Paul TenHaken

Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Sioux Falls, like the state, turns down climate funding after Rapid City applies

BY: - April 28, 2023

Sioux Falls has decided not to seek federal grant money to reduce greenhouse gases and other air pollution, following Rapid City’s decision to apply for the funding.  Meanwhile, South Dakota is one of four state governments that declined to participate in the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program. The program would have provided the state with […]

Sioux Falls as seen from Falls Park, on the Big Sioux River. (Seth Tupper/South Dakota Searchlight)

Will the state’s biggest city be small-thinking or visionary on the climate?

BY: - April 8, 2023

Have Sioux Falls voters elected leaders with narrow minds and small thinking, or visionaries with strategic plans and goals for a better Sioux Falls?   In February, Mayor Paul TenHaken announced that the detailed, carefully considered, and widely vetted city Sustainability Plan with clear goals and objective measures was being replaced by a framework of phony […]