Recent News Releases

  • 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

  • Installation Ceremony

    The public is invited to attend the Installation Ceremony for Mayor elect Paul TenHaken and City Council Members-elect Christine M. Erickson, Janet Brekke, Rick Kiley, and Curt Soehl at 2 p.m. on

  • Road Closures Saturday—Avera Race Against Breast Cancer

    On Saturday morning, May 12, 2018, beginning at 7 a.m., traffic on several streets in the southeast part of Sioux Falls will be impacted by the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer. Several roads will be

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closures – Career Avenue and Maple Lane | Ellis Road Reconstruction West 32nd Street and Ellis Road Intersection | 26th Street and 41st Street Access Improvements

  • Register Now for the 2018 Senior Games, June 7–9

    The 33rd annual Senior Games will be held June 7–9, 2018, at various locations in Sioux Falls. Participants will compete in track and field, golf, basketball, and many more activities. Local competition

  • City of Sioux Falls to Host Public Hearings on Affordable Housing

    The City of Sioux Falls Affordable Housing Division will hold two public hearings on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. in the Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library at 200 North Dakota Avenue

  • Buffer Strips News Conference on Friday

    News conference to discuss the City of Sioux Falls’ implementation of buffer strips along select areas of the Big Sioux River and Skunk Creek and new educational signage informing the public of the benefits.

  • “City Center” Brings Service to a Whole New Level for Sioux Falls Residents, Visitors, and Employees

    City services will be taken to a whole new level for residents and businesses when the new City Center opens this summer with the aim of centralizing departments that serve them into a “government

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – Foss Avenue & Street Closures – Madison Street and Louise Avenue

  • Siouxland Libraries Adult Calendar of Events

    Colton Book Club | Author Visit: Tom Simmons | Books and Beans Book Club @ Stomping Grounds | Job Skills

  • Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Sioux Falls

    Emerald ash borer, an exotic insect responsible for the loss of more than 100 million ash trees in the United States over the past two decades, has now been discovered in Sioux Falls

  • Author Visit: W. Tom Simmons How We Do Things Around Here

    Why do some leaders have the golden touch while others struggle to find success? Why are some organizations sticky, and others prone to endless turnover?

  • Board Vacancy— Board of Historic Preservation

    Mayor Mike Huether has announced a vacancy to the Board of Historic Preservation.

  • Public Support and Private Investment Has Created a Strong Downtown

    Substantial public support and private investment since 2010 has created a downtown that is strong and vibrant. Downtown Sioux Falls is the city’s center for business, government, arts and culture, and

  • Don’t Miss the New City Building Ribbon Cutting!

    Ribbon cutting and public open house for the new City building. The last time this was done in the City of Sioux Falls was in 1933, so don’t miss this chance to celebrate this accomplishment for our great city!

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - Foss Avenue | Lane Closure – Western Avenue | Street Closures – Career Avenue and Maple Lane

  • Annual Water Quality Report Distributed This Week

    The City of Sioux Falls will mail the annual Water Quality Report to all postal customers this week. The report’s brochure format was developed to comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act

  • The “Bright Futures” Program Helps Homeless Families Find Financial Independence

    The Bright Futures program, a partnership of the City of Sioux Falls Community Development Affordable Housing Division and Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership, was created in 2011 to assist

  • Upcoming Events for Children at Siouxland Libraries

    Wee Read and Explore | Get Ready, Get Set, for Kindergarten! | Sewing Club

  • Downtown, the City’s Heart Beat: News Conference Wednesday

    News conference to announce statistics regarding the growth and vibrancy of downtown Sioux Falls from 2010 to the present

  • Structure Fire at 5802 West Thrush Place

    On Monday, May 7, 2018, at 9:25 p.m., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 5802 West Thrush Place

  • Robbery

    On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 3:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of North Sycamore Avenue for a robbery. Investigation revealed a African-American male, approximately

