Recent News Releases

  • Emergency Lane Closure – South Western Avenue

    Beginning immediately on Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020, the southbound lane of South Western Avenue will be closed between West 28th Street and West Oak Street.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – West 41st Street | Lane Closures - East 41st Street | Lane Closure – South Grange Avenue | Street Closure - Western Avenue from Sixth Street to Ninth Street

  • 41st Street and Western Avenue Construction to Begin

    Beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020, the intersection of 41st Street and Western Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction as work begins during the reconstruction project.

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #2 to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - Fourth Street | Intersection Closures – 33rd Street and Minnesota |

  • In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Monday, March 30, 2020, at New Location

    In-person absentee voting for the upcoming City of Sioux Falls Municipal/Sioux Falls School Board Election will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Minnehaha County Election Center, 220 West Sixth Street.

  • Street Closure – Mall Avenue

    Beginning on Friday morning, March 27, 2020, South Mall Avenue will be closed north of East Tenth Street.

  • Community Spread of COVID-19 Confirmed in Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties

    The South Dakota Department of Health today confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 in Minnehaha County as well as Lincoln County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19.

  • Board of Health to Consider Closures of Certain Nonessential Services

    In an effort to protect lives by slowing the spread of COVID-19, Public Health Director Jill Franken has called for a special meeting

  • City Closes Office Buildings to Public

    In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, most City facilities will be closed to public access effective at 12 noon today, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

  • What to Know Now About Next Month’s Combined City/School Board Election

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020, is the date set the combined City/School Board Election. In the weeks leading up to the election, voters should be aware of important information about the election.

  • Free Carry Out Parking for Downtown Businesses

    The City of Sioux Falls is committed to supporting the continued operations of our downtown businesses.

  • COVID-19 Relief Fund Established

    Today, Mayor Paul TenHaken announced the establishment of the One Sioux Falls Fund to help local residents negatively impacted by COVID-19 in the Sioux Falls area.

  • Consider Alternative Ways to Access City Services Amid COVID-19

    In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the City of Sioux Falls is asking residents to consider alternate ways of accessing the various services that the City provides.

  • City of Sioux Falls Suspends Utility Service Disconnections for Residential Accounts During COVID-19

    As our community comes together to respond to COVID-19, the City of Sioux Falls is taking steps to help provide customers uninterrupted access to utility services for water and/or electricity

  • Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Community Centers Closed

    Due to the closure of Sioux Falls Public Schools, all five community centers will be fully closed Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 22, 2020.

  • Guidance to Organizations in wake of COVID-19

    Businesses and organizations play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the Sioux Falls area.

  • Important Reminders to Minimize Virus Spread

    As we move into the weekend, the City of Sioux Falls is reminding residents and visitors to continue exercising good judgment and do their part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

  • Staying Healthy as You Exercise Your Right to Vote: Vote Absentee by Mail in the City/School Election

    Voting absentee by mail is an option for eligible voters to cast their ballot. In the few easy steps below, voters can request an absentee mail ballot for this year’s combined City of Sioux Falls/Sioux Falls School Board Election.

  • Sioux Falls Housing Summit Postponed Until Fall 2020

    In accordance with the adopted city ordinance limiting large gatherings due to the presence of COVID-19 in our community, the 2020 Housing Summit is postponed until Fall 2020.

  • Lane Closure – 41st Street

    Beginning at 12 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, the eastbound outside lane of West 41st Street will be closed between South Holly Avenue and South Western Avenue.

  • Mayor Declares State of Emergency

    Today, Mayor Paul TenHaken declared a state of emergency in the City of Sioux Falls in response to the COVID-19 presence in the community. A declaration allows the mayor to convene an emergency meeting of the City Council.

  • OneLink App Celebrates One Year

    The City of Sioux Falls OneLink mobile app earned a high-level of adoption and use by residents in its first year, showing that residents are finding value in this innovative platform to engage with their City.

  • Face Masks: They Are For People That Are Sick

    As the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to urge people to

  • Lane Closure – South Minnesota Avenue

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on the City of Sioux Falls’ 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and 2019 Summary of Programs for a period of 15 days.

