KDLT News Today Interviews

How Being Unorganized Costs You

The one area of your home in particular where you're losing money by being disorganized

Lisa Soma of Organizing by Lisa outlines where she sees people commonly struggling to stay on top of things and offers insight as to how you might clear up the clutter. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: cleaning, clutter, Lisa Soma, organization

Store Closing Leaves Hole in Local Creative Community

Unglued Market on Phillips closes up shop next week - where shoppers and creatives might find a new outlet

Ashley Rieck, the manager for Unglued Market in Sioux Falls, talks about the impact of the local outlet for creatives closing and where consumers who love their work might find any of it in the future. The Fargo Unglued location will remain open.   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Crafts, creatives, locally made, Sioux Falls, Unglued,…

Don’t Make These Mistakes in the Morning

Sanford dietitian says these four things can sabotage your new year's weight loss efforts

If one of your goals in 2018 is to finally lose weight and get into shape, registered dietitian Tiffany Krogstad with the Sanford Cardiovascular Institute explains four things you’re probably doing to sabotage your own efforts. And chances are, you’re doing some if not most of them! Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: New Year, sanford, Sanford Cardiovascular…

Wired Wednesday: 3 Best Apps for a Healthier New Year

What meditation, gratitude, and audio books can do for your overall health

Carla White is back this first week of January 2018 with why you should log into Headspace, Audible and Gratitude. They are apps, she says, that will help set the stage for a mindful, healthy, and inspiring new year. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Wired Wednesday Tags: apps, Audible, Carla White, Gratitude, Headspace, health, New Year

The Importance of Giving Kids a Break from Technology

Boys & Girls Club launches new social media detox program, "Around the Table"

Billy Mawhiney and Caitlin Hoffman, both with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire, talk about a new initiative for 2018 called “Around the Table”. Club officials say it’s become all too apparent how addicted to their phones kids have become and there are definitely downsides to the trend. Their goal is to help teach them the interpersonal…

Importance of Mental Health

Ringing in the New Year in a healthy way

Integrated Health Therapist Karla Harmon from Sanford sits down with KDLT’s Simon Floss to stress the importance of taking care of your mental health, and tips to go into the year with a healthy mindset. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: health, Mental Health, New Year’s Resolution, Sanford Health

Ringing in NYE in DTSF: The List of Hot Spots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re still looking for something to do this New Years, look no further than Downtown Sioux Falls. Whether it’s a family-oriented quintet, prix fixe dinner, or high-energy party you’re looking for, Downtown Sioux Fall has it all: JAS Quintet New Years Party (Friday, 12/29): https://www.facebook.com/events/528170044204962/ M.B. Haskett New Year’s Eve Dinner https://www.facebook.com/MBHasketts/posts/1646624795399695 Woodgrain NYE Bash:…

Top 5 Fitness Trends of 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – At the turn of the New Year, many of us resolve to eat better, hit the gym, and live an overall healthier lifestyle. Joining us Thursday morning to talk more about getting into shape is Brittany Gorres-Martens from the Exercise and Sport Sciences Department at Augustana University, with a list of the top fitness trends for…

Wired Wednesday: How Much More Can Your New Smart Speaker Can Do?

If all you're asking Alexa for is the forecast, you're missing out

Will Bushee of BrightPlanet and Wired for Coding explains how the new smart speaker in your home is so much more sophisticated than we give it credit for and how to take advantage of its capabilities. Below, he also addresses the concerns users might have over privacy issues. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Wired Wednesday Tags: Alexa,…

Addressing Concerns Over GMO Crops

Why a growing number of South Dakota soybean crops rely on the technology

Josh Kayser, a soybean farmer from Emery, South Dakota talks with KDLT about how much of the state’s soybean crop is genetically modified, the reasons behind the increasing number of acres, and addresses safety concerns with the technology. “The number one thing I’d like anybody to know about my farm, a 5th generation farmer, is legacy is important to us….

