Interviews

Five Best Ways to Easily Travel on a Budget

Financial expert Christina Lynn says she hears all the time from clients and friends that they feel they can't afford to travel. Not the case, she says. You've just got to be willing to maybe do things a little differently…

Out and About with Kali: Week of June 17

As we head toward the first official weekend of summer, keep your fingers crossed. The forecast calls much of this week for rain! But rain or shine, the events below are ON! Do what you can to get out and…

Almost Time For 2019 Peach Festival

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - If you're a fan of all things peach, this weekend is for you! The '2019 Peach Festival' gets underway Saturday at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. The festival runs until Sunday. Proceeds from the event benefit Feeding…

Why Knowing Where Your Food Comes From Is Important

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Eating local, and knowing exactly where your food is coming from, is something we're seeing more often. 68% of global consumers prefer locally branded vegetables, according to statista.com. For the 12th year in a row, you…

Blood Donations Needed Through Summer Months

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Blood donations are always needed, but especially during the summer months. With 'World Blood Donor Day' on Friday, you have the chance to help those in need. Rita Nelson from the Community Blood Bank stopped by…

Strength of Community On Display During 'Czech Days'

TABOR, S.D. - Folks in Tabor are ready to celebrate their biggest weekend of the year. The town of just over 400 will host more than 10,000 people during the three day festival of 'Czech Days.' The seventy one year…

Strawbale Winery Celebrating Dairy In SD

RENNER, S.D. - You don't ever need an excuse to eat ice cream and cheese, but Strawbale Winery is giving you one anyway. The Winery is hosting its inaugural 'Great Plains Cheese and Ice Cream Festival' on Saturday. The festival…

New LGBTQ Awareness Campaign Launches in South Dakota

It is Pride Week across the nation and here in South Dakota, the events being held to recognize and celebrate our diverse population are considered some of the best in the nation. Yet, many believe we have a long way…

Out and About with Kali: Week of June 10

Good food, beer, and wine appear to be the theme of the week in the Sioux Falls region. Kali Trautman with The Event Company, outlines just a few of the places you can get in on some fun festivals and…

Volunteers Needed For GreatLife Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It's a golf tournament that's grown in size and popularity each of the five years it's came to town, and now officials need your help! Volunteers are needed for the 'Great Life Challenge,' part of the 'Symetra Tour.'…

What To Expect at DTSF's June First Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Discounts. Dinner. Drinks. That's what you can expect at DTSF's June First Friday. The fun-filled event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Numerous shops, restaurants, and clubs will offer discount in order to get you downtown. DTSF…

Flandreau Rodeo Days Building Off Last Years Success

FLANDREAU, S.D. - If you've got an opening in your weekend plans, you may want to head to Flandreau. The second annual 'Flandreau Rodeo Days' gets underway Friday at 10 a.m. and continues through Saturday night. Rodeo fans were impressed…

Floods Creating Problems For South Dakota State Parks

LAKE ANDES, S.D. - Flooding continues to create problems for state parks around the Sioux Empire. North Point Recreation Area, near Lake Andes, has dealt with flooding since the mid-April snow storms. Conditions have gotten worse since then due to…

Wired Wednesday: Apple's Newest Product is Privacy

Apple is really stepping up their game for privacy, according to local tech expert, Will Bushee. Among the changes you might see as a user include eliminating the need to give your email address to app developers, your permission will…

Taking Cookies and Conversation to the Fields

How much can a smile, a show of support, and perhaps a few cookies do for farmers struggling under the weight of fields that have yet to be planted and a whole host of other ongoing issues that are affecting…

Prepping For Lake Yankton and Homestead Days

YANKTON, S.D. - Hundreds are expected to hit the shores of Lake Yankton this Saturday for outdoor awareness, education, and a little fun. For the last three years, the 'Lake Yankton Festival and Homestead Days' has educated people on the…

How to Handle All of That Gift Money, Grads

We know all of the money in hand can be tempting, graduates! But if you'd really like to get a good head start on the next stage of your life, don't spend all of the gifts you just received for…

72 Miles On The Missouri River

YANKTON, S.D. - 160 paddlers from 15 states, and Canada, are ready to wade through the Missouri River. The annual 'South Dakota Kayak Challenge' kicks off Friday morning in Yankton. Paddlers will maneuver their way through 72 miles of the…

4 Under 40 Awards Nominations Being Sought

There is an incredible amount of talent in the region when it comes to hard-working, innovative and caring employees and entrepreneurs. So who do we need to know that we're not yet aware of? Who is on your staff worth…

Do This on Social Media to Enhance Your Resume

App creator and social media consultant, Carla White, says that there are a lot of mistakes people make when it comes to their social media profiles, especially when they may be in the market for a new job. There are…

Out and About with Kali: Week of May 20

The weather may not cooperate well for outdoor events earlier in the week so stay tuned if you've got something you're hoping to attend, but indoor events - and there are plenty of them, should go off without a hitch!…

