Recent News Releases

  • McAreavey Appointed Next Fire Chief

    Mayor Paul TenHaken today announced the appointment of Matthew McAreavey as the next Fire Chief of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.

  • Sioux Falls New Population Estimate Is 195,850

    Amid another strong year of construction, job growth, and quality of life investments, Sioux Falls continues to grow.

  • Public Health Director Jill Franken Announces Retirement

    After 20 years of dedicated service to the City of Sioux Falls, Public Health Director Jill Franken announced her plans to retire on April 12, 2021.

  • Sioux 52 Mentoring Initiative Stepping Up Recruitment Efforts

    The Sioux 52 Mentoring Initiative is increasing its efforts in 2021 to encourage community members to start mentoring and businesses to be intentional about starting a culture of mentorship

  • Mayor’s Monthly Column: How Mentorship Can Transform a City

    Every mentorship relationship is a story. January is National Mentorship Month and provides an opportune time to reflect on not only the power of mentorship in our community,

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – 13th Street and Second Avenue | Closures – Tenth Street and Kiwanis Avenue

  • Lane Closures – Kiwanis Avenue and Tenth Street

    Beginning on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 6 a.m., the southwest corner of Kiwanis Avenue and West Tenth Street will be blocked off

  • Lane Closure – South Western Avenue

    Beginning on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., the southbound lane at the intersection of Western Avenue and 33rd Street will be closed.

  • Street Closure – Marion Road

    Effective immediately on Monday morning, January 11, 2021, South Marion Road will be closed between West Royal Street and West 55th Street.

  • Street Closure – Sixth Street

    Beginning on Friday morning, January 8, 2021, West Sixth Street will be closed between Main Avenue and Philips Avenue. Detours will be in place for navigating around the closed area.

  • Emergency Street Closure – Marion Road

    Beginning immediately on January 5, 2021, South Marion Road will be closed to through traffic between West Emmitt Circle and West 56th Street.

  • A Year of Challenges Behind, a Year of Opportunity Ahead

    This year has been memorable for many reasons, and it’s a year many of us won’t soon forget. It’s a year that has brought challenge after challenge for us as a community. But it also has brought us victories.

  • Snow Alert for the City of Sioux Falls

    The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29

  • Plows will be entering residential streets to remove drifting starting at 1 a.m. on Thursday Morning, 12-24-20. No SNOW ALERT will be issued.

    After surveying city streets this afternoon, the Public Works Street Division has decided to deploy plows to remove drifting on residential streets.

  • Lane Closure – Arrowhead Parkway

    Beginning on Wednesday morning, December 23, 2020, the northern most eastbound through lane on East Arrowhead Parkway will be closed just west of South Highline Avenue.

  • Street Closure – Sixth Street

    Beginning on Monday morning, December 21, 2020, Sixth Street will be closed between Main Avenue and Philips Avenue.

  • Street Construction News

    Tree Removal along Arrowhead Parkway | Street Closure – 268th Street

  • Municipal Band Task Force to Meet on Thursday

    On Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 10 a.m., the Sioux Falls Municipal Band Task Force will hold its second meeting to discuss specific long-term options for band.

  • Fire Chief Brad Goodroad Announces Retirement

    After an honorable 27-year career with the City of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Brad Goodroad announced his plans to retire on Feb. 12, 2021.

  • Street Construction News

    Tree Removal along Arrowhead Parkway | Street Closure – 268th Street

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public the opportunity to examine and comment on the proposed 2021 Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane and Sidewalk Closure – Cliff Avenue | Lane Closure – Mall Avenue | Lane Closures – Arrowhead Parkway

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 57th Street | Alley Closure – Downtown

  • Street Construction News

    Alley Closure – Downtown | Street Closure – Cleveland Avenue

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – Ellis Road | Lane Closure – 12th Street

  • Lane Closure – Kiwanis Avenue

    Beginning on Tuesday morning, December 8, 2020, the outside southbound lane on Kiwanis Avenue will be closed at Madison Street.

  • The Link Community Triage Center Receives $400,000 Gift from Smithfield Foods

    Smithfield Foods is providing a $400,000 gift to The Link, the community triage center.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – West Glen Eagle Street | Lane Closure – 14th Street

  • Dell Rapids Native Returns to Serve as City’s Chief Technology Officer

    Rick Weelborg has been named the City of Sioux Falls’ first Chief Technology Officer. The announcement comes from Mike Grigsby, Director of Innovation and Technology for the City.

  • Lane Closure – 12th Street

    Beginning on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, after the morning commute and before the evening commute, the outside westbound lane on West 12th Street

  • Municipal Band Task Force to Hold First Meeting

    On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 10 a.m., the Sioux Falls Municipal Band Task Force

  • 17th Annual Winter Wonderland Dazzling Light Display Begins on Friday, November 20, 2020

    Beginning on Friday, November 20, 2020, Falls Park will transform into a Winter Wonderland of dazzling lights and holiday music.

