City Of Sioux Falls

Emerald Ash Borer Found Near 37th and Minnesota Avenue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The city of Sioux Falls announced today that a satellite of emerald ash borer have been discovered at 37th street and Minnesota Avenue. Previously, emerald ash borer have been mostly on the north side of the city. This is the furthest south in the city they have been discovered. According to forestry expert John Ball, a professor…

Plans for Sioux Falls Community Triage Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The city of Sioux Falls is growing and with that comes growing pains like increased crime. That’s why Mayor Paul TenHaken says it’s time to open a community triage center. The triage center would help address addiction and behavioral health issues in the community. It allows people to get treatment as an alternative to going jail. For…

Sioux Area Metro to Provide Free Bus Rides for Earth Day

Offer good on fixed routes 1 through 19 only

Reducing the number of vehicles on area roads is not just a one day, Earth Day event for Sioux Falls Sustainability Coordinator, Jessica Sexe. It’s something she’s hoping will become a long-term goal for those increasingly calling Sioux Falls, home. Sexe announced in a press release on Friday that the City of Sioux Falls would help celebrate Earth Day 2019…

City of Sioux Falls Proposes Buyout for Homes in Floodplain Area

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- After one neighborhood got hit hard by spring flooding, the City of Sioux Falls could be buying some of those homes. Last week, neighbors received a letter from Sioux Falls Planning and Development Services about a buyout proposal. Back in March, folks near Lotta and Rose Street off Minnesota Avenue experienced intense flooding that caused terrible damage…

Mayor Asks Residents Limit Water Usage, Do Not Drive Around Barriers

Mayor Paul TenHaken takes to social media this morning to ask residents to cooperate best as possible while both the city itself and a growing number of residents deal with floodwaters. Storm update from our incident command center. Please share to get the word out. #OneSiouxFalls Posted by Paul TenHaken on Thursday, March 14, 2019 Categories: KDLT News Today, Local…

‘OneLink’ Connects Citizens to City

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The only way you used to be able to report a problem to the city was calling and waiting for a fix. “To us, innovation is really taking an old problem and finding a new solution for it. There was nothing really as old as potholes and snow removal,” said Director of Innovation and Technology for…

Bigger Building Projects Take Shape in Downtown Sioux Falls

As the landscape of Sioux Falls changes, in particular, the downtown area, Director of Planning and Building Services for the City of Sioux Falls, Mike Cooper, outlines how the city is growing and projects to watch in the coming year. Categories: Business, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News Tags: City Of Sioux Falls, Construction, Levitt Shell,…

Consultant Recommends Restricting Access To Falls Park Dangers

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The City of Sioux Falls says a third party consultant has finished its safety review of Falls Park. Alliant Insurance Services was hired to review the drowning risk at the park.  Overall, a consultant reported that the city has implemented adequate measures to prevent injury or death.  The consultant says one of the biggest problems is…

Council Members Urging City for Falls Park Safety Audit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Safety at Falls Park has been on the minds of some city leaders after a 5-year-old girl drowned a couple weeks ago. Some Sioux Falls city council members are voicing their concern about the city’s transparency. They say the city would not release documents regarding Falls Park safety. This situation has many fed up and is adding…

Someone You Should Know: Mayor Huether Prepares to Leave Office

No Lack of Passion For Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether will soon end eight years as the City’s leader. Term limits prevent him from running in the April 10th election. The mayor shared his thoughts on leaving office in typical “My Man Mike” fashion, reflecting on his two terms ran us through a seesaw of emotions. “And he said I love…

Movie Theater Applies to Sell Beer & Wine

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Soon, a Sioux Falls theater may allow you to drink alcohol while watching a movie. West Mall 7 has applied to the city for a beer and wine license.  They’d set up a counter near the concession stand and only offer it after 4 p.m.  Movie-goers who are 21 and older and want to buy a…

City of Sioux Falls Announces New Population Estimate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The city of Sioux Falls announced the city’s new population estimate. The city continues to see an increase this year, with the new estimate at 183,200, up 4,700 people from last year. Since January of 2000, Sioux Falls has seen a 59,000 person increase in the population. With continued growth, city officials expect Sioux Falls to…

Landscapes Unlimited, DGM Reach Golf Course Equipment Deal For $475K

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A point of contention during a recent decision over Sioux Falls public golf courses has been resolved. Using city funds, Landscapes Unlimited has purchased the equipment owned by Dakota Golf Management for $475,000. The two sides were originally about $300,000 apart when the city council voted to award the management contract to Landscapes. DGM President Tom…

Airbnb Surge in South Dakota

People are choosing to stay in homes instead of hotels.

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Airbnb is becoming more popular across the nation and right here in South Dakota. “Well over a half million people go on I-90 to the west every year and that’s you know, over a half a million people. Of course our job is to get them into Sioux falls and many of those people do stay in airbnb’s,”…

City Of Sioux Falls Issues Snow Alert

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has declared a snow alert beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday. Emergency snow routes will begin being plowed on Friday and will continue until all routes are clear. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are subject to ticketing and towing. Zone 3: Plowing will begin after emergency routes have been cleared. Zone…

City Council Votes 5-3 For New Golf Course Management

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In a matter of weeks, Sioux Falls city golf courses will be under new management. People packed Carnegie Town Hall to witness a close vote on Tuesday evening after another long night at city council.  Many people even sat on the floor. Sioux Falls city councilors voted 5 to 3 approving Nebraska-based “Landscapes Unlimited” to oversee…

Christmas Tree Drop-Off Available Through January 14th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the next few weeks the Sioux Falls landfill is offering two places where you can throw away your real Christmas tree for free. The drop-off sites are 1015 East Chambers Street and 100 Lyon Boulevard. You have to remove all accessories from your tree before disposing it and artificial trees won’t be accepted. The drop-off…