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contents sioux falls woman






Weddings A Celebration of Love


Sugar & Spice


Hair Trends How To Hair



Finances Estate Planning

The Big Day A Chance Meeting


Featuring Sioux Falls 2nd Annual JY6 Nurses’ Dinner

Fashion Trends Trendsetter


Where to Shop


Recipes Hot & Hardy




Cuisine Luscious, Delicious Pork


Calendar of Events


Where to Dine


Featuring Sioux Falls A Taste of Spring


Travelogue The Capital City











Auto Style Automotive Safety Home & Garden From the Ground Up

Health Matters of the Heart Well Being Empowering and Inspiring Survivors to Make Their Mark Health Attention Sinus Sufferers Health The Time to Prevent Bone Loss is Now Cover Story Patty Dee Unplugged Profile Family Leadership Legacy

Profile Turning a Personal Battle Into a Business


Authors Revealed


What’s New Sky Zone!


About the House Chills and Frills



contributors Margaret Pennock has called the Sioux Falls area home for the past 13 years and has enjoyed it thoroughly. After graduating from Iowa State University with a Journalism degree, she has experienced a rewarding career including writing and producing for an advertising agency, marketing for a healthcare system and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator for Southeast Technical Institute. Margaret and her husband Marty have been blessed with two incredible children, Brandon and Amanda. She enjoys spending her free time reading, catching new flicks, attending her children’s activities and traveling with her family.

Jill Funke and her husband, Dan are raising their daughters, Abigail and Lindsey on a farm in

Northwest Iowa. She grew up in Bronson, Iowa, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista College. She works in marketing and has been freelance writing on the side for more than a decade. Her spare time activities include writing and directing children’s musicals, teaching piano lessons, church functions and working on Lyon County’s Relay For Life planning committee.

Lisa Rinaldo

is a lifelong elementary and college-level educator, Lisa is enjoying living close to her son and his young family here in Sioux Falls and exploring the beauty of South Dakota. Passionate about art education for adults as well as young children, she teaches classes at the Pavilion and in the Sioux Falls community. In her free time, she can be found repairing and decorating her vintage 1921 home, spoiling the grandchildren, or running her two herding dogs at the dog park.

Jennifer Dumke is all about finding creative ways to be passionate about her life. With a degree in journalism from South Dakota State University, she has put her talents to work by writing about local history, architecture, real estate and interior design.  She and her husband, Brad often work together on video projects. In 2009, they welcomed a new member to their project team—their daughter, Kaydence.

Brianna Venekamp is a Sioux Falls native, and she earned her Bachelors degree in English and her Masters in Education, both from Augustana College. When she’s not teaching Language Arts and Reading to sixth graders at Patrick Henry Middle School, she enjoys spending time with her three children and husband, Jeff. She loves to read, write, listen to the soundtracks from Broadway musicals, take pictures and add stamps to her passport. Some of her favorite memories include — watching the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry V in London, sailing through Fjords in Norway, seeing the Eiffel Tower at night, watching Russian ballet in St. Petersburg, and studying Marine Biology in the Bahamas. Her new favorite hobby includes organizing her children’s photographs into albums and keeping their scrapbooks current. 8

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o you find yourself getting anxious

and how you can be a part of it. As wedding

for warmer temperatures and lon-

season is approaching, read Emily and

ger days? Then quickly flip to read

Grant’s wedding story, A Chance Meeting.

A Taste of Spring and learn how to prepare

This will surely get you in the spirit. Also,

your garden for the season. In this section,

learn about estate planning, an important

you can read about a great local foundation

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of events

February/March 2013

Summit League Basketball tournament March 9 - 12 • Sioux Falls Arena

Feb. 1 – May 3 Open Gym 2:45 p.m. Community Centers Admission: Free

Feb. 4 Daddy Does Hair 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Morningside Community Center Admission: $5

Feb. 5 Zumba Gold 10:15 a.m. Oyate Community Center Admission: Free

Feb. 2 Women-Only Self Defense Seminar 10 a.m. Morningside Community Center Admission: Free (605) 978-6929

Feb. 4 – 11 Messy Mondays—Children Activities 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Oyate Community Center Admission: $5 per class (605) 367-8222

Feb. 6 Jeff Dunham 7:30 p.m. Sioux Falls Arena Admission: $46.50 (605) 367-7288 Tickets available at


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Feb. 9 RV Expo 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Admission: TBD (605) 367-7178 Feb. 10 Stained Glass Series – SD Symphony Orchestra 2:30 p.m. First Lutheran Church – Admission: $10 (605) 335-7933

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will be testing for the position of Firefighter coming up this spring 2013.




