaged and experimenting with different types of art. From screen printing to mini paintings and clay creations, they got to try it all. Brandon graduate turned artist Chuck Bennis says especially in…

Head Lice Policy Concerning Sioux Falls Parents, New Business to Get Rid of Nits

Nit Nannies is the only company of its kind in this area

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Head lice is often hard to avoid in places such as schools and daycares, where children are in close contact with each other. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the U.S. among children 3 to 11 years old. Some parents say the Sioux Falls School District’s…

USF Volleyball Team Delivers News Of Girl’s Granted Wish

SIOUX FALLS – A little girl we told you about last year got some great news Thursday. Adaline Christopherson is getting her wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Adaline has an immune disorder that reduces her ability to fight off infections. Last year, she became a member of the University of Sioux Falls volleyball team through the “Team Impact” program. Members…

Sunny Radiothon For LifeScape Kicked Off Today

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The first annual Sunny Radiothon for Lifescape kicked off today in Sioux Falls. The event is to raise money for people with special needs and disabilities.  LifeScape serves from birth through the end of life.  They say the cost for services that people with disabilities need can be very expensive.  The Radiothon started today and will…

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…

Sioux Falls Woman Adopts Toddler With Special Needs

"She never slows down, ever. She's always going.”

“She never slows down, ever.  She’s always going.” That’s how Brittany Lux describes her daughter, Kaymbria.  Plenty of moms would say the same thing about their 3-year-old child.  But, it took a lot for Kaymbria to become the happy and energetic toddler she is today. She suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was just three months old.  Because of…

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…

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Dazzles At Packed Elmen Center

Host of 'Cosmos' speaks at Augustana forum

SIOUX FALLS – A rockstar in the science community was in Sioux Falls Monday night. Astrophysicist and host of the hit series “Cosmos” Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke at Augustana University. You might think, ‘that’s way over my head.’ But Tyson, who walked out to a standing ovation, broke the ice early. “They wanted me to speak for like 30 minutes….

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…

W-I-N-N-E-R! New Scripps State Spelling Bee Winner Crowned in Vermillion

Addo's winning word was 'noggin.'

VERMILLION, S.D. – The state’s top spellers met at the University of South Dakota Saturday for the Scripps Spelling Bee state final, crowning Nana Addo of Dakota Dunes with the top prize. Addo’s winning word was ‘noggin.’ After advancing through school and regional competitions, 15 spellers competed for a chance to attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee hosted in Washington,…

Prank then Proposal: Garretson Fireman Makes Girlfriend Think Home is on Fire, Proposes

Luckily for him, she wasn’t too upset about the prank and said yes

GARRETSON, S.D.- Firefighter Cody Linneweber used his St. Patrick’s Day luck to his advantage on Friday. A 5 year member with the Garretson Fire Department, Linneweber and a few friends from the department pulled a prank on his girlfriend M’Lynn. Using a water vapor machine and smoke detectors, Linneweber gave M’Lynn a scare thinking their home was on fire, and…

Rep. Noem Meets With Residents At Town Hall

Health Care and President Trump's Budget Proposal Take Center Stage

WATERTOWN, S.D.—There was only enough space for standing room at the Watertown Police Department Community room. Residents packed inside, filled with questions and concerns to present to Representative Kristi Noem. Noem hosted a town hall event Saturday morning in Watertown. She said the current atmosphere in Washington, D.C. makes the time is ripe for town halls. “We’re doing big things…

South Dakota’s “Largest Wind Farm” Coming to Codington County

Xcel Energy announced plans Friday to add 1,550 megawatts of new wind generation in the Upper Midwest

CODINGTON COUNTY, S.D.- Xcel Energy has launched its largest-ever Upper Midwest wind investment, with a plan to grow its Upper Midwest wind energy fleet by 60 percent. Xcel Energy announced plans Friday to add 1,550 megawatts of new wind generation in the Upper Midwest. The proposal is Xcel Energy’s largest to date with a total of seven wind farms to…

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,…