Warriors Never Give Up Aims to Get Veterans Outdoors

Healing service members physically, emotionally, and spiritually is the Brandon organization's goal

Troy Miller, a West Point graduate, and Army veteran had heard about the organization Warriors Never Give Up through Archery Outfitters. Earlier this year, he made contact with one of the co-founders and took part in a fishing event at Dry Lake #2. Ever since then he’s been hooked and wanting to do more both with and for the organization. He…

Small Business Spotlight: The Carrot Seed

Check out how much easier (and fun) being in the kitchen can be with these great gift ideas

From an Angry Mama to a product called Beeswrap that keeps flying off the shelf, even a contraption that’ll have you enjoying using Saran Wrap, check out these last minute Christmas gift ideas. The owner of The Carrot Seed, a kitchen store in Brookings, joined KDLT Today on Friday morning in the studio with insight on the fun products her…

Dozens of Homeless Families Waiting to Be Part of This Program

The commitment all are required to make to become a resident of Heartland House is big, but worth it

An estimated 38 million households in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck and only 17 percent are estimated to have a three-month emergency fund. The numbers are staggering but help explain the increasing number of homeless families in the Sioux Empire struggling to get back into a stable living situation. An organization instrumental in helping here locally is Heartland House, a…

One of the Best, Most Unused Features of Fitness Trackers

If you're serious about losing weight, your food is also something you need to follow

Fitness trackers continue to be one of the most commonly requested gifts for the holidays. We love them, but we appear to rarely be using them to their full potential. Augustana Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Brittany Gorres-Martens explains the benefits of tracking what you eat.   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Augustana, Augustana University, fitness trackers,…

4 Great Ways to Enjoy a Gluten Free Holiday

From Tom and Jerry's to small plates, Annie Mello offers some easy options for your gatherings

Fit Chic Annie Mello, helps families with food allergies and sensitivities ahead of the holidays. Click the link above to learn more about lingonberry meatballs, bacon wrapped figs, rice pudding, and homemade Tom and Jerry’s. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: annie mello, Bacon, fit chic, Gluten-Free, Sioux Falls, Tom and Jerry’s

Wired Wednesdays: 5 Ways to Stay Virtually Connected Over the Holidays

From Google Hangout to Postagram - family and friends are just a click away

Not everyone has the luxury of family nearby or the ability to travel long distances over the holidays to see loved ones. For those left wanting to connect but with miles between, there are incredible resources now to do just that. In this week’s edition of Wired Wednesdays, Chris Prendergast of Click Rain offers five easy ways to virtually spend…

Out and About: What’s Happening the Week of 12/18

Addie Graham-Kramer joins us with fun ways to destress, treat yourself, and the kids this holiday week

If you haven’t baked cookies yet for the kids or Santa, don’t worry! Check out the great events happening this week to help you out, including a fun gathering to also make reindeer food and a chance to cut loose and de-stress ahead of company coming this weekend! Click on the link above for more information! Categories: KDLT News Today,…

Hailey Steele to Headline Christmas in the Country

Local kickoff to her Christmas concert tour to benefit Sioux Valley Optimists

Dave Martin with the Sioux Valley Optimists talks about what Hailey Steele’s participation and the concert mean to the Optimists programming. Most if not all of the organization’s efforts go to help area children who might otherwise go unnoticed. To learn more, click on the interview above. For more on Friday night’s concert, click here. And if you haven’t check…

What Net Neutrality Loss Could Mean to You

Local tech expert Will Bushee says with technology being so complicated, you may never know how it's impacting you

Will Bushee of Brightplanet says he’s not surprised by the Federal Communications Commission’s 3 to 2 vote yesterday removing Net Neutrality protection for consumers. But he is disappointed. “There are a lot of cases where they (internet service providers) have actually done that – blocked services or slowed things down, like video services that might have competed with their own….

The First Commercial Tenant Moves Into Washington Square

The massive downtown redevelopment project features a mix of commercial, retail, parking ramp, condos

A Sioux Falls-based stone supplier will be the first business to move into the multi-million dollar Washington Square development in downtown Sioux Falls. L.G. Everist, Inc will be one of the anchor commercial tenants in the new space on the fourth floor of the eight-floor condo, retail, commercial, and mixed-use space overlooking both the downtown area and the Washington Pavilion. Partners involved in…