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Sioux Falls Pride Week Advocates For Equality, Celebrates Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Pride is celebrating the LGBT community and advocating for equality with Pride Week. Volunteers with The Center for Equality spend months organizing Sioux Falls Pride Week. In the past four years, Sioux Falls Pride Week has grown from 600 to over 8,000 attendees. Co-chair of Sioux Falls Pride, Thomas Christiansen says the organization expects around 10,000 people…

Summer Camp Teaches Kids To Build Video Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A summer camp is on a mission to educate kids using video game development. Gaming Bootcamp South Dakota’s summer program is a five-day camp that teaches kids to build video games. A co-founder of the camp, William Bushee says the program begins with teaching students the fundamentals of how to build a video game. Bushee says after students…

Summer White Out To Fund STEM Education

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Ground Works Midwest is holding their annual Summer White Out fundraiser to boost their elementary school STEM initiatives. Ground Works Midwest is a non-profit that specializes in “school teaching gardens.” Through interactive, hands-on learning they strive to give local elementary school students a quality STEM education. This is the third year Ground Works Midwest is holding their Summer…

Adventures With Ahtra: Soybean Planting

VALLEY SPRINGS, S.D.- During planting season, farmers like Kevin Scott always keep one eye on the weather. He’s just finishing up planting season for his corn and soybean crops. Even when mother nature isn’t on his side, he gets a little help from GMOs and pesticides. “Our technology and the seed is so much better now, it can handle these cold…

DTSF Kicking Off June With Block Party

First Friday Will Also Host First Block Party Of The Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Downtown Sioux Falls is kicking off June with their first block party of the summer! Brienne Maner, vice president with DTSF, says the event takes place in the 8th and Railroad Center parking lot located at 401 E 8th Street, from 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday, June 2. The block party is a free event featuring live…

Presidents Bowl Raising Money For Schools With 5K Run

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Presidents Bowl is gearing up for their 5K run to raise money for booster clubs at local high schools. The 5K is one of the Presidents Bowl’s most popular events of the year, according to Rick Brenneman, this year’s Presidents Bowl co-chair. The run will raise money for Roosevelt, Washington and Lincoln High Schools’ extra-curricular activities. Brenneman…

Financial Adviser Aaron Maguire Offers Advice On Hiring An Attorney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Financial adviser and entrepreneur, Aaron Maguire stopped by KDLT News Today to offer some advice on when and how to hire an attorney. Maguire says it’s important to first consider what kind of situation you’re in. Aside from legal troubles, Maguire says hiring an attorney can be helpful when buying or selling a house. No matter the situation,…

Adventures With Ahtra: Stock Car Racing

  JACKSON, MINN- Racing season is here and drivers from around the world are heading to Jackson Motorplex to race their stock cars. Doug Johnson has been coming to races at Jackson Motorplex since he was little. He grew up 10 miles down the road and has always been a racing fan. “I just kinda grew up here on Saturday nights…

Summer Salads And Smoothies At Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Summer is on the menu at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe with a variety of fresh salads and tropical smoothies available. Mike Sandstrom from Camille’s stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share a few menu selections. Their Caesar salad includes romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese and croutons. Sandstrom highly recommends their Bangkok Thai salad with romaine lettuce, carrots, grilled…

Breadico Introduces Fresh Pasta Line

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As the owner of Breadico, David Napolitano strives to create an authentic Italian eatery, which is why he’s excited to launch a new line of fresh pastas using only four ingredients. Growing up in Sioux Falls with an Italian heritage, Napolitano has a passion for creating delicious food with quality ingredients. He says his fresh pastas are made using…

Financial Adviser Aaron Maguire Encourages Living Wills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Life is full of surprises, which is why establishing a living will and a durable power of attorney is an important thing to do while you’re young and healthy. Financial adviser and entrepreneur, Aaron Maguire stopped by KDLT News Today to offer some advice. To put it in simple terms, Maguire says a living will is a document…

Star Of “Pitch Perfect 3” Anna Camp Talks Less-Is-More Lifestyle

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- After wrapping up “Pitch Perfect 3” actress Anna Camp is partnering with Nestea to promote her less-is-more approach to summer. Camp joined us from Nestea’s tiny house in New York City’s Herald Square, which she says wouldn’t mind living in for a while! In collaboration with Nestea, Camp’s less-is-more approach to summer is all about simplicity and finding…

RibFest Racking Up 20 Years Of Meat And Music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- RibFest is gearing up for its 20th anniversary with three days of barbecue and music from June 1-3 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. RibFest will kick off with “Throwback Thursday Night” on June 1 to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Admission that night is $5. Rick Huffman with the Denny Sanford Premiere Center says on Thursday people can see some…

Adventures With Ahtra: Skydiving

LUVERNE, MINN.- Jumping out of a plane is just another day at the office for the professional skydivers at Skydive Adventures in Luverne, Minnesota. Skydive Adventures has been operating as a non-profit organization to promote the sport of skydiving since the early 1960’s. Skydive Adventures use Cessna 182 and 206 jump planes. Though people like Jan Fodness, an instructor at Skydive…

Tropical Smoothies With Blaise Keller

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- You know him for his forecasting skills and sassy attitude on KDLT News Today, but Meteorologist Blaise Keller has a secret talent: he makes a killer smoothie. Blaise stepped away from the KDLT Weather Center to show us exactly how he does it. In true Keller-fashion, Blaise doesn’t use exact measurements and takes a more creative approach when…

Canaries Prep For Season Opener

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Canaries are celebrating their 25th year and opening week with events and deals for the whole family at the Birdcage. The Canaries play the Sioux City Explorers in Sioux City on Thursday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. Their home opener will be on Saturday, May 20 at 6:05 p.m. On Thursday, visitors can get a free…

Financial Adviser’s Tips For A Profitable Stock Portfolio

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- In a volatile stock market, it can be difficult to create a profitable portfolio. Financial adviser and entrepreneur, Aaron Maguire stopped by KDLT News Today to offer some advice. Maguire says before deciding which kinds of stock to add to your portfolio, you should consider how far along you are in the retirement process. Younger people should consider…

Lacing Up for EmBe’s 5K Annual Race

The race benefits all of EmBe's programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The annual Embe 5K will take over a new location this year. On Saturday, May 20th, runners will hit the track University of Sioux Falls Sports Complex. The race is an end of season celebration for the Let Me Run, Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs. The race benefits all of EmBe’s programs including:…