For information on the application and testing process visit our website listed below and sign up for our job notifications list or call the City of Sioux Falls Human Resources Department at 605-367-8740. SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 3


Feb. 22 Sioux Falls Area Literacy Council 2nd Brewhaha 7 p.m. Chef Dominique’s Catering & Banquet Facility Admission: $50 605-332-2665

Simply Sinatra with Steve Lippia February 24

Feb. 22-24 & March 1-3 The Fantasticks University of Sioux Falls Jeschke Fine Arts Center (605) 331-6787 for tickets Feb. 23 P.M.S. Show (Pamper MySelf) 10 a.m. Grand Falls Casino Events Center Admission: Free (605) 334-0619 Feb. 24 Simply Sinatra with Steve Lippia 2:30 p.m. Mary W. Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion Admission: $10 - $45 (605) 335-7933

Feb. 14 Sioux Falls Valentines For Veterans Concert 3 p.m. Washington Pavilion (605) 333-6851 to reserve tickets Feb. 14 USA Dance Valentines Party 7:30 p.m. Historic Knights of Columbus Hall Admission: $10 per person Feb. 20 Doggy DIY – Love Your Pet Day 6 – 8 p.m. Morningside Community Center Admission: $10 (605) 367-8222


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Feb. 21 & March 21 Sanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinic Support Group 4 p.m. Sanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinic (605) 328-8888 or email Feb. 21 Valentine’s Day Bash 6 p.m. Kenny Anderson Community Center Admission: $5 (605) 367-8222 Feb. 22 YWCA Bunco Bash 6 p.m. YWCA South Gym Admission: $30 early bird, $35 after Feb. 8

Feb. 26 SME Excellence Awards 6 p.m. Ramkota Exhibit Hall Admission: $50 (605) 336-5626 March 1 First Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Downtown Sioux Falls Admission: Free (605) 338-4009 March 2 Service of Remembrance 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Sioux Falls VA Hospital Admission: Free (605) 336-3230 ext. 6254 March 2, 3 Benson’s Flee Market 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Admission: $2 (605) 367-7178

March 3 – April 8 No Limits Afterschool Fitness 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MariCar Community Center – 400 N. Valley View Rd. Admission: Free (605) 367-8222 March 4 Storm Dance Clinic for Preschoolers 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Morningside Community Center Admission: $5 (605) 367-8222 March 8, 9 & 10 Sioux Empire Home Show 10 a.m.; March 10 at 11 a.m. Admission: $7 per adult, children 12 & under free

Regis is no tration w op en! Camp #1: June 3-7 & June 10 - 14 Camp #2: June 17 - 21 & June 24-28 Camp #3: July 8-12 & July 15-19

• Little Vikes • Camp Leif Ericson • Camp Tepeetonka • Leadership Camp (TLC)

Camp #4 : July 22 - 26 & July 29 - Aug. 2 Camp #5: Tailfeather Camp & Leif Ericson Camp Aug. 5 - 9

YMCA Camping Programs Sioux Falls Family YMCA For Children Ages 4 - 15 Registration is Open! (605) 336-3190

March 9 An Evening of Irish Music Orpheum theatre 7:30 – 10 p.m. Admission: $18 (605) 373-9154 March 9 Jeans ’n Classics 7:30 p.m. Mary W. Sommervold hall Washington Pavilion Admission: $10 - $45 (605) 335-7933 March 9 - 12 Summit League Basketball tournament 12 p.m. Sioux Falls Arena Admission: $104 – all session passes (605) 373-2033

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Kid Rock, March 18

March 10 Feast of the Great Chefs 4 p.m. CJ Callaways Email March 12 Zumba Gold 10:15 a.m. Oyate Community Center Admission: Free March 15 Sioux Empire Young Marines Spaghetti Feed 5:30 p.m. Sioux Falls American Legion Admission: $5 March 17 University of Sioux Falls Concert Chorale Concert 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Admission: Free March 17 South Dakota Horse Fair 9 a.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Admission: Varies (605) 367-7178