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on the City of Sioux Falls’ 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and 2019 Summary of Programs for a period of 15 days.

  • Proper Hand Hygiene: A Simple Step to Staying Healthy

    Singing to yourself while you wash your hands may sound silly, but it is one way to ensure that hand washing is done long enough to clean the entire surface of your hands.

  • Construction Resumes on 26th Street and I 229 Interchange

    Construction season is kicking off early this year with work resuming this week on a major project: the 26th Street and I-229 interchange

  • New Online Tool Improves Access to Building and Permitting Data

    On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the City of Sioux Falls will be unveiling a new online tool that allows residents to track and review a wide variety of land use data and activities.

  • Eighth Street Bridge Open House

    The City of Sioux Falls Public Works Engineering Division will host an open house to discuss the Eighth Street Bridge rehabilitation project from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, at the Downtown Public Library, Rooms A and B

  • Mayor’s Column: The Long Game in Public Safety

    People will occasionally ask me if Sioux Falls is still a safe community, and the answer is always “yes.”

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #1 to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days.

  • Lane Closure – Main Avenue

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on, February 27, 2020, the outside lane of North Main Avenue will be closed between Eighth Street and Ninth Street.

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 Deadline for City Nominating Petitions

    Residents seeking to have their name placed on the City of Sioux Falls Municipal Election ballot, as a candidate for City Council, need to turn in their nominating petitions by 5 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2020, at the City Clerk’s Office...

  • Benson Road and I-229 Area Improvements Public Open House

    The City of Sioux Falls and South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), will hold a public open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

  • Emergency Street Closure – Western Avenue

    Beginning immediately South Western Avenue will be closed between West Oak Street and West 31st Street.

  • Bridge Work – Marion Road

    Beginning on Monday, February 24, 2020, after morning commute, the outside northbound and southbound lanes of Marion Road at the Skunk Creek bridge adjacent to Dunham Park will be closed.

  • Lane Closure – Louise Avenue

    Beginning on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., the outside southbound lane of Louise Avenue will be closed between 49th Street and Brooks Place.

  • Bridge Work – 60th Street North

    Beginning on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, crews will be repairing the bridge berm under the 60th Street North bridge over Silver Creek located just west of Minnesota Avenue

  • Free Bus Transit Rides During Cold

    In response to Thursday’s cold wind chills, Sioux Area Metro will waive bus transit fees on its fixed bus routes for February 13, 2020.

  • City Accepting Neighborhood Project Grant Applications

    Applications are now available for the 2020 local grant program for neighborhood associations.

  • Work to Begin on Homes in Tomar Park Neighborhood

    Sioux Falls Planning and Development Services will be continuing its efforts to prevent flooding in the Tomar Park neighborhood through its voluntary buyout program.

  • February Is National Children’s Oral Health Month

    Oral health problems are the number one reason that students miss school.

  • Street Construction News

    57th Street and Solberg Avenue Traffic Signals | Street Closure - South Phillips Avenue from 17th Street to 18th Street

  • Sustainability Community Partner Grant Program Accepting Applications for 2020

    The Sustainability Community Partner Grant is a Public Works initiative designed to encourage nonprofit organizations to apply for up to $10,000 in funding for projects that help meet the goals of the City’s Sustainability Master Plan

  • Mayor Announces Sales/Use Tax Fund Surplus Package

    Mayor Paul TenHaken’s administration today announced a proposal to invest City supplemental capital dollar income from 2019. The City will have an available balance within the Sales/Use Tax Fund, allowing the City to propose investments in key community capital needs.

  • Planning Commission Briefing

    Prior to their monthly public hearing, the City of Sioux Falls Planning Commission will have a briefing on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 12 noon

  • Road Closure – Austin Street

    Beginning on Monday morning, February 3, 2020, East Austin Street will be closed to through traffic between North Sherman Avenue and North Van Eps Avenue. Access for residents within the construction area will be maintained.

  • Mayor’s Column: Shaping Our Future Through Mentoring

    Sioux Falls is a community full of opportunities and an incredible quality of life that many of us have come to love.

  • Mayor TenHaken Statement on USMCA Signing

    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), strengthen the trading relationship between the signatory parties and improving trade for South Dakota businesses.

