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Beer, Books, Storytelling and that Aha Moment

The REACH Brewhaha is a fundraiser with beer tasting, true tales and storytelling.

When you think reading, you think of beer, right? That’s the thought anyway behind this year’s REACH Brewhaha fundraiser. REACH is a small non-profit that teaches adults to read, write and improve life skills. The event is March 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature seven storytellers from around the area that will  have five to 10 minutes…

Saying “Goodbye” To Carbs With The Fit Chic Annie Mello

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As swimsuit season approaches, now is a good time to cut back on carbs that get us through winter and trade them in for something healthier. The Fit Chic Annie Mello offers creative ways to use cauliflower instead of carbs without compromising on taste! Below are a couple of Mello’s recipes for creative carb substitutes. For more…

Pianist Calvin Jones Returns to South Dakota

Calvin Jones represents a new generation of artists who embody the full spectrum of what modern solo piano offers today's audiences.

  International recording artist Calvin Jones returns to South Dakota where we was born and raised to give glory to God on his “Coming Home Tour.” Calvin was born in Eureka, South Dakota, grew up in Pierre, started playing the piano at the age of six and started composing his own music at the age of 10. “For me, I’m a…

All Aboard! Greater Sioux Falls Model Train Shows Chugs Into Town

The Greater Sioux Falls Model Train Show and Swap Meet is Saturday and Sunday at the multi-cultural center.

    If you love model trains, the Greater Sioux Falls model railroad train show and swap meet is where you need to be this weekend. Doors for the event open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25th, at the muti-cultural center located at 515 North Main Avenue in Sioux Falls. Once inside, check out the model railroad vendors from…

Adventures With Ahtra: Firefighter Fitness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It takes a lot of courage, discipline and of course, physical strength to work for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. Before entering the force, each firefighter must pass a fitness test to make sure they’re in shape for anything their job demands. The IPAT, or Incumbent Physical Agility Test, involves a series of tasks which simulate scenarios that firefighters experience….

How To Fight Illness With Fitness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- During a major weather transition, like going from winter to spring, it can feel miserable to fight off a cold while dealing with seasonal allergies. The owners of CPM Fitness in Sioux Falls, Annie and Chris Mello have some tips for fighting off illness by staying active. Annie suggests doing some simple yoga sequences to keep your body…

“Corks and Collars” Event to Promote Dogs and Dollars

Sioux Empire Pit Rescue will host its second annual “Corks and Collars” fundraiser event at Chef Dominique’s in downtown Sioux Falls.

    The Sioux Empire Pit Rescue will host its second annual “Corks and Collars” fundraiser event at Chef Dominique’s on Friday, March 24th.   The Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is entirely volunteer-based with no central facility, so dogs are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. The majority of costs are shouldered by the rescue, not the foster…

The Easiest Fundraiser of All…Just Eat!

"Dine Out for LifeScape" is Tuesday, March 21st, followed by the first ever LifeScape radiothon on March 23rd.

Help support a wonderful cause in Sioux Falls just by going out to eat. “Dine Out for LifeScape,” is Tuesday, March 21 and area restaurants are donating a portion of their sales for the day to LifeScape. Restaurants include the Original Pancake House, The Keg, Camille’s, The Barrel House, Krav’n, Honey Baked Ham, both Noodles & Company, plus all five Dairy Queen…

The Best Shopping In Sioux Falls All In One Place

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The top boutiques in Sioux Falls are all coming together for a night of shopping at Canton Barn on Wednesday for a second “Clothes til Close” event. The shopping event runs from 5-8:30 p.m. with vendors like Jamie’s Boutique, J.Ella Boutique, The Paisley Pod, Filly Flair and many more selling their top items for spring. The same event…

U.S. Restricts Laptops And Other Devices In Carry-Ons From Some Flights

NEW RESTRICTIONS GO INTO EFFECT SATURDAY

WASHINGTON- The United States is giving some airlines in certain Middle Eastern cities until Saturday to implement a restriction on electronics larger than a smartphone from carry-on luggage on passenger flights. According to NBC News, devices like iPads, laptops and e-readers will have to be kept in checked baggage under this new policy. The only exceptions apply to medical devices…

Magician Travis Nye Pulls Trick On Unsuspecting Anchor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Magician Travis Nye is always one step ahead of his audience, which is what makes his performances something you have to see to believe. He performs across the Sioux Empire and also teaches magic classes for kids. When our morning anchor, Ahtra Elnashar invited him on KDLT News Today, she expected to learn a magic trick and…

Adventures With Ahtra: Industrial Workout At Coast 2 Coast Fitness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It seems like every week someone invents a new type of workout, so when Ahtra heard about a gym that hits tires with sledge hammers for exercise, she knew she had to try it. Trainers at Coast 2 Coast Fitness live by the philosophy, “Make it work,” using whatever they have, whether it be tires or boxes,…

St. Patrick’s Day “People’s Parade” Coming To Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The streets of downtown Sioux Falls are expected to be filled with spectators for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 18. The grand marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Larry Fuller says he’s honored to carry the responsibilities of leading this year’s festivities, beginning with the Painting of the Shamrock at the…

Spring into Service by Volunteering in Sioux Falls

Feel good about yourself and help the community by becoming a volunteer.

  On Monday, March 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Helpline Center will hold, “Spring into Service,” a day of volunteering at the Nonprofit Center. The event will provide hands on volunteer projects with area nonprofit organizations.   All projects are open to kids, adults, groups, businesses and anyone who would like to volunteer. If you are interested…

Pita Pit Offers Healthy Food Alternatives

Looking for a healthy food choice while on the go? Pita Pit is right up your alley.

Tom and Annette Cruse, owners of all three Pita Pit locations in the Sioux Falls area, stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share healthier and more flavorful alternatives to traditional fast food. “It’s more of a flatbread,” Pita Pit owner Tom Cruse said, “You won’t be stuffed with the thick bread. We stuff it with 90 percent ingredients and only…

Put Your Best Fork Forward

Health tips to help seniors and their family caregivers make better food choices and create a healthy eating style.

March is national nutrition month and Tony Mau from “Right at Home,” made a visit to the KDLT Kitchen to share health tips for seniors and their family caregivers to make better food choices and create a healthy eating style.   Changing your diet for the better doesn’t have to be a drastic overhaul. Instead of an unhealthy snack, grab…

Author Credits South Dakota Roots For His Success

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Starting the fastest-growing United Methodist church at age 24 wasn’t something South Dakota native, Adam Weber ever thought was possible. Now 10 years later, he’s releasing his new book, “Talking with God” to share his experiences and help others develop their faith. Weber says his book is for anyone who is looking to further their faith…