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Why the Holidays are Hard on Your Heart

This time of year especially, pay close attention to the warning signs

While heart disease can affect anyone at any time, the holidays tend to be a more stressful, indulgent time of year. And it puts more stress on already compromised hearts. Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association of North and South Dakota joined KDLT in the studio to talk about a heart-healthy holiday season. To learn more about the warning signs…

3 Things First-Time Home Buyers Should Prepare For

In an incredibly tight housing market, what new owners need to succeed

According to the Realtor Association of the Sioux Empire, home buyers continue to face a tight housing market. Demand along with other factors has driven up the Median Sales Price 5.8 percent to $190,250. Days on Market was also down 10.2 percent to 79 days, and sellers were encouraged as the Months Supply of Homes for Sale was down 20.5…

Broadway Hits Take Stage at the Pavilion

An incredible line-up is set to perform in downtown Sioux Falls

From smaller, more local productions and regional shows that you love and recognize to long-standing classic touring Broadway hits, the shows pulling into town and performing at the Washington Pavilion are astounding. If you’ve not been downtown in awhile to view the line-up or have never been to a show in the classic theatre, now may be the time. We…

4 of the Best Reasons to Have Kids Help in the Kitchen

For starters, cooking at home makes them more likely to sit down with family to eat

It’s important to get kids into the kitchen, says cooking instructor Billy Mawhiney. Mawhiney will be leading a class on Thanksgiving Prep for kids, among others, at Plum’s Cooking Company this coming weekend. He says studies show kids get better grades, have a better self-image, and are more likely to eat something they make themselves if they are involved in the…

What Downtown Sioux Falls May Look Like in Near Future

Downtown development and revitalization projects will most likely attract Millennials and retirees

With all of the new development, urban infill, and other downtown revitalization projects underway, Director of Planning and Building Services, Mike Cooper, sat down with KDLT to talk about what Sioux Falls may look like in the near future and the type of homebuyer/renter all of the new residential spaces may attract.  

Incredible Response to Local Lakota Language Class

Instructor Tim Easter says he planned for maybe a few to show

The launch of a Lakota language class recently in Sioux Falls is part of a broader movement across the nation to try and save the Native languages that remain and help Native Americans reclaim a quickly disappearing part of their heritage and culture. Languages nationwide are disappearing as older generations pass on. Recognizing this, more groups like the one Easter…

Sioux Falls Startup Weekend is Looking for You

Entrepreneurs, it's time to take your business idea to the next level

  Connections are what the 4th annual Sioux Falls Startup Weekend is all about. The two-day entrepreneurial event at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship kicks off November 10. The volunteer team of experts available to you is unlike any other you’ll find, at least at this stage of the game. And for KDLT viewers, a special discount is available! Grab…

Fighting Pain Without Pills

Local chiropractic clinic teams up with The Salvation Army on nationwide addiction prevention program

Back and body pain affects millions of Americans. In an effort to keep the nation healthy and off of potentially addicting pain medications, a national chiropractic health care chain is offering a special opportunity for first-time visitors to any of its clinics. While the incentives vary, in South Dakota, $20 from each new patient visit will be donated to The…

2018 Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Opens

CEO of Avera Health Plan recommends health care consumers decide quickly, but shop around before buying

Open enrollment for Obamacare 2018 starts this week but with major changes that could affect thousands in South Dakota. The enrollment period is shorter than in years past, there will be minor scheduled interruptions to the process, and plans may cost more than consumers were originally expecting given the President’s slashing of subsidies to providers. It all means that, on…

3 Steps to Prevent Aging Over the Holidays

Among the advice from nutritional researcher and author Dr. Jonny Bowden - keep stress low and hydrate

The holidays can be a challenge for even the healthiest among us. Halloween through New Years is often hectic, full of snacks, too much alcohol, late nights, and crazy family members, all of which can accelerate your aging process. Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of “The Nutrition Myth Buster”, talks through some simple ways to get through the holiday season without…

Card Tricks to Celebrate Houdini

Local magician Travis Nye explains another reason to celebrate the Halloween holiday

October 31 is not only Halloween, it is also the culmination of National Magic Week in the United States, in honor of legendary magician Harry Houdini. Houdini died Harry died of peritonitis, secondary to a ruptured appendix, on October 31, 1926 in Detroit’s Grace Hospital at the age of 52. In honor of his life and his mark on the trade, local…

Dancing With the Local Stars

Upcoming Sioux Falls event to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Local celebrities along with their dance instructors have spent the last eight to ten weeks practicing for an event that aims to help tens of thousands of adults and children living with mental health issues throughout the Sioux Empire. The culmination of their hard work will be showcased this Saturday, November 4th at the local Dancing With the Sioux Falls…

Why Protection Orders Often Don’t Work

Local victims advocacy organization shares how family, friends can help a loved one in trouble

Michelle Markgraf from the Sioux Falls based Compass Center talks about the tragic loss of a young mother from Mitchell, why 36-year-old Marie Brinker may have let her husband come back home even after filing a protection order, and the resources available for families facing a situation of domestic violence. Brinker suffocated after having a sock stuffed in her mouth,…