March 18 Kid Rock 7:30 p.m. Sioux Falls Arena Admission: Varies

March 27 SME Sunrise Sales Seminar 8 a.m. Callaways Event Center Admission: $40 (605) 336-5626

March 21 Minnehaha County Historical Society presents W.L. Dow, Architect: Documentary Film Showing 7:00 p.m. Minnehaha County Courthouse (605) 310-3844 Admission - Free

March 30 33rd annual Motorcycle Expo 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Admission: $5 (605) 335-2236

March 23 Lights, Camera, Action—the American Cancer Society Gala Event Sioux Falls Convention Center Admission: $100 (605) 323-3555 March 23 & 24 Hansel and Gretel 3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Harrisburg High School Performing Arts Center Admission: $7 adults, $4 children (605) 743-2567

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29: 11-14

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A Taste of Spring

The Sioux Falls Lawn and Garden Show By Lisa Rinaldo • Photos courtesy of The Sioux Falls Lawn & Garden Show


s you wait for warmer temps and dream about spending days outside in the sun, the 24th Annual Sioux Falls Lawn and Garden Show can help shake your winter blues. Last year’s show had almost 12,000 visitors, and another big crowd is expected at this year’s show March 15-17 at the Convention Center. This spectacular event features landscape and garden ideas, seminars and speakers, hands-on educational demos, seasonal merchandise, a nature photo contest, and prize giveaways by vendors. “The show covers anything you can do outside,” Master Gardener May Schaefer says. “This is a great opportunity to attend educational classes. For example, you could learn how to make a rain barrel, how to plant a kid-friendly garden, or how to return your acreage to native plant growth. There are also things people can actually make and take home with them in workshops sponsored by businesses, such as Ace Hardware or Menards.” Master Gardeners, who are trained, volunteer, gardening coaches, will be onhand throughout the weekend to answer questions.


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Rick Sunday of Cliff Avenue Greenhouse has been with the show since its start, when it was just a small, “grass-roots” event. His greenhouse collaborates with Oakridge Nursery to create the 5,600 square-foot central landscape display of blooming annuals, shrubs and bulb plants that is at the show.

“When you walk in the front doors, it’s an instant ‘wow,’” Sunday says. “It’s a chance to get people pumped up for spring.” Rick highly recommends one highlight of the show: the nature photography contest, which has several different divisions for local photographers to participate in. Even if March comes in like a lion this year, don’t worry--spring is just a lawn and garden show away! This year’s dates: Fri. March 15 noon – 9pm Sat. March 16 9am – 7pm Sun. March 17 11am – 5pm Price: $7 adults; kids 5 and under are free. ($1 off with the ad from the Argus Leader.) For more information, contact Professional Image Trade Shows at (605) 334-0619, or online at SFW

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2nd Annual JY6 Nurses’ Dinner

Jorgen Yde’s Legacy Honors Nurses and Pediatric Cancer Research. By Margaret Pennock • Photos courtesy of The JY6 Foundation


orgen Yde was a great kid. He was just 15 when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), and sweet 16 when the disease claimed his life. An athlete who excelled in both baseball and crosscountry, Jorgen was a sophomore at Lincoln High School when he was diagnosed. He was exceptionally tight with his family and wasn’t just a ‘popular’ kid; he was the kid that everyone liked and respected. “He was a very mature guy and well beyond his years in a lot of respects,” Jorgen’s brother, Dane, says. “He was smarter, more athletic, just a better kid than either me or my sister Katrina. Jorgen was extremely advanced in pretty much every aspect of life.” Jorgen’s sister Katrina feels no differently about her little brother. “I think the thing I miss the most is that he was my best friend,” she says. “There were so many times we all picked up our phones to call him after he was gone, before we realized he wasn’t there to pick it up.” Before Jorgen passed away, he asked his siblings for two things— to find a cure for cancer and to take his nurses to dinner to thank them. “Jorgen formed a special bond with his nurses. He called them his


