KDLT News Today Interviews

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…

Free Children’s Dental Clinic

Oral health issues are among the leading causes of missed school days

More than 150 children are expected at Saturday’s free dental clinic in Sioux Falls where dentists, hygienists and others are scheduled to volunteer their time. Oral health issues are often an overlooked need for children. Whatever work those who are uninsured or under-insured might need is the goal for the crew at Children’s Dental Center and it will be done…

Adventures With Ahtra: Rodeo Clowning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The 88 best rodeo competitors are headed to The Denny Sanford Premiere Center this weekend to compete for over a quarter of a million dollars in the Sioux Falls Premiere Rodeo. What’s a rodeo without a rodeo clown? Watch the video above to see KDLT News Today’s Ahtra Elnashar get a lesson in whipping from one of…

State Hand Corn Picking Contest Set for Saturday

Farm just northeast of Flandreau home to South Dakota annual event on Oct. 1

This annual tradition takes visitors and contestants back to the roots of farming. It is also a celebration of the work it takes to bring in the annual fall harvest – then and now. The state hand corn picking competition is hosted by the Jim Redder Farm each fall just northeast of Flandreau, South Dakota each fall. This family-friendly event…

A Nutritionist’s Tips For Ordering Off The Kids Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many restaurants and fast food chains with kids menus claim to implement nutrition into their food choices, but does that make them healthy? Nutritionist Jenna Klepatz with Profile by Sanford has some advice for parents when navigating a kids menu. Watch the video above for some of her tips.

Unique New DIY Workshop Opens in Sioux Falls

If learning how to use power tools has been on your bucket list, here's a great opportunity

  When Tracy Hinkkanen saw a really cool rustic wood sign that a friend had made in a picture on Facebook, she asked her friend where she had bought it. After learning it was something that her friend had made at a small new business in her hometown called AR Workshop, Hinkkanen knew it was something she needed to bring…

Sioux Falls Design Week

This 4th annual event is designed to engage, inspire

Celebrate design, challenge yourself to live outside the box, learn about history in the area, or try something new and fun with your home, life, community, or place of business. These are the opportunities ahead as Design Week 2017 gets set to kick off in Sioux Falls. The week-long event runs September 29th to October 7th, 2017. All programs are…

Setting Boundaries in a 24/7 Job

Rural journalist details the steps she's taken to create best life-work balance

In town for the Women & Media Conference in Sioux Falls, the editor of the News-Monitor in southeastern North Dakota stopped by KDLT studios for a candid conversation about what it means to work in a 24/7 job where the opportunities are seemingly never-ending to report the news. She also emphasized the role communities can play in shaping their own…

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Avera Health Systems takes additional measures to prevent and address addiction

The opioid epidemic has been relatively little talked about in South Dakota, until recently. Health care providers are seeing an uptick in the number of addicts presenting for care, and communities are feeling the impact. Avera has an upcoming continuing education conference in October on the epidemic, the details of which are outlined in the interview above.  Dr. Tad Jacobs…

Girl Scouts’ Day Of Play Encourages Kids To Get Active

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Girl Scouts are encouraging all kids to put down their devices this Saturday and join them for their annual Day of Play. Day of Play will go from 1-3 p.m. at the Sanford Field House in Sioux Falls on Saturday, September 23. The event is free and all kids are welcome, regardless of gender or age….

Family Health & Safety Event Planned

Many resources available for families at weekend event in Sioux Falls

Making health and fitness fun is the goal for an upcoming event in Sioux Falls. Health Connect of South Dakota is again hosting its fall Health & Safety Festival this Saturday, September 23. There will be opportunities to check your child’s oral health and physical health, get them a haircut, get them fingerprinted so that you have that record, you…

TH Grey Previews Fall Collection Ahead Of Fashion Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls’ newest boutique has their racks filled with the hottest fall fashion ahead of their Hollywood-inspired fashion show. TH Grey’s Rodeo Drive Runway Show will be hosted by KDLT News Today’s Ahtra Elnashar and Blaise Keller on Friday at Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts promptly at…

Mayors Big Sioux Water Summit

New partnerships are forming in an effort to clean up a South Dakota lifeline

Sediment and e-coli bacteria are two of the biggest challenges facing the Big Sioux River in South Dakota, according to Barry Berg, the Watershed Coordinator for the East Dakota Water Development District. Berg joined KDLT Monday morning in advance of the Big Sioux Water Summit Wednesday in Watertown. He discussed the partnerships forming to improve water quality and outlined why…

Magic Monday With Travis Nye

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Magician Travis Nye is taking Sioux Falls by storm with his street shows, magic classes and now, birthday parties with FlyBoy Donuts! Nye’s private parties with FlyBoy donuts include a 30-minute magic show, food and drinks, as well as use of FlyBoy’s space for two hours. Watch the video above for more details on Nye’s “One Sweet Magic…

Adventures With Ahtra: Cirque Italia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Performers from around the world are bringing their acts to Sioux Falls in Cirque Italia’s Water Circus. Located at the Empire Mall parking lot near JCPenney, shows will be at 7:30 on Friday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 on Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 on Sunday. Watch the video above to see a preview of the performance! Cirque…