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ICON along with The Sioux Empire Community Theatre present A Live Dinner Theatre Event : Steel Magnolias


5:30pm Cocktail Hour | 6:30pm Dinner and Show

$70.00 all inclusive
Dinner Prepared by Chef Carter Weiland of Parker’s Bistro



402 North Main Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD

Netflix Raises Prices

Netflix is increasing the cost of its standard plan from $10.99 to $12.99 a month.

Urban Indianz Ep 036 Wonahun Waste’ Records

Wonahun Waste’ Records is a free recording studio located in Fort Thompson, South Dakota on the Crow Creek Reservation. It is open to anyone in the area (or those who are willing to travel) who is interested in recording music (any genre or style), storytelling, poetry, and/or anyone who is interested in learning basic production or beat-making.

Cattle Mutilations Reported in Hand County

Cattle mutilations Reported by Authorities in Hand County.

NSFW Bad sex writing awards 2018: the contenders in quotes

Warning, these quotes are not just terrible writing but also very NSFW.

Stehly Asks City to Use Sales Tax to Offset Sewer Plant Expansion

Stehly Asks City to Use Sales Tax to Offset Sewer Plant Expansion

Thune, Rounds Urge President to Reopen U.S. Soybean Exports to China

Sens. Thune and Rounds today, ahead of President Trump’s trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the G20 Summit, urged the president to prioritize the restoring of U.S. soybean market access in China when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss trade and other issues.

Local Group Strong Towns – Sioux Falls throwing Strong Party Potluck to showcase City Guiding Principles

Strong Towns – Sioux Falls will be hosting a Strong Party Potluck at the Jones 421 Building on December 5th, starting at 5:30. The event will be centered around a set of 19 City Guiding Principles that the group is looking for feedback on. These principles are broken into 4 categories: community and people; nature and the built environment; economy, education, and training; mobility, transportation, and connectivity.

But, this will not be your typical civic engagement event. It is a party after all. Attendees cab bring a dish for the potluck, have a drink from the Source Taproom + Roastery, and they will have an active discussion about how these principles can make the community stronger. This is a family-friendly event and people from all walks of life are encouraged to attend.

Strong Towns is an international movement that’s dedicated to making communities across the United States and Canada financially strong and resilient. The Strong Towns approach dictates Stop valuing efficiency and start valuing resilience.

Strong Towns believes that Strong Citizens from all walks of life can and must participate in a Strong Towns approach—from citizens to leaders, professionals to neighbors, and everyone in between.

If you can not make it to the event, you can read the principles and give feedback here:

You can join the conversation on the Strong Towns Facebook Group here:

Learn more about the Strong Towns Movement here:

Sioux Falls Water Contaminated From Toxic Foam

The Associated Press is reporting Sioux Falls officials are grappling with well shutdowns as the extent of the city’s water contamination from decades of firefighting foam use remains unclear.

The Rapid City Journal reports that Sioux Falls is dealing with the consequences almost 50 years after innumerable gallons of toxic firefighting foam began contaminating the grounds of the city airport in 1970. Chemicals linked to cancer and other health issues were found to have contaminated 15 municipal wells, including 10 that have concentrations above what the Environmental Protection Agency deems safe.

About 28 percent of the city’s water production from the Big Sioux aquifer is shut down.

The contamination is caused by the South Dakota Air National Guard and the Sioux Falls Fire Department’s use of the firefighting foam. But the contamination’s scope is unknown.

I’m not sure why this isn’t being covered more locally.