If you've been meaning to do something with that pile of leaves and branches that has been accumulating in your yard this spring, time is running out.

The City of Sioux Falls is reminding residents the two branch and leaf drop-off sites will close for this season this weekend.

The sites are located at North Lyon Boulevard, near the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, and on Chambers Street, near the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Both sites are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM through Saturday (5/25) and 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday (May 26).

  • Lyon Boulevard 

Access is available from West 12th Street or West Madison Street

  • Chambers Street

Access is available from North Cliff Avenue

The sites are intended for residential use only. Cars, pickups, full-size SUVs, vans, and two-wheel trailers are accepted. Lawn service companies, commercial businesses, and double-axel trailers will not be accepted and must go directly to the Sioux Falls Regional Landfill.

Branches and leaves must be placed in separate piles, and leaves must be removed from plastic bags. All loads must be tarped or in an enclosed vehicle. Plastic bags, stumps, rubble, and household garbage are not accepted.

Discarded branches are ground and repurposed, while leaves are composted. Free compost will still be available at both drop-off sites throughout the summer. Residents must collect and carry their own compost.

Haunted Locations and Scary Legends Around Sioux Falls

Halloween is steeped in scary traditions. Trick-or-Treating, frightening costumes, local actors in "haunted" houses, and the pitch-black darkness of area corn mazes.

However, if we set out to find the real haunted areas what would we find? Over the last 30 years that I have lived in Sioux Falls, a few locations still gain attention as being haunted.

And yes, a handful of thrill-seeking people will show up on our favorite eerie night for what could be a viral video moment or experience a misty phantom first-hand.
Let's take a little tour of the more famous hauntings around Sioux Falls. Turn on the lights and cue the Cowardly Lion: "I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks..."

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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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