Author: Carleen Wild

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…

Box It Up! Great Halloween Costume Ideas

A great imagination, some paint, and an hour may be all you need

If you’ve searched for the perfect Halloween costume but haven’t found anything yet, or you’re just not willing to spend a lot of money on the holiday but you still want to have fun, consider one of these ideas from Two Men and a Truck. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: boxes, costumes, halloween, Two Men and…

Busy Pheasant Season Ahead Despite Predictions of Lackluster Hunt

Pheasants Forever encourages hunters need to keep at it, birds are out there

Matt Morlock with Pheasants Forever joined KDLT in studio Friday to preview the opening of the 2017 Pheasant Hunting Season. He acknowledged the numbers are down but said the birds are out there, hunters may just need to stay at it longer given the reduced population and that many of the corn fields have yet to be harvested so they’ve…

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…