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Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup is Saturday, April 22

The City of Sioux Falls will host the fourth annual community-wide Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Pre-event registration is not required, and all ages are welcome. The cleanup event has removed more than 10,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from the banks of the Big Sioux River over the past three years.

April Listening and Learning Session

Mayor Mike Huether's Listening and Learning Session was held on April 19, 2017, with the Young Professionals Network in Sioux Falls.

Potsdam Mayor Jann Jakobs Visit to Sioux Falls News Conference

Lord Mayor Jann Jakobs of Sioux Falls’ sister city Potsdam, Germany, will visit Sioux Falls from September 6–11, 2017. A group of ten Potsdam community leaders will tour Sioux Falls, learn more about our great city, and attend the annual Germanfest celebration

Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras will retire at the end of June 2017 after a nearly 34-year career with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.

Chief Sideras began his career in August 1983, serving as a Fire Lieutenant, Commander, Battalion Chief, and Division Chief until his appointment to Chief in July 2011. During his tenure, Chief Sideras has overseen the department’s achievement of an ISO Class 1 designation in 2015. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is one of only 35 departments in the United States with both ISO 1 and accreditation. In 2014, he was selected as one of the 12 commissioners for the Centers of Public Safety Excellence for the accreditation of fire departments worldwide. In 2005, he completed a Harvard University fellowship for senior executives in state and local government.

West 49th Street Closes at Louise Avenue on Monday

Beginning on Monday, April 10, 2017, West 49th Street just west of South Louise Avenue will close to accommodate the installation of storm drainage infrastructure and other underground utilities. The closure is anticipated to last until July, weather permitting.

Field of Dreams Project

Construction is now under way on the Field of Dreams project, a 26-unit townhome complex located in southeast Sioux Falls. This nearly $4 million project will provide affordable home-ownership units for tenants with incomes at 80 percent or below of the area median income in the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Big Squeeze 2017

The Big Squeeze 2017 is under way. Live Well Sioux Falls and The Big Squeeze community team kicked off their seventh annual blood pressure awareness effort today.