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“The Nurses Dinner will always be our way to say thank you to not just Jorgen’s nurses, but a thank you for all nurses.” ~ Dane Yde

entourage,” Dane says. “We decided to take his request a step further and create a foundation that not only honored his nurses but could also raise money for pediatric cancer research.” The Yde siblings, with assistance from a board of directors made up of significant people in Jorgen’s life, have created the JY6 Foundation. JY is short for Jorgen Yde and “6” was his baseball number. JY6 was a nickname created by Jorgen’s friends. The JY6 Nurses’ Dinner is the Foundation’s Gala Event. Last year the Ydes hoped to raise $10,000 and were amazed when their final total exceeded $32,000. “Our first JY6 Nurses’ Dinner event was completely humbling and it resonated what an incredible kid Jorgen was,” Dane says. “He brought people together from everywhere, from his friends to grandparents of his friends. I know this meant a lot to Jorgen’s nurses because they liked to see us doing something positive.” For more information about Jorgen’s life or about how you can help the JY6 Foundation, visit SFW

JY6 NURSES DINNER March 23, 2013 Downtown Holiday Inn City Centre 100 West 8th Street, Sioux Falls 5:30 Social & Silent Auction 7:00 Dinner and Program 9:00 Live entertainment Visit to purchase tickets

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Estate Planning

An Important Part of Every Adult’s Life By Jill Funke


hile most adults are serious about tasks such as making mortgage and insurance payments and maintaining their vehicles, other important tasks may be neglected. “Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management and family management, says Bobbi Thury, attorney at Cutler and Donahoe, LLP. Many families have diverse


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family dynamics that can be readily addressed in estate planning to ensure loved ones are taken care of as desired. Estate planning is Thury’s main area of practice. Early on, she was involved with a case where children lost both parents, and they endured a difficult custody battle. The experience left Thury a passionate advocate for estate planning. “I was struck by how important estate planning is, and that story helps challenge the misconception that estate planning is

only for the rich and elderly,” Thury says. In her practice, Thury addresses sensitive issues in estate planning, such as guardianship of children, managing bill payments and assets in the event of sickness or disability, care of children with special needs, retirement and long-term care needs. Not surprisingly, the issue of guardianship is one of the most crucial decisions that parents make. Between the task of naming suitable guardians, and building

provisions into the estate plan for trustees or asset managers to help surviving children manage the responsibilities of handling finances as a young adult, Thury helps parents achieve peace of mind. “Although people do not like to think about it, one of life’s certainties is that everyone dies,” Thury says. “Having an estate plan can save a person’s surviving loved ones a lot of burdensome work, heartache and money.” Death is not the only occurrence covered by comprehensive estate planning. “I stress the importance of legal documents that don’t just go to work for you when you die, but that work for you during your life so in the event of sickness or incapacity, an implemented plan and agents can provide not only for yourself, but also provide for others according to your values,” Thury says. Knowing that incapacity can strike anyone at any time, Thury advises that all adults over age 18 should consider having a durable power of attorney for financial affairs and a healthcare power of attorney or an advanced medical directive.  “People work hard their entire lives to accumulate the property that they own,” Thury says. “Estate planning can ensure the transfer of property to others according to their desires. While she realizes that people live busy lives, Thury continues to advocate that families take time for estate planning. “This process is good for my clients, but it is really more important for the loved ones they leave behind, Thury says. When it comes to clients with children, estate planning really touches my SFW heart.”

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Weddings A Celebration Of Love

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t may be cliché to say that women are attracted to men with dogs, but in Emily and Grant’s case, it’s just the truth. One day in mid-October 2010, Emily Weissenfluh came upon Grant Anderson and his golden retriever outside Grant’s office. “His golden retriever was really friendly, which got us talking,” Emily says. Little did either of them know that this chance meeting would eventually be just the beginning of their story together. A few weeks later, on Oct. 30, 2010, Emily and Grant went on their first date. “We went to an Italian restaurant and then rented a movie,” Emily says. “I can’t say I remember what movie we watched. I was too distracted by Grant.” After a few weeks into dating, Emily could tell that this relationship was special. Grant jokes that he knew Emily was the “one” for him when Emily told him so. All kidding aside, Emily and Grant fell for each other, and after 16 months of dating, Grant proposed on Feb. 4, 2012. “It was quiet, just us, in the middle of our living room,” Emily says of the proposal. “It was perfect.” Emily may have been planning their wedding on Pinterest for a couple of months before Grant proposed, so she had an idea of how she wanted their special day to be when the wedding planning “officially” started. “There was a stressful flurry of activity right away booking vendors, and then right before the wedding while confirming all of the plans,” Emily says. “I was also a bit of a procrastinator for some things, such as flowers and music, but overall I loved the planning process.”


