Author: Carleen Wild

The One Book Everyone Should Read This Season

If you’re struggling with the perfect gift to give this holiday season, you might find inspiration at the book store. There is something for everyone there, and Scott Skar, general manager for Sioux Falls’ Barnes & Noble offers up a few staff favorites ahead of the biggest shopping days of the year. Categories: KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Barnes &…

Cyber Security Expert on Regaining Control Over Your Personal Data

New privacy laws go into effect in January, 2020, aimed at finally giving you the upper hand

The internet and the stream of information flowing between users and content producers has grown so fast over the past decade, it has been tough for even the most knowledgeable of watchdogs to stay on top of privacy concerns. But that’s about to change, experts believe. New data privacy laws that should give you more control over what information of…

The Most Delicious Pumpkin Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

If you are looking for an easy to make delicacy this holiday season (or any time of year, quite honestly, this pastry is incredible), look no further than local baker Staci Perry Mergenthal’s Pumpkin Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Mergenthal stopped into the KDLT News Today studio Friday morning to offer up a sample and some advice on how…

Two Big Opportunities to Save Money Instead of Spend

As more Americans live paycheck to paycheck, Christina Lynn offers this advice

As we inch closer to the season where we’re encouraged to spend freely on not just others, but treat ourselves as well, financial advisor Christina Lynn says it’s important to step back and look at your bigger financial picture. Short term wins, she says, often do little for us in the long run. What are smart moves this time of…

How Many More Streaming Networks Might We See?

(And How Much More Will They Cost)?

Disney Plus on Tuesday became the latest service to enter into the streaming wars and if analysts predictions hold true, it will be the biggest competitor to Netflix to date. How many more streaming services may there be? And what might the ultimate cost, or benefit be to consumers? Will Bushee, author of “Wired for Coding” and one of our…

Booming Market for Tech Developers Hosts Local Networking Conference

Sioux Falls is seeing a boon in tech companies, in particular along one local corridor

Even if coding isn’t your thing, this is the place to be this weekend if you’re into technology and have any interest in learning about the opportunities that exist here locally, according to Tyler Harms. Harms is one of the organizers behind what will be the 8th annual event in Sioux Falls. For more information, click here or the link…

Out and About with Kali Trautman: Week of November 4, 2019

Career inspiration and hot cocoa for a good cause – what more can you ask for on a cold, dreary start to the week here in South Dakota? Well, you can ask for a lot more and probably find it in this week’s list of events throughout the region. Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers details on what’s happening!…

State GOP Weighs In on Dem Party Resignations, Hemp Canvassing, Impeachment Inquiry

Democratic Party declines ongoing opportunity to provide a spokesperson on current events

For the better part of the past year, KDLT News Today has worked to consistently address, even briefly, current events in politics and provide context on relevant issues, both local and national. This is a segment we worked to bring to our morning show through numerous conversations with party leaders, and ultimately through an agreement with both the Democratic Party…

Wired Wednesday: Selecting Just the Right Wireless Router

This next story was born out of necessity. Chris Prendergast, Chief Strategy Officer with Click Rian one of our Wired Wednesday experts, disclosed he had moved to a new home and in the process, needed a new wireless router. Below is the advice he has for anyone going through the same process. Categories: KDLT News Today – Top Stories, News,…

Should You Give Your Teen a Credit Card?

Increasingly, parents are allowing kids to have credit cards purely out of convenience – you don’t have to be with them to help fill up the car with gas and you can make sure they’re fed. But with the rewards, come risks for both parents and teens. Financial expert, Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial outlines some potential pitfalls for your…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 21

Halloween candy and beer make for a perfect pairing, the crew at Woodgrain Brewing believes. And you can check it out for yourself, it’s one of the events Kali Trautman is highlighting this week in our Out and About series with KDLT News Today. Thursday, October 24 – Third Annual Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing, WoodGrain Brewing Co., Sioux Falls,…

Wired Wednesday: Why a Career in Coding is Worth Pursuing

Tech expert Will Bushee has been in the field for years, and he’s often asked if it’s worth pursuing a career in coding. For those unfamiliar with the tech term – it is in reference to the set of instructions forming a computer program which is executed by a computer, according to Wikipedia. There are incredible coding opportunities in just about every field one…

Entrepreneurial Resources in Sioux Falls to Merge

Startup Sioux Falls and Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship are merging into one by the end of the year, executives from both organizations announced. Zeal’s Executive Director, Brienne Maner, joined KDLT News Today to talk about why, what it means for those aspiring to build successful businesses in the Sioux Empire and where you can find more information.   Categories: KDLT…

Early Intervention and Prevention is Key to a Healthy Mind

World leaders, health care professionals, and families mark World Mental Health Day around the globe.

Find the right fit, know resources are increasingly available, don’t give up and seek help sooner than later.   The findings are the key takeaways from Emily Learing, Registered Play Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Encompass Health, LLC located in the Sioux Falls area. Learing joined us on the KDLT News Today set to help create awareness…

Best Tips to Dine with Children (on a Budget)

Actually, if you're on a budget, why financial experts recommend you don't eat out

Fall often means your family is constantly on the go – you’ve got sports, after school activities and family outings that leave you little time to think, let alone eat. But if all of the running has you dining out more than you’d like, spending more money and possibly even gaining more weight than you might appreciate, Christina Lynn of…

Pause the Wi-Fi? A Break Down of Alexa’s Latest Upgrades

Wired Wednesday regular, Will Bushee offers insights into what you might love with this latest software

Amazon recently announced a slew of upgrades to Alexa’s technology arsenal – all designed to make your life easier and better connected. Getting the most attention might be a clock, at least on the surface. Some of the other improvements however, you may truly love. Will Bushee explains. Categories: Agriculture, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, Local…

South Dakota Pundits on Declining University Enrollment, Impeachment

Democratic State Senator Reynold Nesiba joins South Dakota GOP Finance Director in the KDLT Studio to talk impeachment, what it means on the local level – if anything, and why state universities may see enrollment continue to decline. Categories: KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, Politics, South Dakota Tags: Dave Roetman, Dems, GOP, Politics, Reynold Nesiba,…

Local Artist Hopes You’ll Help Her Grow This One Thing

Jillian Gunlicks is inspired by so much of what she sees in the people and places around her, she thrives on being able to not only work as an artist, but volunteer her time and thoughts to numerous projects throughout the community as well. Which is why she is so excited about one of her latest initiatives, #SiouxFallsSpreadsTheLove. Learn more…

Money Goals? Do These 3 If You’re Serious About Reaching Them

Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial is adamant – write down your goals and be specific about them. Without that, you are far less likely to succeed. And she wants you to find success. Here’s what else she recommends to reach important financial milestones. Categories: KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, News, South Dakota Tags: Christina Lynn,…