Sioux Falls

Red Kettle Goal Yet To Be Reached, Salvation Army Still Optimistic

SIOUX FALLS – On December 24th the Christmas Bells will ring for the last time in Sioux Falls for the Red Kettle Drive.  As of December 23rd the community of Sioux Falls has raised over $261,438.00 toward The Salvation Army’s Christmas goal of $350,000.00 for 2016.  We’re so grateful for your support. Over 1,790 applications were taken for Christmas assistance…

Repairs Continue On PAve Building

SIOUX FALLS -Repairs continue in downtown Sioux Falls after the former Copper Lounge collapsed nearly three weeks ago. Officials say sub-contractors started working in the building housing the PAve bar removing items and making minor repairs. But Sioux Falls building services has to give its approval before the public can go into PAve once again and structural repairs are needed…

Christmas Tree Drop-Offs Open Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS – Beginning Tuesday, December 27, 2016, and continuing through Sunday, January 15, 2017, the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill will offer two sites for residents to drop off their real Christmas trees for free. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 12 noon to 5 p.m. The two drop-off sites…

Outdoor Skating Rinks To Open In Sioux Falls

Limited hours during holiday weekend

If you’re looking to get outdoors with the kids this holiday weekend, Sioux Falls’ outdoor ice skating rinks open Friday. The city is home to six outdoor ice-skating rinks.  They open Friday at 1 p.m., weather permitting.  You can skate for a few hours on Christmas Eve as well, from 1-4 p.m.  The rinks are closed Christmas Day.  But, they…

Sioux Falls Police, City Remain At Pay Wage Increase Impasse

Judge Rules Wednesday Mediation A Failure; Negotiations Go To Pierre In January

A judge ruled this week that mediation between the City of Sioux Falls and the police department regarding differences in pay wage increases a “failure.” Now, the negotiations head to Pierre on January 12th, 2017, for a “fact-finding” hearing. There, both parties will be able to present their sides on the issue to the Department of Labor. The result of…

Sioux Falls Humane Society Joins Us To Talk About Holiday Adoption

  SIOUX FALLS – Surprising a friend or relative with an adorable puppy or kitten might sound like a perfect Christmas morning, but professionals say there are some important questions to consider. Susan joins us from the Sioux Falsl Humane Society today with Lilly! Categories: Local News Tags: Holiday Adoptions, Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls Humane Society

Jodi Fick Named Director of Siouxland Libraries

SIOUX FALLS – Jodi Fick has been appointed the new Director of Siouxland Libraries. Fick has served as Assistant Director since 2007. “Siouxland Libraries has such a solid foundation right now, and Jodi and the library team will build upon that success. Great things to come and Jodi will lead the charge,” says Mayor Mike Huether. Fick served as Assistant…

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Gives Holiday Gifts To Hospitalized Children

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Firefighters Association members are partnering again this holiday season to provide gifts for those children who unfortunately have to spend the holidays in the hospital. Firefighters will go shopping at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 23, at Lewis Drug on 41st Street and Minnesota Avenue to collect toys. On Christmas…

At Nearly $688 Million, Sioux Falls Shatters Building Permit Record For The Fourth Consecutive Year

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls City officials today announced a fourth record-breaking year of construction values. The construction valuation for building permits issued by City of Sioux Falls Building Services in 2016 reached $687,993,493 by 12 noon on Wednesday, December 21. Last year’s (2015) record was $676.3 million, and the previous record set in 2014 was $619.5 million. The total…

Sioux Falls Police Labor Contract Negotiations Still Not Resolved

Negotiations To Continue With Fact Finding Hearing In Mid-January

SIOUX FALLS – The Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Labor Union Council and members of the City’s negotiating team met with an administrative law judge (ALJ) from the South Dakota Department of Labor for a conciliation meeting, to attempt to resolve the current labor contract dispute after the City of Sioux Falls “final and best” offer which had been voted…

Siouxland Libraries To Offer Braille And Talking Books

SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota State Library’s Braille and Talking Book Program has established an audio book depository at the following Siouxland Libraries branches: Brandon, Caille, Crooks, Downtown, Oak View, Prairie West, and Ronning. Books, available on digital cartridges, can be mailed directly to a participant’s home, or checked out at participating Siouxland Libraries branches. Prospective customers can borrow…

Governor Daugaard Helps Give Downtown Sioux Falls A Boost

Governor Visits Sioux Falls Businesses Following Structure Collapse Earlier This Month

On December 3rd, the Copper Lounge collapsed, killing a 24-year old construction worker, Ethan McMahon. Road closures and shut downs closed downtown Sioux Falls for about two week. As the dust settled, bitter, subzero cold kept shoppers inside. The difficulties brought by December have left businesses with an up and down holiday shopping season. Downtown Sioux Falls Executive Director Joe…

Fourth Annual Downtown Burger Battle Begins Monday, January 2nd

1/6 Five Guys – Little Bacon Cheeseburger “all the way”: Mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomato, ketchup, mustard, grilled onions and mushrooms, Applewood smoked bacon on the 5 Guys Bun. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Phillips Avenue Diner – Philly Cheesesteak Burger: Ground beef stuffed with pepper jack cheese and topped with green peppers, sautéed onions and cheese whiz on a 4…

One Pet Not Able To Escape E. Sioux Falls Structure Fire

SIOUX FALLS – Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:15 PM Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 600 S. Gordon Dr.  A passerby discovered the fire and called 911. Fire units arrived to find smoke and flames visible from the residence.  Fire crews extinguished the fire in approximately 15 minutes and there were no civilian or responder injuries. …

Anonymous Donor Partners With Police To Make The Holidays Bright

SIOUX FALLS – An anonymous donor has graciously provided more than $3,500 for Sioux Falls Police Department officers to give to those in need during this holiday season. The money will be handed out in various denominations to needy families who officers identify through their work. The money has been given to patrol, detective, and school resource officer teams, and…

Two Large Affordable Housing Projects Proposed For Sioux Falls

Construction Is Set To Begin April 2017 And Be Completed June 2018

SIOUX FALLS – City of Sioux Falls officials today announced City funding for the development of two large affordable housing projects. In late 2013, the City began making loan funding available to support such projects. The developments announced today will provide a total of 110 units of affordable and workforce housing. Horizon Place will be located at 3500, 3520, and…

Businesses Aid With Last Minute Shopping

Unglued and Best Buy are two of many stores extending their business hours

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This Sunday is the December 25th, which means people only have a couple days left to buy gifts before Christmas. The bitter cold last weekend may have scared some from hitting the stores, but today was a different story. And the stores are helping make the task a little easier. It happens every year. “You wrap…