  • Street Closure – Garfield Avenue

    Street Closure – Garfield Avenue

  • Mayor’s Monthly Column: Let’s Find Unity by Helping, Listening to Each Other

    The effects of COVID-19 on Americans both nationally and locally have made this an election season unlike any other. No matter your political beliefs, your views on masks, or your cable news channel of choice,

  • Deadline Extended to Apply for the City Districting Commission

    The City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the Districting Commission for the purpose of adjusting City Council district boundaries

  • City Secures Favorable Borrowing Rate for Public Safety Training Facility

    On Thursday, October 29, 2020, the City received extremely competitive bids on bonds that will provide $50 million to construct the public safety training facility and 911 operations center in northeast Sioux Falls.

  • Street Construction News - 10/30/2020

    Lane Closure : Western Avenue, Minnesota Avenue, Kiwanis Avenue

  • Terrace Park Improvements—Lion’s Den and Pergola

    Improvements to the Lion’s Den and Pergola’s in Terrace Park will begin on Monday, November 2, 2020.

  • Lane Closure – Ninth Street

    Beginning on Wednesday morning, October 28, 2020, the westbound lane on Ninth Street between Phillips Avenue and Main Avenue will be closed.

  • Lane Closure – East 77th Street

    Beginning on Thursday morning, October 29, 2020, both westbound lanes of East 77th Street will be closed for a short distance to the east of Cliff Avenue

  • Lane Closure – 49th Street Bridge

    Beginning on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the outside eastbound lane of West 49th Street will be closed at the bridge over the Big Sioux River, near Kiwanis Avenue.

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public the opportunity to examine and comment on the proposed 2021 Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days.

  • Siouxland Libraries Read for the Record

    Sioux Falls area children and adults will join a nationwide attempt to break a world record by reading the same book on the same day.

  • Lane Closure – 57th Street

    Beginning after 8 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020, the outside eastbound lane on West 57th Street at Galway Avenue will be closed.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – Cliff Avenue Frontage Road | Road Closure – Tanner Avenue

  • City to Accept Proposals for Community Art, Site Enhancements at Mall Avenue Parking Ramp

    The City of Sioux Falls is announcing an opportunity for temporary community art and site enhancements at one of its newest development sites along one of the busiest corridors in downtown Sioux Falls.

  • Lane Closure – Cliff Avenue

    Beginning on Monday, October 19, 2020, the outside southbound lane of North Cliff Avenue will be closed between East Mulberry Street and East Bennett Street.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – 17th Street | Street Closure – Holly Avenue | Lane Closure – 12th Street

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #5 to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 5 days.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures - 57th Street | Traffic Delays on 26th Street and Bike Path at Rotary Park | Falls Park Sanitary Sewer Lining Project | Lane Closures – Ninth Street at River Road | Lane Closures – Fourth Avenue | Street Closure – Phillips Avenue

  • Emergency Lane Closure – Kiwanis Avenue

    Beginning on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 the outside northbound lane on Kiwanis Avenue will be closed between Second Street and Madison Street. Mid-American Energy will be working on utilities.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – Phillips Avenue | Lane Closures – Sixth Street

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closures – Jasmine Trail | Street Closures – Lyncrest Ave

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure - North Westport Avenue | Sixth Street and Sycamore Avenue Construction

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – Kiwanis Avenue | Intersection Lane Closures – 26th Street and Sycamore Avenue | Lane Closures – 57th Street

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #4 to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of five days.

  • Street Construction News

    57th Street and Louise Avenue Construction | Lane Closure – 11th Street | South Minnesota Avenue Lane Closure | Lane Closure - North Minnesota Avenue | Lane Closure - South Minnesota Avenue | South Prairie Avenue Construction

  • Street Closure - Kiwanis Avenue

    Beginning on Saturday, September 26, 2020, North Kiwanis Avenue (County Highway 131) will be closed between 70th Street North and 84th Street North to allow crews to perform utility work.

  • Fall and Winter Programming Series Sioux Falls Alive Aims to Energize Community

    The City of Sioux Falls and Experience Sioux Falls, along with the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science and ASM Global, are launching a community-wide initiative called Sioux Falls Alive

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure- Hawthorne Avenue | Lane Closure – Minnesota Avenue

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

  • Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup Scheduled for October 10, 2020

    The City of Sioux Falls will host the fifth annual community-wide Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup on Saturday, October 10, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Street Closure – South Tomar Road

    Beginning on Monday, September 28, 2020, South Tomar Road between East Tomar Place and South Cliff Avenue will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to perform street repairs.

