The Wrap: This Week in Review
Here’s a few of the stories that had Sioux Falls talking this week:
Sioux Falls Police were called to 134 accidents Monday, Tuesday morning due to hazardous travel conditions. the weather for this weekend, however, is certainly looking better with highs in the 70′s. Could see more rain at the beginning of next week.
A HUGE concert announcement was made Friday morning. Country superstar Tim McGraw will be in Sioux Falls this summer. The concert will be Saturday, July 20th and will feature special guest Brantley Gilbert.
The Sioux Falls public schools have settled on the new last day of classes for students. Even though more snow days were accumulated, the Sioux Falls School District erased two school snow days. Last day is Friday, May 17. Have a safe summer!
An oil painting has been selected to appear on the 2013-2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp, and it was created by a 6-year-old South Dakota youth! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that a panel of judges selected the oil painting created by Madison Grimm, of Burbank, for the stamp. See the amazing artwork here.
Brandon on the rise! A 150,000 square-foot plant in Brandon originally built by a wind tower manufacturing firm that never ended up using it is getting a new company. Marmen Inc., who manufactures wind towers, plans to hire 200 people at the plant. It is located in the Corson Development Park north of I-90.
Best Facebook post of the Week: “I have been cast into a ring of purgatory closer to the River Styx than most people will ever be. Hoards of women roaming neighborhood and not interested in me unless I have my garage door open (yes, not my barn door). That’s right it’s the start of the Kingswood rummage. I shall be hiding the next five days and the garage door opener is getting disconnected.” – Greg M.
Correction of the Week: yeah…oops…(Thanks Jim @romenesko)
The Viral Video of the Week: We proudly present “Lie Witness News” from Jimmy K.! Here’s something you never see at the Sioux Empire Fair. Well…maybe…
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