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The Most Delicious Pumpkin Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

If you are looking for an easy to make delicacy this holiday season (or any time of year, quite honestly, this pastry is incredible), look no further than local baker Staci Perry Mergenthal’s Pumpkin Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Mergenthal stopped into the KDLT News Today studio Friday morning to offer up a sample and some advice on how…

The Buzz About Beekeeping

While many of us fear getting stung and get upset when bees are around, right now others are looking to help raise and keep around as many as possible as their existence is critical to our own. With us this morning was queen bee and third-generation beekeeper Hannah Sjostrom, national spokesperson for the American Beekeeping Federation. She’s on tour and…

Two Big Opportunities to Save Money Instead of Spend

As more Americans live paycheck to paycheck, Christina Lynn offers this advice

As we inch closer to the season where we’re encouraged to spend freely on not just others, but treat ourselves as well, financial advisor Christina Lynn says it’s important to step back and look at your bigger financial picture. Short term wins, she says, often do little for us in the long run. What are smart moves this time of…

How Many More Streaming Networks Might We See?

(And How Much More Will They Cost)?

Disney Plus on Tuesday became the latest service to enter into the streaming wars and if analysts predictions hold true, it will be the biggest competitor to Netflix to date. How many more streaming services may there be? And what might the ultimate cost, or benefit be to consumers? Will Bushee, author of “Wired for Coding” and one of our…

Minnesota Commercial Grain Dryers Lose Propane “Until Further Notice”

Farmers in Minnesota face yet another challenge from the Arctic blast as they try to finish their harvest – the natural gas supply for commercial corn dryers was shut off Monday in an effort to keep enough supply on hand for homes and schools. Farmers are already weeks behind schedule harvesting their fields in temperatures nearly 20 degrees below normal….

South Dakota State-Tribal Relations Body to Meet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s State-Tribal Relations body is meeting in Pierre to discuss ways the state can work with Native American groups. Tuesday’s meeting is the first since tension between Gov. Kristi Noem and some tribes over laws passed aimed at potential protests of the Keystone XL pipeline. Noem pushed for the laws, and the Oglala Sioux…

Poll: Many Say High School Diploma Enough to Succeed

A new poll finds that most young Americans believe in the value of a college degree, but many also say a high school diploma is enough to succeed. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll comes amid a national debate over college costs and rising student debt. The survey finds a majority of Americans ages 13 through 29…

Thousands Face Life-Threatening Floods from Aging Dams

This photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources shows the Spencer Dam near Spencer, Neb., in March 2019, after the dam failed during a flood. (Nebraska Department of Natural Resources via AP)America’s dams, most of which were built more than half a century ago, are in a state of decay that is endangering thousands of people who live…

Big, Fast, and Loud: Monster Jam Comes to the Denny

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – They’re big. They’re fast. They’re loud. ‘Monster Jam’ once again has come to Sioux Falls! Drivers will jump the biggest and best trucks, weighing over ten thousand pounds, all to wow the crowd. Randy Brown has been driving for over twenty years. He says the fans reaction, and energy, has kept him going through the two…

Brush Up Before Heading Out On The Ice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The recent temps have been a ‘kind’ reminder that winter is on it’s way. One of the most popular past-times during the colder months is ice-fishing. If you need to brush up on safety reminders, or update your equipment before heading out on the ice, you’re in luck. The Dakota Angler Ice Fishing Institute will once…

Booming Market for Tech Developers Hosts Local Networking Conference

Sioux Falls is seeing a boon in tech companies, in particular along one local corridor

Even if coding isn’t your thing, this is the place to be this weekend if you’re into technology and have any interest in learning about the opportunities that exist here locally, according to Tyler Harms. Harms is one of the organizers behind what will be the 8th annual event in Sioux Falls. For more information, click here or the link…