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Back-to-School in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It's a day that needs no reminder: the first day of school. From new programs to safety reminders, KDLT News talked a number of topics with district officials this morning. For the interviews, see below. [field59_video…

NAMI SD Looking For 'End The Silence' Volunteers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A non-profit dedicated to spreading mental health awareness wants your help. 'NAMI' is looking for volunteers for their 'End The Silence' campaign. The group travels to middle and high schools across the state talking about the…

What to Do with Your Money Amid Recession Fears

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Wall Street has rallied as the President, and his top economic advisors, work to reassure the American public, and the world, that our economy is strong. But not everyone is sold. A growing number of economists…

Out and About with Kali: Week of August 19

School may be back in session soon, but that doesn't mean summer and all it has to offer, is over! Check out some of the more fun and notable events Kali Trautman of The Event Company found for you to…

DTSF Winds Down Summer With 7th Annual 'Riverfest'

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Summer may be winding down, but the parties aren't. For the 7th year, Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. is hosting 'Riverfest.' The late-summer staple celebrates not only local food, music, and businesses, but the Big Sioux River…

Impact of Running on Mental Health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With summer ending, it's easy to get into a little mental funk. One way to help pull yourself out happens to be exercise, and in particular, running. Running, and higher intensity workouts, release endorphins. Those endorphins…

Violent Crime in Sioux Falls Becoming a Bigger Problem?

Officer Sam Clemens, with the Sioux Falls Police Department spoke Thursday with KDLT News Today, in light of a recent spate of gun violence within the city. While recent reports would have many believing crime is on the rise locally,…

Opening Day of Sioux Empire Fair!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It's officially fair season in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Empire Fair kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. Opening day is free to the public. Each day after will require paid admission. Country music star Keith Urban…

Downtown At Sundown!

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Festivals and community events are a huge part of summer. Downtown's state-wide looking for a good example of what might draw people in should look no further than Brookings, where one block festival grows bigger each summer.…

Can Your Data Ever Really Be Secure Again?

It seems anymore, that if you log on to any device or save any information in what is supposed to be a secure cloud, that you do so with the understanding your information will be compromised. That includes every last…

Enjoying A Summertime Staple

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Watermelon is a staple of summer-time! Annie 'fit chic' Mello came to the KDLT Kitchen with some fun ways to enjoy a summer-time favorite! For some of Mello's recipes, click here. [field59_video account="KDLT" key="c64de298e2eff63ae709489a85bdfbaf471b307a" vtitle="Celebrating National…

Thousands Expected at Second Annual 'SD Chislic Festival'

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Chislic is a staple of South Dakota, and this weekend you can get your fill. The 2nd annual 'SD Chislic Festival' begins Friday night, but the festival & competition itself begins Saturday morning. KDLT News went…

South Dakota Dems, GOP Can Agree on This One Thing

While politicians on either side of the aisle may disagree on a lot of things, one issue State Finance Director for the SD GOP, Dave Roetman and Dem Party Chair, Paula Hawks can find common ground on is the process…

Pros and Cons of Allowing Amazon to Track You Online

Increasingly, tech giants and others looking to make inroads online are asking to see how you surf. It's often couched as an effort to make your web experience more personalized, or technology in general, more personalized. But know what you're…

Easy, Cool Treats for Those Hot Summer Days

As summer temperatures heat back up, most of us are looking for fun ways to stay cool. Dietitian Lizzie Kasparek with Sanford Sports Science Institute offers up some of the easiest ways to…

Teachers Helping Teachers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - We all know how expensive back to school supplies can be. Not only for parents & families, but teachers as well. Teachers often have to use their own funds to stock the classroom. Which is why,…

Organizers Prep For Weekend Cat Fashion Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - If you're a cat lover, a weekend trip to the Denny might need to happen. The runway for 'Hot Kitty in The City' opens 9 a.m. Saturday morning. The cat pageant show continues on Sunday. You…

Out and About with Kali: Week of July 22

The sights, sounds, and tastes of summer seem to be wrapped up neatly in one little week's worth of events (although there is plenty more going on the rest of the summer to celebrate)! Check out what Kali's got highlighted…

Fun Ways To Beat The Summer Heat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Alright, it's hot. And humid. And Sunny. With heat indices reaching near, or over, one hundred degrees Thursday, a lot of us might be looking for fun ways to enjoy the weather and stay cool in…