  • Filing Period for 2020 Municipal Candidate Nominating Petitions Begins on January 31, 2020

    Eligible Sioux Falls voters interested in running for office may begin circulating nominating petitions for the municipal election on Friday, January 31, 2020.

  • Lane Closures – between 49th Street and Western Avenue

    Beginning on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, after the morning commute, Public Works will be changing out the signal cabling at West 49th Street and South Western Avenue

  • Arts Task Force Announced

    Mayor Paul TenHaken is excited to announce the members of the City’s 2020 Arts Task Force.

  • Lane Closure - 57th Street

    Beginning on Friday, January 24, 2019, the inside westbound lane of 57th Street between Batcheller Lane and Western Avenue will be closed to allow crews to perform utility locates.

  • SFFR Wins Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

    The Congressional Fire Services Institute and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation have selected Sioux Falls Fire Rescue as the recipients of the 2020 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.

  • No Travel Advisory for Sioux Falls

    The winter storm and blowing snow have created adverse conditions in Sioux Falls.

  • Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Facilities Closed Due to Weather

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation announces Midco® Aquatic Center, all five community centers, and all ice rinks will be closed on the following dates due to weather:

  • Snow Alert for the City of Sioux Falls

    The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020.

  • Lane Closure – Ninth Street

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on January 16, 2020, the westbound lane of West Ninth Street will be closed between Dakota Avenue & Main Avenue.

  • Sioux Falls New Population Estimate Is 190,750

    Sioux Falls continues to see its population increase after another strong year of construction, strong job growth, and improvements in our community’s quality of life.

  • Parks and Recreation to Host Public Meeting to Share Comprehensive System Plan Recommendations

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting to share the preliminary recommendations on the department’s Comprehensive Parks & Recreation System Plan.

  • Year-End Building Permit Totals for 2019

    Sioux Falls experienced another positive year of construction growth in 2019 as the construction valuation for 7,355 total building permits reached $771,507,597

  • Lane Closure – Eighth Street

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020, the outside eastbound lane of Eighth Street will be closed between North Main Avenue and North Phillips Avenue.

  • 2019 Road Construction Recap

    Despite record amounts of rain in 2019, the City of Sioux Falls still worked on dozens of road construction projects, many of those focused on bettering traffic flow and safety as the city continues to grow.

  • A Look Back at 2019

    It is said that all good things must come to an end. While 2019 may be ending, I am confident the Sioux Falls’ momentum will continue into 2020. Looking back on the past 12 months, there is much the community accomplished.

  • Snow Alert for the City of Sioux Falls

    The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2019

  • City of Sioux Falls Holiday Office Hours

    Several departments across the City of Sioux Falls will be closed or have shortened holiday hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

  • Beautiful Nature Area Added to Family Park Now Open to the Public

    Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the recent opening of an additional 154 acres of beautiful nature land at Family Park.

  • Street Closure – Dakota Avenue

    Beginning on Thursday morning, December 26, 2019, South Dakota Avenue will be closed between 13th Street and 14th Street.

  • Lane Closure – 57th Street

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, the outside eastbound lane of West 57th Street will be closed between Old Yankton Road and South Bur Oak Place

  • Outstanding City Employees Recognized

    Mayor Paul TenHaken has announced the winners of the V. L. Crusinberry Award, Jeanne Fullenkamp Management Excellence Award, and Employee of the Year for Safety Award—the City’s top employee awards

  • Street Closure – Madison Street

    Beginning on Monday afternoon, December 9, 2019, Madison Street will be closed for utility work from Covell Avenue to Menlo Avenue.

  • Anne Sullivan Students Will Perform a Holiday Music Program at the City Center on December 10, 2019

    About 100 fourth-grade students from Anne Sullivan Elementary School will perform their 2019 Annual Holiday Music Program for the Mayor, City Council, and all City employees on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

  • Mayor TenHaken Testifies before Senate Subcommittee

    Mayor TenHaken participated in a hearing on mobile technology and infrastructure today to share his support of telecommunication infrastructure investments and the City of Sioux Falls’ approach to small cell and 5G towers.

