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Loan Programs Available for Small Businesses in South Dakota

If you are looking to start a new business or expand an existing one but aren’t sure where to start, the Small Business Administration might have a program for you. Bill Manger, Associate Administrator, SBA HQ’s Office of Capital Access, was in South Dakota this week to talk about the funding opportunities that are available. Categories: KDLT News Today –…

Back-to-School in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a day that needs no reminder: the first day of school. From new programs to safety reminders, KDLT News talked a number of topics with district officials this morning. For the interviews, see below. Categories: Community, Education, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News Tags: Back to School, Sioux Falls School District

NAMI SD Looking For ‘End The Silence’ Volunteers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A non-profit dedicated to spreading mental health awareness wants your help. ‘NAMI’ is looking for volunteers for their ‘End The Silence’ campaign. The group travels to middle and high schools across the state talking about the importance of mental health. KDLT News talked with organizers and volunteers about why this is important, how to book the…

What to Do with Your Money Amid Recession Fears

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Wall Street has rallied as the President, and his top economic advisors, work to reassure the American public, and the world, that our economy is strong. But not everyone is sold. A growing number of economists are predicting a significant downturn within the next two years. So, where does that leave us? Christina Lynn, of Lynn…

DTSF Winds Down Summer With 7th Annual ‘Riverfest’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Summer may be winding down, but the parties aren’t. For the 7th year, Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. is hosting ‘Riverfest.’ The late-summer staple celebrates not only local food, music, and businesses, but the Big Sioux River as well. This year, 11 food vendors and 11 display vendors will line the banks of the Big Sioux, according…

Impact of Running on Mental Health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With summer ending, it’s easy to get into a little mental funk. One way to help pull yourself out happens to be exercise, and in particular, running. Running, and higher intensity workouts, release endorphins. Those endorphins can improve your mood, and overall mental well being, according to experts with Avera. Not only can running help with…

Violent Crime in Sioux Falls Becoming a Bigger Problem?

As the population climbs, Officer Sam Clemens says some overall growth is expected

Officer Sam Clemens, with the Sioux Falls Police Department spoke Thursday with KDLT News Today, in light of a recent spate of gun violence within the city. While recent reports would have many believing crime is on the rise locally, especially violent crimes, Clemens said overall crime numbers are actually down, and he and his fellow officers want to reassure…

Political Pundits Offer Local Perspective on Recent Shootings

There are a lot of accusations being made about who may be to blame for recent mass shootings, or what – if anything – can be done about them. Especially, on Capitol Hill. Dave Roetman, State Finance Director for the South Dakota GOP and Reynold Nesiba, District 15’s Democratic Senator  DE weighed in Tuesday morning with their thoughts on current…

Singer-Songwriter Mark Mackay Makes the Most of a Stop in Sioux Falls with Lanco

The up-and-coming Nashville recording artist offers live venue with Local TV

Mark Mackay is going places, literally, with his music. Not only is the up-and-comer making quite a name for himself as a singer and songwriter, the Nashville-based musician is traveling the nation and world and having a ball, as he fights for a spot on the charts. Mackay stopped by the KDLT News Studio the morning after opening for Lanco…

Sioux Falls Again Tops Best Cities for Young Professionals

Smart Assets survey looks at nine different factors, what they are and who we beat out

Sioux Falls continues to be ranked at the top of a nationwide list of best cities for young professionals. This is the third year the annual ranking, done by SmartAsset, has put Sioux Falls at the top. Three-peat for Sioux Falls! ???? Get the details at https://t.co/Grw9WEdvzC pic.twitter.com/dfsZListGg — Paul TenHaken (@paultenhaken) August 1, 2019 Among the reasons for the…

Downtown At Sundown!

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Festivals and community events are a huge part of summer. Downtown’s state-wide looking for a good example of what might draw people in should look no further than Brookings, where one block festival grows bigger each summer. KDLT got an idea of what the free weekly festival is like this morning. For more information, click here. Categories:…

Can Your Data Ever Really Be Secure Again?

Katie Shuck, a cybersecurity expert, explains what we all should do to better protect ourselves online

It seems anymore, that if you log on to any device or save any information in what is supposed to be a secure cloud, that you do so with the understanding your information will be compromised. That includes every last bit of any sensitive information you hoped and were assured would locked up in a far away very dark place,…

Thousands Expected at Second Annual ‘SD Chislic Festival’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Chislic is a staple of South Dakota, and this weekend you can get your fill. The 2nd annual ‘SD Chislic Festival’ begins Friday night, but the festival & competition itself begins Saturday morning. KDLT News went to Freeman to see what organizers are expecting this year. For more information, click here. Categories: Community, KDLT News Today,…

South Dakota Dems, GOP Can Agree on This One Thing

Current requirements for 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates to get to the debate stage, make sense, says GOP leader

While politicians on either side of the aisle may disagree on a lot of things, one issue State Finance Director for the SD GOP, Dave Roetman and Dem Party Chair, Paula Hawks can find common ground on is the process for 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates to get to the national debate stage. The two met on the KDLT News Today…

Miracle Treat Day: Helping Families in Need One Blizzard at a Time

MADISON, S.D. – Miracle Treat Day. It’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Children’s Miracle Network. The organization helps families through the difficulties that arise from medical procedures. You have the opportunity to help children and families in need, and satisfy a sweet tooth in the process. Dairy Queen’s across the nation are participating in the big day….

Pros and Cons of Allowing Amazon to Track You Online

Chris Prendergast offers insight on increasing trend of tech giants paying you to invade your online space

Increasingly, tech giants and others looking to make inroads online are asking to see how you surf. It’s often couched as an effort to make your web experience more personalized, or technology in general, more personalized. But know what you’re giving up, in order to gain whatever it is we think we might be looking for. Categories: KDLT News Today,…

Easy, Cool Treats for Those Hot Summer Days

As summer temperatures heat back up, most of us are looking for fun ways to stay cool. Dietitian Lizzie Kasparek with Sanford Sports Science Institute offers up some of the easiest ways to stay refreshed and hydrated, and it’s all pretty good for you to boot!   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, News Top…