Right now you're thinking about your turkey (is it already thawing?!) and stuffing (giblets or no giblets, chestnuts or no chestnuts, in the turkey or out of the turkey?) and pie (pumpkin, pecan, apple?) and football and where is everybody sitting (kid's table or no?).

But you've already been looking at the Black Friday ads and plotting your shopping strategy, admit it. Truthfully, that is really the way to do it, if indeed, you plan to wade out into the mass and madness of humanity that is Black Friday shopping!

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Even better, if you're spending your money at some of the awesome small businesses in the Sioux Empire! That being said, this Saturday, November 25, is Small Business Saturday.

This event has been around since 2010 and was initiated by American Express in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The objective was to "shine a light on small businesses across the country" and that tradition continues.

Statistics from the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy indicate that 60 to 80% of all new jobs in the U.S. come from small businesses. This is another reason we should all support our small business owners.

Plus, a nice thing about Small Business Saturday is the somewhat slower pace. You can actually do a little strolling and maybe even talking, (put down the stupid phone for a minute, would you!) while you shop, instead of charging in like a S.W.A.T. team!

So smile while shopping small this Saturday!

Sources: Small Business Administration & Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy

10 Wild South Dakota Snowstorms

Even though snow is blanketing the Sioux Empire, some snowstorms still do not compare to these ten dreadful snowstorms that hit South Dakota.

Only In Your State highlighted ten snowstorms in South Dakota as a reminder for people to always be aware of the road during the winter. South Dakotans are well aware of the fact that the state’s winters can be harsh which is why it is always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

Do you remember any major snowstorms that hit South Dakota?

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A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.


Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.


So, to help ease you into winter in Sioux Falls and South Dakota here are some winter survival tips:

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