Downtown Businesses Prep For 'Crazy Days' Summer Sale

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It's practically Black Friday in July. Each year, Downtown Sioux Falls businesses pull out all stops for the 'Crazy Days' summer sales. This year is no different. 26 businesses have deals for you to choose from.…

Celebrating 35 Years of South Dakota Magazine

Katie Hunhoff's father, Bernie, started South Dakota Magazine when she was just in the first grade. Years later, now at the helm, Katie couldn't be more proud of the work she and her team are doing. Sharing stories about South…

Out and About with Kali: Week of July 15

Unsure of what there might be to do this week? From a special night out in celebration of all things pork, to local sales, music and cars, let Kali Trautman with The Event Company guide you through some of the…

Why You Shouldn't Keep the House

There are some incredibly important life and financial lessons those who have been through a divorce, especially with kids, will share. Among them, protect your assets. To do that, however, you may have to do some things you feel are…

The Biggest Concern for South Dakota Farmers Right Now

Regional growers hit hard by harsh conditions and flooding earlier this year are doing their best to take things as they come - day by day. It's actually, what farmers have always tried their best to do, given so much…

Political Pundits Discuss Epstein Arrest, Borglum Announcement

Dave Roetman, the State Finance Director for the South Dakota GOP and Aaron Matson, the Communications Director for the state Democratic Party,  discuss some of the bigger political issues before voters both on the state and national level. [field59_video account="KDLT"…

Easy, Delicious Desserts to Take to Any Picnic

Chances are, you've got some fun and festive summer gatherings coming up with family and friends! If not this weekend, soon. And if you're not really sure what to take to the party, Staci Perry of Random Sweetness Baking brought…

Continuing Celebrations During July First Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - In case you haven't had enough celebrating come Friday, DTSF has you covered. The July 'First Friday' and DTSF block party will take over the entire downtown scene. A number shops are offering deals during the…

How to Safely Log Onto Public Wi-Fi this Summer

As you hit the road this summer for some fun and relaxing travels, a reminder to not only keep a close eye on your purse and your cash, but also your cell phone! This could be your biggest security risk…

What the Next Generation of Farming May Look Like

The future of farming will be a major focus for this year's Governor's Agricultural Summit in South Dakota. The conference kicks off Thursday, July 11 in Sioux Falls. Lorrin Naasz with the state Ag Department talked with Carleen Wild of KDLT News…

4 Ways to Look Like a Million Dollars on a Budget

Don't have a ton of money to update your wardrobe? No problem. In fact, most of our closets could use an overhaul. And Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial shares her four best kept secrets for looking stylish without breaking the…

Second Installations of 'Arc of Dreams' Begin

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The first permanent sculpture in Sioux Falls halfway hoisted, and the rest is coming. Installations on the second half of the piece began Thursday morning. The 6th tallest sculpture in the nation will be completed by…

"You're Not Alone"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem declared June 27th 'Post Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.' The day is meant to reflect on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of post traumatic stress. Dr. Kari Leiting, a Clinical Psychologist…

FEMA Warns of Scams, How to Handle Rejection Letters

It may seem we are quickly moving away from the harsh realities of this past winter and spring, but the devastating effects of crop and livestock loss, and damage to homes and businesses from floodwaters linger for many. As FEMA…

Out and About with Kali: Week of June 24

We're big fans of when Kali Trautman of The Event Company stops by, because she gives a heads up on things we know you'll want to get on your calendar for the week! As we head toward the 4th of…

Rising Popularity of Food Trucks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Food trucks keep popping up, and so does the cash. The industry now sits at $2 billion-plus in estimated revenue in various cities across the nation. Overall revenue in the industry has grown 300% in the last…

Community Rallies Together For Quarry Days

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. - It's only fitting. A long standing summer tradition kicks off kicks off on the first day of summer. Dell Rapids 'Quarry Days' begin Friday morning with a golf tournament. 24 other events follow throughout the course…

Sneak Peek At New Downtown Developments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Living close to the action is something more folks are looking to do, especially with everything happening in downtown Sioux Falls. Housing developments, restaurants, and businesses keep popping up left and right. This weekend, you have…

Importance of Veggies!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Many of us tend to grimace when told to eat vegetables. However, there's tons of fun ways to take in our veggies! Annie 'fit chic' Mello stopped by on June 17th, 'National Eat Your Veggies Day,'…

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…

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