4 p.m. CST January 9, 2016


For the last two years, the State of South Dakota has made the case for preservation in a central Sioux Falls neighborhood. The Pendar Lane neighborhood, an area between 26th Street and 31st Street from Fourth Avenue to Phillips Avenue, was deemed historically significant and worthy of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.

3:52 p.m. CST December 13, 2015


The Pendar Lane neighborhood south of McKennan Park won’t be going on a historic registry after a majority of property owners there objected to the proposal.


Officials with the South Dakota State Historical Society said Thursday that letters of objections were received from more than 50 percent of the homeowners in the neighborhood, which had been nominated by a resident to be designated as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.


7:12 p.m. CST November 8, 2015


Neighborhood revitalization has become a buzzword in Sioux Falls.


Historic districts have been designated and named, neighborhood associations formed, millions in public dollars spent and hundreds of homes rehabbed in service of revitalization.


But there’s only so much a city or community partner can do for the old houses and neighborhoods that need revitalizing.

9:48 a.m. CDT October 27, 2015


Nearby residents say the modular style of the home doesn’t fit in with the neighborhood and detracts from the historic homes around it. Those homes, which range from 66 to 128 years old, have front porches, detached garages, large front windows and pointed roofs.


They are just outside the boundaries of the Cathedral Historic District, so there was no requirement that new homes mirror existing ones.


“The only things that house has in common with its neighbors are it has a roof, walls and windows,” said Shon Roti, who lives a block away in a house built in the 1800s.


Neighbor Eric Unzicker agrees.

7:29 p.m. CDT October 15, 2015


A house at Seventh Avenue and 20th Street, unoccupied for years, now draws smokers unable to light up on the Avera McKennan Hospital campus to its shadow.


The house, built in 1928, is scheduled to be demolished “in the very near future,” according to a hospital executive.

Posted: Tue 6:36 PM, Oct 06, 2015


The debate over the name of a Sioux Falls road continues.

City Council approved changing powder house road in east Sioux Falls to Veterans Parkway.


One group which has a mission to change the name back.

3:47 p.m. CDT July 27, 2015


Two episodes in Sioux Falls’ history during World War II will be recalled on Tuesday, while in September the city itself will host veterans of that conflict.


The Minnehaha County Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker and rededicate a second in an evening ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 1021 W. Bailey.

Updated: Tue 10:16 PM, Jul 21, 2015


Sioux Falls residents are still trying to make their voices heard when it comes to renaming the historic Powder House Road.

10:48 a.m. CST February 12, 2015


The Minnehaha County Historical Society will hold its monthly program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Old Courthouse Museum, 200 W. Sixth St.


February's presentation by Steve Crim is on John Morrell in Sioux Falls area history — "So That's Where Hot Dogs Come From." Guests are invited to bring a memory or artifact to share.

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