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Helpline Center Calls for Volunteers on MLK Jr Day Of Service

As today is Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, it is a great opportunity to use the day off to help others in your community. The day marks part of President Obama’s national call to service initiative. The Helpline Center in Sioux Falls has a variety of volunteer opportunities in need extra hands. Today they are hosting an afternoon of hands-on projects at…

Donate Items For Women In The Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

The fifth annual Feminine Hygiene Product Drive takes place Monday in downtown Sioux Falls. Lucy Albers of the Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys and Carmen Toft from Prairie Berry East Bank are two of the organizers. Toft says it began after another one of the organizers was visiting The Banquet and heard about a woman there who was using her baby’s last…

Celebrate National Gluten-Free Day With Chef To Plate

If you didn’t already know, January 13th is National Gluten-Free Day and one Sioux Falls business has some quick and affordable options for celiac-friendly meals. Chef To Plate offers healthy meal options, all of which are either gluten-free or can be made gluten-free. Chef  Adam Top says the meals are prepared fresh daily and can be ordered by midnight to be…

Girl Scouts Parents Meetings Held In Pierre, Aberdeen This Weekend

Girl Scout Cookie season is just a few weeks away, but there is still plenty of time to get your daughters signed up in a troop. Nancy Tapken with Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons says this time of year, she usually sees an influx of registrants who were maybe a little hesitant or too busy to sign up in the fall….

Ode To Food & Drinks Packs In Flavor With Their Cubano Burger

Ode To Food & Drinks Competes In Downtown Burger Battle

  Ode To Food & Drinks will have you writing poetry about their Cubano Burger, which is their submission in the Downtown Burger Battle this year. Only in their second year of the Burger Battle, Ode Manager Frank Gajardo says they had great response from customers last year with their Burger the Hutt despite the fact they didn’t win. Gajardo…

Fill Your Order For National Glazed Donut Day Thursday With Flyboy Donuts

Thursday is National Glazed Donut Day, and Flyboy Donuts is ready to fill your orders! Ben Duenwald, the owner and manager of Flyboy Donuts, says they can prepare any order for Thursday until midnight Wednesday and have it ready by 6 a.m. Flyboy Donuts has been in Sioux Falls for about three years, and Duenwald says they’ve had great business…

Crave Adds “Hogzilla” To Downtown Burger Battle

“Going massive” was the inspiration for Crave’s entry in this year’s Downtown Burger Battle, according to Executive Chef Alex Keehn. The burger features pork belly, bourbon BBQ, apple-jalapeño coleslaw and is served on a pretzel bun. Keehn calls it a “monster of a burger.” He said he hopes the “Hogzilla” will prove to be a winner this year. Crave has…

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call For Blood Donations

The South Dakota chapter of the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations. Jennifer Ross from the Red Cross says that while 38 percent of the population is eligible, less than 10 percent actually donate. Ross says donating blood is a fairly simple process that typically only takes five minutes. The Red Cross supplies about 40 percent…

Downtown Sioux Falls’ First “First Friday” Kicks off 2017

Today marks the first “First Friday” of the year as Downtown Sioux Falls businesses welcome people to come shop, eat and play. A main attraction this month is the Downtown Burger Battle which features seven different downtown restaurants and their entries for best burger. Customers are invited to rate the burgers and upload pictures to social media using the hashtag…

Touchmark Plans Fitness Center For Ages 55+

Touchmark is slated to open a brand new Health & Fitness Club this spring that caters specially to those 55 and older. Robert DiBonto, the director of the Health & Fitness Club, says Touchmark is very proactive in how they approach fitness with their residents. He says as people mature and age, you should be active so that you’re healthier…

Five Guys Going “All The Way” For Burger Battle

This year’s Downtown Burger Battle has some stiff competition, including Five Guys’ “Little Bacon Cheeseburger All the Way.” Jose Guerrero from Five Guys in downtown Sioux Falls shared their creation in the KDLT Kitchen that features bacon, pickles, mushrooms and and more. They are located on S. Minnesota Ave and are open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. To participate in…

Cirque du Soleil Comes To Sioux Falls

Cirque du Soleil: OVO is in town! Performances will run from Wednesday, January 4 through Sunday, January 8 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Nicolas Chabot sat down with us on KDLT News Today to show off some of the costumes from the show. Chabot said the performers come from all over the world and stick to a strenuous workout…

The Market Brings The “White Buffalo” To The Downtown Burger Battle

The fourth annual Downtown Burger Battle begins Monday, January 2 and will feature some of Sioux Fall’s top restaurants. Last year’s winner, Greg Springer from The Market, joined us in the KDLT Kitchen to show off his creation, the “White Buffalo” and its local artisan ingredients. Customers will assign points to the featured burgers and the burger with the highest…

NHL Draftees Play for Scouts in Sioux Falls in Top Prospects Game

Forty top NHL draftees are playing in Sioux Falls next week for the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and you can catch all the action at the Premier Center. Every NHL team will even have scouts at the game. Jim Olander with the Sioux Falls Stampede says Sioux Falls was chosen through a bidding process between all USHL cities. They had…

How to Be Heart Healthy in 2017

IT'S ABOUT RECOGNIZING SYMPTOMS AND MAKING SMALL CHANGES

Taking steps to improve your heart health should be a priority this year. Symptoms of heart problems can be different for men and women, according to Dr. Tom Stys from Sanford Hospital. He said it’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you experience any abnormal symptoms. Chrissy Meyer from the American Heart Association said to improve your heart health it’s…

Local Organization Helps Kids in Nicaragua Through Baseball

"Helping Kids Round First"

A South Dakota charity is using baseball to improve the lives of kids in Nicaragua. “Helping Kids Round First” is teaming up with former Twins pitcher and four-time world champ Jack Morris for the cause. Craig Severtson, the founder and CEO of Helping Kids Round First, says the organization was started simply by a group of doctors taking some baseball…

Meet Our New KDLT News Today Co-Anchor, Ahtra Elnashar

KDLT News Today is debuting an exciting change for the start of 2017. Wisconsin native and University of Minnesota graduate Ahtra Elnashar joins KDLT News Today’s Sarah Blakely weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Monday, January 2. Throughout the first week of January, watch the morning show to learn more about Ahtra!

Badlands Weekly: Forget New Year’s Resolutions

KBAD IS TELLING LISTENERS TO KICK BACK AND SKIP THE GYM IN 2017

DJ Kris Knight is calling KBAD the “Anti-Resolution Institution” and is telling listeners it’s okay to give yourself a break this New Year. KBAD is giving away a luxury bed recliner, food from Famous Dave’s, and booze to help some lucky winners do just that. Knight said listeners can call in starting Monday morning. For more information about the contest, visit KBAD’s…

CenturyLink Accepting Applications For Teacher Technology Grants

School may be out for a few more days, but CenturyLink is already gearing up to help teachers in the classroom. The company is taking applications for technology grants that could help teachers buy some new equipment for their students. Rachel Woodman, market development manager with CenturyLink, says this is a nationwide grant initiative with the goal of giving away…