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NHL Draftees Play for Scouts in Sioux Falls in Top Prospects Game

Forty top NHL draftees are playing in Sioux Falls next week for the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and you can catch all the action at the Premier Center. Every NHL team will even have scouts at the game. Jim Olander with the Sioux Falls Stampede says Sioux Falls was chosen through a bidding process between all USHL cities. They had…

How to Be Heart Healthy in 2017

IT'S ABOUT RECOGNIZING SYMPTOMS AND MAKING SMALL CHANGES

Taking steps to improve your heart health should be a priority this year. Symptoms of heart problems can be different for men and women, according to Dr. Tom Stys from Sanford Hospital. He said it’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you experience any abnormal symptoms. Chrissy Meyer from the American Heart Association said to improve your heart health it’s…

Local Organization Helps Kids in Nicaragua Through Baseball

"Helping Kids Round First"

A South Dakota charity is using baseball to improve the lives of kids in Nicaragua. “Helping Kids Round First” is teaming up with former Twins pitcher and four-time world champ Jack Morris for the cause. Craig Severtson, the founder and CEO of Helping Kids Round First, says the organization was started simply by a group of doctors taking some baseball…

Meet Our New KDLT News Today Co-Anchor, Ahtra Elnashar

KDLT News Today is debuting an exciting change for the start of 2017. Wisconsin native and University of Minnesota graduate Ahtra Elnashar joins KDLT News Today’s Sarah Blakely weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Monday, January 2. Throughout the first week of January, watch the morning show to learn more about Ahtra!

Badlands Weekly: Forget New Year’s Resolutions

KBAD IS TELLING LISTENERS TO KICK BACK AND SKIP THE GYM IN 2017

DJ Kris Knight is calling KBAD the “Anti-Resolution Institution” and is telling listeners it’s okay to give yourself a break this New Year. KBAD is giving away a luxury bed recliner, food from Famous Dave’s, and booze to help some lucky winners do just that. Knight said listeners can call in starting Monday morning. For more information about the contest, visit KBAD’s…

CenturyLink Accepting Applications For Teacher Technology Grants

School may be out for a few more days, but CenturyLink is already gearing up to help teachers in the classroom. The company is taking applications for technology grants that could help teachers buy some new equipment for their students. Rachel Woodman, market development manager with CenturyLink, says this is a nationwide grant initiative with the goal of giving away…

Maintaining a Healthy Sleep Schedule During the Holidays

Juna Sleep Systems talks about the importance of a proper sleep schedule, especially for kids

“Bedtime” might not be the most popular time of day for kids, but a small business in Sioux Falls wants to help make sure the whole family is getting the sleep they need. Justin Waggoner, owner and founder of Juna Sleep Systems, stopped by the KDLT News studio to offer tips on finding consistency during a hectic holiday season.

Sioux Falls hardware store catches fire overnight

No injuries reported in hardware store garage fire

Firefighters quickly put out a fire at a Sioux Falls hardware store late Monday night. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire at Robson True Value Hardware in the 2300 block of West 12th Street at 11:15 p.m. Officials say crews found fire and smoke coming from the garage doors at the back of the building. They were…

Badlands Weekly: What to Know Before Hitting the Range

It's business as usual at the Badlands Gun Range and Gun Shop

It’s business as usual at the Badlands Gun Range and Gun Shop.  The range has a variety of firearms from handguns to fully automatic assault rifles and 14 lanes available for shooters. Military members are invited every Monday. Service men and women enjoy 50% off all lane and gun rentals. Wednesday is ladies night at the range. Women receive 50%…

Sanford Profile in the KDLT Kitchen: Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Lead Dietitian for profile Alyssa Sorenson joined us in the KDLT Kitchen

Christmas is quickly approaching and with numerous holiday parties, family gatherings, and of course, you can’t forget the desserts, it’s hard to stay on track with eating healthy for the holidays. Lead Dietitian for profile Alyssa Sorenson joined us in the KDLT Kitchen with a few tips on how to not overindulge this holiday season. “Swapping” is a good method…

Trendy Tips to Dress Up Your Gifts: Christmas Wrapping the Unique Way

Blank Paper Opens to Opportunity for A Unique, Customizable Gift

Christmas is less than a week away and with the holiday, comes all the wrapping. Whether the gifts are large or small, there are always little ways to dress up the packaging. Calligrapher Chelsey Burtis stopped by KDLT News Today to share some tips on how to make your Christmas gifts unique and fun. Her main tip: invest in plain…

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Behind On Fundraising Goals

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign has set a goal of $350,000. The fundraiser ends the afternoon of Christmas Eve, which is this Saturday, but the Salvation Army is far behind its goal. Major Tom Riggs says they’re over $100,000 behind, and he attributes the shortage to poor weather conditions and a “shorter” December. He says because Christmas Day falls…

Critter Corner: Keeping Pets Safe During Winter

If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them

Winter didn’t go easy on us this weekend, and when it’s too cold for you to be outside, it’s too cold for your pets to be outside, too. Justin Shatto from Woofs and Waves says just because your dog has a thick coat of fur, severe wind chills and air temperatures can cut through their coat quickly. Shatto says putting…

Badlands Gun Range Still Open for Business

The Badlands Gun Range and Gun Store are still open for business, and they have everything you need to find a last-minute gift for the hunter in your family. Tim Maxon, the manager at Badlands Gun Store, says he’s taken quite a few calls lately from people asking if the gun range and store are still in business. He says…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Mark Wood Performs With 3,000 Students

Sioux Falls Public and Catholic Schools Students perform "Electrify Your Symphony"

World-famous rock violinist and original member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra Mark Wood is bringing his talents to the PREMIER Center this weekend. He’ll be performing with nearly 3,000 local students from Sioux Falls Public and Catholic Schools for the “Electrify Your Symphony” concert. Wood says he travels the country performing with students in each city he visits. He says he feels…

Recipe: Holiday Drinks from the FitChic

The FitChic Annie Mello from CPMFITness shares some low-calorie drink ideas for the adults that can also be substituted to be mocktails, too. Fit Chic Pumpkin Martini 4 oz Vanilla Vodka (3 olives or sSmirnoff) 1 teaspoon of stevia 5 oz coconut creamer 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree Pumpkin Pie Spice and cinnamon to taste Directions: Add all ingredients to a cocktail…

Stampede Sport Ugly Sweater Jerseys Friday Night

Sioux Falls Stampede take on Lincoln Stars

Our Sioux Falls Stampede takes on the Lincoln Stars this Friday night at the PREMIER Center. They’ll be wearing some ugly sweater jerseys for the game that were designed by a fan. Jim Olander with the Stampede says they teamed up with the Salvation Army last year for the inaugural Ugly Christmas Sweater jersey game. The Stampede organization wanted to…