If you believe our meteorologist buddies, the next several days- -into next week, are going to be scorchers. Temperatures will hover in the upper 90s and even triple-digit temps on several days.

And when the summer heat sets in, it is, and always has been, tradition to hit the city pools for a cool dip!

One of the most popular places in Sioux Falls for families to cool off, blow off steam, and laugh until their sides hurt is the Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center.

However, for the next several weeks, if you're hoping to float around the Drake Springs Lazy River, or hop on the tube slide, put those thoughts on hold.

According to Pigeon 605yesterday the Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department announced that the Drake Springs Lazy River  & Tube Slide would be closed for up to 4 weeks, while unspecified mechanical repairs are made.

For water walkers who were used to using Drake Springs, the city wants you to know that your activity is still available at the Midco Aquatic Center.

Source: Pigeon 605

Food Network Shows That Have Been To South Dakota

Living here in the upper midwest we are don't end up on national TV shows very often. That's probably a good thing in the long run.

But it is pretty cool when something from South Dakota is on TV. Three shows from the Food Network family of shows have showcased South Dakota restaurants.

You may remember when Guy Fieri and Diners Drive-ins and Dives was in Sioux Falls in June of 2020 to visit some of our city's unique establishments.

A few years ago the Travel Channel Show Food Paradise visited Deadwood.

If you remember the 'golden age' of Foot Network, back when Rachel Ray was the queen of the channel, she took her show $40 a Day to Rapid City in 2005.