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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…

Most Sought After Home Remodeling Projects in Sioux Empire

The Showcase of Remodeled Homes and Outdoor Living Showcase kick off Saturday, October 6 in Sioux Falls and Harrisburg. Homeowners with their eye on improvements to both indoor and outdoor living spaces will want to soak up all that the 21 projects have to offer. Accent walls, mudrooms, sunroom additions, barnwood, and outdoor entertaining spaces are just a few of…

Bond Set at $100,000 Cash Bond for Rapid City Priest

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Bond has been set at $100,000 cash for a priest in the Rapid City Catholic Diocese who’s accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old child. Thirty-eight-year-old John Praveen appeared in Pennington County court via video from jail Wednesday. Magistrate Judge Scott Bogue says the high bond was due to the seriousness of the charges and Praveen’s flight…

4 Ways to Manage Your Overflowing Inbox

A local marketing specialist breaks down how to regain control of your email

If you are an average user of email, chances are you have if not a hundred unopened email in your inbox, thousands upon thousands. Do you really need all of those solicitations, newsletters and updates? If not, how do you easily downsize and regain control of the chaos? Chris Prendergast, the Chief Strategy Officer at Click Rain, offers up some…

Two South Dakota Comfort Food Dining Destinations

One of these is food writer Staci Perry's "favorite places to grab a burger".

It could very well be worth setting aside the time for a little drive one of these beautiful fall days for a trip to the east central part of the state. Food writer and baker Staci Perry explains why both The Knotty Pine and Hendricks Hometown Bakery are fabulous food finds and worthwhile destinations.   Categories: KDLT Kitchen, KDLT News…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 1

Fall has arrived, not only officially on the calendar, but the events happening this week absolutely embrace the change of seasons. Check out some of the more fun events happening throughout the Sioux Empire, including the fall Art & Wine Walk, and the Chocoholic Frolic! Friday, October 5 – October Art & Wine Walk, Sioux Falls Friday, October 5 – Harvest Festival, Canton Friday,…

Ensuring Everyone Can Get Out and Enjoy the Hunt

The Flandreau-based wildlife refuge offering those with disabilities a chance to be in the field

The weather should be almost perfect for a group of hunters set to head out Saturday morning, into a private wildlife preserve just north of Flandreau. Even if the conditions are a little rough, the opportunity is still very exciting for the group of 18 hunters and the volunteers that will be going with them, because getting out into the…

Why Your Kids Are Still Spending Too Much Time Online

Children tend to follow your lead, mom and dad

This week, NBC News did a special series of reports on the concern over how much time our kids are spending online.  “Are iPads bad for kids?” and “Predators Using Fortnite to lure in kids”  were just two of the stories the team did to looked at the amount of time our children are spending online and the potential short…

Gallery Exhibit to Highlight Impact of Local Nonprofit

Helping Kids Round First provides baseball equipment to Nicaraguan children who would otherwise never have the chance to play

The first trip Jay Fishback took to Nicaragua with volunteers from the Flandreau-based Helping Kids Round First non-profit was purely because he was asked to document the trip as a professional. The impact, he says, that the trip had on him, has him fully engaged now as an individual. His work, chronicling the impact of donated baseball and medical supplies…

Wired Wednesday: What Google, Microsoft Upgrades Mean to You

"You're going to see a lot more Artificial Intellingence and Machine Learning coming into everything."

Google and Microsoft this week were among just two technology giants unveiling upgrades to their operating systems. What that means for you – broader use of machines that are able to anticipate our every move, need and desire in an effort to make our lives easier. One of our tech experts, Will Bushee, explains outlined in this week’s edition of…

Out and About with Kali: Week of September 24

The temperatures may be cooling off but fall is officially getting off to a hot start around the Sioux Empire with a slew of great events to enjoy. Check out what Kali Trautman with the Event Company found for you to get out and take part in. Tuesday, September 25 – Dunk-A-Doctor Day, Sanford Children’s Hospital  Wednesday, September 26 – Craft Cocktails &…