KDLT News Today Interviews

Top 5 Fitness Trends of 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – At the turn of the New Year, many of us resolve to eat better, hit the gym, and live an overall healthier lifestyle. Joining us Thursday morning to talk more about getting into shape is Brittany Gorres-Martens from the Exercise and Sport Sciences Department at Augustana University, with a list of the top fitness trends for…

Wired Wednesday: How Much More Can Your New Smart Speaker Can Do?

If all you're asking Alexa for is the forecast, you're missing out

Will Bushee of BrightPlanet and Wired for Coding explains how the new smart speaker in your home is so much more sophisticated than we give it credit for and how to take advantage of its capabilities. Below, he also addresses the concerns users might have over privacy issues.

Addressing Concerns Over GMO Crops

Why a growing number of South Dakota soybean crops rely on the technology

Josh Kayser, a soybean farmer from Emery, South Dakota talks with KDLT about how much of the state’s soybean crop is genetically modified, the reasons behind the increasing number of acres, and addresses safety concerns with the technology. “The number one thing I’d like anybody to know about my farm, a 5th generation farmer, is legacy is important to us….

Warriors Never Give Up Aims to Get Veterans Outdoors

Healing service members physically, emotionally, and spiritually is the Brandon organization's goal

Troy Miller, a West Point graduate, and Army veteran had heard about the organization Warriors Never Give Up through Archery Outfitters. Earlier this year, he made contact with one of the co-founders and took part in a fishing event at Dry Lake #2. Ever since then he’s been hooked and wanting to do more both with and for the organization. He…

Small Business Spotlight: The Carrot Seed

Check out how much easier (and fun) being in the kitchen can be with these great gift ideas

From an Angry Mama to a product called Beeswrap that keeps flying off the shelf, even a contraption that’ll have you enjoying using Saran Wrap, check out these last minute Christmas gift ideas. The owner of The Carrot Seed, a kitchen store in Brookings, joined KDLT Today on Friday morning in the studio with insight on the fun products her…

Dozens of Homeless Families Waiting to Be Part of This Program

The commitment all are required to make to become a resident of Heartland House is big, but worth it

An estimated 38 million households in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck and only 17 percent are estimated to have a three-month emergency fund. The numbers are staggering but help explain the increasing number of homeless families in the Sioux Empire struggling to get back into a stable living situation. An organization instrumental in helping here locally is Heartland House, a…

One of the Best, Most Unused Features of Fitness Trackers

If you're serious about losing weight, your food is also something you need to follow

Fitness trackers continue to be one of the most commonly requested gifts for the holidays. We love them, but we appear to rarely be using them to their full potential. Augustana Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Brittany Gorres-Martens explains the benefits of tracking what you eat.  

Wired Wednesdays: 5 Ways to Stay Virtually Connected Over the Holidays

From Google Hangout to Postagram - family and friends are just a click away

Not everyone has the luxury of family nearby or the ability to travel long distances over the holidays to see loved ones. For those left wanting to connect but with miles between, there are incredible resources now to do just that. In this week’s edition of Wired Wednesdays, Chris Prendergast of Click Rain offers five easy ways to virtually spend…

Out and About: What’s Happening the Week of 12/18

Addie Graham-Kramer joins us with fun ways to destress, treat yourself, and the kids this holiday week

If you haven’t baked cookies yet for the kids or Santa, don’t worry! Check out the great events happening this week to help you out, including a fun gathering to also make reindeer food and a chance to cut loose and de-stress ahead of company coming this weekend! Click on the link above for more information!

