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Watching Snow Fall, Not Grades

ESTHERVILLE, IA – Sometimes when snow falls, so do students grades. One district in Northwest Iowa isn’t letting students fall behind, despite mother nature’s greatest efforts. KDLT News Today went to Estherville to find out more on the ‘virtual snow day’ that’s taken over the school system.     Categories: Education, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News,…

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…

Sioux Falls Day At The Legislature

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over one hundred Sioux Falls business leaders loaded up on buses this morning to talk to lawmakers in Pierre. For the 35th year, the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has spear-headed ‘Sioux Falls Day at The Legislature.’ The day gives business owners and employees the chance to talk one on one with elected officials, sit in…

Protecting Your Children From the Rise in Online Porn

As concern grows over not only the amount of time our children may be spending online, but as well the access to potentially harmful materials such as porn, cyber experts want to remind parents they have more control over the situation than they realize. Pam Rowland, an assistant professor of cyber security at Dakota State University and co-founder of CYBHER,…

Valentine’s Day Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Store bought is great, but these are a pretty good match if you're looking to craft something of your own with love

Hy-Vee’s Chef Scott Teal dishes up some delicious Valentine’s Day treats for the KDLT News Today crew.From oysters to chocolate and a lot of other foods in-between, it’s not difficult to stir up something delicious up for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. Even if you’re going low-carb, there are still some easy options, according to Chef Scott Teal, of Hy-Vee…

Out and About with Kali: Week of February 11

From a Valentine’s Day Party for Kids to a week-long celebration of the season called Frost Fest in Brookings, there is a little something for everyone this week in eastern South Dakota. Check out what Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers up in this week’s edition of Out and About. February 11th – 17th – 5th Annual Frost Fest, Brookings February…

“Strongly Worded” Letter Writing Workshops Held Across State

Have something you want to tell your legislators but unsure of how to say it?

If you’ve ever wanted to make your ideas, concerns, or thoughts known to your legislators but were unsure of how, this opportunity is for you. The ACLU of South Dakota is currently hosting a series of workshops designed to help you construct a letter that will grab your lawmakers attention – whatever the issue may be that you may want…

O’Gorman Industrial Tech Program Gets Makeover

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The shop and industrial tech programs at O’Gorman High School have gotten quite the make-over. Due to low class enrollment and no instructor, classes were cancelled last year. The shop turned into a storage space, and school officials knew something needed to be done. The school applied for a $50,000 grant through the Sioux Empire Home…

Legislation Allowing for Publication of South Dakota Drivers License in Spanish Advances

A bill many are watching as it makes its way through the South Dakota legislature right now is SB 117. The legislation is asking lawmakers to legalize state drivers license tests in Spanish as well as English. South Dakota remains among only a handful of states that don’t already provide the service. There is bipartisan support for the bill, and…

Exercise, Along with Diet, Key To Achieving Fitness Goals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s February, which is about the time many of us fall off the fitness wagon. We might see some fitness results after focusing on our diet, but to really get to where we’d like to be, exercise must be incorporated. Kimberly Henderson is a Profile Coach with Sanford Profile. She stopped by this morning with important…

Inside South Dakota Politics: Week of February 5

There are a lot of bills in this year’s legislature that the Democratic Party and GOP have not been all that far apart on. There is a need, legislators know, to come together on issues like the nursing home crisis, transparency in government, the meth epidemic, and more. But there are a few bills coming up this week in Pierre…

Event to Benefit Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

As more people feel compelled to come forward with stories of domestic violence or sexual assault, the Compass Center looks to expand the resources available to victims. This next Tuesday, an event to help raise funds for the Sioux Falls non-profit will get underway. It’s the 10th annual “It’s in the Bag” fundraiser. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February…

Win Big With This Spread at Your Super Bowl Party

These sandwiches can be quick and easy to make, and bring together even the biggest of Super Bowl rivals

Stuck on what to feed the guests this weekend as you gather for the big game? Or, just plain tired of the same old thing you’ve always made? Give these fun and easy, comfort sandwiches a try. The combination of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce is enough to satisfy even the most rabid of football fans – regardless of whether…