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QUESTIONS ABOUT BIG SIOUX RIVER WATERSHED IMPROVEMENTS

July 23rd, 2021

There were some differences of opinion between legislators on the Joint Committee on Appropriations and state officials over a state funded program to improve the Big Sioux River watershed...

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Hiking in Forest

BEST HIKING MOUNTAINS IN SOUTH DAKOTA

July 23rd, 2021

South Dakota is a state with mountains, prairies, and lakes. Hiking in different parts of the state offers different experiences...

LE MARS PREPARES FOR OVER 20,000 RAGBRAI VISITORS

July 18th, 2021

Next weekend, an estimated 20,000 people will gather at the "Ice Cream Capital of The World" for The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa...

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Camping in Nature

'IT BRINGS PEOPLE TO TOWN': UPDATED DELLS CAMPGROUND SEEING BIG NUMBERS

July 17th, 2021

The city of Dell Rapids ramped up their campground area for 2021, and by all accounts, the reaction has been good...

OMAHA TV STATION SAYS SIOUX FALLS IS A "MUST SEE STOP"

July 15th, 2021

KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska does a feature called “Travels In The Heartland” where they feature some trips you can take only a few hours from Omaha...

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SIOUX FALLS PREPARING FOR HEAT, DROUGHT AND PROTECTING AIR, WATER

July 15th. 2021

Sustainability is big word; literally because it’s six syllables and figuratively because it encompasses so much of daily life and work...

TRAVELS IN THE HEARTLAND: ENJOY A SIOUX FALLS GETAWAY

July 14th, 2021

Dropping about 7,400 gallons of water per second over its tallest fall, the Big Sioux River anchors Sioux Falls’ top attraction at Falls Park...

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BLOOD RUN NEEDS MONEY, COUNTY SAYS

July 11th, 2021

Renewed efforts to spruce up the Blood Run National Historic Landmark are starting to trickle through the system as Lyon County considers possible future paths for the site along the Big Sioux River...

DUNES MOVES FORWARD WITH PEDESTRIAN, BIKE TRAIL

July 2nd, 2021

In the last couple of months, the Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District (CID) has been discussing the possibilities of a pedestrian, bike trail from Dakota Dunes Boulevard north down Sioux Point Road to Shay Road...

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ONE MILLION USERS OF S.F. BIKE TRAILS WILL GET MORE MILES

June 29th, 2021

About one million people use the bike trail system each year in Sioux Falls, said Don Kearney, the city’s director of parks and recreation...

HIT AND MISS RAIN CONTINUES IN KELOLAND

June 28th, 2021

A mix of joy and frustration has been felt across KELOLAND as we watch the cycle of scattered rain develop across KELOLAND. Unfortunately, it’s not the widespread rainfall we need...

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Black Water

SIOUXLAND BETTER PREPARED FOR NEXT BIG FLOOD

June 27th, 2021

Walking on a levee next to the Missouri River on the south edge of Dakota Dunes, Jeff Dooley can still picture the temporary levees hastily constructed 10 years ago to keep the swollen river out of the planned community...

THE DAM, IT'S DRY IN DELL RAPIDS

June 26th, 2021

As the lack of measurable rainfall continues, the Big Sioux River water levels are dwindling...

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The Flock

COMPASSION PROJECT SCULPTURE TAKING SHAPE

June 22nd, 2021

A bronze sculpture meant to spur on more compassion in the community is taking shape...

WATER RECREATION TAKING ALTERNATIVE ROUTES DUE TO LOW WATER LEVELS

June 21st, 2021

With water levels being very low on the Big Sioux River this year, those looking to get out on the water are heading to new locations...

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BROOKINGS: DRY, HOT JUNE WITH MODERATE DROUGHT

June 21st, 2021

June in Brookings is usually the wettest month of the year, averaging about an inch of rainfall a week...

DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING TO MORE AREAS ACROSS KELOLAND

June 18th, 2021

The past week has been dry for most of KELOLAND, but this story of drought has been developing over the past year...

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HEAT WAVE TRIGGERS WATER RESTRICTIONS IN BRANDON. HERE'S WHEN YOU CAN WATER YOUR LAWN

June 11th, 2021

The extreme heat in recent weeks has put a strain on Brandon water resources...

'BE READY FOR A WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE': FIVE SPOTS FOR PADDLING SOUTH DAKOTA'S WATERS

June 11th, 2021

From reservoirs in the Black Hills to Cottonwood-entangled rivers on the state's eastern side, more people-powered boats have been venturing out to explore South Dakota's waterways over the last year during the pandemic...

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HOW THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS DETERMINES WATER RESTRICTIONS AS WE EXPERIENCE HEAT & LITTLE RAIN

June 9th, 2021

The cities of Mitchell and Brandon recently implemented watering restrictions as we head into this hot, dry, and windy summer...

THE HEAT IS ON! WHERE CAN YOU STAY COOL AROUND SIOUX FALLS?

June 9th, 2021

It's only the beginning of June, and temps are already hovering in the 90's...

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DRY CONDITIONS ARE HAVING AN IMPACT ON SOME AREA RIVERS IN KELOLAND

June 8th, 2021

When you cross over any stream or river in the Sioux Falls area these days, it’s very obvious the drought is impacting streamflow...

WHAT DOES SOUTH DAKOTA REQUIRE YOU TO BRING TO A RIVER OR LAKE?

June 8th, 2021

There's no denying that summer weather is here. What's scary, according to the calendar, the season of summer hasn't even officially started yet...

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LOCAL ARTISTS EDUCATE OTHERS ABOUT STORM SEWER WATER THROUGH INLET ART

June 2nd, 2021

Local artist have began their inlet masterpieces this week in Downtown Sioux Falls...

DEBRIS, LAWN CLIPPINGS POSE POTENTIAL HAZARD FOR BIKERS, CYCLISTS AND WATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM

June 1st, 2021

With more people outside doing yard work and landscaping projects, you need to make sure sidewalks and roadways are clear of lawn clippings...

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FALL IN LOVE WITH SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA'S HIDDEN GEM

May 27th, 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is just a hop, skip and jump off I-90 or I-29 and is maybe one of the state’s best-kept secrets...

RESIDENTS REJECT PROPOSAL THAT WOULD REMOVE DAM

May 25th, 2021

Anglers like the dam on the Big Sioux River and are opposed to the city’s plan for possible removal, according to...

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WHY IS THERE A CAR IN THE BIG SIOUX RIVER?

May 25th, 2021

Bikers and pedestrians using Sioux Falls bike trails saw an unusual sight Tuesday morning along the northern area part of the trails...

SIOUX CITY COUNCIL MOVES FORWARD BIG SIOUX/HIGHWAY 12 TRAIL PROJECT

May 24th, 2021

IOUX CITY -- The Sioux City Council voted Monday to adopt construction documents for the Big Sioux/Highway 12 Trail project...

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On Bikes

SIOUX FALLS BIKE TRAIL BUSIER THAN EVER, LOOKING FORWARD TO GROWTH

May 23rd, 2021

 Because of the pandemic people want to get outdoors and the Sioux Falls Bike path is busier than its ever been...