Author: Carleen Wild

Celebrating 35 Years of South Dakota Magazine

Editor highlights why she remains so dedicated to what has been the mission of the publication since it's inception

Katie Hunhoff’s father, Bernie, started South Dakota Magazine when she was just in the first grade. Years later, now at the helm, Katie couldn’t be more proud of the work she and her team are doing. Sharing stories about South Dakota and the people and places here remais her passion. And it shows. We also talked with Katie about a…

Why You Shouldn’t Keep the House

A financial consultant's best advice for those going through a divorce

There are some incredibly important life and financial lessons those who have been through a divorce, especially with kids, will share. Among them, protect your assets. To do that, however, you may have to do some things you feel are counterproductive. Christina Lynn, of Lynn Financial, has learned this all too well, having gone through the process herself. One of…

How Much Good Headphones Should Cost You

In a world of increasingly expensive options, one tech expert says great sound shouldn't break your bank

With a growing number of high dollar headphones hitting the store shelves, what do you really need to spend to get the sound quality you want? One of our tech experts, Will Bushee, gives us some insight into what’s available and how much any of them can run you.   Categories: KDLT News Today, Local News, News, News Top Story,…

The Biggest Concern for South Dakota Farmers Right Now

Former state Ag Secretary Walt Bones talks about shifting priorities for farmers as we move through seasons

Regional growers hit hard by harsh conditions and flooding earlier this year are doing their best to take things as they come – day by day. It’s actually, what farmers have always tried their best to do, given so much of their work is at the mercy of the weather. But Mother Nature has been particularly tough on South Dakota…

Political Pundits Discuss Epstein Arrest, Borglum Announcement

Thoughts from the SD GOP and Dems on recent events this July 9

Dave Roetman, the State Finance Director for the South Dakota GOP and Aaron Matson, the Communications Director for the state Democratic Party,  discuss some of the bigger political issues before voters both on the state and national level. This week, they look at the national Fourth of July celebration and the fallout, the arrest of Jeff Epstein and political implications,…

Easy, Delicious Desserts to Take to Any Picnic

Staci Perry of Random Sweetness Baking showcases some great treats for the 4th of July

Chances are, you’ve got some fun and festive summer gatherings coming up with family and friends! If not this weekend, soon. And if you’re not really sure what to take to the party, Staci Perry of Random Sweetness Baking brought some ideas along when she visited the KDLT News studio that’ll have everyone asking for more! (or the recipe!) Speaking…

What the Next Generation of Farming May Look Like

Upcoming summit on agriculture in South Dakota to focus on where we go from here

The future of farming will be a major focus for this year’s Governor’s Agricultural Summit in South Dakota. The conference kicks off Thursday, July 11 in Sioux Falls. Lorrin Naasz with the state Ag Department talked with Carleen Wild of KDLT News Today about why it matters state growers and producers are part of this conversation and what anyone might need to…

4 Ways to Look Like a Million Dollars on a Budget

Financial consultant Christina Lynn shares her secrets to great style

Don’t have a ton of money to update your wardrobe? No problem. In fact, most of our closets could use an overhaul. And Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial shares her four best kept secrets for looking stylish without breaking the bank. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News Tags: Budget, Christina Lynn, Lynn Financial, wardrobe

FEMA Warns of Scams, How to Handle Rejection Letters

It may seem we are quickly moving away from the harsh realities of this past winter and spring, but the devastating effects of crop and livestock loss, and damage to homes and businesses from floodwaters linger for many. As FEMA centers open across the state to assist residents with claims for federal recovery assistance, Pam Saulsby, of FEMA, offers some…

Gala Event Raises More Than $263,000 for Feeding South Dakota

South Dakota Cattlemen's Foundation annual fundraiser largest in history of event

Courtesy: South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation There is a need when it comes to hunger in the region, the lines are getting longer at local food banks and resources are wearing thin for many families. But South Dakotans don’t often stand by and nothing to help – evident at this past weekend’s South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation dinner and gala event. The…

Wired Wednesday: The Basics of Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency

Will Bushee weighs in on the proposed digital payment system

There is a lot of excitement over Facebook’s plan to launch its own global form of cryptocurrency. The tech giant officially announced this week plans for Libra and one of our Wired Wednesday experts, Will Bushee outlines the most important things for you to know about it before it launches. He adds, that despite some of the heavy criticism Facebook…

Five Best Ways to Easily Travel on a Budget

Hit the road and the destinations you want with this easy to implement advice

Financial expert Christina Lynn says she hears all the time from clients and friends that they feel they can’t afford to travel. Not the case, she says. You’ve just got to be willing to maybe do things a little differently if you want to sincerely hit the road. She details in the interview below her top 5 ways to travel…

Prime Time Gala to Provide Protein for Food Insecure Families

Hopes are high for this weekend's 6th annual event, featuring Jake Owen in concert

One of country music’s hottest acts will headline a concert at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center this coming Saturday in an effort to better feed families in need throughout the Sioux Empire. Jake Owen is set to take the stage June 22, 2019 as the headliner for the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation’s Prime Time Gala & Concert. All proceeds from the…