  • Street Construction News

    Beginning on Thursday morning, May 10, 2018, the outside northbound lane of South Western Avenue will be closed for approximately 200 feet north and south of West 50th Street

  • Data Shows the “Bright Futures” Program Works: News Conference on Tuesday

    News conference to announce the results of research into the Bright Futures program, which is supported with funding through the Community

  • Gunshot Injury

    On Sunday, May 6, 2018, at approximately 11 p.m., officers were called to West 11th Street and South Summit Avenue for a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers arrived very quickly and located a

  • Residents Encouraged to Take Note of Parking Strip Landscaping Ordinance If Establishing Spring Plants

    A City ordinance updated in 2016 allows for additional flexibility in plantings in parking strips while preserving the functionality of the public right-of-way. Plantings are encouraged in the parking strip as

  • Downtown Mixed-Use Parking Ramp Project Breaks Ground

    Construction of the future mixed-use parking ramp at 110 South Mall Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls will begin this week, and public officials and project partners broke ground on the project today

  • Armed Robbery

    On Monday, May 7, 2018, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Sioux Falls Police Department was notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred in a commercial business near the 2300 block of East

  • Street Construction News

    Beginning on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, South River Road will be closed between South Phillips Avenue and East Tenth Street. Motorists will be detoured along East Tenth Street, East

  • Board Vacancy: Visual Arts Commission

    Mayor Mike Huether has announced a vacancy to the Visual Arts Commission

  • Oak View Branch to Close Early on May 7

    Siouxland Libraries’ Oak View Branch will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018, for a special event with Cleveland Elementary students and families

  • Groundbreaking for Mixed-Use Parking Ramp Scheduled for Monday

    Groundbreaking ceremony for the mixed-use parking ramp project

  • 26th and Minnesota Reconstruction Begins Monday: Project Includes Concrete Work Along Minnesota

    Beginning on Monday, May 7, 2018, reconstruction of the intersection of West 26th Street and South Minnesota Avenue will begin. The first phase of the intersection reconstruction will begin in the

  • City of Sioux Falls a Victim of an Automated Clearing House Fraud Scam

    In mid-April, the City of Sioux Falls Finance Department received via email a vendor update request that appeared to legitimately come from a local approved vendor authorized to conduct business with

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures - North Cliff Avenue | Rotary Park Bike Path Detour | Street Closure – South Townsley Avenue

  • Service at a Whole New Level: Ribbon Cutting for New City Building on May 10

    City services will be taken to a whole new level for residents and businesses when the new City building opens this summer with the aim of centralizing departments into a “government corridor” in

  • Trench Rescue

    At 11 a.m. on May 3, 2018, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a trench rescue at East Brewster Street.

  • 26th and Minnesota Construction Begins Next Week: News Conference on Friday

    News conference to announce the construction schedule for the West 26th Street and South Minnesota Avenue intersection as well as concrete repairs

  • Street Construction News

    Dakota Avenue Closure | Emergency Lane Closure – North Prairie Avenue | Road Closure – South River Road

  • Downtown Railyard Purchase Tops Mayor’s List of Top 10 Wins for Sioux Falls Since 2010

    Mayor Mike Huether today announced what he considers to be the top 10 wins that Sioux Falls City government has captured since 2010

  • Siouxland Libraries Adult Calendar of Events

    Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body | Crack the Code | Author Visit: Angela Kennecke with Steve Frey

  • Upcoming Events for Children and Teens at Siouxland Libraries

    Wee Read and Explore | NASA @ My Library—Jump to Jupiter | Forces of Nature |

  • Elmwood Golf Course Vegetation Burn

    Today at 10 a.m. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, in cooperation with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation, will be conducting a controlled burn of vegetation at Elmwood Golf Course

  • Upcoming Special Events Scheduled at the Midco® Aquatic Center

    Mark your calendars now for special events scheduled at the Midco® Aquatic Center

  • Street Closure – East Broken Arrow Street

    Beginning on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, East Broken Arrow Street will be closed between north Danielle Drive and north Bahnson Avenue. Traffic will be detoured.

