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10 Foods to Help Fight a Cold

Or at least a few good staples to help you feel better when a cold or the flu has you down

Chicken noodle soup, crackers, and 7 UP used to be staples in homes across America when it came to nursing a loved one back to health from a cold or the flu. But a lot of foods are rich in nutrients and can help fight infections and help prevent illness. Chef Scott Teal from Hy-Vee joined us in the studio…

Why the Holidays Can Trigger Depression

Be willing to sincerely check on loved ones you're worried about, experts say

There are a lot of factors this time of year that might trigger depression. The lack of daylight, loved ones lost, financial struggles to keep up with the expectations of gift giving, and parties you don’t really feel like going to can all come crashing in on someone already struggling around the holidays. In fact, the combination of factors can…

Small Business Spotlight on Paul’s Rent-a-Chicken

All week we are featuring unique small local businesses leading up to Small Business Saturday

For those looking for a unique gift for the family this holiday season, a Sioux Falls man has hatched quite the business idea. Paul Wielocha recently started Paul’s Rent-a-Chicken after realizing the benefits of having his own backyard coop. He says he feels more connected to the food that he feeds his family, it’s been a bonding experience for him and…

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…

Veterans Day Programs in South Dakota

Several observances and ceremonies take place Friday ahead of the official holiday

Due to the Veterans Day holiday on Saturday, November 11, you might check with your state and local offices before you head out today as many are closing their offices in observance. There are a number of Veterans Day ceremonies taking place throughout the state and region this weekend. The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs lists this morning at 9…

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…

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…

Caring for Those with Cancer

Local foundation helps with the every day financial challenges that often accompany a diagnosis

Providing relief to patients and families going through active cancer treatment is the goal of the Guiding Hand Foundation – a locally born, grassroots nonprofit, founded on the commitment that all funds raised stay within our local community. Thanks to hundreds of volunteers and donated hours, all proceeds raised through events throughout the year, including this weekend’s Angels of Light…

Willing and Able to Work

Forum aims to encourage South Dakota employers to consider those with special needs for job vacancies

At a time many South Dakota employers are struggling to find help, or the right help, a reminder there may be a group of locals out there just waiting for the right opportunity. A special forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, featuring nationally renowned speaker, Chris Koch, to educate employers on the benefits…

Spoke-N-Sport Opens New Brookings Location

After 30 years of one location in Sioux Falls, an indication the biking market is heating up in South Dakota

Chad Pickard of the Sioux Falls based Spoke-N-Sport is excited to be a part of a growing community of outdoor enthusiasts in the Brookings area. Spoke-n-Sport is opening a second location in the Brookings on Friday as biking becomes a focus of the city’s long-term overall growth plan.

Rain Slows Fall Harvest

Corn harvest in South Dakota is typically around 19 percent by now

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Rain and thunderstorms have slowed the harvest across much of eastern South Dakota. According to the weekly crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an inch or more of rain fell across most of the eastern part of the state. Producers were completing late-season haying in other parts of the state. Topsoil moisture is still…

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…

More Than 50 Confirmed Dead in Vegas Shooting

Hundreds more are injured as concert-goers at a country music festival are gunned down

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas sheriff says more than 50 people are dead and more than 200 others are injured after an attack at an outdoor concert venue. Officers have reportedly killed the gunman, who was said to be on the 32nd floor of a hotel across from the venue. The gunman opened fire during Jason Aldean’s performance at the…