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State GOP Weighs In on Dem Party Resignations, Hemp Canvassing, Impeachment Inquiry

Democratic Party declines ongoing opportunity to provide a spokesperson on current events

For the better part of the past year, KDLT News Today has worked to consistently address, even briefly, current events in politics and provide context on relevant issues, both local and national. This is a segment we worked to bring to our morning show through numerous conversations with party leaders, and ultimately through an agreement with both the Democratic Party…

OG Greens Highlights Nutrient Rich Foods In Sioux Falls Restaurant

Brothers see unique niche opportunity to serve the local market

If you are looking to eat better and make your health more of a priority, a new restaurant in downtown Sioux Falls might be able to help. OG Greens just opened in May in the Jones421 Building. Brothers and owners Brandon and Quinton Manning joined the KDLT News Today crew in the studio on Friday to explain why they are…

Concern Grows Over Facial Recognition Technology

The growing use of facial recognition technology, often without our knowledge it is being used, is of increasing concern to legislators on Capitol Hill. The concern very specifically centers around how law enforcement may be using the technology. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing last week examining the need for oversight on how it is used…

Dramatic Rise in Need for Volunteer Advocates for Children in Court

There has long been a huge need for volunteers when it comes to representing abused or neglected children in local courts. But the growing crisis with opioid and meth has the need reaching critical levels, advocates for Sioux Falls area Court Appointed Special Advocates tell KDLT News. CASA Sioux Falls is reporting a 60% increase in the number of children…

KDLT News Today Live Updates Throughout Morning

Station remains off-air due to flooding

While KDLT remains off the air due to flooding around the station, our crews are working this morning to bring you the latest updates online. Morning co-anchor and reporter Simon Floss is out in the city with producer Karl Letsche this Friday for the latest on local flooding and what you need to know as you head out the door…

“It’s the Funniest Show to Make You Cry”

Steel Magnolias gets ready for March run at Sioux Empire Community Theatre

Director Robin Byrne tells KDLT News Today that one of the reasons he is so excited about the production of Steel Magnolias, is his own personal connection to the storyline. One of the main characters lives with Type 1 diabetes. But actors Emily Wilson and Terry Zerfas add, there is so much more to the production – everyone, they say,…

Wired Wednesday: Why So Many Are Donning This Dotted Suit

Best-selling app creator, Carla White, bravely wore a tight-fitting black and white polka dotted suit Wednesday on KDLT News Today to explain what she says has become a somewhat unintended fitness trend. If you haven’t heard of the ZOZOSUIT, it’s meant to be a product that allows you to custom order clothing to fit whatever your size is. White explains…

Simon Floss

Simon Floss is the newest member of the KDLT News Today team! He anchors with Carleen Wild and also serves as a reporter. He is utterly ecstatic to be a part of the team at KDLT. Floss was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He is the youngest son of Bob and Lisa Floss. He has an older brother, Isaac, who’s…

Staying True To New Years Resolutions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A few weeks into the year, how are those resolutions going? https://www.statisticbrain.com/ reports that only 9.2 percent of people ever achieve their new year’s resolutions and break free from bad habits. Chef Scott Teal from the Louise Ave Hy-Vee in Sioux Falls talked with KDLT’s Simon Floss about healthy food-options to keep your resolutions on track….

Out and About: What’s Happening the Week of January 15, 2017

From Watertown to Aberdeen and everywhere in-between, events worth checking out!

Addie Graham-Kramer, president of The Event Company, is back with another edition of Out and About. Every Monday she details events across the region that are unique, fun, and worth checking out. Check out the great list of happenings this week in the Sioux Empire. Monday, January 15 – Free Tubing at Great Bear https://greatbearpark.com/calendar/scheels-tubing-night Tuesday, January 16 – Chef…

Out and About: What’s Happening the Week of January 8th

From a Wild Game Feed for a good cause to yoga at a brewery, you have to check out these events

Addie Graham-Kramer, president of The Event Company, sits down with KDLT’s Carleen Wild and Simon Floss to highlight local events this week from Watertown to Harrisburg and everywhere in between. For more on the events, click on the interview above or each of the events below! Monday, January 8th – 212’s 10th Annual Wild Game Feed in Brandon Wednesday, January…

3 New Home Decor Ideas To Try This Fall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many of us “fall” into the same old routine when it comes to decorating our homes for a new season, so the ladies at Conversation Piece in Sioux Falls are offering fresh ideas to switch up your style. Repurpose your Christmas tree- If you have an artificial tree packed away in your basement, bring it out early and spruce…

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: 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…

Local Artists Headline July Downtown Block Party

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls is treating the public to a free block party on the Eastbank on Friday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. The local and regional artists scheduled to perform are Taylor Riley, Erik Koskinen and Rich Show and the Working Poor. Performances will start at 5:30 p.m. and play until 11 p.m. For more on the…

The Rib Shack Serving One-Of-A-Kind Barbecue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It started as something for their four kids to do over the summer and 10 years later, Cedrick and Annie Donaway are still running The Rib Shack as a catering business and food truck. Everything on the menu is made from scratch. The Donaways guarantee their customers won’t find barbecue like theirs anywhere else. Cedrick grew up in…