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Fostering Entrepreneurship Throughout Sioux Empire

As one local resource closes its doors, a reminder there are numerous other support networks

As the doors officially close on The Bakery, a well-known local resource for budding entrepreneurs and others looking to network and grow their businesses, others working in this realm are reminding the community they are here and excited to help you build your brand. Wendy Dooley with the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship and local entrepreneur, Will Bushee spoke with KDLT…

Spooky Science Event at Washington Pavilion

A glimpse of Super Second Saturday events with the Kirby Science Discovery Center

  The Kirby Science Discovery Center will be transformed this weekend into a spooky spectacular for families courageous enough to come out. Actually, it won’t be scary at all, rather fascinating for young and old minds alike. Click on the link above for a preview of some of the fun organizers have planned for this Second Saturday downtown event, or…

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…

National Farmer’s Day

If you're so inclined and have the chance on Thursday, October 12, you're encouraged to #thankafarmer

National Farmer’s Day is Thursday, October 12th. The day has traditionally been a day to recognize farmers and thank them for all of their endless hard work. Holly Behrens, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Businesses Specialist spoke with KDLT about the significance of the ag sector in South Dakota, where there’s room for growth, and the upcoming Sioux Empire…

What’s In that Pumpkin Spice Latte

Dietician explains why the coffee drinks we love might only be an occasional indulgence

Pumpkin spice everything is back – and not just the famed Starbucks latte. Shakes, iced coffees, and other fall treats have taken over the menus at countless fast food chains and coffee shops nationwide. Since 2015, when pumpkin spiced foods and beverages were estimated to have brought in over $500 million in sales nationwide, our love for them has only…

Most Powerful Foods to Pack for Lunch

Avoid that struggle to stay awake in the middle of the afternoon

You get plenty of sleep, you know that’s not the problem. So why do you keep dozing off at your desk in the middle of the afternoon? Try getting serious about what you’re having for lunch each day. A protein packed meal, or even just some smart snacks, can help keep you and your family stay focused and awake. Check…

Introducing Your Daughter to Girl Scouts

Series of open houses set for Sioux Falls and surrounding areas in October

If you or your daughter has ever been curious to learn more about the Girl Scouts and what participation in the organization means, now may be the time. The Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons is holding a series of parent information nights throughout the region. Each event offers a glimpse into scouting activities, first patches, and time for questions with…

Makeover Helps Local Woman “Reinvent” Herself

Giveback Giveaway came together through several small local businesses wanting to thank their loyal customers

Several Sioux Falls small businesses, voted among the “Best of” locally, recently joined forces on a unique giveback to their loyal customers. One lucky winner joined KDLT Today after a makeover and a number of other opportunities to be pampered. For more on her story and on the businesses involved, click on the link above.

5 Updates to Make to Your Resume

How to stand out from the competition in a market where employers are looking to hire

Applying for that dream job, any job for that fact, can be daunting when it comes to revising your resume. Executive Career Coach Erin Cambier sat down with KDLT to outline some of the most important things you can do to stand out from the crowd. South Dakota Department of Human Resources is also putting on a series of workshops on…

Caring for Those with Cancer

Local foundation helps with the every day financial challenges that often accompany a diagnosis

Providing relief to patients and families going through active cancer treatment is the goal of the Guiding Hand Foundation – a locally born, grassroots nonprofit, founded on the commitment that all funds raised stay within our local community. Thanks to hundreds of volunteers and donated hours, all proceeds raised through events throughout the year, including this weekend’s Angels of Light…

Willing and Able to Work

Forum aims to encourage South Dakota employers to consider those with special needs for job vacancies

At a time many South Dakota employers are struggling to find help, or the right help, a reminder there may be a group of locals out there just waiting for the right opportunity. A special forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, featuring nationally renowned speaker, Chris Koch, to educate employers on the benefits…

Spoke-N-Sport Opens New Brookings Location

After 30 years of one location in Sioux Falls, an indication the biking market is heating up in South Dakota

Chad Pickard of the Sioux Falls based Spoke-N-Sport is excited to be a part of a growing community of outdoor enthusiasts in the Brookings area. Spoke-n-Sport is opening a second location in the Brookings on Friday as biking becomes a focus of the city’s long-term overall growth plan.

Tech Schools, State Promote Build Dakota Scholarship Program

Making sure families, schools, and communities are aware of the opportunity for a free tech school education

  There are incredible opportunities for students in South Dakota looking to enter a growing number of fields – both in terms of career and job placement after school, but also in the training needed to fill these jobs. The Build Dakota program, still relatively new to many, offers the educational opportunity of a lifetime: scholarships to support tuition, fees,…

Women’s Professional Development Series

Sioux Falls organization kicks off a 6 month program to help women network and better define career goals

Increasing productivity, preparing for success in 2018, and leading to achieve great service are among the topics that will be discussed during a series of five professional development luncheons at Cherapa Place in Sioux Falls. Click on the link above for more information and here to learn more about registering for the series.

A Candid Conversation on Cancer

The Moonshot initiative is the focus of a luncheon in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, October 4

The American Cancer Society along with Sanford Health and Avera Research Institute are hosting a cancer research luncheon on Wednesday in Sioux Falls. The discussion is free and open to the public, and aims to help South Dakotans better understand the future of the cancer Moonshot initiative in our state as well as their options when it comes to quality…

Showcase Of Remodeled Homes Features Latest Designs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire is hosting its 16th annual Showcase of Remodeled Homes this Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8 from noon to 5 p.m. You can take a tour of beautiful homes around the city, check out the latest design trends, and maybe even get some good ideas for your own home. Free guides…