  • Street Construction News

    Planned Signal Outage – Intersection of 41st Street and Minnesota Avenue | Intermittent Street Closures – 57th Street | Street Closure – North Westport Avenue

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Mayor’s Monthly Column: Making Historic Progress for Sioux Falls Amid a Pandemic

    As we start a new season, I can’t help but reflect on the past several months.

  • Street Construction News

    Schedule Change – Intersection Lane Closures – Louise Avenue and Shirley Avenue | Lane Closure - Kiwanis Avenue | Lane Closure – Tenth Street | Intersection Closure – Sixth Street and Lowell Avenue

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Street Construction News

    Emergency Lane Closure – 41st Street | Intersection Lane Closures – Louise Avenue and Shirley Avenue

  • Lane Closure – Dakota Avenue

    Beginning on September 15, 2020, the westernmost lane of North Dakota Avenue will be closed between Eighth Street & Ninth Street.

  • City to Offer Downtown Parking Lots for Redevelopment

    The City of Sioux Falls is releasing two surface parking lots in downtown Sioux Falls through its Negotiated Sale program.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – Avera Drive | Lane Closure – 11th Street

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Street Closure – Wheatland Avenue

    Beginning on Tuesday morning, September 15, 2020, South Wheatland Avenue will be closed between Yale Street and Chesapeake Lane.

  • Street Construction News

    Marion Road and 49th Street Construction | Whittier Neighborhood Electrical Improvements

  • Street Closure – East Arrowhead Parkway

    Beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, East Arrowhead Parkway from Veterans Parkway to Six Mile Road will be closed.

  • City Reaches Successful Contract Resolution With Two Employee Unions

    The City of Sioux Falls has reached agreements with two labor unions: the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #1, and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), Local 814.

  • Lane Closure - 14th Street

    Beginning on Friday, September 11, 2000, the inside eastbound lane of 14th Street will be closed at the intersection of First Avenue to allow crews to perform pavement repairs.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – Phillips Avenue and 18th Street | Lane Closures – 14th Street

  • Street Construction News

    Sidewalk Closures – Eighth Street | Intersection Closure - Caraway Drive

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 57th Street | Street Closure – 18th Street

  • City of Sioux Falls to Launch Digital Equity Task force with Midco Gift

    The City of Sioux Falls is using a $50,000 gift from Midco to launch a task force focused on addressing digital equity in Sioux Falls.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 50th Street | Street Closure – 50th Street | Lane Closure – Sixth Street

  • Street Construction News

    Reminder – Lane Closures - 41st Street | Lane Closures - Tenth Street | Lane Closure - Shirley Avenue

  • Bailey Street Closure

    Beginning on Monday, August 31, 2020, Bailey Street will be closed to thru traffic from North West Avenue to the entrance of the north CCL Label building to allow contractors to perform street repairs

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Western Avenue Traffic Switch at 41st Street

    Beginning on Friday, August 28, 2020, traffic on Western Avenue at 41st Street will be switched onto the newly constructed concrete on the west side of the road to allow crews to begin working on the next phase of construction at 41st Street and Western Avenue.

  • The Link Community Triage Center Receives $500,000 Gift from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

    The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust today announced a $500,000 gift to The Link, the community triage center being built in downtown Sioux Falls

  • Mayor’s Monthly Column: Investing in the Struggling, Providing Hope Through The Link

    The need for social justice reform continues to be brought to the forefront in our national conversation and in many communities within recent months.

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Western Avenue Traffic Switch at 41st Street

    Beginning on Friday, August 28, 2020, traffic on Western Avenue at 41st Street will be switched onto the newly constructed concrete on the west side of the road to allow crews to begin working on the next phase of construction at 41st Street and Western Avenue.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – Minnesota Avenue | Lane Closures - Cliff Avenue | Lane Closures - 41st Street

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – Phillips Avenue | Lane Closures – 41st Street | Street Closures – Jasmine Trail | Street Closures – 51st Street | Street Closure – Seventh Avenue

  • Mosquito Control Spraying for the Sioux Falls Region

    If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be conducting spraying efforts for mosquitoes in targeted areas of Sioux Falls this evening.

  • Street Closure – West Avenue

    Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020, West Avenue from Sixth Street to 12th Street will be closed.

  • Mayor Paul TenHaken Named Chair of FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

    As part of its new membership, Mayor Paul TenHaken has been named chair of the Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, or IAC, by Chairman Ajit Pai.

  • Lane Closure – Rice Street

    Beginning on Thursday, August 20, 2020, the inside westbound and eastbound lanes of East Rice Street will be closed from Jessica Avenue to Highland Avenue to allow crews to perform manhole lining.