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The REAL '12 Seasons Of South Dakota'

Sometimes with South Dakota weather, it feels like we have about two days of spring and then just a bunch of misery.

I'm not sure who we file a complaint with but it needs to be done. We're getting screwed out of those luxurious summer evenings when we can sit outside and enjoy a burger off the grill while sitting out on the patio furniture and sipping a sweet iced tea.

That's what I'm talkin' about! Anymore we get about four of those days and then Mother Nature releases the blood-sucking bugs and debilitating heat.

Sure … as a kid I remember walking uphill both ways to school in chest-deep snow. But we didn't care because we knew Spring was right around the corner. And it was a real Spring. The kind filled with hope, renewal, and rainbows. Not like Springs of late that feel more like despair, student loans, and lower back pain.

Not to put too fine a point on it but it seems these are the “Real Seasons of South Dakota:”:

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32 Things to Do in Sioux Falls This Summer That Are Absolutely Free!

Sure, there are tons of things to do in the Sioux Empire every summer, but if your entertainment budget is small (or zero), we have the solution - actually, we have lots of solutions.

Here is a list of family-friendly (and some, just adult-friendly) events happening this summer in the Sioux Falls area that you should check out. Oh, the best part, everything on this list is FREE.

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