Author: Carleen Wild

Spooky Seas Event

Butterfly House and Marine Cove closing early Friday to transform into a Halloween spectacular for all ages

Friday, October 20th from 5:30p-8:30p, the Sioux Falls Butterfly House & Marine Cove will turn into Sea of Spookiness. The family friendly event is the center’s 6th annual Halloween celebration. Kids of all ages are invited to dress up and go on a Treasure Hunt throughout the facility in the quest for buried treasure. Tickets are required and it is suggested…

What If You Were Really Put to the Test?

Local attorney, Carolyn Thompson, shares the fight of her life in the hopes of inspiring others

Carolyn Thompson was stunned to learn from her doctor that she might only have six to eight weeks to live after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She is currently in remission and still actively receiving treatments, but when she can, she is sharing her story in the hopes of reminding others to live their lives to the fullest. She…

Fostering Growth of Women in Agriculture

South Dakota organization promotes professional development and personal down-time

They are an integral part of the operations on countless farms throughout South Dakota, yet women in farming are often an unrecognized part of the team getting things done and making business-related decisions. In an effort to promote women in farming, their role in the operations, their knowledge of industry trends, and to promote taking a little down time, South…

Local Theatre Company Performs “The Witches”

Recently renovated Sioux Empire Community Theatre to host the spooky fall production

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre group has an incredibly busy calendar the rest of 2017, practicing for and performing on average, one play per month. And it doesn’t end there. For more on the fall line-up, including this month’s performance of “The Witches”, click the link above. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: community theatre, Roald Dahl,…

The Art of Rosemaling

Local woman hopes to teach future generations about the craft

Eileen Halverson is never sure who might show up, but every month, she gathers her painting materials and heads to the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Sioux Falls to demonstrate a tradition unique to her heritage – Rosemaling. She is there from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17. Click the link above to learn more about Eileen…

Fostering Entrepreneurship Throughout Sioux Empire

As one local resource closes its doors, a reminder there are numerous other support networks

As the doors officially close on The Bakery, a well-known local resource for budding entrepreneurs and others looking to network and grow their businesses, others working in this realm are reminding the community they are here and excited to help you build your brand. Wendy Dooley with the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship and local entrepreneur, Will Bushee spoke with KDLT…

Bountiful Grape Harvest for Wineries in South Dakota

Strawbale is celebrating a "huge" 2017 harvest this weekend with fall wine festival

Games, discounts, pumpkin painting, food vendors, and live music will all be part of the fall Harvest Festival at Strawbale Winery this second weekend of October. Owner Don South joined KDLT on Friday to talk about the harvest, the festival, and Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: grapes, Harvest festival, south dakota, Strawbale, wine, wineries

Spooky Science Event at Washington Pavilion

A glimpse of Super Second Saturday events with the Kirby Science Discovery Center

  The Kirby Science Discovery Center will be transformed this weekend into a spooky spectacular for families courageous enough to come out. Actually, it won’t be scary at all, rather fascinating for young and old minds alike. Click on the link above for a preview of some of the fun organizers have planned for this Second Saturday downtown event, or…

National Farmer’s Day

If you're so inclined and have the chance on Thursday, October 12, you're encouraged to #thankafarmer

National Farmer’s Day is Thursday, October 12th. The day has traditionally been a day to recognize farmers and thank them for all of their endless hard work. Holly Behrens, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Businesses Specialist spoke with KDLT about the significance of the ag sector in South Dakota, where there’s room for growth, and the upcoming Sioux Empire…

What’s In that Pumpkin Spice Latte

Dietician explains why the coffee drinks we love might only be an occasional indulgence

Pumpkin spice everything is back – and not just the famed Starbucks latte. Shakes, iced coffees, and other fall treats have taken over the menus at countless fast food chains and coffee shops nationwide. Since 2015, when pumpkin spiced foods and beverages were estimated to have brought in over $500 million in sales nationwide, our love for them has only…

Most Powerful Foods to Pack for Lunch

Avoid that struggle to stay awake in the middle of the afternoon

You get plenty of sleep, you know that’s not the problem. So why do you keep dozing off at your desk in the middle of the afternoon? Try getting serious about what you’re having for lunch each day. A protein packed meal, or even just some smart snacks, can help keep you and your family stay focused and awake. Check…

Introducing Your Daughter to Girl Scouts

Series of open houses set for Sioux Falls and surrounding areas in October

If you or your daughter has ever been curious to learn more about the Girl Scouts and what participation in the organization means, now may be the time. The Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons is holding a series of parent information nights throughout the region. Each event offers a glimpse into scouting activities, first patches, and time for questions with…

Makeover Helps Local Woman “Reinvent” Herself

Giveback Giveaway came together through several small local businesses wanting to thank their loyal customers

Several Sioux Falls small businesses, voted among the “Best of” locally, recently joined forces on a unique giveback to their loyal customers. One lucky winner joined KDLT Today after a makeover and a number of other opportunities to be pampered. For more on her story and on the businesses involved, click on the link above. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT…

5 Updates to Make to Your Resume

How to stand out from the competition in a market where employers are looking to hire

Applying for that dream job, any job for that fact, can be daunting when it comes to revising your resume. Executive Career Coach Erin Cambier sat down with KDLT to outline some of the most important things you can do to stand out from the crowd. South Dakota Department of Human Resources is also putting on a series of workshops on…

Caring for Those with Cancer

Local foundation helps with the every day financial challenges that often accompany a diagnosis

Providing relief to patients and families going through active cancer treatment is the goal of the Guiding Hand Foundation – a locally born, grassroots nonprofit, founded on the commitment that all funds raised stay within our local community. Thanks to hundreds of volunteers and donated hours, all proceeds raised through events throughout the year, including this weekend’s Angels of Light…

Willing and Able to Work

Forum aims to encourage South Dakota employers to consider those with special needs for job vacancies

At a time many South Dakota employers are struggling to find help, or the right help, a reminder there may be a group of locals out there just waiting for the right opportunity. A special forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, featuring nationally renowned speaker, Chris Koch, to educate employers on the benefits…

Healthy Fall Harvest Foods to Check Out

Tasty, nutritious and best of all, easy to prepare comfort foods

Executive Chef Scott Teal from the Empire Hy-Vee Store in Sioux Falls explains why some of our favorite fall foods are also some of the most nutritious, and introduces us to perhaps a few new dishes worth trying. Categories: KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: apples, brussel sprouts, fall harvest, food, squash

Spoke-N-Sport Opens New Brookings Location

After 30 years of one location in Sioux Falls, an indication the biking market is heating up in South Dakota

Chad Pickard of the Sioux Falls based Spoke-N-Sport is excited to be a part of a growing community of outdoor enthusiasts in the Brookings area. Spoke-n-Sport is opening a second location in the Brookings on Friday as biking becomes a focus of the city’s long-term overall growth plan. Categories: KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags:…

Tech Schools, State Promote Build Dakota Scholarship Program

Making sure families, schools, and communities are aware of the opportunity for a free tech school education

  There are incredible opportunities for students in South Dakota looking to enter a growing number of fields – both in terms of career and job placement after school, but also in the training needed to fill these jobs. The Build Dakota program, still relatively new to many, offers the educational opportunity of a lifetime: scholarships to support tuition, fees,…

First Friday Art & Wine Walk

A growing list of local small businesses expand hours to welcome visitors into their downtown stores

Brienne Maner with Downtown Sioux Falls and Melanie Cotton with Sticks and Steel join us in the studio for a preview of the October First Friday Art & Wine Walk. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Art & Wine Walk, buy local, Downtown Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, small business