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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…

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…

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…

Easy Make Ahead Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

 Chef Scott Teal of Hy-Vee on Louise is back with some easy, delicious sides to go with that golden brown turkey this Thanksgiving. Bon apetit! Asparagus Feta Salad: 2 lbs cooked asparagus, 4 oz. crumbled feta, 1 pint quartered cherry tomatoes, 2/3 c. roasted walnuts. Toss with the following dressing. Dressing: 6 T balsamic vinegar, 4 T olive oil,…

Out and About with Kali: Week of November 5

Check out these holiday-themed stops worth making this week as you fill out your calendar!

The holiday shopping and events season is kicking in to high gear with a number of fun events throughout the Sioux Empire this week. Check out everything from a craft vendor fair featuring upwards of 300 booths to a hot cocoa and coffee crawl. Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10 – Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts, Sioux Falls  Saturday, November 10…

What the Rise of Streaming Services May Cost You

Love your shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime? Hopefully for you, that’s where they’ll stay. But there’s a good chance they won’t. Just about every platform that can right now is getting in on streaming services, meaning whatever you like to watch, may move to its own location. According to Will Bushee, author of Wired for Coding, co-founder of Code Boot…

Insights Into the Gubernatorial Race and What’s at Stake

Pundits for the GOP and South Dakota Dems offer perspective on the upcoming midterms

We are less than two weeks away from midterm elections and one race in South Dakota that is being closely watched nationwide, is the race for governor. The two major party candidates, specifically, look to be in a much tighter race than originally expected. Executive Director of the State Democratic Party, Sam Parkinson, and County Chair and State Finance Director…

One Reason You May Be Struggling to Lose Weight

Sleep is not only important for your overall health, but also keeps you from these scale climbing habits

With the return of Daylight Saving Time on November 4, 2018, there will be a lot of discussion about the importance of sleep and what it means to our overall health. One issue that doesn’t perhaps get as much attention as others when it comes to necessary shut-eye, is the need for sleep in the constant battle to lose weight….

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 22

Halloween is the theme this week for just about every event throughout the Sioux Empire. Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers up a taste of the candy-filled festivities in store for you! Thursday, October 25 – Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing, Sioux Falls, SD Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 – 4th Annual Haunted Trail at McCrory Gardens, Brookings, SD Saturday, October 27 – Barks,…

Free Health Fair Saturday in Sioux Falls

Health Connect of SD to offer children free hair cuts, lunch, health screenings

  Keeping kids and families healthy is the focus of the Annual Health Connect Fair. Organizers say over 400 attended last year’s event. This year, they’re hoping to reach even more, knowing there is incredible need in the community for even basic health care services. Will Bushee, President of the Board for Health Connect of South Dakota, was in with…

What We Have All Gained From Google Plus

The platform may not be remembered for much once its gone, but these are two big takeaways

Some insight, this Wednesday, from Click Rain’s Chris Prendergast on what we all have gained from Google Plus – possibly without you even knowing it. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Wired Wednesday Tags: Chris Prendergast, Click Rain, Google, Google Plus

First Cases of Flu Seen in South Dakota

Public health officials encourage everyone possible to get vaccinated

Health officials, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly flu season, are encouraging everyone over the age of six months, to get vaccinated for the flu. The request comes on the heels of news the state of Florida is marking the first pediatric death of the 2018-2019 flu season. The age and gender of the child remain unknown,…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 15

Every Monday, Kali Trautman with The Event Company joins us in the studio with a glimpse at some of the events worth putting on your calendar for the week ahead! We want to be sure to share details of the upcoming events talked about on KDLT News Today. Enjoy! Tuesday, October 16 – Intro to Modern Calligraphy, Brookings, SD  Friday, October 19…

Local Research Helps With Advancements in Available Cancer Immunotherapy Treatments

  While immunotherapy is getting more attention with the Nobel Prize in Medicine going to a pioneering U.S. researcher in the field, Dr. Christopher Sumey, a hemetology/oncology specialist with Sanford Health says therapies have been available for years, and that number is only growing. The novel therapies being developed are happening in part, thanks to research that’s taken place locally…

Google to Introduce Two New Smartphones Tuesday

NEW YORK – Google is expected to introduce two new smartphones Tuesday, part of its continuing push to embed its digital services and Android software more deeply into peoples’ lives. The new Pixel-branded phones will anchor a product event Tuesday in New York. Google launched its line of high-end phones two years ago to better compete against Apple, Samsung and…

Suspect Sought in Crash That Killed 1-Year-Old

Rapid City Police hoping you can help locate driver of a Pontiac Bonneville

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police are searching for a suspect in a crash that killed a 1-year-old girl and left two adults with life-threatening injuries. The crash happened Friday, and authorities said Monday that the girl has since died. A man who was an initial suspect in the crash is no longer the focus of investigators. That man…

President Expected to Lift Ban on Year-Round Sales of E-15

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of high-ethanol blends during a trip to Iowa…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 8

You've got to check out this haunted house! But if sipping good whiskey is your idea of a better time, there's a festival for that, too.

It’s a fantastic week to get out and enjoy fall in South Dakota! From a Farm to Fork dinner and a harvest celebration at a local winery, to the doors opening at one of the region’s best haunted houses, there is a little something for everyone. Tuesday, October 9 – Creative Home Workshop, Brookings  Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, Opening Weekend…