After moving to Sioux Falls from Chicago 12 years ago, I’m still getting used to all of the new laws and ordinances for the city and South Dakota. After browsing through some of the ordinances, I was a little shocked by some of them. I think I might be guilty of violating a few of these. Here are some of the ones that stuck out as local ordinances you may not know about.
Sioux Falls is home to a lot of campers and people who like to fish. But the city ordinance forbid campers or boats to be parked on the street or on a driveway in front of your home for more than 48 hours. And that’s only allowed if you are cleaning them.
During the Summer months of 1887, a man by the name of Ralph Jaybush kept pestering the Sioux Falls City Council about affixing addresses to buildings. Finally on July 2, action was taken. Ninth Street and Phillips Avenue was deemed the center of the city and the place where numbering would begin. It was also deemed that streets shall run East and West and avenues shall run North and South.
I contacted Daniel Neeves at Siouxland Libraries to assist me in learning about the history of some of the street names. He contacted the Sioux Falls Street Naming Committee. To my surprise, he found that there is no history maintained on street names.
Most street names are selected by the original land developer. Street names must satisfy specific criteria. If the criteria is satisfied, then the name is allowed. The City does not require an explanation of why the name was selected. Nor does the City maintain a history of why a private land developer selected the name.
Despite there being no official records on street names, I was able to research and find a few resources that detailed the origin of some street names in Sioux Falls. Here are a few.
A Facebook post from Rachel Herum who lives in Canistota, SD urged people to “be aware of your surroundings” and stated that somebody tried to abduct her at a gas station near Kiwanis and 9th. This post caused a bit of hysteria, and was shared hundreds of times on social media. We even received email from citizens as a warning to be careful.
Fortunately, it appears this post was false. The Sioux Falls Police are reporting that nothing like this happened recently in the area. The post has also been removed from Rachel Herum’s Facebook page.
What’s the best way to help a sick child forget about their illness? Give ‘em some toys to rave over! It’s a sad fact that some families are so cash strapped they can’t possibly afford such luxuries. Thankfully, the Child’s Play charity exists for this cause. They help bring toys to sick children everywhere. [Read more…] about Child’s Play & Mario Marathon 10
Looking for ideas on where to hold a wedding and reception in the Sioux Falls area? With the help of wedding DJ Ben Davis, we have compiled a list of places that are ideal for wedding receptions.
Whether you’re visiting from out of town, want to entertain somebody, or just want something different, this list of best restaurants in Downtown Sioux Falls should help you find the right place.
I moved from Chicago to Sioux Falls 10 years ago for a new job. When I was given a paycheck by my new employer, I realized that I didn’t have a bank account for cashing checks.
I searched for a check cashing place and quickly realized that Sioux Falls does not have the plethora of street corner check cashing places like many other cities.
I wondered how I was going to cash my check. So I researched it and became a bit of an expert on the subject. I hope this post helps others.
Summer is the time to find a food truck and eat on the street. Here is the lineup you’ll find in Sioux Falls this Summer for 2018.
If you look at local social networking accounts, you may often see residents of Sioux Falls asking “Did anybody else hear that loud boom?” on a regular basis. Police sometimes get called for these noises because people often think it was a bomb. However, chances are the loud boom was caused by Tannerite.