Author: Carleen Wild

Wired Wednesday: Robo-Call Blockers Worth Trying

A new FCC ruling limiting robo calls will help quiet your phone, but this helps ensure you won't be bothered

If you’re among the millions of Americans at the end of your rope with automated and unsolicited calls coming into your cell phone or landline each day, help may be on the way. The Federal Communications Commission last week voted to allow cell phone carriers to start automatically blocking many robo-calls by default. But with the problem only expected to…

South Dakota’s View on Tariffs, Trump and the Impact on Agriculture

Political pundits Dave Roetman and Aaron Matson weigh in on the bigger issues plaguing South Dakota and the nation

What sort of a lasting impact will the President’s threat of a tariff on Mexico have on trade and the future flow of immigration? Our local political pundits, Dave Roetman with the South Dakota GOP and Aaron Matson with the state Democratic Party, understandably do not agree on an answer. Matson believes the President hasn’t done much new to negotiate,…

Altar’d State Coming to Empire Mall

Boutique with a focus on giving back to open in fall of 2019

Altar’d State, a popular fashion boutique known for supporting charitable causes in the communities in which it’s located, will open its first location in South Dakota in The Empire Mall this coming fall. Construction on the over 8,000 square foot store will begin this summer near the food court. “We’re excited to bring another first-to-market retailer to The Empire Mall…

Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastics

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Trudeau says a science-based review will determine which products to ban. The government is considering items such as water bottles, plastic bags and straws. Trudeau said Monday his government is looking at what the European Union did and drawing inspiration from its model….

Where 2nd In the Nation Isn’t a Good Thing

8th annual suicide prevention event aims to educate, save lives and offer support

This coming Sunday, organizers of the 8th annual Step Forward to Prevent Suicide are hoping to see more participants taking part in the annual event. They know there are a growing number of South Dakotans struggling – and contemplating taking their own lives. They need you to know and share that there are resources available to help, that there are…

The Health Condition We May Be Putting Ourselves More At-Risk For

Why researchers believe nearly 1/3 of all men ages 35­–50 could develop some form of osteoporosis

  If you’re not already, start doing weight bearing exercises and drinking your milk. The advice comes from Avera Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Jennifer McKay, after a new report is released that finds 28 percent of men and 26 percent of women between 35 and 50 years of age have osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis. McKay believes our more sedentary…

Taking Cookies and Conversation to the Fields

Volunteers fan out Tuesday to connect with farmers, offer support

How much can a smile, a show of support, and perhaps a few cookies do for farmers struggling under the weight of fields that have yet to be planted and a whole host of other ongoing issues that are affecting their livelihoods? Volunteers with the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce are about to find out. It may not sound…

How to Handle All of That Gift Money, Grads

Financial consultant Christina Lynn shares 3 tips for college bound, or life bound kids

We know all of the money in hand can be tempting, graduates! But if you’d really like to get a good head start on the next stage of your life, don’t spend all of the gifts you just received for graduation! Financial advisor, Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial offers this advice instead.   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today…

Brookings Student on School Board Agenda After Graduation Mishap

The family of Native American senior, Miles Livermont, looks to better educate district leaders after eagle feather was removed from cap

Miles Livermont is honored by relatives with a star quilt and eagle feather ahead of Brookings, SD graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 26, 2019.BROOKINGS, S.D. – An apology from the Brookings School District was an important first step, but the family of a Native American teen, told this past weekend he couldn’t receive his diploma on Sunday unless he removed…

Minnesota-Based Evereve to Open in Empire Mall

The retailer is one of the fastest growing women’s fashion brands in America

Some fun news out of the Empire Mall – EVEREVE, an Edina, Minnesota-based women’s clothing retailer will be joining the roster of 140 other stores, come this fall. Construction on the contemporary fashion brand will begin this summer. The store will be located on the front of the mall, right across the hall from Red Robin. “We currently serve over…

Where Do South Dakotans Fall on Trade War, Mueller Report?

Political pundits weigh in on global issues and how they're impacting residents here at home

There are a lot of big conversations swirling in the nation’s capital that have a very direct impact on residents here at home in the Midwest. Data Director for the state Republican Party, Catherine Barranco, and Communications Director for the South Dakota Democratic Party, Aaron Matson, joined us in the studio Thursday morning to talk about how South Dakotans are…

Concern Grows Over Facial Recognition Technology

The growing use of facial recognition technology, often without our knowledge it is being used, is of increasing concern to legislators on Capitol Hill. The concern very specifically centers around how law enforcement may be using the technology. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing last week examining the need for oversight on how it is used…