It could be a rocky start to the week in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. Parts of the Tri-State area could see large hail, damaging winds, and heavy amounts of rain.

Our friends at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls are preparing South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota for potential severe weather Monday night into Tuesday.

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There are a few different levels to this storm system moving in the South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota areas. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls explains exact timing and location are not certain. Nonetheless, the storm could have a lot of impact.

National Weather Service Sioux Falls
National Weather Service Sioux Falls

All kinds of severe weather are possibly going to affect most of South Dakota and entering portions of Minnesota and Iowa

Monday night and Tuesday afternoon could see both storm systems bring large hail, damaging winds, and maybe even isolated tornadoes in the Tri-State area. But probably the biggest threat for these South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota storms will be the heavy rainfall.

This brings a Level 2 of 4 risk for excessive rainfall to parts of the region Tuesday. Renewed flooding of some rivers/streams, along with localized flash flooding or ponding of water in low-lying/poor drainage areas is possible.

South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota could see between two to three inches of rainfall.

Sioux Falls happens to be right in the middle of the most severe weather. Towns like Spencer, Iowa and Mankato, Minnesota are right on the line of the strongest storms in the system.

Keep up with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls and our news partners at Dakota News Now for the latest weather updates. 

Dives Worth a Drive in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota

Almost every small South Dakota town has a watering hole. It’s where the locals go to kick back a few brews and engage in conversation.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings almost as old as the town itself. There might be a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new vinyl on the booth seats, but the ambiance is still reminiscent of a good ol’ dive.

If you think a "dive" is all about the sketchy clientele, the smell of the Devil’s lettuce, and stale Grain Belt, you’d be wrong. Not every dive has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive, a dive?

A dive has character. Neon beer signs and local memorabilia adorn the walls.

You might find a pool table, dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what you drink.

Some dives don't even serve food except for bags of chips and pickled eggs that sit in a jar of brine on the bar.

Dives aren't fancy. You might see 70's-style wood panels on the walls and wobbly tables leveled with a folded napkin.

Finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in dives are in a class by themselves and could be a whole topic on its own. 

There are several small-town dives in our area with friendly faces, cheap booze with a burn, and even really good food! We use the term "dive" in the most affectionate way.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

Gallery Credit: Karla Brown

It’s 1989, where is your family going out to eat?

If you are a Sioux Falls 80s Kid, you probably spent many nights cruising the loop, browning the records at Musicland, and going out to eat at one of these gone but not forgotten Sioux Falls institutions.

On social media, we asked you all: ‘It’s 1989, where is your family going out to eat?’ Here’s what you said.

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