"Go ask your father," was always the response from my mom when she didn't have the answer. And, so I did. Most times he did have the answer.

We learned many things from dad. Some came in the form of Dad-isms. Like, 'straighten up and fly right.' Usually said with an authoritative tone and one raised eyebrow. If that didn't work his hand flying across our backsides did.

In a recent survey conducted by Lowe's of the things dad will teach us:

  • -31% want to teach their children something they’re passionate about
  • -31% would enjoy bonding over DIY projects
  • -21% believe it would be nice to learn something new together
  • -43% consider trying out home improvement tools “play time”

All-in-all my dad was pretty cool for his generation. He took us fishing. He took us out into the country and showed us all the animals on the farm. Took the time to play catch after he worked a 10-hour day outside. And was a great charcoal grilling instructor.

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This Father's Day the National Retail Federation is predicting Americans will spend $20 billion celebrating dad.

Maybe dad needs a new grill. How about a new cordless drill set? If he likes to spend his free time on the golf course you may want to consider shopping at Austad's Golf.

The kid can still come out in dad so don't limit yourself when shopping.

You could take him shopping at his favorite store to see what light's his eyes up.

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Here Are The 7 Remaining Drive-In Theaters In South Dakota

If you were born last century...you know, in the nineteen hundreds (ugh)...you may have spent a summer evening in the car watching movies. I don't mean on your phone, I mean at the drive-in movie theater!

If you were in Sioux Falls in the 1970s and '80's you may remember seeing Jaws and Indiana Jones at The East Park or the Starlite Drive-In. Both drive-ins opened just after World War 2. The East Park didn't make it out of the '70s, closing in 1978. The Starlite survived long enough to see the birth of home video, closing in 1985.


Drive-in movies had a bit of a resurgence during the pandemic. They were a way to go out and do something social without getting out of your car.

If you tried one during that time, or you remember the fun of a warm summer evening watching movies on that giant screen there are still places in South Dakota and around Sioux Falls you can do it.