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Limited Run Of “The Amish Project” Explores Virtues In Tragedy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Every three years, Patrick Pope chooses one show to direct for the Sioux Empire Community Theater. When he came across “The Amish Project,” he knew it would be his next play. Based on the 2006 shooting at an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, which killed 10 girls, the play emphasizes the virtues of compassion and forgiveness….

Get Up And Move In April

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The American Heart Association is encouraging people to grab their friends, family or coworkers and “Move More” this month to improve their heart health. The AHA suggests kicking off April by taking part in National Walking Day, which is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5. By committing to a month of doing something physical every day, the AHA hopes people…

Developing Godly Character in Youth Through Flag Football

Youth players learn great skills and lesson and also wear helmets in this unique flag football league.

  Siouxland spring flag league is now signing players for the spring of 2017. The SYFL spring flag league is a faith based program designed to develop godly character in boys and girls 1st through 7th grade.   With the leadership of Brian Hansen from Fellowship of Christian Athletes, gear will be handed out on April 7th with the first practice scheduled…

Adventures With Ahtra: Professional Bull Riding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It started as a group of 20 bull riders and now, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) is a sporting phenomenon and will be taking over the Denny Sanford Premiere Center this weekend on their “Built Ford Tough” tour. Stetson Lawrence is one of the 35 bull riders that will take to the arena in front of over 10,000 fans….

Spreading Goodwill With The Harlem Globetrotters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- They’re known for their mesmerizing tricks and shots on the basketball court, but off the court, the Harlem Globetrotters dedicate themselves to spreading goodwill. After 22 years of playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, Wun “The Shot” Versher says it’s not basketball, but kids who keep him inspired. That’s why he stopped in Sioux Falls on Thursday to talk…

A Night Out With Professional Bull Riders

McCrossan Boys Ranch features, "The Wildest Banquet Auction in the Midwest," on March 30th.

  On Thursday, March 30th, The McCrossan Boys Ranch will feature PBR cowboys sharing their stories of conquering fears and overcoming obstacles to make it to the top of their sport. “We help kids from the age of nine to 20 years old find hope for a better life.” Christy Menning with McCrossan Boys Ranch said, “Some kids are struggling…

Beer, Books, Storytelling and that Aha Moment

The REACH Brewhaha is a fundraiser with beer tasting, true tales and storytelling.

When you think reading, you think of beer, right? That’s the thought anyway behind this year’s REACH Brewhaha fundraiser. REACH is a small non-profit that teaches adults to read, write and improve life skills. The event is March 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature seven storytellers from around the area that will  have five to 10 minutes…

Saying “Goodbye” To Carbs With The Fit Chic Annie Mello

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As swimsuit season approaches, now is a good time to cut back on carbs that get us through winter and trade them in for something healthier. The Fit Chic Annie Mello offers creative ways to use cauliflower instead of carbs without compromising on taste! Below are a couple of Mello’s recipes for creative carb substitutes. For more…

Pianist Calvin Jones Returns to South Dakota

Calvin Jones represents a new generation of artists who embody the full spectrum of what modern solo piano offers today's audiences.

  International recording artist Calvin Jones returns to South Dakota where we was born and raised to give glory to God on his “Coming Home Tour.” Calvin was born in Eureka, South Dakota, grew up in Pierre, started playing the piano at the age of six and started composing his own music at the age of 10. “For me, I’m a…

All Aboard! Greater Sioux Falls Model Train Shows Chugs Into Town

The Greater Sioux Falls Model Train Show and Swap Meet is Saturday and Sunday at the multi-cultural center.

    If you love model trains, the Greater Sioux Falls model railroad train show and swap meet is where you need to be this weekend. Doors for the event open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25th, at the muti-cultural center located at 515 North Main Avenue in Sioux Falls. Once inside, check out the model railroad vendors from…

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….

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…

“Corks and Collars” Event to Promote Dogs and Dollars

Sioux Empire Pit Rescue will host its second annual “Corks and Collars” fundraiser event at Chef Dominique’s in downtown Sioux Falls.

    The Sioux Empire Pit Rescue will host its second annual “Corks and Collars” fundraiser event at Chef Dominique’s on Friday, March 24th.   The Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is entirely volunteer-based with no central facility, so dogs are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. The majority of costs are shouldered by the rescue, not the foster…

The Easiest Fundraiser of All…Just Eat!

"Dine Out for LifeScape" is Tuesday, March 21st, followed by the first ever LifeScape radiothon on March 23rd.

Help support a wonderful cause in Sioux Falls just by going out to eat. “Dine Out for LifeScape,” is Tuesday, March 21 and area restaurants are donating a portion of their sales for the day to LifeScape. Restaurants include the Original Pancake House, The Keg, Camille’s, The Barrel House, Krav’n, Honey Baked Ham, both Noodles & Company, plus all five Dairy Queen…

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…

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…

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…