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The couple exchanged vows on Sept. 8, 2012, at the Buffalo Ridge Resort in Gary, S.D., in front of their family and closest friends. Emily and Grant each had two attendants. The golden retriever that initially brought them together served as the flower girl, with Emily’s nephews as ring bearers. The colors were olive green (Emily’s favorite) and royal purple (Grant’s favorite), with a mix of burlap accents to match the outdoor setting of the wedding.

Instead of a unity candle lighting, Emily and Grant mixed two paint colors together and painted a monogrammed canvas. “It still held the same meaning, but it gave us something to display in our home,” Emily says. One of the most memorable parts of the ceremony was Emily’s arrival to the ceremony with her dad via horse and carriage while the entrance music, “The Ludlows,” played. After the ceremony, the couple celebrated with a reception that included an outdoor fireplace and s’mores. “We had a beautiful day,” Emily says. Since the wedding, Emily and Grant’s little family has grown by one, with the addition of a second golden retriever. They are enjoying married life at their home in SFW Clear Lake, S.D.

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Question 1: Is Artefill safe? Artefill was FDA-approved in 2006 as a dermal filler with an excellent safety profile. Artefill contains unique microspheres that work with your skin to produce more of your own collagen, providing the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results. When you receive Artefill injections at LazaDerm, you are under the care of a skilled and highly-experienced medical doctor. Question 2: How long do the results last? Artefill is considered a permanent filler. If you’ve used other wrinkle fillers in the past, you know they are eventually absorbed by your body and require frequent repeat injections to maintain the results you love. Artefill is not absorbed by the body so the results last for years. Treatment results actually improve over the course of several months and stand the test of time.

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change in season means a change

We cover that in our Hair Trends article.

in wardrobe. In this section, see

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how to be fashionable this spring

the Where to Shop section. Need a great

with our Trendsetter fashions. Need a new

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How-To-Hair-How-T by Brianna Venekamp

Dress Up with Dragon Knots You’ve got the dress, the shoes, the perfect makeup, so what’s left? Your hair!


Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography Model & Style Tips by Stewarts School

Dragon Knots are a simple, yet beautifully elegant style. They work best on hair at least 10-12” long, either all one length, or in long layers.

Step One:


Divide hair horizontally, from the front hairline to the middle of the crown and tie in a knot. Step Two:

Repeat that step one or two times, as allowed by the length of your hair. Hold your hair close to the lower part, while tying the knots. Step Three:

Take remaining hair, from lower crown and nape, tie knots similarly as you did in step one. Hold hair up toward the top of the section, close to the part while tying the knots.


Step Four:

Spread the knots and intermix so they look like one bun. To hold the knots together, use decorative bobby pins, clips, or jewels, to dress up the style, if you desire. Use product to smooth hair as needed. The end result is stunning!


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How to Avoid Damaging Your Hair with a Flat Iron. Just like fire burning wood is irreversible, there is nothing you can do to permanently repair your hair once heat has damaged it, so do your best to avoid it!

STEP2 Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography Model & Style Tips by Dimensions Hair

Step One:

Prep freshly-washed and properly conditione) hair with a leave in thermal protector. Moisture increases the amount of heat needed to increase the hair’s temperature. Poorly moisturized hair heats rapidly and is damaged more easily. Look for professional products designed for use with high-heat thermal appliances. Step Two:

Start using the flat iron ONLY when your hair is completely dry. In experimental trials, hair that was not completely dry was the first to get damaged. Step Three:


Divide your hair into small sections and spray on a thermal protective product. Make sure your flat iron is set at the right temperature for your hair type, and always use a slow, smooth motion, starting at the roots and moving down to the ends. Your stylist can help recommend which thermal product is right for you. SFW

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Trendsetter: Try On These Fashion Trends for Spring 2013 By Brianna Venekamp

Bermuda Shorts

No longer for frumpy tourists or island holidays – watch for more modern and wearable versions of Bermuda shorts that range from casual to dressy.

