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School Zone: Viborg-Hurley Students Fight Holiday Hunger

VIBORG, S.D. – It can be easy to forget, but food insecurity plagues many communities throughout the Sioux Empire. Students in the Viborg-Hurley School District are doing what they can to fight hunger throughout the holiday season. KDLT News went to Viborg for this week’s edition of ‘School Zone.’ For more information, click here. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News…

Eyes and Ears Toy Challenge 2018

Organizers say it's amazing the difference you can so easily make in a child's life this holiday season

Sioux Falls Family Vision and Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat staff thought a friendly challenge for a greater good, was a nice idea last year. But after seeing the difference a few new toys made in the lives of so many young children in our area this past year, the two local businesses have not only decided to challenge each…

First Friday In DTSF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’ve been a scrooge on your Christmas shopping, you may want to head downtown tonight. Today is the December First Friday in downtown Sioux Falls. Tons of shops have great deals in order to cross off everything on your holiday shopping list. Restaurants and Clubs also have specials going on tonight, if you’re just looking…

Managing Depression Over the Holidays

Advice for those who struggle and for those who love them as well

The high expectations and pressure we often put on ourselves over the holidays to be happy, at times, have the exact opposite effect. For millions of Americans, the stress over buying gifts, baking cookies, sending out cards, lack of sunlight, and time with family is enough to induce both anxiety and depression. Recognizing the signs and taking steps that might…

Keeping Kids Warm Through ‘Project Warm Up’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over nine hundred Sioux Falls students are homeless, according to the Sioux Falls School District. Tracy Vik, Principal of Sonya Sotomayer Elementary School, started ‘Project Warm Up’ 12 years ago. The project aims to lend out blankets to students, and their families, who don’t have the means to stay warm themselves. Roughly one hundred blankets were…

A Holiday Spectacular – Christmas With the SD Symphony Orchestra

Check out the performances scheduled for the weekend of December 8-9

For those concerned the symphony may be too pretentious, or just ‘not for you’, there’s a good chance this weekend’s performance of “‘Tis the Season: Christmas with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra” will change your mind. The action-packed, theatrical holiday performance in front of a stage full of incredibly talented musicians has already won over the hearts of many first-time…

Wired Wednesday: Why Your Kids Might Explore a Career in Coding

Some startling statistics this Computer Science Education Week

One doesn’t have to look too far anymore to realize the career opportunities if you are tech savvy at all, are seemingly endless. Add to that any knowledge of coding, and it’s a win-win for local businesses needing the expertise and willing to pay for it. This Computer Science Education Week, the goal is to ensure every student in every…

Out and About with Kali: Week of December 3

The events this week, as you can imagine, are all about the holidays. Find out what Kali Trautman with the Event Company was able to track down for you – and that you’ll want to put on the calendar! Thursday, December 6 – Sunday, December 9 – A Christmas Carol, Sioux Empire Community Theatre Thursday, December 6 – Cake, Sip & Create, Sioux Falls, SD…

5 Great Tech Gifts for the Holidays

They're easy, affordable, and definitely products you can use.

From gifts for the home to taking tech with you on the go, Verizon’s Gadget Guy, Steve Van Dinter stopped by the KDLT News Today studio with some of his favorite gift picks for the holidays. You’re going to want to check these out…   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, News,…

Difficult Decision for Some Midwest Farmers Heading into 2019

It wasn’t that long ago, the farming industry was experiencing record profits. That trend in recent years however, has been on the decline. In fact, a new report shows the number of farmers in the upper Midwest filing for bankruptcy is growing. And, as we near the end of 2018 with commodity prices still down, trade deals uncertain, and another tough…

400 SD Non-Profits Participate In ‘Giving Tuesday’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Lending a helping hand and taking care of our peers is a staple of the Midwest. You have the opportunity to do just that today. It’s ‘Giving Tuesday’ nationwide, but for the first time, there’s a huge effort from various non-profits to emphasize the importance of the day state-wide. Nearly 400 South Dakota organizations and non-profits…

DTSF Welcomes the Holiday Season With Festival of Lights Parade, Small Business Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Thanksgiving leftovers have been stored, and its the official start of the holiday season. To kick it off, the 27th Annual Festival of Lights Parade takes to the streets of downtown Sioux Falls Friday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The parade travels down Phillips Avenue from 13th to 5th Street. (More info: https://dtsf.com/event/parade-of-lights/) On Saturday,…

South Dakota Businesses Look to Make A Profit this Holiday Shopping Season

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Consumer confidence is high, and South Dakota businesses look to make a profit this holiday season. Many business owners see high consumer confidence going into the holidays and have developed promotions, deals and niche products to attract new customers. In a recent survey of its membership, the vast majority of South Dakota Retailers Association members expect…