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STUDY: Sioux Falls Sprawling, Fargo Not

(NPN) -- Both of the Dakotas’ biggest cities are growing from good economies. But one is sprawling and the other isn’t, according to a new study by Governing magazine.

The Fargo, N.D.-Minn. metropolitan area’s growth is more compact than the Sioux Falls metro area’s, according to Governing

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FILE: Sioux Falls Neighborhood, Sioux Falls Homes
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Shape Places Ordinance Is Misshaped

The Shape Places zoning ordinance for the City of Sioux Falls is on the ballot Tuesday April 8th. I am voting "No."

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Carnegie Town Hall
(City of Sioux Falls)

Changing City Charter Conundrum

Changing the Charter of Sioux Falls is one of those elements of civic duty that is rare.  Thus when it needs to be done both the elected leaders and the citizens have to agree to adjust.

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Greg Neitzert Dana Palmer
(Dan Peters/KSOO)

Shape Places Zoning Changes Under Scrutiny in Referred Law 3

A new package of zoning rules was approved by the City Council by unanimous vote in 2013, but will be approved or rejected by the voters in the form of Referred Law Three.  

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Denny Pierson
(Dan Peters/KSOO)

Denny Pierson More of a Serving Than Running Politician

During his time on the Sioux Falls Planning Commission, former South Dakota Legislator Denny Pierson got a taste of what governing is like at the city level. 

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Rebecca Dunn

Candidate Dunn Says Don’t Just Whine About It, Do Something

Family values instilled long ago motivate Rebecca Dunn to jump into the race for the Central District seat on the Sioux Falls City Council.  “I was raised in a family where my parents taught me not to whine, but to do something about it if you see something that’s wrong.” 

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Hundreds Of Thousands Still Displaced As Recovery Efforts Continue In Haiti

STUDY: Variations in Purchasing Power of Minimum Wage Across the Dakotas

(NPN) -- Question: Where in the Dakotas is the real minimum wage less than the legal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour?

Answer: Minot and Pierre.

Question: And where in the Dakotas is the real minimum wage more than the legal minimum wage?

Answer: Fargo and Sioux Falls

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Doug Morrison
(Dan Peters/KSOO)

Serving on School Board Is Labor of Love for Candidate Morrison

Doug Morrison wants to serve another term.  “The community has invested 6 years in me and sometimes I feel like I’m still learning every day.  I’m energized by it.”   

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Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images

‘A’ and ‘B” Are Easy. ‘C’ is Complicated on the April 8th Ballot

There are three proposed changes to the City Charter on the City election ballot April 8th. Two of them are house keeping in nature. The third is not.

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Rick Knobe/Dan Peters KSOO
by Jason Davis/KSOO Radio

Sports And Local Politics: A Great Mix On Viewpoint U

Rick Kiley candidate for City Council and Wes Hall with Sioux Falls Sports Authority will be with us today(Thursday) after the Twins game on Viewpoint University.

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