  • The Top 10 Wins Since 2010 Announced Thursday

    Mayor Mike Huether will hold a news conference to present what he considers to be the top 10 wins that Sioux Falls City government has captured since 2010.

  • May’s 80 in ’18 Featured Parks

    Each month in 2018, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation releases a list of featured parks. Visit each of those parks and take a picture of yourself with an identifiable landmark

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – Minnesota Avenue | Street Closure – South Firefly Drive

  • Apartment Fire at 1905 West 42nd Street

    On Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, at approximately 9:50 a.m., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of an apartment fire at 1905 West 42nd Street

  • Crack the Code at Caille Branch

    Siouxland Libraries Caille Branch, 4100 South Carnegie Circle, is offering three 1-hour sessions of coding based on the Hour of Code program called Crack the Code

  • Biographer and Subject Discuss Their Creative Process

    Journalist and author Angela Kennecke has told Steve Frey’s compelling tale in The Day His Heart Stopped Crying

  • Election Day Tomorrow

    The City Runoff Election is tomorrow, May 1, 2018. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and voters will vote at their assigned precinct polling place. Voters can check their polling place online at

  • Structure Fire—5004 West Omega Place

    At approximately 8:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 5004 West Omega Place. Multiple neighbors called 911 to report smoke and

  • Planning Commission Briefing

    Prior to their monthly public hearing, the City of Sioux Falls Planning Commission will have a briefing on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 12 noon.

  • River Safety Guidelines

    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue would like to provide river users with safety guidelines while operating on the rivers in South Dakota. With the extreme amounts of snow and rain in South Dakota, the rivers

  • Street Construction News

    Beginning on Monday, May 7, 2018, the inside northbound and southbound lanes and the center turn lane of Cliff Avenue will be closed on the south side of the bridge over the Big Sioux River. One

  • Woman Bit By Bulldog On Bike Trail

    Animal Control officers responded to a dog bite that occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, on the bike trail near Legacy Park, 7001 West 12th Street. The woman victim was

  • Multi-Use Sports Field Coming Soon to Sanford Sports Complex

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is excited to announce construction is under way on a new multi-use sports field at Sanford Sports Complex. This project will create one new athletic field that will serve as the home to rugby, which used to reside in Marion Park

  • Pets Caught Reading: Siouxland Libraries Celebrates National Pet Month

    Siouxland Libraries is observing National Pet Month with a photo contest and support of the Sioux Falls Humane Society’s Pet Supply and Food Drive. Both run May 1 through 31, 2018

  • Don’t Flush Pharmaceuticals Down the Drain

    An improperly disposed needle, syringe, or lancet can pose serious health hazards to the public, garbage haulers, and City landfill and wastewater employees. If flushed down the drain

  • Public Hearing

    The City of Sioux Falls Affordable Housing Division will hold two public hearings on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. in the Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library at 200 N. Dakota Ave

  • Street Construction News

    Minnesota Avenue Construction & Blackhawk Street Construction

  • Severe Weather Awareness Training on April 30

    The National Weather Service and Emergency Management offices from Minnehaha County, Lincoln County, and the City of Sioux Falls are partnering to offer a severe weather awareness training

  • Siouxland Libraries Hosts Art Contest for Teens

    Students in Grades 6 through 12 are invited to imagine, design, and create an original work of art―and compete for one of three top entries

  • Siouxland Libraries Adult Calendar of Events

    Résumé Writing | Sustainability Series

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closures – 18th Street and Fourth Avenue | Downtown Alley Closure | Street Closure – East Third Street

  • Ensure Your Sump Pump Is Draining Outside Your Home

    The City of Sioux Falls is reminding homeowners to ensure sump pumps are draining outside their homes