Sioux Falls is a cold place during the Winter. Where can you take your toddlers to run off some steam when it’s cold? Here are some great indoor playgrounds for the kids to enjoy when the weather doesn’t permit play outside.[Read more…] about Indoor Playgrounds For Kids
We’ve all heard that Chipotle, the famous Burrito restaurant chain has been scouting locations in Sioux Falls for a while now. But where would it possibly go?
It had been rumored that Chipotle might open inside The Empire Mall. Well, it turns out that they will be building a new location outside the mall near the Autos on the Mall site at 4101 West 41st Street according to Chipotle’s website.
The new restaurant is expected to be open in 2020.
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. [Read more…] about Why Can’t I Park my Camper or Boat on the Street?
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.