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Wired Wednesday: Great Tech Gifts for Kids

Will Bushee from BrightPlanet and Code Bootcamp offers a few ideas for the holidays

If your child is into gaming and technology, and you’re lost in the dark on great gift ideas for the holidays, we’ve got a few options for you. While there are hundreds of great options out there, Will Bushee of BrightPlanet and Code Bootcamp joined us with a few suggestions. Click on the link above for our interview with Will….

Addie’s Picks for Events the Week of December 4

Events you don't want to miss in this festive edition of our new weekly series, "Out and About"

Every Monday morning, we are working to bring you events for the upcoming week you’ll want to be sure to include on your calendar! And there are some fun ones as we head into the thick of the holiday season and with snow on the way! Addie Graham-Kramer, President of The Event Company, and her team are sorting through some…

10 Foods to Help Fight a Cold

Or at least a few good staples to help you feel better when a cold or the flu has you down

Chicken noodle soup, crackers, and 7 UP used to be staples in homes across America when it came to nursing a loved one back to health from a cold or the flu. But a lot of foods are rich in nutrients and can help fight infections and help prevent illness. Chef Scott Teal from Hy-Vee joined us in the studio…

Improving the Nutritional Quality of Food at Area Pantries

Feeding South Dakota is part of nationwide effort to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to the table

Food that is inexpensive and easy is often the least healthy for us. But these are the foods that often line the shelves at food banks nationwide because they last the longest. Because of this, a movement has been growing among food banks, including those throughout the Sioux Empire, to bring more nutritious foods into the mix. How that is…

Why You May Not Want to Click “Purchase” Just Yet

Chris Prendergast explains what "retargeting" is in this week's Wired Wednesday segment, and how it can work for you

Sometimes you will look at a product, or add it to your shopping cart, and then leave a website. And suddenly, you start seeing ads for that product all around the web. This is called “retargeting”. While some find the practice invasive and stalker-like, there can be benefits to it. Oftentimes e-commerce sites will use retargeting to give an extra…

The Importance of Supporting Small Businesses Year Round

Small Business Saturday has come and gone, why local entrepreneurs need your ongoing support

Small Business Saturday saw an incredible turnout throughout the Sioux Empire this November. But it’s just the start of an important season for small businesses, one that is often vital to their success. From service providers to retail storefronts and more, Jeff Eckhoff from the South Dakota Small Business Development Center encourages South Dakotans to learn more about the small…

Best Advice for Giving Any Time of Year

This #GivingTuesday, some important questions to ask yourself before donating

There are hundreds, if not thousands of organizations and charities doing great work throughout the Sioux Empire and across the globe. How do you decide where to best put your money if you are feeling philanthropic? There is one important question to ask yourself, according to Regina Jahr,  the Vice President for Development at the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation….

Why the Holidays Can Trigger Depression

Be willing to sincerely check on loved ones you're worried about, experts say

There are a lot of factors this time of year that might trigger depression. The lack of daylight, loved ones lost, financial struggles to keep up with the expectations of gift giving, and parties you don’t really feel like going to can all come crashing in on someone already struggling around the holidays. In fact, the combination of factors can…

Out and About with Addie Graham-Kramer

Check out the events happening this week in and around the Sioux Empire

Curious what might be going on throughout the region each week? Exhausted trying to keep up with events you’d love to go to but don’t know to put on your calendar? From career-related connections to nights out on the town with friends and events for the whole family, Addie Graham-Kramer will be joining us in the KDLT News studio with…

Interstate 29 Bridge at Dell Rapids Set to Reopen

The Department of Transportation sets a preliminary deadline for the week of November 27

As one major road construction project near Dell Rapids wraps up, two more that will have a significant impact on travel and access to the city’s downtown get set to start. We talked with the City Administrator for Dell Rapids, Justin Weiland, about the opportunities for residents and visitors with the new bridge reopening. We also got details on what…

Mason Jar Boutique Storefront Key to Growth

Owner Katie Luttmann shares how her small town small business took off once she had a brick and mortar location

Katie Luttmann says her online clothing boutique was doing okay when she started her business in 2014. But the Mason Jar Boutique just wasn’t catching on like she thought it would. So she found a cozy little storefront in her new hometown of Dell Rapids and opened an actual brick and mortar location. Luttmann hasn’t looked back since. Why she…

Best Way to Burn Off those Holiday Calories

Enjoy yourself this Thanksgiving but here's why you may want to hold off on extra helpings

If you plan on taking a leisurely stroll to burn off your Thanksgiving meal, think again! According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes about 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving. That means a 180-pound adult would have to walk for nine hours to burn off that one meal! If you pick up the pace and run, it would take about…

2017 South Dakota Soybean Harvest

A third straight record year of production may mean ongoing shift of crops

The late rains we saw in both July and August helped many South Dakota soybean farmers produce another record crop in 2017. Moving forward, the high yield and return may mean we’ll see acreages continue to expand in the state, as more farmers get into the crop due to its success. Global demand for the product continues to rise as do…

First Woman Ever to Create an App Local to Sioux Falls

How The Gratitude App came to be and why it's about more than giving thanks

Carla Kay White is a South Dakota native. She has traveled the world and worked in some incredible positions. But it’s what brought her back home to South Dakota that set her off on a new path of app creation and teaching others how to do it. Carla joined us in the KDLT studios on Wednesday with more on the…

Feeding South Dakota Matching Donation Challenge

While South Dakota has helped restock very empty shelves recently, the need only grows

CEO of Feeding South Dakota Matt Gassen says the need in the Sioux Empire continues to grow as families struggle to put food on the table along with the other necessities. Especially this time of year. Shelves were nearly empty just a few weeks ago, and the region really stepped up to help restock the basics. Thanks as well to…

Workplace Chaplaincy Brings New Approach to Employee Wellness

Local businesses recognizing the need for a program like Corporate Care

Corporate Care launched four years ago in Sioux Falls as local pastor James Swanson recognized the need to reach people where they were at the majority of time – work. Since then, the business has only continued to grow as word of mouth has more businesses contacting the three now on staff. For more information, watch our interview with Swanson,…

Small Business Spotlight on Paul’s Rent-a-Chicken

All week we are featuring unique small local businesses leading up to Small Business Saturday

For those looking for a unique gift for the family this holiday season, a Sioux Falls man has hatched quite the business idea. Paul Wielocha recently started Paul’s Rent-a-Chicken after realizing the benefits of having his own backyard coop. He says he feels more connected to the food that he feeds his family, it’s been a bonding experience for him and…