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  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #1 to the 2018 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days.

  • Upcoming Events for Children and Teens at Siouxland Libraries

    Games That Rock! | Making Waves | Siouxland Safari | Unexpected Art! | Traveling Storytime | Wee Read and Explore | Teen Movie Series

  • Bring Your Family to Kids’ Nite in the Park

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will host free summer fun for the entire family at Kids’ Nite in the Park on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 6–8 p.m. at McKennan Park, located at 1400 South Third

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening

  • Street Construction News

    32nd Street and Sertoma Avenue Construction & Sanitary Sewer Repairs – Lewis Avenue, Otonka Trail, Cedar Lane, and Edgewood Road

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - South Fourth Avenue | Street Closure – East 11th Street | Street Closure - South Phillips Avenue | Street Closure – West 32nd Street

  • Enter Your Float in the Independence Day Celebration Parade!

    The City of Sioux Falls is seeking entrants for the Independence Day Celebration Parade to help celebrate our nation’s birthday

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – East 12th Street & Lane Closure - 57th Street

  • Author Visit: Ann Charles

    Ann Charles, the USA Today best-selling author of the Deadwood and Jackrabbit Junction mystery series, will be at Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, Wednesday, June

  • Adult Event at Siouxland Libraries

    The USA Today bestselling author of the Deadwood and Jackrabbit Junction mystery series describes her books as “splashed with humor, spice

  • Apartment Fire at 901 North Cleveland Avenue

    At 8:07 p.m., June 12, 2018, Tuesday evening, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 901 North Cleveland Avenue. Initial reports were that people were running out of

  • Register Online Today for the Independence Day Celebration 5K Fun Run/Walk

    Show your Independence Day spirit by registering for the Independence Day Celebration 5K Fun Run/Walk

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening

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    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation welcomes Opera South Dakota to McKennan Park band shell, 400 East 26th Street, for free family theater

  • Alcohol Compliance Checks

    On Monday, June 11, 2018, the Sioux Falls Police Department conducted an alcohol compliance check in the southwest area of the city. Officers checked 23 businesses with off-sale alcohol licenses

  • Upcoming Events for Children and Teens at Siouxland Libraries

    Games That Rock! | Sound FX Stories | Wee Read and Explore | Teen Movie Series | Get Ready, Get Set for Kindergarten! | Midsummer’s Day Party

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening

  • A Rockin’ Time at Siouxland Libraries

    Siouxland Libraries offers a rockin’ time at every branch as part of its Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

  • Stabbing

    On June 12, 2018, at approximately 11 a.m., police and medics were requested in the area of Eighth Street and Indiana Avenue. At this point in the investigation, it appears one male believed another male stole his bicycle

  • Volunteers Needed for the Sioux Falls Independence Day Celebration

    Help us celebrate our nation’s birthday and show your patriotic spirit by volunteering at the Independence Day Celebration 5K Fun Run/Walk, Parade, and Picnic on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

  • The Great Plains ZooExpress to Visit Neighborhood Parks

    The Great Plains Zoo will bring its ZooExpress to four selected parks this summer to offer all ages the opportunity to meet live animals and explore the wonders of the

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Lawn Watering Schedule Reminder

    With warm temperatures comes lawn watering season. In an effort to utilize our water resources in an efficient manner, the City of Sioux Falls Public Works Water Division has established a year-round

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – 41st Street & Kiwanis Avenue | Street Closure - 12th Street between Cleveland Avenue to Bahnson Avenue | Rotary Park and the Big Sioux River

  • Playground Replacements Underway for Whittier, Menlo, and Kenny Anderson Parks!!

    This summer, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will replace the playground equipment

  • Public Auction of Surplus Property and Police Unclaimed and Confiscated Property September 15, 2018

    A public auction of surplus property and Police unclaimed and confiscated property will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • Celebrate Flag Day at Veterans’ Memorial Park

    Celebrate Flag Day at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Thursday, June 14, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. The Veterans’ Memorial Park Advisory Board will present a ceremony, and the Sioux Falls Municipal Band

  • Wild Baby Animals: If you care, leave them there

    With the coming of spring, Sioux Falls residents will likely start seeing more wildlife in their yards and parks. Sioux Falls Animal Control would like people to know some basic facts about young wildlife

  • New Narcotics Crime Unit Created

    A new unit within the Police Department will begin operating in August. The new Narcotics Crime Unit (NCU) will have two detectives who will focus on drug enforcement to improve the quality of life for

