adventures with ahtra

Adventures With Ahtra: Rodeo Clowning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The 88 best rodeo competitors are headed to The Denny Sanford Premiere Center this weekend to compete for over a quarter of a million dollars in the Sioux Falls Premiere Rodeo. What’s a rodeo without a rodeo clown? Watch the video above to see KDLT News Today’s Ahtra Elnashar get a lesson in whipping from one of…

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…

Adventures With Ahtra: Golfing With Kelsie Passolt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When KDLT’s Kelsie Passolt isn’t in the newsroom or on your television screen, you can probably find her at Bakker Crossing, working on the swing that took her through division one golf in college. Passolt recently had the opportunity to play in the Symetra Tour, an experience she says she’ll never forget. “To play alongside the amateurs and…

Adventures With Ahtra: Special Edition Hurricane Relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Every Friday, KDLT News Today uses “Adventures with Ahtra” to show viewers something new and exciting in their area but with our fellow Americans in Texas and Louisiana suffering through a natural disaster, we’re using this space to encourage people to help out. Organizations and businesses across South Dakota are getting creative and showing generosity for people affected…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Adventures With Ahtra: 3 Degrees Infrared Saunas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Inside the doors of 3 Degrees is a calming, spa-like atmosphere, but it’s not a spa; 3 degrees is a wellness concept consisting of infrared sauna rooms where guests sweat, sometimes as a substitute for going to the gym. “When we designed it, we wanted people to be comfortable, we wanted them to feel like they could come…

Adventures With Ahtra: Canaries Baseball

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Canaries expect nothing but the best from their players, so only a select few actually make the team. “It’s fierce competition out there. It’s a grind. You know, you have to be willing to put in the time, the effort,” says Field Manager Mike Meyers. Baseball is a mental game, which is why the coach says women…

Adventures With Ahtra: Color Vibe 5K

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Color Vibe 5K is coming to Sioux Falls on Saturday, June 24 to raise money for LifeScape, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering people of all ages living with disabilities. The Color Vibe 5K is no ordinary race, it covers runners with neon paint during the course. They’re held across the country to raise money for local…

Adventures With Ahtra: Soybean Planting

VALLEY SPRINGS, S.D.- During planting season, farmers like Kevin Scott always keep one eye on the weather. He’s just finishing up planting season for his corn and soybean crops. Even when mother nature isn’t on his side, he gets a little help from GMOs and pesticides. “Our technology and the seed is so much better now, it can handle these cold…

Adventures With Ahtra: Skydiving

LUVERNE, MINN.- Jumping out of a plane is just another day at the office for the professional skydivers at Skydive Adventures in Luverne, Minnesota. Skydive Adventures has been operating as a non-profit organization to promote the sport of skydiving since the early 1960’s. Skydive Adventures use Cessna 182 and 206 jump planes. Though people like Jan Fodness, an instructor at Skydive…

Adventures With Ahtra: Deskercise

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sitting in an office and staring at a screen all day can cause tense muscles and sore joints. Our staff at KDLT are no exception to falling victim to lazy posture and bad habits! Annie and Chris Mello from CPM Fitness ambushed KDLT’s newsroom to teach us some “Deskercise” moves. Annie says chairs are the biggest…

Adventures With Ahtra: Brewing Beer At Fernson

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Nothing says summer more than cracking open a cold, locally-crafted beer and Fernson Brewing Company makes some of the best. The two men who started the brewery are not only partners and business, they’re also best friends. Blake Thompson and Derek Fernholz started experimenting with beer recipes in Thompson’s parents’ garage years ago. “His mom, Jana would often…

Adventures With Ahtra: Kickboxing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- During cold weather, a great way to blow off some steam indoors is with some kickboxing. In this week’s “Adventures with Ahtra” KDLT’s Ahtra Elnashar went to 9Round Fitness in Sioux Falls to try out their kickboxing workout. 9Round Fitness is based on nine rounds of high-intensity, full-body workouts designed to work each muscle group. Before you start,…

Adventures With Ahtra: El Riad Shrine Circus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The circus is in town! El Riad Shrine Circus is celebrating its 76th year at the Sioux Falls Area from Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23. The El Riad Shriners bring the circus to Sioux Falls every year to help raise money for their group, which “promotes the community,” according to Shriner Ried Jensen. He says…

Adventures With Ahtra: Buns-N-Guns Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Swimsuit season is quickly approaching, so CPM Fitness is issuing a “Buns-N-Guns Challenge” to get people ready for the beach. The owners of CPM, Chris and Annie Mello say from April 17 to May 14, whoever attends the most workout classes will win either a month of free membership or $100 cash. To see how Ahtra did with…

Adventures With Ahtra: Lifting With USD Football

VERMILLION, S.D.- Few people take weight lifting more seriously than the strength and conditioning coaches for the USD football team. Even during the off-season, they keep their players working hard. The Coyotes starting quarterback, Chris Streveler says he’s never seen a team work as hard as they do during the off-season, or “spring ball.” Streveler says he’s thrilled with the…