Hailey Steele to Headline Christmas in the Country

Local kickoff to her Christmas concert tour to benefit Sioux Valley Optimists

Dave Martin with the Sioux Valley Optimists talks about what Hailey Steele’s participation and the concert mean to the Optimists programming. Most if not all of the organization’s efforts go to help area children who might otherwise go unnoticed. To learn more, click on the interview above. For more on Friday night’s concert, click here. And if you haven’t check…

What Net Neutrality Loss Could Mean to You

Local tech expert Will Bushee says with technology being so complicated, you may never know how it's impacting you

Will Bushee of Brightplanet says he’s not surprised by the Federal Communications Commission’s 3 to 2 vote yesterday removing Net Neutrality protection for consumers. But he is disappointed. “There are a lot of cases where they (internet service providers) have actually done that – blocked services or slowed things down, like video services that might have competed with their own….

The First Commercial Tenant Moves Into Washington Square

The massive downtown redevelopment project features a mix of commercial, retail, parking ramp, condos

A Sioux Falls-based stone supplier will be the first business to move into the multi-million dollar Washington Square development in downtown Sioux Falls. L.G. Everist, Inc will be one of the anchor commercial tenants in the new space on the fourth floor of the eight-floor condo, retail, commercial, and mixed-use space overlooking both the downtown area and the Washington Pavilion. Partners involved in…

Cookies & Cocktails: Easy Ways to Entertain this Holiday Season

Addie Graham-Kramer joins us with fun ways to treat family and friends

From sugar cookie decorating and take-home boxes for the kids to sprinkle rim glasses of milk and a festive eggnog for the adults, entertaining this season shouldn’t cause you anxiety or drain your wallet. Addie Graham-Kramer, president of the Event Company, offers a few fun ways to gather stress-free and provide a festive atmosphere for all.

Cutest Carolers You’ll See This Season

Children from the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire perform for local gatherings

“It is so fun to see everyone’s face light up when the kids are performing,” said Amy Sumner from the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire. Sumner joined us in the KDLT Studios Thursday morning to talk about the club’s caroling program where children come and carol in exchange for a donation to the club. She says it’s a…

A New Take on Holiday Fruitcake

Check out the key ingredients in Chef Scott Teal's fruit flambe'

From a unique trick to more affordably decorate sugar cookies for the holidays, to pistachio eclaire’s, pretzel squares with melted rolo’s, and fruit stirred into a sugary mix of rum soaked goodness, Chef Scott Teal from Hy-Vee really outdid himself this Christmas season. Check out what he prepared in the KDLT Kitchen and the simple explanation he offered for preparing each delicacy.

Wired Wednesday: Carla White on the Addictiveness of Social Media

Despite Facebook denying any problems, a growing chorus of voices is raising concerns

Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker, recently said that the social media platform exploits a “vulnerability in human psychology” to addict its users. And he’s not the only one sounding the alarm right now. A former Facebook vice president, also recently told an audience at Stanford that the company is “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” Carla White,…

Nashville Recording Artist Headlines Hope Haven International Concert

Hear how the Sioux Falls-based international non-profit has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives

Nashville recording artist Jill Miller joined us in the KDLT studios ahead of an upcoming concert to benefit Hope Haven International. The international non-profit that aims, among other things, to increase mobility for those with disabilities across the globe. Hope Haven volunteers refurbish used and donated wheelchairs and prepare them for shipment overseas. A pediatric wheelchair, the KidChair, is manufactured new. To…

Stampede’s “Ugly Sweater” Jersey Actually Pretty Swanky

The design done by a local hockey fan is one you can actually get your hands on Saturday night

The Sioux Falls Stampede will host its 4th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Night this Saturday night at the PREMIER Center. It is a fun night of giveaways, jerseys auctioned off, contests, and visits with Santa (not to mention hockey)! This year’s ugly sweater jersey design was created by Ryan Quam. The team will be wearing the jerseys during the game….

Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network Continues to Grow

More than 1000 strong already, the organization aims to attract new members with it's premier event of the season

There is a lot of excitement surrounding the 2017 Kringle, the Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network event of the season. This year, the event will be held on the stage at the Washington Pavilion. Organizers believe it will be an incredible event and a great opportunity for members to network. Sioux Falls YPN has almost 1000 members already, and with a…