Author: Carleen Wild

Why the Holidays are Hard on Your Heart

This time of year especially, pay close attention to the warning signs

While heart disease can affect anyone at any time, the holidays tend to be a more stressful, indulgent time of year. And it puts more stress on already compromised hearts. Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association of North and South Dakota joined KDLT in the studio to talk about a heart-healthy holiday season. To learn more about the warning signs…

3 Things First-Time Home Buyers Should Prepare For

In an incredibly tight housing market, what new owners need to succeed

According to the Realtor Association of the Sioux Empire, home buyers continue to face a tight housing market. Demand along with other factors has driven up the Median Sales Price 5.8 percent to $190,250. Days on Market was also down 10.2 percent to 79 days, and sellers were encouraged as the Months Supply of Homes for Sale was down 20.5…

“Images of Modern America”, Sioux Falls Book a Top pick

Staff from the Sioux Falls Barnes and Noble store offer their top picks for fall reads

Barnes and Noble staff in Sioux Falls typically rate their favorite new books, even some classics, in-store to give readers some direction. Scott Skar joined KDLT in the studio with a few highlights, including two local features. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Barnes & Noble, Images of Modern America, Sioux Falls, top picks

Veterans Day Programs in South Dakota

Several observances and ceremonies take place Friday ahead of the official holiday

Due to the Veterans Day holiday on Saturday, November 11, you might check with your state and local offices before you head out today as many are closing their offices in observance. There are a number of Veterans Day ceremonies taking place throughout the state and region this weekend. The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs lists this morning at 9…

4 of the Best Reasons to Have Kids Help in the Kitchen

For starters, cooking at home makes them more likely to sit down with family to eat

It’s important to get kids into the kitchen, says cooking instructor Billy Mawhiney. Mawhiney will be leading a class on Thanksgiving Prep for kids, among others, at Plum’s Cooking Company this coming weekend. He says studies show kids get better grades, have a better self-image, and are more likely to eat something they make themselves if they are involved in the…

What Downtown Sioux Falls May Look Like in Near Future

Downtown development and revitalization projects will most likely attract Millennials and retirees

With all of the new development, urban infill, and other downtown revitalization projects underway, Director of Planning and Building Services, Mike Cooper, sat down with KDLT to talk about what Sioux Falls may look like in the near future and the type of homebuyer/renter all of the new residential spaces may attract.   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews…

Native Languages “At a Critical Stage of Loss”

Tribal leaders throughout the Dakotas hopeful new programs will save and revalitalize what is left

We’ve reported recently that there is an incredible demand for a new Lakota language class being offered in Sioux Falls. Extra classes have been added to try and accommodate a desire to learn the language among both Native and non-Native community members. While the trend is encouraging, it is not necessarily new. Native language classes have been growing in recent…

Incredible Response to Local Lakota Language Class

Instructor Tim Easter says he planned for maybe a few to show

The launch of a Lakota language class recently in Sioux Falls is part of a broader movement across the nation to try and save the Native languages that remain and help Native Americans reclaim a quickly disappearing part of their heritage and culture. Languages nationwide are disappearing as older generations pass on. Recognizing this, more groups like the one Easter…

Hill and McGraw Return to Sioux Falls

Country superstars announce the extension of their Soul2Soul World Tour into 2018

Award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are coming back to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls on July 8 at 7:30 p.m. The country duo announced early Tuesday the extension of their Soul2Soul World Tour 2017. They will be playing at least another 25 shows, with Sioux Falls among them. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the…

C-Span Cities Tour to Highlight Sioux Falls

A unique look at the history of the state along with literary highlights among the featured stories

Watch for Sioux Falls to be the focus of the C-Span Cities Tour on both Book TV and American History TV all this weekend. You may remember, the crew made its way across the state back in September. The shows will highlight the history and literary life of Sioux Falls along with the politics and economy of South Dakota. Hear…

4 Easy Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

Sanford Health teams up with the American Heart Association during Eat Smart Month

Getting your kids to eat healthy foods may seem an impossible task, but there are a few simple steps you can take to make it easy for them to grab and go. Plan, get the kids involved, and keep your portion sizes small. And try this pumpkin spice smoothie while you’re at it! Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today…

Sioux Falls Startup Weekend is Looking for You

Entrepreneurs, it's time to take your business idea to the next level

  Connections are what the 4th annual Sioux Falls Startup Weekend is all about. The two-day entrepreneurial event at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship kicks off November 10. The volunteer team of experts available to you is unlike any other you’ll find, at least at this stage of the game. And for KDLT viewers, a special discount is available! Grab…

Fighting Pain Without Pills

Local chiropractic clinic teams up with The Salvation Army on nationwide addiction prevention program

Back and body pain affects millions of Americans. In an effort to keep the nation healthy and off of potentially addicting pain medications, a national chiropractic health care chain is offering a special opportunity for first-time visitors to any of its clinics. While the incentives vary, in South Dakota, $20 from each new patient visit will be donated to The…

Autumn Festival Features Hundreds of Vendors

One-of-a-kind handmade products among countless items for sale in Sioux Falls this weekend

The annual show attracts more than 500 vendors from over 30 states selling one-of-a-kind handmade items. The exhibitors will be at the Sioux Falls Arena and Convention Center Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: arts festival, craft fair, Huffman Productions, Sioux Falls

Why Protection Orders Often Don’t Work

Local victims advocacy organization shares how family, friends can help a loved one in trouble

Michelle Markgraf from the Sioux Falls based Compass Center talks about the tragic loss of a young mother from Mitchell, why 36-year-old Marie Brinker may have let her husband come back home even after filing a protection order, and the resources available for families facing a situation of domestic violence. Brinker suffocated after having a sock stuffed in her mouth,…

A Safer Halloween for Seniors

Local visiting nurse service offers advice for family members

It can be a real treat for seniors still living at home, to see and interact with children during Halloween. But All Hallows’ Eve can sometimes be more frightening than fun for those living with vision, memory, or other challenges. Visiting Angels in Sioux Falls stopped by the KDLT news studio with suggestions for a safe night of trick-or-treaters coming…

Where You Should Be Putting Your Money

A local financial adviser says too many people are losing out in one area especially

Brock Hyde of Hyline Wealth, a local investment firm, offers insights into the stock market and what you might do with your money as the Dow reaches record highs. He adds too many people are missing out on matching funds with their 401k, because they aren’t investing anything in the first place. He also talks about why it may be…

3 Fun Halloween Projects for the Family

Event specialist Addie Graham-Kramer joins KDLT in studio with these easy seasonal treats

Ghosts to give away, spider sandwiches, and decked out pumpkins are just a few of the fun and easy projects you might tackle with the family to get into the Halloween spirit. Event specialist Addie Graham-Kramer stopped into the KDLT studios Wednesday to give a quick how-to! Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Addie Graham-Kramer, Crafts, DIY,…

3 Easy, Effective Strength Training Moves

Whether you're at home or at the gym, these moves are worth fitting into your day

One of the most important elements of a healthy body and a good workout is strength training. Yet so few seem to take advantage of the incredible opportunities to incorporate weights into their daily routine, either at home, or the gym. Fitness instructor Greta Gildemeister joined us in the studio from Great Life Fitness in Sioux Falls to talk about…