Big Bold Stripes

Redefined for the spring season with lined suits in graphic, color, and black and white.

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MONTGOMERY’S FURNITURE 1725 W. 41st St. (605) 332-4400 Unleash your inner designer. Express your individual style with hundreds of frame and fabric choices. This chair makes a statement with the choice of a striking pattern and it comes with a matching ottoman. Prices vary.

Gunderson’s Jewelers

The Bridges at 57th and Western 2109 W. 57th St (605) 338-9060 Nambe Crystal Lovebirds Bowl 13 inches Price: $130.


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130 N. Minnesota Ave. (605) 336-7798 • Define your style with these Jackson table and floor lamps! Price: $199 - $309.


Home Garden

4101 N. Hainje Ave, Make a statement in your kitchen with a massive island. This blue denim finish lends a cozy feel that invites you to pull up a stool! See us for all of your home’s custom cabinetry. Prices Vary.


Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting

Emily Eggebraaten Photography

1206 E. 56th St. (605) 261-3030 • Let our frames compliment your beautiful life! Frame your artwork in style with an Organic Bloom frame. Available in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes. Prices vary

Resale Living

3126 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 929-3103 Upscale Jewelry and Lingerie Dresser Doors open on sides, revealing extra storage and full-length mirror. Price: $650.

The Willow Tree Unique Gifts and Primitives

824 W. 10th St. (605) 335-5978 The Willow Tree Candles Soy-based candles in endless scents and colors. Price: $14.95.

Harold’s Photo Centers Canvas Prints Wrapped Canvas is ready-tohang! 2” of image is printed & wrapped around the edge of a wooden frame. Placed on a desk or shelf, a great way to creatively display your photos & text! Prices start at $29.99.

Schopperts Piano Gallery

1020 E. 41st St. (605) 339-6023 • Check out our amazing line of state-of-the-art FullyWeighted Kawai Digital Pianos. With the most realistic touch and feel. This piano is recommended for beginner piano students. Special pricing on close-out models.

Artisan House Galleries

Downtown Sioux Falls. (605) 373-0700. Wine down. The 2013 Collector Edition Piece is a multi-tasking, 20-bottle wine rack crafted of solid cherry or quartersawn oak with an inlay of maple, walnut, pear, ebony and oak. Paired with a serving tray and storage compartment that conceals a solid cherry Stickley branded cheeseboard. Price: $999.00.

Handy Man Plumbing Superstore

Forget Me Not Gift Boutique

The Bridges at 57th • 5015 S. Western Ave. (605) 335-9878 • Picture Magnet Boards - All the rage. Stylish, whimsical and just plain fun! Prices vary by size.

910 E. 10th St. (605) 336-0316 Hands-Free Convenience! MotionSense reacts to simple hand movements to help make everyday routines faster and easier. Prices start at $350.


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Belle Touche’ Salon & Day Spa

Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave. Suite 180 (605) 275-6200 Be Curly Curl Controller - a unique liquid complex that calms and elongates curly hair while moisturizing and conditioning. Price: $21. Be Curly Curl Enhancing Hairspray- a non-aerosol liquid formulated to enhance all curly and wavy hair types. Price: $20.

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Nearly New, Barely Used Uniform Consignment

801 N. Cliff Ave. (605) 274-3464 Gently used uniforms, scrubs, stethoscopes, surgical caps and name badge holders for men and women. Available in all sizes. Numerous fun prints and colors. Prices vary

Dimensions Salon & Spa

1900 S. Sertoma Ave (605) 362-9844 Bare Minerals Extra Firming Neck Cream Start getting ready for spring! This luxurious hydrating and nourishing cream helps visibly firm and tighten the delicate neck area, improving skin texture and smoothness. Price: $38.


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Stewart School

Stewart School 604 N. West Ave. 605) 336-2775 • TIGI cosmetics. Full line of cosmetics for all skin types. Every image--Classic to High Fashion Prices range from $16 to $60.

Rainn Salon & Spa

Bridges at 57th & Western 5119 S. Western Ave. Suite 160 (605) 521-5099 Lavish your hair with our sulfate-free blend of crushed pearl, Hawaiian white honey and pure argan oil shampoo and conditioner. Prices vary.

