Author: Carleen Wild

“There’s Something About the American Frontier You Can’t Find Anywhere Else”

Filmmaker with South Dakota roots explains why he came home to film Tater Tot & Patton

Film writer and director Andrew Kightlinger talks with KDLT News Today about his upcoming film, Tater Tot & Patton.The landscape and energy of South Dakota is what writer and director Andrew Kightlinger says brought him back home to produce his most recent film, Tater Tot & Patton. “It’s a love letter to South Dakota. I’m not originally from here, per…

3 Areas to Watch for Future Growth in Sioux Falls

City Planning Director Mike Cooper details regions to the east, west and north where development is planned

Dawley Farms region is one that is slated for significant residential and commercial growth along with a new bypass to help traffic move from I90 south through the city.There are few places you go right now in and around the Sioux Falls region where development isn’t underway on either commercial or residential development. Longtime Sioux Falls City Planner, Mike Cooper,…

3 Takeaways for Parents from “Momo Challenge”

Some call it a concerning “Challenge” targeting our children. Others say the only ones falling for it are overprotective adults and there’s really nothing to it. Regardless, the Momo Challenge continues to appear on countless social media feeds worldwide, and it has a lot of our little ones very scared. If there are any sincere takeaways from the viral hoax,…

Sioux Falls School Leaders Apologize for KKK Attire in Play

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls School District is apologizing for allowing a high school play performance that included student actors dressed in Ku Klux Klan clothing. District administrators say the production of “The Foreigner” at Roosevelt High School last weekend was not properly vetted. A local social advocacy group Establishing Sustainable Connections raised concerns about the racist attire….

Nominations Being Accepted for Local Volunteer Awards

There are an incredible number of people throughout the Sioux Empire who volunteer their time and expertise to help wherever they can. It’s rare these people are recognized for their work, most actually don’t want attention brought to what they do. But others who notice, and who are grateful for their work have the chance to show local volunteers just…

USD Investigates Law School’s ‘Hawaiian Day’ Advice

Board of Regents Monday announces support of investigation into name change of winter social

The new President at the University of South Dakota is being commended for launching an investigation into whether the Board of Regents’ new Freedom of Expression policy was violated in connection with a recent “Hawaiian Day” event. The Board of Regents, in a press release early Monday, stated that the board looks forward to a clear and comprehensive report from…

Pundits Weigh In On Issues Still Before State Legislators

Where legislation on industrial hemp, free speech on campus, nursing home funding, and more, all stand.

With little more than a week left for the 2019 legislative session, our political pundits Sam Parkinson and Dave Roetman weigh in on some of the more notable issues still before lawmakers.   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Politics, U.S. & World News Tags: bills, Free Speech, Hemp, laws, legislation, Legislature, south dakota

How to Get Yourself Back on Track with Health Goals

Kimberly Henderson, a Coach with Profile by Sanford, says she hears the same thing from a lot of her clients this time of year. They need help getting re-motivated to eat better and get back on track with an exercise routine. “People are looking for motivation or to find that right mindset again,” says Henderson. She offers some advice in…

5 Financial Questions to Ask Before Tying the Knot

It is perhaps one of the most important conversations to have with a significant other, yet one of those we tend to avoid at all costs as we prepare to spend the rest of our lives, homes and finances with another person. Personal finance expert, Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial, outlines the five most important financial discussions to have before…

Bigger Building Projects Take Shape in Downtown Sioux Falls

As the landscape of Sioux Falls changes, in particular, the downtown area, Director of Planning and Building Services for the City of Sioux Falls, Mike Cooper, outlines how the city is growing and projects to watch in the coming year. Categories: Business, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News Tags: City Of Sioux Falls, Construction, Levitt Shell,…

Wired Wednesday: Is Your Computer Spying On You?

Tech expert Will Bushee outlines how to avoid creeper video feeds and hacking attempts

Can someone turn on your computer’s webcam without you knowing it? Absolutely, according to tech expert, Will Bushee. All web browsers, including those on your phone, can enable the camera and microphone just by going to a webpage. While on a malicious site, they may be able to see you and hear you without you knowing it. How is this…

GOP, Dems Talk Empty Bills, Free Speech on Campus

Vehicle bills, or bills without any meaningful content, are introduced each year in the state legislature, so seeing some in the annual line-up is not out of the ordinary in Pierre. But are there more this year than usual? And what might be behind what is essentially considered, common practice? Former Democratic state legislator, Dan Ahlers and South Dakota GOP…