Author: Carleen Wild

Why the Holidays Can Trigger Depression

Be willing to sincerely check on loved ones you're worried about, experts say

There are a lot of factors this time of year that might trigger depression. The lack of daylight, loved ones lost, financial struggles to keep up with the expectations of gift giving, and parties you don’t really feel like going to can all come crashing in on someone already struggling around the holidays. In fact, the combination of factors can…

Water Main Break Shuts Down Avera Prairie Center

Officials advise calling ahead before traveling to Avera Cancer Institute and Avera Surgery Center

City crews are working to fix a water main break at Avera Health’s Prairie Center, which includes the Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls and the Avera Surgery Center. The facilities will be closed Tuesday, November 28 while repairs are made. According to officials at Avera, this includes all clinics and events scheduled at the Prairie Center on Tuesday. Before…

Out and About with Addie Graham-Kramer

Check out the events happening this week in and around the Sioux Empire

Curious what might be going on throughout the region each week? Exhausted trying to keep up with events you’d love to go to but don’t know to put on your calendar? From career-related connections to nights out on the town with friends and events for the whole family, Addie Graham-Kramer will be joining us in the KDLT News studio with…

Interstate 29 Bridge at Dell Rapids Set to Reopen

The Department of Transportation sets a preliminary deadline for the week of November 27

As one major road construction project near Dell Rapids wraps up, two more that will have a significant impact on travel and access to the city’s downtown get set to start. We talked with the City Administrator for Dell Rapids, Justin Weiland, about the opportunities for residents and visitors with the new bridge reopening. We also got details on what…

Mason Jar Boutique Storefront Key to Growth

Owner Katie Luttmann shares how her small town small business took off once she had a brick and mortar location

Katie Luttmann says her online clothing boutique was doing okay when she started her business in 2014. But the Mason Jar Boutique just wasn’t catching on like she thought it would. So she found a cozy little storefront in her new hometown of Dell Rapids and opened an actual brick and mortar location. Luttmann hasn’t looked back since. Why she…

Best Way to Burn Off those Holiday Calories

Enjoy yourself this Thanksgiving but here's why you may want to hold off on extra helpings

If you plan on taking a leisurely stroll to burn off your Thanksgiving meal, think again! According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes about 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving. That means a 180-pound adult would have to walk for nine hours to burn off that one meal! If you pick up the pace and run, it would take about…

2017 South Dakota Soybean Harvest

A third straight record year of production may mean ongoing shift of crops

The late rains we saw in both July and August helped many South Dakota soybean farmers produce another record crop in 2017. Moving forward, the high yield and return may mean we’ll see acreages continue to expand in the state, as more farmers get into the crop due to its success. Global demand for the product continues to rise as do…

First Woman Ever to Create an App Local to Sioux Falls

How The Gratitude App came to be and why it's about more than giving thanks

Carla Kay White is a South Dakota native. She has traveled the world and worked in some incredible positions. But it’s what brought her back home to South Dakota that set her off on a new path of app creation and teaching others how to do it. Carla joined us in the KDLT studios on Wednesday with more on the…

Feeding South Dakota Matching Donation Challenge

While South Dakota has helped restock very empty shelves recently, the need only grows

CEO of Feeding South Dakota Matt Gassen says the need in the Sioux Empire continues to grow as families struggle to put food on the table along with the other necessities. Especially this time of year. Shelves were nearly empty just a few weeks ago, and the region really stepped up to help restock the basics. Thanks as well to…

Workplace Chaplaincy Brings New Approach to Employee Wellness

Local businesses recognizing the need for a program like Corporate Care

Corporate Care launched four years ago in Sioux Falls as local pastor James Swanson recognized the need to reach people where they were at the majority of time – work. Since then, the business has only continued to grow as word of mouth has more businesses contacting the three now on staff. For more information, watch our interview with Swanson,…

Fatal Crash on Interstate 229

Highway Patrol recommends alternate route other than Interstate 229 through Sioux Falls

Updated —  Highway Patrol Spokesman Tony Mangan confirms one person has died at the scene of a two-car collision early Tuesday in Sioux Falls. The Highway Patrol remains on the scene. The Department of Transportation and rescue crews are recommending drivers take an alternate route if you need to travel in that area for at least the next couple of hours….

Small Business Spotlight on Paul’s Rent-a-Chicken

All week we are featuring unique small local businesses leading up to Small Business Saturday

For those looking for a unique gift for the family this holiday season, a Sioux Falls man has hatched quite the business idea. Paul Wielocha recently started Paul’s Rent-a-Chicken after realizing the benefits of having his own backyard coop. He says he feels more connected to the food that he feeds his family, it’s been a bonding experience for him and…

New Tech Segment Launches on KDLT News Today

Meet the team that will be featured each Wednesday on the issues and opportunities surrounding emerging technologies

KDLT is excited to partner with Will Bushee of Bright Planet and Code Bootcamp, Carla White, app creator and author if “Idea to iPhone”, and Chris Prendergast, with Click Rain, on a new weekly segment looking at the technology affecting and enhancing our every day lives. The series will run every Wednesday during the 6 a.m. hour. From an inspector for…

An Easy Up-Do for the Holidays

Fringe Salon offers this simple style that takes you from work to event-ready in 3 quick, easy steps

Co-owners of Fringe Salon in Sioux Falls, Janna Meyer and Bekah Hauert, show one easy hairstyle that gives you a little more glam for those holiday parties. Categories: KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Fringe Salon, glam, hairstyles, holiday parties, Sioux Falls

Surviving the Turkey Trot (for Those Who Haven’t Trained)

A healthy dose of advice to avoid injury this holiday season

Jacqui Meadors, a personal coach with 605 Running Co., says while runners typically train for any upcoming races, it’s not always easy to make the time. Her best advice for those who may have not necessarily gotten in their miles ahead of race day. Categories: KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: 605 Running Co., Jacqui Meadors,…

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…