Kreisers, Inc.

2200 W. 46th St. (605) 336-1155 • No prescription required! The world’s first, over-the-counter, wireless, remote-controlled, pain relief device with TENS technology specifically targeting back pain. Comes with 5 pairs of electrodes for months of pain relief! Price: $138.

American Cancer Society

LaVie Center For Health 6709 S Minnesota Ave # 202

Weigh 2 Go Weight Loss Clinic

5009 W 12th Street #1B & 312 E Holly Blvd, Brandon

4904 S. Technopolis Dr. (605) 361-8277 • 800-227-2345 Picture Your Life After Cancer By cancer survivors, for cancer survivors, the American Cancer Society’s latest book contains more than 200 inspiring photos and stories. Price: $19.95.

Go Figure Weight Loss Clinic

410 5th St., Brookings 605-201-0282 We offer the highest quality protein weightloss products, because not all protein sources are created equal. Prices vary

Professional Image Beauty

1500 S. Sycamore Ave. (605) 334-0619 • Our affordable full line of skin care and makeup works for all women and all skin types – it’s not just for models. Once our specialist determines your color palette, our makeup is tailored to enhance your beauty. Prices start at $6.50 SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 3


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Raymonds Jewelers

206 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 338-7550 Black Label Collection. Set in Sterling Silver, this is the perfect gift for that special valentine or for any occasion. Prices start at $120.

Young and Richard’s Floral and Gift


222 S. Phillips Ave. • (605) 336-2815 Sweets for your Sweetie! Spoil them with gourmet Truffles. Order pre-boxed or choose your own special assortment of their favorites! Prices vary.

325 S. Phillips Ave. • (605) 332-7151 These cute wristlets from Debbie Brooks are all you need for a quick trip to the store or a night on the town. Matching cuff bracelets and cell phone covers are also available. Prices vary

Riddle’s Jewelry

Corner of 41st & Louise, Sioux Falls (605) 361-0911 • Celebrate the moments that connect you with your personal choice of PANDORA charms on a bracelet that is uniquely you. Perfect for the bride, the mother, or the independent woman. Sterling silver charms from $25.

The Bridal Outlet

1108 W. Cedar St. # 2 Beresford (605) 214-6597 All inclusive tuxedos Price $99.99

Eddie Joy Baby Boutique

The Bridges at 57th & Western • 5005 S. Western Ave. (605) 275-0014 If I Were a Puppy Book - Gifts that reflect personality and a sense of style. Prices start at $12.

You’ve Been Framed

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S. Western Ave. (605) 361-9229’ Hobo is inspired by the individual spirit of those who live life by their own rules! Prices starting at $64.

Try It Again!

2101 W 41st St. Suite 29 (605) 362-9000 • Big Star & Other Top Brand Denim! Why spend more when you can come to Try It Again for the best in denim? Prices vary.


Life The Economy Shop

1308 Main Street • Rock Valley, Iowa (712) 476-5531 Coach purses and accessories! Many styles, the best brands, all the time! Find something for everyone in your family. Prices vary.

Tonna’s Cakes

(605) 321-5418 tonnascakes Custom cakes, cake pops and cupcakes. Offering gluten-free and other allergen options! Prices vary.

University of Sioux Falls

1101 W. 22nd St. Shop for new and used textbooks, as well as USF-themed gifts and apparel. Prices vary.

Dakota Spirit

3910 W. 59th. Street (605) 373-0414 Let Dakota Spirit make Bows for your special occasion! Prices vary


2425 S. Shirley Ave. #112 (605) 274-2882 Sparkle Heart V-Neck BBJ by WILDFOX. So soft and stylish, you’ll love it. Price: $108.

Diamond Room

3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008 Now Available Michael Kors watches. Prices vary.

THE FRENCH DOOR 4819 S. Louse Ave. Beakon Centre (605) 332-8841 February is Bridesmaids Month. This bridesmaid dress in a hot new spring color, Mandarin/Tomato, is available by Watters Bridal. Call for an appointment. Price: $216.

