A popular downtown Sioux Falls sporting goods store is re-opened after being briefly closed over the weekend.

The Great Outdoor Store is known to be the place where "adventures start." This staple establishment has been part of the community since 1983. The Great Outdoor Store is the area’s only locally owned specialty outdoor store.

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The Great Outdoor Store is normally open for business throughout the week. But visitors noticed the store was closed on Saturday. People were wondering why the Great Outdoor Store in Sioux Falls closed in the first place. Apparently, some reckless criminal was not too happy with the outdoor store.

Details about this sudden closure are extremely limited. Our news partners at Dakota News Now are reporting the Great Outdoor Store "announced on their social media Saturday morning that they would be closed due to unforeseen events."

There is not a lot of information about the surprising closure. However, Dakota News Now was on the scene and noticed a couple of windows that looked like they were broken overnight.

Officials with the Great Outdoor Store have been pretty quiet about the closure. But there is good news for all the Sioux Empire outdoor lovers! The Great Outdoor Store did reopen on Sunday afternoon.

Thank goodness everyone with the Great Outdoor Store appears to be safe and sound. You can stay up to date with the latest developments on this story by checking in with our news partners at Dakota News Now.

The 10 Most Redneck Towns in South Dakota

Are you a 'Redneck?' I guess to some people, all of us in South Dakota are rednecks.

If we use the Jeff Foxworthy Scale of Redneckeness, I have, in fact, been too drunk to fish. So by definition, I am a redneck. And so are many people I know.

Not that being from the country is a bad thing, and it can be fun to poke fun at ourselves.

With that in mind, we found that the folks at RoadSnacks put together a list that claims 'These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In South Dakota.'
What is a Redneck?

The dictionary says that a redneck is someone "...who lives in a small town or in the country, especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive."

Well, a few things. First, South Dakota isn't THAT kind of 'south.' We're to the south of North Dakota, but to the north of 'The South.'

Plus that definition sounds awful mean and serious. I thought we were having fun here.

RoadSnacks leaned into the funny, Jeff Foxworthy-based version of a redneck. Then they rounded up select data on places in SD to determine their rankings. RoadSnacks Redneck Criteria:

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates
  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

Sioux Falls Area Farmer's Markets

We can finally go outside without our nose hairs freezing! It must be spring in South Dakota. And when the days are warm that means the gardens are growing. It's farmers' market time in Sioux Falls.

Fresh produce, locally made goods, great people, and a good time are found at these farmer's markets around Sioux Falls.

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