  • Street Closure – 54th Street North

    Beginning on Thursday, December 5, 2019, West 54th Street North at North Marion Road will be closed to allow construction crews to perform utility work

  • Intersection Closure - 33rd Street and Woodland Hills

    Beginning on Monday, December 2, 2019, East 33rd Street and Woodland Hills Road will be closed to traffic at Southeastern Avenue.

  • Lane Closure Update – West 49th Street

    Beginning on Monday morning, December 2, 2019, the outside eastbound lane and outside westbound lane of West 49th Street will be closed between South Kiwanis Avenue and South Elmwood Avenue.

  • Snow Alert for the City of Sioux Falls

    The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Cooking Safety

    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue would like to remind citizens of the dangers associated with holiday cooking.

  • City Offers Practical Help for Winter Preparedness

    As the city prepares for the season’s first snowfall, the City of Sioux Falls reminds residents of the communication tools available to stay informed.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – Kiwanis Avenue | Lane Closure – Western Avenue | Street Closure – Eighth Avenue | Lane Closure – 49th Street

  • 16th Annual Winter Wonderland Dazzling Light Display Begins November 22, 2019

    Beginning on Friday, November 22, 2019, Falls Park will transform into a Winter Wonderland of dazzling lights and holiday music

  • Lane Closures - Minnesota Avenue

    Beginning on Friday, November 22, 2019, both southbound lanes on Minnesota Avenue will be closed at 28th Street to allow construction crews to perform concrete pavement repairs

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – Tenth Street | Lane Closures - Cliff Avenue

  • Eighth Street and Big Sioux River Bridge Rehabilitation Public Open House

    The City of Sioux Falls will be hosting a public open house on the Eighth Street and Big Sioux River Bridge Rehabilitation project in downtown Sioux Falls on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the City Center

  • Marion Road Lane Shift

    Beginning on Thursday, November 14, 2019, construction crews will be performing utility work along Marion Road between University Trail and Benson Road.

  • Veterans Day 2019

    178 Veterans currently work at the City of Sioux Falls. Our thanks, our gratitude and our honor to all of them.

  • Bike Trail Closure – between Marson Drive and 49th Street

    Beginning on Monday, November 11, 2019, the bike trail will be closed between East Marson Drive and East 49th Street to allow for installati

  • Update on Parking Ramp Construction

    Mayor Paul TenHaken released a video update today on the current status and future prospects of the downtown parking ramp building project.

  • Falls Park Parking Lot Closure

    Beginning on Friday, November 8, 2019, the east parking lot at Falls Park will be closed to allow construction crews to perform parking lot improvements.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - Franklin Avenue | Lane Closure – Minnesota Avenue | Lane Closures – 12th Street and South Marion Road | Intersection Closure – 69th Street and Medical Court

  • CityLink Now Available on Streaming Devices

    The City of Sioux Falls is excited to launch multiple new options for residents to tune into live and on-demand CityLink content. Anyone can now access the channel online and on Roku and AppleTV devices.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 41st Street | Lane Closure – 49th Street | Lane Closures – 41st Street

  • Lane Closure – Sixth Street

    Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019, the outside eastbound lane of Sixth Street will be closed between Cleveland Avenue and Twin Towers Circle to allow crews to perform underground utility exploration

  • Falls Park Parking Lot Closure

    Beginning on Thursday, October 31, 2019, the east parking lot at Falls Park will be periodically closed to allow construction crews to perform curb and gutter and parking lot improvements.

  • Lane Closure - Benson Road

    Beginning on Thursday, October 31, 2019, the outside eastbound lane on Benson Road will be closed at VanEps Avenue

  • Planning Commission Briefing

    Prior to their monthly public hearing, the City of Sioux Falls Planning Commission will have a briefing on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 12 noon.

  • Street Construction News

    Southeastern Avenue and Marson Drive Sanitary Sewer and Street Improvements | Street Closure – Highline Avenue

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #1 to the 2019 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days.

  • Street Construction News

    Lien Park Improvements | Lane Closures - 57th Street | Lane Closure – Ninth Street | Sanitary Sewer Repairs – 33rd Street