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Beauty and the Beast Extreme Rodeo Challenge

Annual event helps fund programming at McCrossan Boys Ranch

Thousands are expected for the 11th Annual Extreme Rodeo Challenge to benefit McCrossan Boys Ranch outside of Sioux Falls this Saturday, August 26. All are welcome, and tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of the event. More details are included in the video above. The rodeo helps to fund programming for dozens of at-risk teen boys every…

5 Simple And Healthy School Lunch Ideas To Try This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As parents prepare for crammed school nights and busy mornings, Chef Scott Teal from Hy-Vee is offering a few creative ways to make preparing lunches quick and easy. Keeping lunches healthy and colorful is key. As a dad, Chef Teal knows green is a big no-no for kids! He suggests avoiding green vegetables and packing colorful bell peppers. When…

5th Grader Uses Art Contest To Help Other Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The winner of a t-shirt design contest is helping the organization that gave him the opportunity to express himself. The Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire partnered with Scratchpad Tees to hold an art contest for kids to design a t-shirt with part of the proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. They chose Roni, who…

Hundreds Of Local Women Unite To Fund Mental Health Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Sioux Empire United Way is using their annual WomenUnite Event to fund mental health programs for children in public schools. For 12 years, this event has been connecting women with causes in their communities. This year, the event will address mental health needs for local students. The WomenUnite luncheon will be on Wednesday, August 16 from 11:30 a.m….

‘You And Me Make Glee’ Gives Performers Confidence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- An interpretive dance performance by a local non-profit is giving people of all abilities a creative outlet and the opportunity to build confidence. LifeScape’s mission is to empower people living with disabilities. Their “You and Me Make Glee” dance performance will feature 30 performers who benefit from LifeScape’s programs and services. The show will begin at 7 p.m….

Back-To-School Shopping Just Got Trendier With Oh My Word Luxury Paperie

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Accepting the end of summer and heading back to school is made a little easier with fresh and trendy school supplies in your backpack. Oh My Word Luxury Paperie is stocked up with the newest and cutest school and office supplies that will make you excited to be back in the classroom. Owner Melissa Johnson has a meticulous…

LifeScape And Dairy Queen To Host ‘Livin’ It Up For LifeScape’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- LifeScape is inviting the public to their Livin’ It Up for LifeScape event on August 17 to help fund their mission to empower people living with disabilities. The carnival event will be at Dairy Queen on Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17. Jill Willard with Dairy Queen says they’re always happy to…

Coast 2 Coast Fitness Crew Gears Up For Cancer Run

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- In accordance with their industrial workout philosophy, the crew at Coast 2 Coast is gearing up for their Coastin’ for Cancer event on August 20 that will give runners more of a workout than the typical 5k. This event will be a spin on a traditional race. Coast 2 Coast will be adding check points throughout the run…

Adventures With Ahtra: Eating Fire

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT ANYTHING IN THIS VIDEO

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There’s no other way to describe a performance by magician Travis Nye other than crazy. He’s a polished professional but is a self-taught fire-eater, and the process came with plenty of trial and error. “There was lots of burning my hands, stuff like that, constantly, singed and burned taste buds, having no taste, pretty much losing my taste…

Game, Fish & Parks Offering Free Outdoor Cooking Classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Game, Fish and Parks is offering a variety of free classes to children and adults to learn how to cook outdoors. Naturalist for Game, Fish and Parks Jen Nuncio says they’ve had a great turnout this summer for their classes. Nuncio says safety is the biggest lesson they emphasize in the courses. Students don’t have to bring…

Adventures With Ahtra: Shooting Trap

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The sportsmen and women at Crooks Gun Club make shooting trap look easy. Vice President Chris Erickson says he’s been shooting since he was a little kid. Shooting trap takes more than just good aim; before you pick up a shotgun at Crooks Gun Club, there are some basics to get down first. “You start off with safety,…

Event Planner Shares 5 Tips For An Unforgettable Wedding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Known for her “statement makers” and sharp attention to detail, Katie Jane Murphy’s passion is creating unforgettable memories for her clients at Jane Rae Event Planning. Murphy stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share her top five wedding trends of the year that will make your special day one to remember. When choosing dresses for your bridesmaids, Murphy…

How To Transition Summer Style Into Fall With Chelsea’s Boutique

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall doesn’t have to break your bank, so Chelsea’s Boutique is showing off stylish ways to double dip your favorite pieces between seasons. Owner Chelsea Tracy says a lot of people struggle with their wardrobe between seasons because they think they have to spend a lot of money on new stuff, which…

Golf Tournament Funds Wellness Programs For Seniors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Trail Ridge Senior Living Community is inviting the public to participate in their 3rd annual golf tournament. The tournament will fund wellness programs to help their residents lead an active lifestyle. The tournament will be held at Prairie Green Golf Course on Thursday, July 27. Registration starts at noon and the shotgun start for the four-person scramble will…

Adventures With Ahtra: Wild Kingdom

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Since 1962, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom has entertained and educated viewers about wildlife and nature. Now, Wild Kingdom is back as a web series to bring viewers a closer look at the animal kingdom. One of the wild guides of Wild Kingdom is Stephanie Arne, who stopped by KDLT News Today to introduce Blaise and Ahtra to some of…