Campus Upgrades Moving Along At NSU

ABERDEEN, S.D. - The Wolves in Aberdeen will soon have a few new dens. Northern State University is in the middle of upgrading their campus through the 'Educational Impact Campaign.' It's part of a larger 'Campus Master Plan,' geared to…

The Pain All Women Should Have Checked Out

If you've been experiencing abdominal pain for any length of time, it can be tough to know what might be normal or worth calling your doctor for. But endometriosis is a common condition affecting a significant number of women, yet…

Why Few Apps Are On This Tech Experts Phone

Katie Shuck doesn't keep Facebook's app on her phone. Or Instagram, or What'sApp. She tries her best to only log into the social media sites online. If privacy and security are important to you, you'll want to understand why. Shuck…

'Ride Your Bike To Work Week' & Biking In Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Folks throughout the Sioux Empire have traded in steering wheels for handlebars this week. It's national 'ride your bike to work week,' and citizens in numerous towns are participating. Especially in of the most 'biking friendly' towns, Brookings.…

Sioux Falls Among Top Ten for Entrepreneurs

Sioux Falls appears to be increasingly on a watch list for best places to live and do business, and another new ranking is out with the Queen City on it. Fit Small Business this week unveiled list of best cities for…

Out and About with Kali: Week of May 13

If upcoming events are any indication, it is time to get back outdoors, Sioux Empire. There are some fun gatherings this week to have you out biking, hiking, dining al fresco, and digging in the dirt. Check out the list…

2019 Spring Parade of Homes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Warmer weather means spring and summer projects around the house. If you're looking to remodel, refurbish, or just touch up around the house, you might find inspiration this weekend. The 2019 Spring Parade of Homes kicks…

Where Small Town Cookies are Big Business

Finding just the right space for a new small business isn't always easy, but sometimes the location may just come to you - purely because the community hopes to see you plant roots where you are, and grow. Such is…

Fit Chic: Mother's Day Meals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Odds are your Mom has cooked dozens of meals for you. With Mother's Day Sunday, you might want to return the favor, and treat her to a delicious meal! Annie 'fit chic' Mello stopped by with…

Juniper Apothecary DIY Shower Steamer

Go for it. That's the advice a budding small business entrepreneur in Sioux Falls has for others, dreaming of starting their own business. Brittany Sopko started her business out of her home. Now she's got a new family-oriented location in…

Best Resources for Small Businesses in Sioux Empire

With more than 86,000 small businesses in the state, we know South Dakota has to be doing something right when it comes to supporting small businesses. But Jaime Wood, the newly appointed South Dakota District Office Director for the U.S. Small…

3rd Annual Coborn's Summer Kickoff Starts Saturday

MITCHELL, S.D. - As the weather warms, it seems like there's always a festival, or some kind of event happening in whatever community you live in. This weekend is a big one in Mitchell, Coborn's is throwing their 'Kickoff to…

3 of the Most Important Money Tips for Moms

Financial consultant Christina Lynn says while it may not be true of all families, women tend to put financial obligations and investments on the back burner more often than men, once they enter parenthood. Finances at that point are centered…

Sanford 'Sports Physical Blitz' Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Participation in sports is known to help boost self-esteem, lower stress, and develop teamwork and leadership skills among our youth. So, it's no wonder why athletics remain an integral part of our schools. None of it…

Out and About: Week of May 6

A Girl Scout Cookie and Wine pairing, some Bluegrass, a full day of professional development, or a night under the stars - just a few of the events Kali Trautman of The Event Company was in to preview with the…

Makeover Coming For DTSF Sculpture Walk

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The nation's largest and most recognized sculpture program is getting it's yearly facelift. 59 new pieces will line the streets of downtown Sioux Falls. Installations begin at 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Artists from around the world…

School Zone: Crosswalks, Robots, and Agriculture

VIBORG, S.D. - A small district with big opportunities. That's what the Viborg-Hurley School District prides itself on. The district is home to roughly 300 students, but what they lack in size, they make up for in academic variety. The…

A Healthier Salad Starts Here

Low in calories, high in vitamins and packed with fiber - there are incredible benefits to eating more leafy greens on a daily basis. Salads often get a bad rap for being boring or unfulfilling when it comes to our…

State Dems, GOP Debate 2020 Presidential Outlook

Sam Parkinson, the Executive Director of the State Democratic Party, joined us on the KDLT News Today set one last time before leaving for a new position in Washington, D.C.. He and his counterpart with the state GOP, Dave Roetman,…

Importance of Measles Vaccination

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Measles. It's a disease we thought was a thing of the past, but is back in a big way. There have been 704 cases of the measles nation-wide, according to the CDC. In late 2014, South…

Out and About with Kali: Week of April 28

Spring is calling friends and if you've been waiting for the right time to venture back outdoors, this is it. The forecast may not call for perfect weather but with any luck, Friday's "First Friday" events in Downtown Sioux Falls…

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