Downtown Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Mayor Proclaims Small Business Saturday

Nov 27, 2019
Jackie Hendry

According to the Small Business Administration, 99% of businesses in South Dakota are small businesses. That includes everything from family farms to specialty boutiques.

In Sioux Falls, Mayor Paul TenHaken issued a formal proclamation recognizing tomorrow as Small Business Saturday.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving has been an occasion to support local and small businesses for about ten years. But after the press conference at Luca—an Italian leather goods store in downtown Sioux Falls--Mayor TenHaken practiced what he proclaimed.

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In The Moment ... November 21, 2018 Show 465 Hour 1

This Saturday is the day for small businesses as it's been proclaimed Small Business Saturday by Mayor of Sioux Falls Paul TenHaken. This holiday shopping season is also off to a good start in Rapid City.

Brienne Maner, VP of Downtown Sioux Falls, Dan Senftner, President and CEO of Destination Rapid City and Nancy Savage, owner of Child's Play Toys in Sioux Falls, joined In the Moment for a preview of the event.

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In The Moment ... November 1, 2018 Show 452 Hour 2

The Arc of Dreams is a 285-feet long sculpture set to span the Big Sioux River in downtown Sioux Falls and represent the uncertainty and risk of pursuing a dream.

Dale Lamphere, SD's Artist Laureate and the man behind the vision, accompanied by Paul Schiller joined In The Moment to discuss the process behind the monument.

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The "shop local" cause has a high-profile advocate this holiday season. South Dakota’s governor is encouraging people to do their last-minute shopping in communities across the state instead of with retailers outside of South Dakota.

Governor Dennis Daugaard is popping into different retail shops and restaurants in downtown Sioux Falls. He asks a local restauranteur what the best meal on the menu is. The owner says the governor can't go wrong.

Daugaard says he’s finished shopping for Christmas gifts in Pierre and in Sioux Falls.

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Sioux Falls search and rescue crews recovered the body of a man trapped in a collapsed building. Fire Rescue chief Jim Sideras says crews found the body in a void just before 6 p.m. Friday. 

The frenzy in Downtown Sioux Falls slowed as rescue efforts changed to recovery work. Fire fighters stood unmoving near a response vehicle. They watched silently as several of the colleagues worked calmly digging through the rubble pile and eventually removing a man's body from the wreckage. 

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One woman is alive after being trapped in a collapsed building in Sioux Falls, and crews are searching for a man they believe is underneath the rubble. The building used to be home to the Copper Lounge. It was under construction and included business and living spaces.

The intersection of 10th Street and Phillips Avenue usually hums with the sound of traffic. Now it rumbles as a payloader scratches the pavement and bobcat scrapes boards and broken materials into piles. Machines tow a car from underneath bricks that tumbled down when a building collapsed.

Erin Mairose

Officials in Sioux Falls want the public to help decide what takes shape on open parcels of land in the city’s downtown. The city purchased the land from Burlington Northern Railway last fall. 

City officials are beginning the first phase in developing a plan for the railyard in downtown Sioux Falls.