Author: Carleen Wild

Taking Cookies and Conversation to the Fields

Volunteers fan out Tuesday to connect with farmers, offer support

How much can a smile, a show of support, and perhaps a few cookies do for farmers struggling under the weight of fields that have yet to be planted and a whole host of other ongoing issues that are affecting their livelihoods? Volunteers with the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce are about to find out. It may not sound…

How to Handle All of That Gift Money, Grads

Financial consultant Christina Lynn shares 3 tips for college bound, or life bound kids

We know all of the money in hand can be tempting, graduates! But if you’d really like to get a good head start on the next stage of your life, don’t spend all of the gifts you just received for graduation! Financial advisor, Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial offers this advice instead.   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today…

Brookings Student on School Board Agenda After Graduation Mishap

The family of Native American senior, Miles Livermont, looks to better educate district leaders after eagle feather was removed from cap

Miles Livermont is honored by relatives with a star quilt and eagle feather ahead of Brookings, SD graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 26, 2019.BROOKINGS, S.D. – An apology from the Brookings School District was an important first step, but the family of a Native American teen, told this past weekend he couldn’t receive his diploma on Sunday unless he removed…

Minnesota-Based Evereve to Open in Empire Mall

The retailer is one of the fastest growing women’s fashion brands in America

Some fun news out of the Empire Mall – EVEREVE, an Edina, Minnesota-based women’s clothing retailer will be joining the roster of 140 other stores, come this fall. Construction on the contemporary fashion brand will begin this summer. The store will be located on the front of the mall, right across the hall from Red Robin. “We currently serve over…

Where Do South Dakotans Fall on Trade War, Mueller Report?

Political pundits weigh in on global issues and how they're impacting residents here at home

There are a lot of big conversations swirling in the nation’s capital that have a very direct impact on residents here at home in the Midwest. Data Director for the state Republican Party, Catherine Barranco, and Communications Director for the South Dakota Democratic Party, Aaron Matson, joined us in the studio Thursday morning to talk about how South Dakotans are…

Concern Grows Over Facial Recognition Technology

The growing use of facial recognition technology, often without our knowledge it is being used, is of increasing concern to legislators on Capitol Hill. The concern very specifically centers around how law enforcement may be using the technology. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing last week examining the need for oversight on how it is used…

4 Under 40 Awards Nominations Being Sought

Sioux Falls Young Professionals Group is looking for your insights, here's how to nominate

There is an incredible amount of talent in the region when it comes to hard-working, innovative and caring employees and entrepreneurs. So who do we need to know that we’re not yet aware of? Who is on your staff worth recognizing, often behind the scenes but doing bold things and making a difference? The Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network is…

Do This on Social Media to Enhance Your Resume

Advice this week in our Wired Wednesday segment from app creator Carla White

App creator and social media consultant, Carla White, says that there are a lot of mistakes people make when it comes to their social media profiles, especially when they may be in the market for a new job. There are people constantly watching what you post and write, White reassures us. But there are a few simple changes can clean…

Out and About with Kali: Week of May 20

Details on some of the more notable events taking place this week

The weather may not cooperate well for outdoor events earlier in the week so stay tuned if you’ve got something you’re hoping to attend, but indoor events – and there are plenty of them, should go off without a hitch! For a look at some of the events happening the week of May 20, 2019, check out Kali’s interview below…

Dressbarn Latest National Retailer to Announce Closure of All Stores

Dressbarn’s parent company, Ascena Retail Group, has announced it will be closing all approximately 650 stores across the United States. The retailer has locations in both Sioux Falls and Rapid City. No specific dates have been given, but the closures come as a number of other major national longtime brands come to an end as well, leaving shopping malls and…

Best Financial Advice for Buying a Home

Local financial expert shares four important tips she says will save you in the long run

If you’re in the market at all for new home, you have to know that it has been a seller’s market in the Sioux Falls metro area and the surrounding regions for years. With more people moving to South Dakota, land and properties are at a premium right now. That can make buying or financing a new home or an…

Judge Won’t Delay Sentencing for 2015 ‘The Bachelor’ Star

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – A judge has refused to delay sentencing for a northern Iowa farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” and who was involved in a fatal crash. Thirty-seven-year-old Chris Soules pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. His lawyers had sought the sentencing delay, citing the prosecution’s lack…

The Pain All Women Should Have Checked Out

See your physician sooner than later if you're having abdominal pain

If you’ve been experiencing abdominal pain for any length of time, it can be tough to know what might be normal or worth calling your doctor for. But endometriosis is a common condition affecting a significant number of women, yet rarely is the issue discussed so that women are aware. If it’s not taken care of, it can cause any…

Why Few Apps Are On This Tech Experts Phone

After serious breaches to WhatsApp, Instagram and other programs, check out this cybersecurity advice

Katie Shuck doesn’t keep Facebook’s app on her phone. Or Instagram, or What’sApp. She tries her best to only log into the social media sites online. If privacy and security are important to you, you’ll want to understand why. Shuck sat down with KDLT News Today’s Carleen Wild for some insight, as well as what to do if you’re logged…