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Adventures With Ahtra: Wild Kingdom

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Since 1962, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom has entertained and educated viewers about wildlife and nature. Now, Wild Kingdom is back as a web series to bring viewers a closer look at the animal kingdom. One of the wild guides of Wild Kingdom is Stephanie Arne, who stopped by KDLT News Today to introduce Blaise and Ahtra to some of…

Extreme Fundraiser For Big Brothers Big Sisters Takes Donors To New Heights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- An extreme fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire is taking donors to new heights. Over the Edge is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire to allow participants to rappel down the six-story Raven Building in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls. Participants must raise $1,000 or more to take…

Heritage Music Festival Offering Performances For All Ages

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The organizers of the 13th Annual Heritage Music Festival are inviting families to spend a day filled with musical performances to benefit local children. The festival will feature live country, gospel and variety music by performers from across South Dakota on Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Elk Point Jefferson School Gym….

Meet Miss South Dakota, Miranda Mack

Mack will compete in the Miss America pageant on September 10

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It only took Miranda Mack one try to win the crown of Miss South Dakota in the Miss America pageant circuit. Winning the Miss South Dakota crown is something Mack says she never expected. Three months before Mack won the state title, she was crowned Miss SDSU, a title she also never thought she’d win. “I thought, you…

Adventures With Ahtra: BMX

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Before claiming titles in X Games around the world and having his own video game, Reuel Erickson was practicing the basics that made him a BMX legend. “There was a group of us that went out and started travelling, and then we went through this whole explosion period of holy cow, we’re not just riding in the back…

Sanford’s Profile Perform Products Aim To Manage Weight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Eating well and exercising is always a good idea but sometimes you need an extra boost, which is why Profile by Sanford launched their line of Profile Perform products for before and after workouts. Profile by Sanford is a program that helps clients live a healthy lifestyle with fitness, meal plans and individualized coaching. Alyssa Koens, a dietitian with…

Local Artists Headline July Downtown Block Party

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls is treating the public to a free block party on the Eastbank on Friday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. The local and regional artists scheduled to perform are Taylor Riley, Erik Koskinen and Rich Show and the Working Poor. Performances will start at 5:30 p.m. and play until 11 p.m. For more on the…

The Rib Shack Serving One-Of-A-Kind Barbecue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It started as something for their four kids to do over the summer and 10 years later, Cedrick and Annie Donaway are still running The Rib Shack as a catering business and food truck. Everything on the menu is made from scratch. The Donaways guarantee their customers won’t find barbecue like theirs anywhere else. Cedrick grew up in…

Healthy 4th Of July Recipes With The Fit Chic Annie Mello

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- To keep our 4th of July celebrations guilt-free, the Fit Chic Annie Mello stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share some healthy, patriotic recipes that the whole family will enjoy. American Flag Fruit Skewers:  12 wooden skewers 1 pound of strawberries (halved) 6 ounces blueberries 3 bananas Directions: Rinse and dry berries. Chop the stems off strawberries, then cut into halves from…

Adventures With Ahtra: 3 Degrees Infrared Saunas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Inside the doors of 3 Degrees is a calming, spa-like atmosphere, but it’s not a spa; 3 degrees is a wellness concept consisting of infrared sauna rooms where guests sweat, sometimes as a substitute for going to the gym. “When we designed it, we wanted people to be comfortable, we wanted them to feel like they could come…

The Sub Hub Of Sioux Falls Offers Fresh Options For Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Since 2010, Jon and Michelle Hoffman have been serving up fresh sandwiches, wraps and more out of their food truck, The Sub Hub of Sioux Falls. With two little boys, the Hoffmans say they love working as a family. They started their food truck back in 2010. Jon says it was a challenging time for food trucks…

Summer Home Decor Trends From Conversation Piece

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A local mother-daughter duo has taken their sense of style and business skills to open Conversation Piece, a new home decor and furniture store in Sioux Falls. Patience Pickner and her daughter, Chelsea Tracy from Conversation Piece stopped by KDLT News Today to show off their new pieces for summer, focusing on silk flowers and versatile pieces, like trays…

8th Grade Girl Uses Her Summer To Help Others

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For many kids, summer is a time to sleep in and play outside; for 12-year-old Camilla Portz, it’s a time to serve her community. Portz got the idea for Embe’s Camp ChangeMaker after participating in Embe’s Camp CEO, a four-day camp for girls in sixth to eighth grade to learn about leadership. Portz says volunteering was her…

Adventures With Ahtra: Canaries Baseball

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Canaries expect nothing but the best from their players, so only a select few actually make the team. “It’s fierce competition out there. It’s a grind. You know, you have to be willing to put in the time, the effort,” says Field Manager Mike Meyers. Baseball is a mental game, which is why the coach says women…

Squealer’s Smoke Shack Introduces New Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Family-owned Squealer’s Smoke Shack is rolling out a new menu for summer at their barbecue restaurant in Tea. The new menu includes specials that were frequently requested by customers, like their “Angry Boss” sandwich and Grandma’s Mac and Cheese. To see the full new menu, click here. Andrea Kuiper and her husband started Squealer’s with a food truck in…

Ella Reid Kicks Off Midwest Tour In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Texas-based singer and songwriter, Ella Reid is bringing her Americana-style music to the Midwest with tour stops in Sioux Falls, Stillwater and Minneapolis. Reid will be performing at McNally’s Irish Pub in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. When Reid isn’t on tour, she’s busy writing and recording her next album. She grew up…