  • Two Arrested for Recent Armed Robbery

    On Friday, June 1, 2018, around 10:45 p.m., a man and woman entered a store in the 700 block of West 11th Street and tried to purchase alcohol. The clerk refused because neither had any

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – Career Avenue | Lane Closure - 12th Street | Lane Closure – Westport Avenue

  • SIOUXPERHEROES Recognized at City Council Meeting

    Mayor Paul TenHaken and Councilor Rick Kiley presented four individuals with the SIOUXPERHERO Citizen Recognition Award at tonight’s City Council meeting

  • Winners of Siouxland Libraries Teen Art Show To Be Announced

    The public is invited to view the entries in Siouxland Libraries’ Teen Art Contest, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6–7 p.m. at the Ronning Branch, 3100 East 49th Street

  • Statement Regarding Veterans Parkway Funding

    The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced a $21 million Infrastructure Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for the Veterans Parkway project in eastern Sioux Falls

  • Upcoming Events for Children and Teens at Siouxland Libraries

    Rock the Ship: Become a Treasure Hunter! | Rock Around the World | Wee Read and Explore | Teen Art Show

  • Mayor TenHaken and Police Chief Burns Announce New Narcotics Unit

    Mayor Paul TenHaken and Police Chief Matt Burns announce new Narcotics Unit that will begin in August

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – Silverthorne Avenue | Lane Closure – Minnesota Avenue | Bike Trail Seeding | Intersection Reconstruction - 26th and Minnesota Pavement Patching - 33rd Street to 22nd Street

  • Free Storyland Children Theatre Performances in McKennan Park

    This summer Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will celebrate 28 years of Storyland Children’s Theatre with eight weeks of quality entertainment for children of all ages. Performances will be free and will occur

  • Rock Around the World Siouxland Libraries’ Summer Reading Program

    Take a trip around the world by making musical instruments from different cultures

  • Boy Bit by Golden Retriever at Horace Mann Elementary School

    Animal Control officers responded to a dog bite that occurred on Sunday, June 3, at Horace Mann Elementary School, 1401 East 26th Street

  • Highway Patrol Pursuit

    On Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 2:15 a.m., South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) was engaged in a pursuit with a stolen vehicle in the southwest area of Sioux Falls.

  • Injury Accident With Life-Threatening Injuries

    Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018, officers of the Sioux Falls Police Department were dispatched to North Minnesota Avenue and West Benson Road for an injury accident

  • Storm Water Inlet Art Project Draws Attention to Water Quality

    For the third year in a row, storm water inlets along downtown Sioux Falls streets will be painted by local artists to draw attention to the city’s storm drainage system and the water quality of the Big Sioux

  • Robbery Investigation

    On Friday, June 1, 2018, around 10:43 p.m., Sioux Falls Police Department officers responded to the area of West 11th Street and South Prairie Avenue for a robbery at a nearby business.

  • Free Paddling Fair at Family Park

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation (SFPR), South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association (SDCKA), Scheels, and Sun ʼN Fun Specialty Sports are partnering to host the sixth annual Paddling Fair at Family Park.

  • Street Construction News - Updated

    Street Closure – East 57th Street North | Street Closure – Eighth Street | Phase 2A – Ellis Road Reconstruction Lancaster Drive Intersection Closure | Street Closures - 15th Street and Garfield Avenue | Street Closure – 45th Street from 44th Street to South Fairhall Avenue...

  • Suspicious Device

    On Friday, June 1, 2018, officers of the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to the construction zone northeast of I-229 and East 26th Street regarding a suspicious device.

  • June’s 80 in ’18 Featured Parks

    Check out this month’s 80 in ’18 featured parks.

  • Author Visit: Ann Charles

    Ann Charles, the USA Today best-selling author of the Deadwood and Jackrabbit Junction mystery series, will be at Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation and South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Partners for Free Fishing Events

    South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation are teaming up once again to offer free fishing at Family Park on Saturdays, June 2–July 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

  • Due to Construction: Marion Park Will Be Closing June 4

    Beginning Monday, June 4, 2018, Marion Park, located at 5330 West 45th Street, will be closed due to construction

  • Construction Scheduled to begin June 4 at Memorial Park

    Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 4, 2018, at Memorial Park, located at 7500 West 22nd Street

  • Variety of Mediums by Ed Baatz Featured at Downtown Library Art Gallery

    Works by Sioux Falls artist Ed Baatz will be featured at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, through July 31, 2018. The Library Gallery is open during regular hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • “Freedom Pass” Youth Program Allows Free Bus Rides This Summer

