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Dishing Up Easy, Quick and Healthy Easter Sides

Chef Scott Teal from Hy-Vee shares a few of his faves for the holiday

We look forward to celebrating family traditions during the holidays, and for many of us, that includes the food that graces our tables. There are always dishes you remember your mom or maybe your grandfather making growing up, alongside the ones you’ve come to love of your own as an adult. But if you’re looking this year for something a…

Impact of Autism on Sioux Falls Family

Less than two months ago lawmakers killed a bill that would require South Dakota health insurers to cover treatments for autism. We introduced you to Krystal Trull, a mother fighting for the bill, who had to stop taking her child to a special form of therapy. Tuesday she finally got to bring her daughter back to therapy through her husband’s…

Flooding Creates Extra Hurdle for Sioux Falls Family

SIOUX FALLS ,S.D.- It’s been an overwhelming few weeks for homeowners who have had water in their basements from flooding. For one Sioux Falls family, it only adds to a list of hurdles they’re facing. On March 20, the Krausman’s home felt more like an island. There were a couple feet of water in their backyard, and around 10 inches…

Someone You Should Know: 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Saturday, March 16th is the 40th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Sioux Falls. The grand marshal this year is a man who has been participating in the parades since the start and loves to share his heritage with others. KDLT’s Miranda Paige introduces us to this week’s “Someone You Should Know.” In the Grogan household they…

Local First Responders Help 911 Dispatcher Who is Battling Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls 911 dispatcher is used to helping others, but now he’s the one getting help as he goes through a tough time. It’s been a tough couple months for the Hutchisson family. Adam Hutchisson is fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer called Glioblastoma. It has left him unable to work. “I love what I…

Yankton Woman Gives the Gift of Life

YANKTON, S.D. – One family in Yankton wants to inspire others after an amazing gift came from their heartbreaking loss. February 14th is National Organ Donor Day which highlights heroes who give so much, often after they’re gone. There’s nothing more special than friendship and after nine years Brooklyn Bender and Keeley Vogt were inseparable. “We were like attached at…

Community Makes Blankets For Those in Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- What started out as around 20 people making 100 blankets has skyrocketed into a full out community event. Hundreds of people gathered at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary to take part in a yearly tradition. If you ask someone to describe Sioux Falls this is the answer they might give. “It is a very big and small town. People…

Someone You Should Know: Watertown Couple Celebrates 90th Birthdays

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Verlyn and Bud Drayer have 11 great-grand children and plenty of stories to tell, and now they have something more to smile about. The couple is celebrating their 90th birthdays. It’s hard to believe there was a time when these two weren’t one. Verlyn and Bud were freshmen classmates in high school, but they didn’t become anything…

Halloween Safety Tips To Know Before Hitting The Neighborhood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Halloween is just around the corner. However, some safety concerns that may have not even crossed your mind yet could put a damper on the fall fun. “Kids are very excited about what costume they’re going to choose to wear,” said Twila Perkinson, a Family Life Educator at Avera. When it comes to face masks, make…

Axe Throwing at Escape 605, Leagues Starting Soon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-If you’re not feeling challenged enough playing darts, there’s a different kind of throwing experience in Sioux Falls that involves something a bit bigger. Folks can now try axe throwing at Escape 605. It’s the next generation of escape rooms. “It’s just another team building aspect,” said Adam Stockberger, Owner of Escape 605. “I say it’s darts on…

Wired Wednesday: Fun Technology to Get School Year Off to Best Start

Just when you thought you were done with all back-to-school shopping, tech expert Will Bushee, author of Wired for Coding, offered a few finds that might help all of you get out the door each morning with your sanity. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Out and About, Wired Wednesday Tags: Back to School, family,…

Bikers Pedal Against Cancer in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls was taken over by bicyclists today as over a hundred people pedaled around town and along the bike trails. This was the third annual Pedal Farr, Falls Area River Ride.  It’s a fundraiser for the foundation Live Strong and families battling cancer. This is something that hits home for many of the riders.   “Everybody knows…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Family Walks for a Cure to Diabetes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The JDRF One Walk is this Saturday. It’s an event to help raise money towards type one diabetes research and to find a cure. Type one diabetes is when the pancreas produces little to no insulin, so people have to watch their blood sugar levels to make sure it’s not too high or too low. The Wilde…

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Introduces Music to Kids at an Early Age

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Studies show that kids who are exposed to music and art can benefit mentally, emotionally, and educationally. The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra wants to help get kids interested in the arts and music by exposing them to the orchestra. The symphony’s family concert “Mozart’s Missing Memory” debuted today. In the story, Mozart loses his memory and needs…

Families Celebrate Easter Day Traditions

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Easter Sunday is filled with annual family traditions. For some people, the day usually starts with a morning trip to church, even going as early as sunrise for services. The rest of the day is often spent with family and includes a big Easter meal. Taking pictures with the Easter Bunny is also a big tradition…

Family Meals Make a Comeback

The benefits are many and Millennials are taking note

We’re done eating on the run, at least that’s what a new survey that was done by Peapod indicates. Millennials and families plan eat at home more often in 2018. The move comes as Americans look to spend less on dining out, eat healthier, control portion sizes, and get back to having the family around the table. Why that is…

Sioux Falls Man Fixes Family’s Car For Free

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – If there’s anything Justin Heidinger knows a lot about, it’s cars. He’s been working with them for his entire life. “Cars are a little bit simpler to diagnose and take care of than people are,” said Heidinger. Of course, he’s also passionate about people. You’ll often find Justin stopping to help someone in need. ”People stopped…

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…