Carleen Wild

Small Business Spotlight: Cheese World

Local shop helps you celebrate some of the biggest, cheesiest days of the year

January 20 is National Cheese Lover’s Day and there are few places locally with the selection you’ll find at Cheese World in Sioux Falls. Tim Czmowski, co-owner of the business, has worked with cheese since going through the dairy program at South Dakota State University more than 30 years ago. He not only makes cheese and owns and helps operate…

Def Leppard, Journey Coming to Sioux Falls

Two legendary rock bands announce stops on North American tour

Legendary rock bands Def Leppard and Journey are teaming up for a new North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts. The 58-city tour will be coming to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls on July 18, with tickets ranging from $49.50 to $179.50 and going on sale Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. The tour, promoted…

Wired Wednesdays: What to Watch for in 2018

From chat-bots to self-driving cars, big changes may be coming, ready or not

That television you just bought, are you aware of how much it is capable of? Or the cars coming onto area lots, what will they soon feature? Will Bushee, Vice-President of the data mining company Bright Planet, co-founder of Code Bootcamp of South Dakota and author of Wired for Coding, offers up the changes he thinks we’ll see in 2018.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hot Cocoa

Don't forget the toasted marshmallows, says Sylvia Vant Foort of LaMeilleur Bakery

It’s tough to go wrong with just about any version of hot chocolate. But homemade, real chocolate-hot chocolate is Sylvia Vant Foort’s specialty. She joined us in studio from La Meilleur Bakery in Hull, Iowa with a step by step how-to for a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hot Cocoa with toasted marshmallows. Yum.

Unique Video Competition Teaches Real Life Lessons

South Dakota Middle School students gain insight into careers, importance of manufacturing

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? It’s a good question. It is also the name of a unique video competition that aims to teach middle school students nationwide and here at home about the growing number of tech degrees available and what opportunities exist in the manufacturing sector. 7th grade students from across the state just wrapped up their third annual…

Flu Season Taking Off in South Dakota

Sanford physician confirms clinics are seeing an uptick in cases

This year’s deadly flu outbreak is expanding and is said to be widespread now in every state except Hawaii. Overall, national health experts say this year’s impact is shaping up to be three times worse than last year. Dr. Kayla Norenberg, a family medicine physician at 69th and Minnesota Sanford clinic, explains when it’s important to seek medical attention when you or…

Volunteers Sought to Help With Statewide Homeless Count

January 23 marks annual event to measure progress, needs

An annual statewide homeless count, which helps obtain funding to support those most vulnerable in our state, is scheduled for later this month in South Dakota. Volunteers throughout the state are needed for the January 23rd event, hosted by the Housing for the Homeless Consortium, based out of Pierre. SDHHC is Data collected is an affiliate of South Dakota Housing Development…

Update: Power Restored in Mitchell, Davison County

MITCHELL, S.D. — Power is restored to customers in Davison County after multiple outages Monday morning. Mitchell Police Dept. officials posted on Facebook around 10:00 a.m. that they had opened the Corn Palace and the Davison County Fair Grounds for emergency shelters for those without power, as temperatures sit at minus 20 and will remain below zero throughout the day. Northwestern Energy…

Mayor Huether Reflects On Time Spent in Office As Final Term Comes to an End

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -He was sworn in to office on May 17, 2010. Serving as Mayor of Sioux Falls through a damaging ice storm, completion of an events center, and expansion of downtown Sioux Falls, Mayor Mike Huether reflects on what he considers some of his biggest accomplishments and challenges before his two terms in office come to an end…

Wired Wednesday: How Much More Can Your New Smart Speaker Can Do?

If all you're asking Alexa for is the forecast, you're missing out

Will Bushee of BrightPlanet and Wired for Coding explains how the new smart speaker in your home is so much more sophisticated than we give it credit for and how to take advantage of its capabilities. Below, he also addresses the concerns users might have over privacy issues.

Addressing Concerns Over GMO Crops

Why a growing number of South Dakota soybean crops rely on the technology

Josh Kayser, a soybean farmer from Emery, South Dakota talks with KDLT about how much of the state’s soybean crop is genetically modified, the reasons behind the increasing number of acres, and addresses safety concerns with the technology. “The number one thing I’d like anybody to know about my farm, a 5th generation farmer, is legacy is important to us….

Warriors Never Give Up Aims to Get Veterans Outdoors

Healing service members physically, emotionally, and spiritually is the Brandon organization's goal

Troy Miller, a West Point graduate, and Army veteran had heard about the organization Warriors Never Give Up through Archery Outfitters. Earlier this year, he made contact with one of the co-founders and took part in a fishing event at Dry Lake #2. Ever since then he’s been hooked and wanting to do more both with and for the organization. He…

Small Business Spotlight: The Carrot Seed

Check out how much easier (and fun) being in the kitchen can be with these great gift ideas

From an Angry Mama to a product called Beeswrap that keeps flying off the shelf, even a contraption that’ll have you enjoying using Saran Wrap, check out these last minute Christmas gift ideas. The owner of The Carrot Seed, a kitchen store in Brookings, joined KDLT Today on Friday morning in the studio with insight on the fun products her…

Dozens of Homeless Families Waiting to Be Part of This Program

The commitment all are required to make to become a resident of Heartland House is big, but worth it

An estimated 38 million households in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck and only 17 percent are estimated to have a three-month emergency fund. The numbers are staggering but help explain the increasing number of homeless families in the Sioux Empire struggling to get back into a stable living situation. An organization instrumental in helping here locally is Heartland House, a…

One of the Best, Most Unused Features of Fitness Trackers

If you're serious about losing weight, your food is also something you need to follow

Fitness trackers continue to be one of the most commonly requested gifts for the holidays. We love them, but we appear to rarely be using them to their full potential. Augustana Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Brittany Gorres-Martens explains the benefits of tracking what you eat.  

Copper Lounge Latest: Hultgren Construction Fined Over Improper Removal of Asbestos

Documents obtained show developer had construction workers remove suspect asbestos-containing pipe wrap

Legal concerns continue to mount over how a Sioux Falls developer handled a former downtown redevelopment project – the same developer now involved in a new $50 million public/private partnership on a downtown parking ramp, hotel, and commercial development. Hultgren Construction, the company that had been renovating the Copper Lounge, has settled with the state over allegations it did not…