    Sioux Area Metro (SAM) is again offering the “Freedom Pass” to all school students during the summer months beginning on Saturday, June 2, and continuing until Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • Mark Calendar Now for Registration: Two Sessions of Outdoor Summer Swimming Lessons

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will offer two sessions of outdoor swimming lessons this summer. Session 1 will take place June 18–29, and Session 2 will take place July 23–August 3, 2018

  • Suspicious Package

    On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Sioux Falls Police and Fire Rescue were dispatched to the area of West 54th Street and West Bonnie Court for a suspicious package. Upon arrival, the package was

  • Tube and Body Slides at Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center Down Due to Mechanical Issues

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation announces the tube slides and body slides at Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center, located at 1001 West Madison Street, are not operational due to a mechanical

  • Adult Calendar of Events for Siouxland Libraries

    Cook the Book—The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It by Ree Drummond & Sustainability Series

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    The Sioux Falls Health Department’s 2018 mosquito control efforts are underway and routine bike path sprays will begin next week. Conditions required for successful treatment efforts include low

  • Rock the Ship: Become a Treasure Hunter! Siouxland Libraries’ Summer Reading Program

    Fun games and activities based on James Patterson’s series Treasure Hunters is part of Siouxland Libraries’ Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

  • Motorcycle Crash

    On Saturday, May 26, 2018, around 1:56 a.m., officers from the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to the area of West 60th Street North and North Marion

  • “Rock the Ship” and ‘“Makings Waves” Highlight Upcoming Events for Children and Teens at Siouxland Libraries

    Life-Size Forbidden Island | Making Waves | Rock the Ship: Become a Treasure Hunter! | Wee Read and Explore | Teen Movie Series | Get Ready, Get Set for Kindergarten! | Traveling Storytime

  • Structure Fire—519 South Duluth Avenue

    At 1:28 a.m., Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 519 South Duluth Avenue

  • How Do You Make Oobleck Dance? Find Out at Any Siouxland Libraries Branch

    Oobleck is a gooey substance that gets its name from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck

  • Planning Commission Briefing

    Prior to their monthly public hearing, the City of Sioux Falls Planning Commission will have a briefing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 12 noon.

  • 2018 Tot Lot Program Announces Summer Dates

    Tot Lot is a free program that combines the supervised playground program and the community centers’ play group program offered by Parks and Recreation into events for children ages 6 years and younger to encourage free play

  • Downtown Library to Host Summer Reading Kick-Off

    Kick off Siouxland Libraries' Summer Reading program with an evening of fun on Friday, June 1, 2018, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue

  • Living Library to Focus on Arts and Sciences

    Don’t judge a book by its cover! Talk with human “books” on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion, 301 South Main Avenue.

  • Warm Temperatures Can Be Deadly for Pets Left in Cars

    Please remember to be cautious with pets as the weather gets warmer. As temperatures heat up outside, the heat can create a deadly situation for your pet inside a parked vehicle

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – 41st Street & Kiwanis Avenue & Lane Closure – Westport Avenue

  • Prairie West Hosts Summer Reading Registration

    Saturday, June 2, 2018, is the day! Mark your calendar for an 11 a.m. to 12 noon Summer Reading registration event at Siouxland Libraries Prairie West Branch, 7630 West 26th Street

  • Outdoor City Swimming Pools Scheduled to Open Friday, June 1!

    All outdoor family aquatic centers and pools are scheduled to open for the season on Friday, June 1, 2018, weather permitting.

  • Help Save the Big Sioux River

    The Big Sioux River meanders 420 miles down eastern South Dakota. Currently, the Big Sioux River is listed as impaired for bacteria and total suspended solids by the State of South Dakota

  • Adult Events Happening at Siouxland Libraries

    Art Show—Ed Baatz | Living Library at the Washington Pavilion | Saving the Big Sioux River

  • Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Guide Available Online

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation has released the 2018 Summer Fun Guide. The guide lists summer recreational activities for all ages. Programs include health and fitness, sports, aquatics, art, music

  • Outdoor Supervised Playgrounds Program Begins June 4

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation has provided the Outdoor Supervised Playgrounds program since 1944

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 69th Street | Road Closure – Jenifer Place | Sanitary Sewer Repairs – Eighth Street, Ninth Street, Van Eps Avenue, and Blauvelt Avenue

  • Upcoming Events for Children and Teens at Siouxland Libraries

    The Dragon’s Egg Puppet Show | Intro to Computer Programming | First Friday Summer Reading Party | Stranger Things-Themed Escape Room

