Author: Carleen Wild

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…

3 Ways to Stand Out Professionally in New Year

Make 2018 the year you reach new professional goals, and this is where it starts

Image Consultant and Personal Brand Strategist Sheila Anderson shares the biggest mistakes we make in getting noticed professionally and several important, and easy ways to be more strategic in marketing our own personal brand. And getting that job. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Image Consultant, personal branding, professional development, Sheila Anderson

Out and About: What’s Happening the Week of January 8th

From a Wild Game Feed for a good cause to yoga at a brewery, you have to check out these events

Addie Graham-Kramer, president of The Event Company, sits down with KDLT’s Carleen Wild and Simon Floss to highlight local events this week from Watertown to Harrisburg and everywhere in between. For more on the events, click on the interview above or each of the events below! Monday, January 8th – 212’s 10th Annual Wild Game Feed in Brandon Wednesday, January…

Store Closing Leaves Hole in Local Creative Community

Unglued Market on Phillips closes up shop next week - where shoppers and creatives might find a new outlet

Ashley Rieck, the manager for Unglued Market in Sioux Falls, talks about the impact of the local outlet for creatives closing and where consumers who love their work might find any of it in the future. The Fargo Unglued location will remain open.   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Crafts, creatives, locally made, Sioux Falls, Unglued,…

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…

Wired Wednesday: 3 Best Apps for a Healthier New Year

What meditation, gratitude, and audio books can do for your overall health

Carla White is back this first week of January 2018 with why you should log into Headspace, Audible and Gratitude. They are apps, she says, that will help set the stage for a mindful, healthy, and inspiring new year. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Wired Wednesday Tags: apps, Audible, Carla White, Gratitude, Headspace, health, New Year

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. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Wired Wednesday Tags: Alexa,…

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.   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Augustana, Augustana University, fitness trackers,…

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…

4 Great Ways to Enjoy a Gluten Free Holiday

From Tom and Jerry's to small plates, Annie Mello offers some easy options for your gatherings

Fit Chic Annie Mello, helps families with food allergies and sensitivities ahead of the holidays. Click the link above to learn more about lingonberry meatballs, bacon wrapped figs, rice pudding, and homemade Tom and Jerry’s. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: annie mello, Bacon, fit chic, Gluten-Free, Sioux Falls, Tom and Jerry’s

Wired Wednesdays: 5 Ways to Stay Virtually Connected Over the Holidays

From Google Hangout to Postagram - family and friends are just a click away

Not everyone has the luxury of family nearby or the ability to travel long distances over the holidays to see loved ones. For those left wanting to connect but with miles between, there are incredible resources now to do just that. In this week’s edition of Wired Wednesdays, Chris Prendergast of Click Rain offers five easy ways to virtually spend…

Hailey Steele to Headline Christmas in the Country

Local kickoff to her Christmas concert tour to benefit Sioux Valley Optimists

Dave Martin with the Sioux Valley Optimists talks about what Hailey Steele’s participation and the concert mean to the Optimists programming. Most if not all of the organization’s efforts go to help area children who might otherwise go unnoticed. To learn more, click on the interview above. For more on Friday night’s concert, click here. And if you haven’t check…

What Net Neutrality Loss Could Mean to You

Local tech expert Will Bushee says with technology being so complicated, you may never know how it's impacting you

Will Bushee of Brightplanet says he’s not surprised by the Federal Communications Commission’s 3 to 2 vote yesterday removing Net Neutrality protection for consumers. But he is disappointed. “There are a lot of cases where they (internet service providers) have actually done that – blocked services or slowed things down, like video services that might have competed with their own….