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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,…

A Safer Halloween for Seniors

Local visiting nurse service offers advice for family members

It can be a real treat for seniors still living at home, to see and interact with children during Halloween. But All Hallows’ Eve can sometimes be more frightening than fun for those living with vision, memory, or other challenges. Visiting Angels in Sioux Falls stopped by the KDLT news studio with suggestions for a safe night of trick-or-treaters coming…

Where You Should Be Putting Your Money

A local financial adviser says too many people are losing out in one area especially

Brock Hyde of Hyline Wealth, a local investment firm, offers insights into the stock market and what you might do with your money as the Dow reaches record highs. He adds too many people are missing out on matching funds with their 401k, because they aren’t investing anything in the first place. He also talks about why it may be…

3 Fun Halloween Projects for the Family

Event specialist Addie Graham-Kramer joins KDLT in studio with these easy seasonal treats

Ghosts to give away, spider sandwiches, and decked out pumpkins are just a few of the fun and easy projects you might tackle with the family to get into the Halloween spirit. Event specialist Addie Graham-Kramer stopped into the KDLT studios Wednesday to give a quick how-to!

3 Easy, Effective Strength Training Moves

Whether you're at home or at the gym, these moves are worth fitting into your day

One of the most important elements of a healthy body and a good workout is strength training. Yet so few seem to take advantage of the incredible opportunities to incorporate weights into their daily routine, either at home, or the gym. Fitness instructor Greta Gildemeister joined us in the studio from Great Life Fitness in Sioux Falls to talk about…

Could Your Weight Be a Major Cancer Risk Factor?

Local physician doesn't shy away from having this tough conversation with her patients

There are 13 cancers linked to being overweight and obesity, yet few physicians are willing to talk with patients about the risk. Dr. Julie Reiland, breast surgeon with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care, says we must do a better job of having this conversation, if we truly want to prevent many cancer diagnosis from ever happening in the first place.

Dine Out for Lifescape

Annual event features growing list of local restaurants donating to families with disabilities

There are more than 4,000 families in the Sioux Empire that rely on Lifescape for assistance of some form, to help them with the challenges of living with a disability. It’s been a busy season for the organization with fundraisers and the latest is Tuesday, October 24th. Supporting restaurants in town will donate a percentage of proceeds for the day’s…

Busy Pheasant Season Ahead Despite Predictions of Lackluster Hunt

Pheasants Forever encourages hunters need to keep at it, birds are out there

Matt Morlock with Pheasants Forever joined KDLT in studio Friday to preview the opening of the 2017 Pheasant Hunting Season. He acknowledged the numbers are down but said the birds are out there, hunters may just need to stay at it longer given the reduced population and that many of the corn fields have yet to be harvested so they’ve…

Spooky Seas Event

Butterfly House and Marine Cove closing early Friday to transform into a Halloween spectacular for all ages

Friday, October 20th from 5:30p-8:30p, the Sioux Falls Butterfly House & Marine Cove will turn into Sea of Spookiness. The family friendly event is the center’s 6th annual Halloween celebration. Kids of all ages are invited to dress up and go on a Treasure Hunt throughout the facility in the quest for buried treasure. Tickets are required and it is suggested…

What If You Were Really Put to the Test?

Local attorney, Carolyn Thompson, shares the fight of her life in the hopes of inspiring others

Carolyn Thompson was stunned to learn from her doctor that she might only have six to eight weeks to live after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She is currently in remission and still actively receiving treatments, but when she can, she is sharing her story in the hopes of reminding others to live their lives to the fullest. She…

Fostering Growth of Women in Agriculture

South Dakota organization promotes professional development and personal down-time

They are an integral part of the operations on countless farms throughout South Dakota, yet women in farming are often an unrecognized part of the team getting things done and making business-related decisions. In an effort to promote women in farming, their role in the operations, their knowledge of industry trends, and to promote taking a little down time, South…

New Insurance Rates Requested for 2018

Local health providers propose adjusted numbers for 2018 as Congress tries to work out a plan on subsidies

Local health care providers met a 6pm deadline on Tuesday for proposed new health insurance premium rates for 2018. Consumers still on Obamacare continue to be concerned about not only the cost of care but also access to care moving forward, according to Debra Muller, CEO of Avera Health Plans. This comes despite a bipartisan agreement reached this week that…

Local Theatre Company Performs “The Witches”

Recently renovated Sioux Empire Community Theatre to host the spooky fall production

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre group has an incredibly busy calendar the rest of 2017, practicing for and performing on average, one play per month. And it doesn’t end there. For more on the fall line-up, including this month’s performance of “The Witches”, click the link above.

The Art of Rosemaling

Local woman hopes to teach future generations about the craft

Eileen Halverson is never sure who might show up, but every month, she gathers her painting materials and heads to the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Sioux Falls to demonstrate a tradition unique to her heritage – Rosemaling. She is there from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17. Click the link above to learn more about Eileen…

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…