  • Mayor Announces Chief of Staff

    Mayor Paul TenHaken announced today the appointment of Erica Beck as Chief of Staff to the Mayor’s Office

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – Western Avenue | Phase 2 - Ellis Road Reconstruction 22nd Street to 41st Street | Lane Closures – 41st Street & Kiwanis Avenue

  • Five Siouxland Libraries Branches to Host Summer Tail-Waggin’ Tutors’ Sessions

    Children are often self-conscious about reading aloud in front of classmates or adults. But reading to a dog puts aside all threats

  • Structure Fire 3904 South Willow Avenue

    At 8:10 p.m. on Saturday night, May 19, 2018, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 3904 South Willow Avenue.

  • Indoor Swimming Lessons Dates Announced: Registration Opening Soon!

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will offer two sessions of indoor swimming lessons this summer at the Midco® Aquatic Center: Session 1; June 4–15 and Session 2; July 9–20.

  • Street Closure - 45th Street Closure

    Beginning on Monday, May 21, 2018, 45th Street from the intersection of 44th Street will be closed to Marion Road which is part of the Terry Avenue and 43rd Street Drainage Improvements project.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – El Dorado Avenue & Downtown Alley Closure

  • Propane Tank Fire and Explosion

    Shortly after 5 p.m. on May 17, 2018, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a fire involving multiple propane tanks at A-OX Welding Supply Company, Inc. at 101 North Harlem Avenue in Sioux

  • Help Choose America’s Favorite Novel!

    Siouxland Libraries’ Adult Reading Program, which runs May 22, 2018, through October 30, 2018, will be part of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Great American Read. The nationwide campaign to

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – North Fourth Avenue | Lane Closures – Career Avenue | Lane Closure – North Sycamore Avenue

  • Boy Bit By Dog Near West Royal Street and West Cottage Trail

    Animal Control officers responded to a dog bite that occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, near the corner of West Royal Street and West Cottage Trail. The 11-year-old

  • Street Construction News

    Beginning on Monday morning, May 21, 2018, the outside southbound lane of North Minnesota Avenue will be closed for approximately 200 feet north of West Sixth Street

  • Upcoming Aquatic Events and Water Fitness Classes With Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation

    Registration Open for Session 1 (June 4–15) Indoor Swimming Lessons | Opening Day (weather permitting) Splash Pad and Sun Deck | Pool Appreciation Night | Deep Water Aerobics | Registration Open for Session 1 (June 18–29) Outdoor Swimming Lessons | Hydroriders

  • Author Visit: Wayne Fanebust to Discuss Chasing Frank and Jesse James

    Sioux Falls author Wayne Fanebust will discuss his new book, Chasing Frank and Jesse James: The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 to 8 p.m.

  • Adult Events at Siouxland Libraries

    Fanebust will discuss his new book, Chasing Frank and Jesse James: The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt. The talk reveals the outlaws’ amazing escape

  • TenHaken Announces Deputy Chief of Staff

    Mayor Paul TenHaken today announced the first key appointment of his new administration. T.J. Nelson was selected to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff and public information officer for the City

  • Municipal Band Announces 2018 Concert Schedule

    The Sioux Falls Municipal Band will kick off their 2018 concert schedule this Saturday! The Sioux Falls Municipal Band is one of the oldest and most esteemed bands in the nation, performing since 1919

  • Upcoming Events for Children and Teens at Siouxland Libraries

    Bullet Journal | The Dragon’s Egg Puppet Show | NASA @ My Library—Jump to Jupiter | Teen Art Contest

  • “The Dragon’s Egg” Puppet Show at Siouxland Libraries

    The Dragon’s Egg, a puppet show for preschoolers and their families, will be performed by Siouxland Libraries May 21–30, 2018

  • Car Versus Pedestrian Injury Accident

    At approximately 12:35 a.m. on May 12, 2018, Officers of the Sioux Falls Police Department were dispatched to the area of West 12th Street and South Valley View Road in Sioux Falls for a car versus

  • Missing Juvenile Located Safe

    On May 2, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to Yankton Trail Park, 3901 South Minnesota Avenue, for the report of a missing 16-year-old Autistic male

  • Buffer Strips Along the Big Sioux River and Skunk Creek Improve Water Quality

    The City of Sioux Falls has implemented buffer strip areas along the Big Sioux River and Skunk Creek over the years in an effort to improve water quality