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Family Health & Safety Event Planned

Many resources available for families at weekend event in Sioux Falls

Making health and fitness fun is the goal for an upcoming event in Sioux Falls. Health Connect of South Dakota is again hosting its fall Health & Safety Festival this Saturday, September 23. There will be opportunities to check your child’s oral health and physical health, get them a haircut, get them fingerprinted so that you have that record, you…

Athleta Coming to Sioux Falls’ Empire Mall

Premier women's clothing brand set to open by end of October

Athleta, the premier performance apparel brand exclusively for women and girls, will soon be open at the Empire Mall. Empire officials announced early Tuesday that the opening will be complete by the end of October inside the mall’s main entrance off of 41st Street, adjacent to LOFT. It will be the retailer’s first location in South Dakota. “We are thrilled…

TH Grey Previews Fall Collection Ahead Of Fashion Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls’ newest boutique has their racks filled with the hottest fall fashion ahead of their Hollywood-inspired fashion show. TH Grey’s Rodeo Drive Runway Show will be hosted by KDLT News Today’s Ahtra Elnashar and Blaise Keller on Friday at Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts promptly at…

Mayors Big Sioux Water Summit

New partnerships are forming in an effort to clean up a South Dakota lifeline

Sediment and e-coli bacteria are two of the biggest challenges facing the Big Sioux River in South Dakota, according to Barry Berg, the Watershed Coordinator for the East Dakota Water Development District. Berg joined KDLT Monday morning in advance of the Big Sioux Water Summit Wednesday in Watertown. He discussed the partnerships forming to improve water quality and outlined why…

Magic Monday With Travis Nye

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Magician Travis Nye is taking Sioux Falls by storm with his street shows, magic classes and now, birthday parties with FlyBoy Donuts! Nye’s private parties with FlyBoy donuts include a 30-minute magic show, food and drinks, as well as use of FlyBoy’s space for two hours. Watch the video above for more details on Nye’s “One Sweet Magic…

Adventures With Ahtra: Cirque Italia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Performers from around the world are bringing their acts to Sioux Falls in Cirque Italia’s Water Circus. Located at the Empire Mall parking lot near JCPenney, shows will be at 7:30 on Friday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 on Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 on Sunday. Watch the video above to see a preview of the performance! Cirque…

Clever Tips For Adding Nutrition To Your Child’s Lunch

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- School is back in session, and summer eating habits can be tough to break. The Fit Chic Annie Mello stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share some delicious ways to sneak nutrition into your child’s lunch. Mello says it’s easier to get a kid excited about their lunch when it’s sported in a cool lunch bag. It’s a…

Most Common Back-to-School Illnesses

This time of year, the kids are bound to get sick and here's why ...

The common cold, strep throat, gastrointestinal issues – there are some common back-to-school bugs pediatricians see this time every year. Dr. Laura Whittington of Sanford Health sits down with KDLT between appointments to talk about what she’s seeing already this fall, what’s worth a trip into the doctor to get checked out, and her best piece of advice to keep…

C-Span Cities Tour Finds Great Local Stops

Production crew makes its way through South Dakota

“We have been blown away, not just by the stories we’re covering and the people that we’ve met, but also your beautiful landscape,” Ashley Hill, a producer from the C-Span Cities Tour, told KDLT when we caught up with them between interviews this past week. The crew was in South Dakota to film a series of interviews for an upcoming…

Preview Of Real Estate Luxury With Fall Parade Of Homes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or remodel your own, the Fall Parade of Homes is giving the public a free opportunity to view the finest homes in the Sioux Empire. From September 16-17 and 23-24, over 60 newly constructed homes throughout Sioux Falls, Brandon and Tea will show off the latest decorating trends, architectural design…

South Dakota Takes Part In Race For The Cure

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As South Dakota ranks second among states with the highest number of breast cancer diagnoses, a local race is raising money to find a cure. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series will be making a stop in South Dakota on Sunday, September 24. Registration begins at 7 a.m at Falls Park in Sioux Falls. Runners…

Adventures With Ahtra: Golfing With Kelsie Passolt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When KDLT’s Kelsie Passolt isn’t in the newsroom or on your television screen, you can probably find her at Bakker Crossing, working on the swing that took her through division one golf in college. Passolt recently had the opportunity to play in the Symetra Tour, an experience she says she’ll never forget. “To play alongside the amateurs and…

Sanford Health Creates Veterans’ Department

Goal is to help streamline care and services for those who have served.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health has announced the launch of a new department to help streamline care for veterans, military personnel and their families across the health system’s region. Paul Weckman, a veteran who held several leadership positions during his more than 26 years of distinguished active duty service in the U.S. Navy, will lead the department.    “The support…

Sioux Falls Marathon Preview

The race will see its largest number of runners yet - what that means for traffic, and the local economic impact.

Runners from all over the world will be in the Sioux Empire this weekend for the Sioux Falls Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K Miracle Race. We get a preview of those who will be in town, insight on the growing number of runners here locally, and the impact the race will have on the local economy from Bryan Miller, with the…

Local Effort Uses Month Of September To Fight Hunger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Feeding South Dakota is using the month of September as “Hunger Action Month” to inspire people to take action and raise awareness about the hundreds of thousands of people who experience hunger in our communities. In South Dakota, one of every eight people are considered food-insecure. This includes one of every six children. Jennifer Stensaas with Feeding South…

New Goal for United Way Annual Campaign

This year's hope is to top $10 million to help fill the gap for much needed services in and around the Sioux Empire.

Olivia Essig from the United Way previews the September 12 announcement of this year’s fundraising goal for the organization. Last year, the Sioux Empire community helped the United Way fund more than $10 million in grants to dozens of organizations. Volunteers this year have gone through applications and determined where the funds are needed most, with a specific focus looking…

How Sioux Falls Teachers Are Making Each Day Count

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Teachers and administrators in the Sioux Falls School District are launching an initiative to boost student attendance as they kick off the 2017-18 school year. District officials say that good attendance is correlated with academic success, which is why they’re taking steps to make sure their students are in the classroom as much as possible. Watch the video…