KDLT News Today Interviews

Opening Day at ‘Great Shots’

SIOUX FALLS Golf clubs will no longer accumulate dust over the winter months. ‘Great Shots’ opens Friday, December 6th, at 11:00 a.m. The three-story facility features state of the art golfing areas, the largest Daktronics screen in South Dakota, a full restaurant and bar, and local golf organizations. KDLT News sent Simon Floss to get a sneak peek of the…

Where You Can Square Dance For Free This Weekend

Have you ever wanted to go to a ‘good-old-fashioned-hoedown?’ Maybe learn how to square dance? This weekend, you have the opportunity to do both! Shirley Burgers, with the ‘Pairs and Squares Dance Club’ joined us this morning with more. For more information on the event, click here. Categories: Community, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News Tags: Active…

Helping Working South Dakotans Get Back on Their Feet

The organization stepping in to support single parents, the elderly and disabled when they may otherwise fall through the cracks

Too many of us know that it’s not always easy to make ends meet, even when you’re working. For single parents, older workers and those with disabilities in particular, it can be tough to make paychecks stretch far enough to cover the rising cost of rent, let alone all of the other bills. That is where Sioux Falls Housing and…

Investing In Our Communities: South Dakota Community Foundation

If you're looking to stretch your dollars for good this #GivingTuesday, this organization always works to maximize your impact

Whether you’re an individual looking to make a difference with your dollars, a non-profit in need of support or a community looking to be matched with funds for an upcoming project, the South Dakota Community Foundation has been working to grow your donor dollars and make a difference across the state since 1987. If you’re unsure about where best to…

Homemade Gifts: Marshmallow Creme Crunch Brownies

This decadent dessert is one you may have a tough time giving away this holiday season

Staci Perry Mergenthal shared both her favorite thing to do with Thanksgiving leftovers, and something a lot more chocolatey and delicious for you to give a try this holiday season. This Marshmallow Creme Crunch Brownie recipe is a favorite among her followers on Pinterest and her blog. One taste and you’ll understand why. Check out our segment with Mergenthal and…

One Smart Cam Worth Gifting (to Yourself) This Holiday Season

And, it's one of the most economical on the market

The Wyze camera is easy to use and easy to access, according to one of our cyber experts on KDLT News Today. Will Bushee told KDLT’s Carleen Wild how he bought the camera to prove it most likely couldn’t do all it said it could do, but to his surprise he’s now recommending it to others. Learn more about why…

DTSF Ready For ‘Small Business Saturday’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s that time of year when our wallets tend to become a little light. While big box retailers nationwide are doing all they can to lure you in this holiday season, our local small businesses re hoping you’ll remember there is power in spending with them. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday throughout the nation. Businesses…

The Key to Growing a Farming Operation in Tough Times: Diversify

Having graduated during a recession, Amanda Radke has always looked at what more she might do

Farming will always be her first love when it comes to career, but Amanda Radke says she’s known since college it’s important to consider other revenue streams to support the family farm. She graduated from South Dakota State during the recession of the 90’s. She and her husband figured it out then, and will continue to do the same. But…

AAA Launches ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With crowded roads coming this week, AAA is launching a campaign to make sure roads are safe for everyone. ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ looks to keep drivers, first responders, and roadside workers out of harm’s way. According to a press release from the travel organization, tow operators respond to more than 30 million calls for help…

Make a List and Stick To It: Your Best Black Friday Shopping Advice

If you're on a budget - perhaps some of the most important holiday shopping tips we can give

It can be a tough spot – you’ve got a lot of family and friends to buy for this holiday season and little in the bank to get it done. Do you rack up that credit card a little further, because you’ll try and pay it off soon? Or set a budget for yourself? Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial offers…

The One Book Everyone Should Read This Season

If you’re struggling with the perfect gift to give this holiday season, you might find inspiration at the book store. There is something for everyone there, and Scott Skar, general manager for Sioux Falls’ Barnes & Noble offers up a few staff favorites ahead of the biggest shopping days of the year. Categories: KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Barnes &…

Cyber Security Expert on Regaining Control Over Your Personal Data

New privacy laws go into effect in January, 2020, aimed at finally giving you the upper hand

The internet and the stream of information flowing between users and content producers has grown so fast over the past decade, it has been tough for even the most knowledgeable of watchdogs to stay on top of privacy concerns. But that’s about to change, experts believe. New data privacy laws that should give you more control over what information of…

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…

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…

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…

Out and About with Kali Trautman: Week of November 4, 2019

Career inspiration and hot cocoa for a good cause – what more can you ask for on a cold, dreary start to the week here in South Dakota? Well, you can ask for a lot more and probably find it in this week’s list of events throughout the region. Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers details on what’s happening!…