Eating nutritious food is so important to children during their formative years. Anyone can tell you that. And during the school year, even children who aren't necessarily eating regularly at home can get a good meal at school.

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But what happens when school is not in session? Some children would just go hungry without the Sioux Falls School District's Free Summer Meal Program.

The best thing about it besides the fact that the meals are free is that no paperwork is involved. The only rule is that the meals must be consumed at the school and not taken out. Any child up to 18 years old can come into the schools below for a free meal from May 28 through August 9.

Breakfast is served from 8 to 8:30 AM
Lunch is served from 11:30 to 12:30 PM

Sioux Falls Schools serving breakfast and lunch:

  • Terri Redlin - 1721 E. Austin Street
  • Anne Sullivan- 3701 E. Third Street
  • Sonia Sotomayor - 1510 S. Lake Street
  • Robert Frost - 3101 S. 4th Avenue
  • Hayward - 400 North Valley View Road
  • JFK - 4501 S. Holbrook Avenue

Schools only serving lunch:

  • Garfield - 705  S. Roberts Drive (ends August 2)
  • Hawthorne - 601 N. Spring Avenue (ends August 2)

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There will be no meals served on July 4.

For more information see the Helpline Center or call 211.

The 10 Largest Occupations in Sioux Falls

Where do people in Sioux Falls work? If this was fifty years ago the average Sioux Fallsian worked in some industrial, meat packing, or farm-related position. Sioux Falls has also been the major regional medical center for decades.

Customer service and other retail-related jobs have always been a part of the Sioux Empire's economy. But in recent years those industries have become major employers.

If you live in Sioux Falls, there's a pretty good chance you work one of these jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in Sioux Falls (as of 2022).

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Seven Mind-Blowing Wonders' of South Dakota

I think most of us have at least heard of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." We might not be able to rattle them off as easily as McDonald's value menu items, but chances are you've heard of at least some of them, right?

There's the Great Wall of ChinaChichén Itzá, a Mayan City on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The ancient city of Petra, in Jordan. Machu Picchu in Peru. Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. The Colosseum in Rome, and finally, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Every state in the nation is known for having a series of natural wonders and signature landmarks. So, I thought I would come up with my own list of the "Seven Wonders of South Dakota."

The following is what I consider to be the signature landmarks, monuments, and natural wonders that are synonymous with the great state of South Dakota. I tried to give both sides of the state a little love while comprising this list.

You might have a few additions...
Let's get started. The Seven Wonders of South Dakota:

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