The Northern Sun Conference basketball tournament is rapidly approaching, and it has been a pair of very strong seasons for both the Men's and Women's side of things.

USF is 8-8 within conference play in Men's Basketball, while the Cougars are 5-11 on the Women's side.

For Augie, they are very much in the thick of things at 9-7 in Men's hoops, while the Viking women are also 5-11 at present within the conference.

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The 2024 NSIC Tournament here in Sioux Falls runs from March 2nd through the 5th at the Sanford Pentagon. You can find more information and buy tickets at this link.

Here are the complete standings at present for NSIC Women's Basketball:


Here's how things currently stack up in Men's hoops:


And here are the remaining opponents for both of our area programs:

USF - @ C-SP, @ Duluth, @ Bemidji, @ SCSU, vs. Moorhead, vs. Minot

Augie - @ Winona, @ Mankato, @ Crookston, @ Moorhead, vs. Northern St, vs. UMary

Best of luck to the Cougars and Vikings down the stretch, and don't miss out on the chance to see these teams at the NSIC Tournament in early March!


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:


5 Words That'll Help You Sound Like a South Dakotan

Each and every state has its own way of saying certain words, and South Dakota is no different.

We South Dakotans have our own unique way of saying certain words which sometimes leaves outsiders scratching their heads.

Here's a list of five words, and how to use them, to help you blend in.

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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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