Sioux Falls

Great Bear Open for the Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Recent cold temperatures have made for the perfect snow-making conditions at Great Bear Ski Valley in Sioux Falls. Staff there have been busy in the last few weeks making snow, which they do with their snow gun machines. All that snow has piled up enough to open for limited ski runs. Last year, the park couldn’t open…

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…

Paroled Pups Program

SIOUX FALLS ,S.D.- Some dogs have a difficult time being adopted from the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society because of behavioral issues. So they’re put on “parole” so to speak and sent somewhere where they can receive the extra care and attention they need.   They spend some time at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Five inmates…

A Holiday Spectacular – Christmas With the SD Symphony Orchestra

Check out the performances scheduled for the weekend of December 8-9

For those concerned the symphony may be too pretentious, or just ‘not for you’, there’s a good chance this weekend’s performance of “‘Tis the Season: Christmas with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra” will change your mind. The action-packed, theatrical holiday performance in front of a stage full of incredibly talented musicians has already won over the hearts of many first-time…

As Peters Steps Down, Noem Seeks Input On Vacancy

Governor-elect Kristi Noem is seeking public input as she looks to fill a seat that will be vacant when Senator Deb Peters steps down on January 4, 2019. Peters had been a House member from 2005-2011. Since then, she has served District 9 in the state Senate. Governor-elect Noem will appoint a legislator to serve during the 2019 and 2020…

Out and About with Kali: Week of December 3

The events this week, as you can imagine, are all about the holidays. Find out what Kali Trautman with the Event Company was able to track down for you – and that you’ll want to put on the calendar! Thursday, December 6 – Sunday, December 9 – A Christmas Carol, Sioux Empire Community Theatre Thursday, December 6 – Cake, Sip & Create, Sioux Falls, SD…

Making a Winter Wonderland at Falls Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Each year Falls Park is transformed into a winter wonderland, but it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes months of hard work to create the lighted display. There are 300,000 lights, more than one mile of garland and 270 decorated trees along with many other decorations. More than 50 people from Sioux Falls Parks and Rec. have a hand…

49th Annual South Dakota Snowmobile Association Convention Held in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This year the Sioux Falls “Snow Tracker Snowmobile Club” is the host of the 49th annual South Dakota Snowmobile Convention. This year’s theme is “snowmobiling: past, present and future.” There are 30 vintage snowmobiles from as far back as 1962 on display. More than 200 people turned out for the convention, which gives people an opportunity to…

Sioux Falls Street Maintenance Prepares for Snow

SIOUX FALLS S.D.-  The roads are not going to be ideal to drive on, but the city of Sioux Falls is doing all it can to prepare. First they are mixing the sand. “Liquid calcium chloride with salt and what happens is when you put it down on the street it’s able to break down snow and ice. So it…

State Report Cards Are In: A Look at Sioux Falls School District

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There are several highlights Sioux Falls Assistant Superintendent Dr. Teresa Boysen is excited to see on the Sioux Falls School District report card. The district’s average a-c-t score of 23 beats the state average of 22. The numbers also show students are improving on their learning. “English, Language arts, our students in reading we had growth over…

Veteran Receives Long-awaited Purple Heart

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Nine years ago a Sioux Falls soldier was wounded while serving in Iraq. A paperwork problem robbed him of the recognition he deserved. Now the Military has set things right. It was a day Jonathan Tilk had been waiting a long time for. “Almost nine years later I’m finally being recognized,” said Tilk. He comes from a…

Sanford Opens New Sioux Falls Clinic Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health is set to open its new $21 million clinic in Sioux Falls. Sanford says the clinic will bring pharmacy, acute care services and behavioral health care to the growing west side of the city. The 42,000-square-foot clinic has been under construction for a year and a half and will open Monday. It includes a…

South Dakota Writers Participate in NaNoWriMo

By the end of November some South Dakota writers will have written over 50,000 words. That’s because November is National Novel Writing Month also known as NaNoWriMo. It’s an annual internet based creative writing project where people take on a goal to write at least 50,000 words in a month. Full Circle Book Co-op, a Sioux Falls bookstore has opened…