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Why Knowing Where Your Food Comes From Is Important

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Eating local, and knowing exactly where your food is coming from, is something we’re seeing more often. 68% of global consumers prefer locally branded vegetables, according to statista.com. For the 12th year in a row, you have the opportunity to see where your produce comes from first hand in the Sioux Empire. ‘Breakfast on The Farm’…

Blood Donations Needed Through Summer Months

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Blood donations are always needed, but especially during the summer months. With ‘World Blood Donor Day’ on Friday, you have the chance to help those in need. Rita Nelson from the Community Blood Bank stopped by to talk about the need for blood within the Sioux Empire. For more information, including where to donate, click here….

Strength of Community On Display During ‘Czech Days’

TABOR, S.D. – Folks in Tabor are ready to celebrate their biggest weekend of the year. The town of just over 400 will host more than 10,000 people during the three day festival of ‘Czech Days.’ The seventy one year old festival celebrates Czech culture with Beseda dances, food, and music. ‘Czech Days’ has been voted one of the top…

Strawbale Winery Celebrating Dairy In SD

RENNER, S.D. – You don’t ever need an excuse to eat ice cream and cheese, but Strawbale Winery is giving you one anyway. The Winery is hosting its inaugural ‘Great Plains Cheese and Ice Cream Festival’ on Saturday. The festival will feature 7 vendors, kids play areas, and live music. KDLT News previewed what you can expect, and the non-profit…

South Dakota’s View on Tariffs, Trump and the Impact on Agriculture

Political pundits Dave Roetman and Aaron Matson weigh in on the bigger issues plaguing South Dakota and the nation

What sort of a lasting impact will the President’s threat of a tariff on Mexico have on trade and the future flow of immigration? Our local political pundits, Dave Roetman with the South Dakota GOP and Aaron Matson with the state Democratic Party, understandably do not agree on an answer. Matson believes the President hasn’t done much new to negotiate,…

Volunteers Needed For GreatLife Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a golf tournament that’s grown in size and popularity each of the five years it’s came to town, and now officials need your help! Volunteers are needed for the ‘Great Life Challenge,’ part of the ‘Symetra Tour.’ It’s a tournament that features some of the best golfers from around the world. Gregg Helms and Tom Walsh Sr….

What To Expect at DTSF’s June First Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Discounts. Dinner. Drinks. That’s what you can expect at DTSF’s June First Friday. The fun-filled event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Numerous shops, restaurants, and clubs will offer discount in order to get you downtown. DTSF is also hosting their monthly block party at 8th & Railroad. With live music, food and drink vendors, and an…

The Health Condition We May Be Putting Ourselves More At-Risk For

Why researchers believe nearly 1/3 of all men ages 35­–50 could develop some form of osteoporosis

  If you’re not already, start doing weight bearing exercises and drinking your milk. The advice comes from Avera Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Jennifer McKay, after a new report is released that finds 28 percent of men and 26 percent of women between 35 and 50 years of age have osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis. McKay believes our more sedentary…

Flandreau Rodeo Days Building Off Last Years Success

FLANDREAU, S.D. – If you’ve got an opening in your weekend plans, you may want to head to Flandreau. The second annual ‘Flandreau Rodeo Days’ gets underway Friday at 10 a.m. and continues through Saturday night. Rodeo fans were impressed last year, the event took home the ‘Best First Year Rodeo’ award from the South Dakota Rodeo Association. With the…

Floods Creating Problems For South Dakota State Parks

LAKE ANDES, S.D. – Flooding continues to create problems for state parks around the Sioux Empire. North Point Recreation Area, near Lake Andes, has dealt with flooding since the mid-April snow storms. Conditions have gotten worse since then due to heavy rains, with beaches, campsites, and other amenities under water. Right now, much of the park is inaccessible. Lake Francis…

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…

Prepping For Lake Yankton and Homestead Days

Promoting Outdoor Education & Awareness Through Fun Events

YANKTON, S.D. – Hundreds are expected to hit the shores of Lake Yankton this Saturday for outdoor awareness, education, and a little fun. For the last three years, the ‘Lake Yankton Festival and Homestead Days’ has educated people on the importance of the environment and wildlife. This weekend’s event includes fishing and kayaking clinics, water safety classes, and rescued raptors…

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…

School Zone: Summer Lunch Programs Throughout Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It might not be something you realize, but hunger continues to plague parts of the Sioux Empire. One out of every eight South Dakotan’s are food insecure, and one out of every six children are at risk of going hungry. Those numbers are according to Feeding South Dakota. However, through summer lunch programs, students are able…

72 Miles On The Missouri River

YANKTON, S.D. – 160 paddlers from 15 states, and Canada, are ready to wade through the Missouri River. The annual ‘South Dakota Kayak Challenge’ kicks off Friday morning in Yankton. Paddlers will maneuver their way through 72 miles of the Missouri River, hitting four check points along the way. While some get competitive over the three days, everyone bonds over…

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…