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2018 Pheasant Fest Kicks Off Friday

Pheasant enthusiasts from all over flood Sioux Falls this weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – One of the biggest tourist attractions for South Dakota, ‘Pheasant Fest’, starts tomorrow. The fest is chalk-lined full of events, that will once again be kicked off by the Bird Dog Parade at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Presented by the Federal Premium Ammunition  ,The National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic…

Woman Turns 104 Years Old, Shares Secret to a Long and Healthy Life

SIBLEY, I.A. – A great-great grandmother is celebrating her 104th birthday in Sibley. “What’s the best part about being 104?” said Thiele. “ I don’t know I have to say I’ve never been there before.”> As Zita Thiele grows another year older, her world keeps getting bigger. She has 48 great-grand children and six great-great grandchildren, with two more on…

From Clutter to Compassion: Remembering Katheryn

BERESFORD, S.D. – In her 79 years, Katheryn was always a keeper. She kept everything she and her family ever owned packed wall-to-wall her in home. “It was just incredible,” said her daughter, Audrey Erickson. “I have a lot of guilt for that because I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten.” Suddenly, Katheryn was gone, but her overwhelming amount…

Winterfest Of Wheels Kicks Off

Event proceeds go to Cure Kids Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – If you’re a fan of classic cars, we’ve got something right up your alley! The 10th annual Winterfest of Wheels kicks off at 5 p.m. today at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Dozens of classic cars ranging from 1923-present day are packed in the arena, but it’s much more than just a car show. This entire…

Fit Chic’s Best Foods For Weight Loss

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re trying to lose weight, and are still struggling to do so, have you done a gut check on what, and how much you’re eating? ‘Fit Chic’ and owner of CPM Fitness Annie Mello joined KDLT’s Simon Floss to discuss what foods you should, and shouldn’t, be eating to get to your goal of losing…

Frosty Frolics Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has no shortage of fun winter activities. This weekend is the 30th annual Frosty Frolics Weekend put on by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. A wide variety of free Winter hobbies are available for the public to enjoy. Tube for $5 at Great Bear Recreation Park this afternoon and evening from…

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…

Home For The Holidays: Phoenyx’s Forever Family

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Phoenyx. This six-year-old girl loves to laugh, sing her favorite song, and play with her two pugs. Life wasn’t always easy for Phoenyx. When Phoenyx was only three-months-old, her biological mother’s boyfriend shook her, leaving her with severe brain trauma and in foster care. Yes, life hadn’t been fair to Phoenyx, but then Emily enters…

A Nutritionist’s Tips For Ordering Off The Kids Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many restaurants and fast food chains with kids menus claim to implement nutrition into their food choices, but does that make them healthy? Nutritionist Jenna Klepatz with Profile by Sanford has some advice for parents when navigating a kids menu. Watch the video above for some of her tips. Categories: Family, Food, Health, KDLT Kitchen, KDLT News…

Adventures With Ahtra: Cirque Italia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Performers from around the world are bringing their acts to Sioux Falls in Cirque Italia’s Water Circus. Located at the Empire Mall parking lot near JCPenney, shows will be at 7:30 on Friday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 on Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 on Sunday. Watch the video above to see a preview of the performance! Cirque…

How Sioux Falls Teachers Are Making Each Day Count

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Teachers and administrators in the Sioux Falls School District are launching an initiative to boost student attendance as they kick off the 2017-18 school year. District officials say that good attendance is correlated with academic success, which is why they’re taking steps to make sure their students are in the classroom as much as possible. Watch the video…

Back-To-School Shopping With Staples

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Staples has something for students of all ages this fall. Watch the video above to see what they’re offering this year for back-to-school needs.   Categories: Education, Family, KDLT Kitchen, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Back to School, school shopping sioux falls, shopping, staples

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…

Adventures With Ahtra: BMX

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Before claiming titles in X Games around the world and having his own video game, Reuel Erickson was practicing the basics that made him a BMX legend. “There was a group of us that went out and started travelling, and then we went through this whole explosion period of holy cow, we’re not just riding in the back…

Kids K Fun Run Kicks Off Family Fest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in South Dakota raise money and awareness for places like Sanford Children’s Hospital and the CenturyLink Kids K Fun Run is coming to Sioux Falls on July 8 to raise money for the cause and celebrate families. The run kicks off Family Fest, an event for parents and future parents to discover resources to enrich,…

Financial Adviser Says Wills Secure Family Future

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Financial adviser and entrepreneur, Aaron Maguire stopped by KDLT News Today to offer some advice on starting a will. Maguire says since many people don’t like to think about death, they often put off establishing a will, which can have consequences later in life. He says after college is a smart time to create a will. Maguire says once…

Expert Talks At-Home Approach To Senior Care

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When a Sioux Falls man suddenly became a caretaker for his mother-in-law, he found that helping others get back on their feet brought him fulfillment. After nearly 50 days of caring for his mother-in-law, Tony Mau was proud to see her move back to her farm and living independently again. Mau decided to make it his mission…

The Girl Scouts BIG Event Gets Girls Involved In STEM Activities

Over 20 exhibitors to offer hands on science experiments to girls of all ages.

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This year’s Believe in Girls or BIG event encourages girl scouts to explore science, technology, engineering and math in a fun and interesting way. The event is designed to get young girls involved and excited about the different things offered through STEM activities. “Last year we had little round robots that the girls used ipads…