Dakota Vision Center

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Warm-Up With A Bowl of Homemade Goodness Simple Vegetable Soup Servings: 8 large servings Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek (white part only, chopped) 1 small shallot, chopped 2 tablespoons garlic, minced Salt and pepper, to taste 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced (use whatever kind you like) 2 cups frozen or fresh green beans 2 quarts vegetable broth 2 28-ounce cans of peeled tomatoes, coarsely chopped and drained 2 cups frozen or fresh corn 2 cups frozen or fresh peas Instructions 1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepot over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil until shimmering. 2. Add the leeks and shallots and cook until softened and translucent, about 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

3. Add the carrots, potatoes, and green beans, stirring frequently, and cook for another 4-5 minutes or so. 4. Add the vegetable broth to the vegetables and increase the heat to high. 5. Bring the soup to a boil and then decrease the heat to a simmer. 6. Add the tomatoes, corn, and peas, and cover, letting the soup simmer for at least 25-30 minutes before serving.

Crockpot Beef Stew 2 lbs beef stew meat 4 potatoes, chopped ½ yellow onion, chopped 1 14.5 can diced tomatoes 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 tablespoon basil 1 tablespoon oregano ½ tablespoon paprika 2 tablespoons minced garlic ½ tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3 cubes of beef bouillon


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1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 4-5 cups water Instructions 1. Brown stew meat in a large nonstick pan over high heat. 2. Add all ingredients to the crock pot and stir a bit to mix. 3. Cook stew in the crock pot for 7-8 hours on low.

Grandma’s Corn Chowder


1 lb lean ground beef 1 cup chopped onion ½ red bell pepper, chopped 3 tablespoons chili powder 2 tsp minced garlic 1 bay leaf 1 – 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1 – 15 oz can kidney beans (or chili beans) 1 can spaghetti sauce 1 cup salsa ¼ cup taco sauce In a large saucepan or stockpot, cook ground beef, onion and red pepper until beef is browned. Drain off excess fat. Stir in the chili powder, garlic, bay leaf, diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, salsa and taco sauce. Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans just before serving and heat through.


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½ cup diced bacon 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups water 3 cups cream-style corn 2 tsp salt Ground black pepper to taste 2 cups half-and-half Place the bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat, and cook until crisp. Drain and crumble, reserving about 2 tablespoons drippings in the pot. Mix potatoes and onion into the pot with the crumbled bacon and reserved drippings. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Pour in the water, and stir in corn. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cover pot. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender. Warm the half-and-half in a small saucepan until it bubbles. Remove from heat before it boils, and mix into the chowder just before serving. SFW SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 3


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Luscious, Delicious Pork Protein Rich and Versatile, a Healthy and Affordable Choice. By Margaret Pennock Photo courtesy of the South Dakota Pork Producers Council


ubbed by Foodnet work .com as an “energyboosting food” and endorsed by the American Heart Association as “hearthealthy,” pork’s reputation has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Bred and raised to have 16 percent less total fat and 27 percent less saturated fat than 19 years ago, pork is healthier than ever before. But because that face isn’t well known, pork is frequently overlooked in the meat case for seemingly more healthy options, such as chicken or turkey. The benefits of lean cuts of pork are undeniable. It’s high in protein, low in fat and has more B-vitamins (thiamin, niacin, B6 and B12) than several other kinds of meat. According to Stacey Sorlien, program and communications director at the South Dakota Pork P r o d u c e r ’s Council,


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“There are seven cuts of pork that are exceptionally lean. If you are looking for a lean cut, the loin is a great option for healthy protein. Pork tenderloin is just as low in calories and fat as a skinless chicken breast.” And while in certain circles pork is gaining recognition as a healthy choice, another challenge that it faces is the lack of knowledge for proper cooking and preparation techniques. Because people have been apprehensive about cooking pork thoroughly, they often overcook it, leaving it dry, tough and unappetizing. “When you cook it properly to 145 degrees with just a hint of pink in it, it’s moist, juicy and flavorful,” Sorlien says. “In the past, it was recommended that pork be cooked to 160 degrees, which isn’t necessary. When cooking pork, your most useful tool in the kitchen is the meat thermometer.” In addition to being a delicious and healthy choice, pork is also one of the more affordable meats available. “I love working in grocery stores with customers and offering samples because many of them overlook pork” Sorlien says. “I often explain that if you buy a whole loin you can cut it into a roast, use it for stir fry or cut it into boneless pork chops. By doing this, you can make three entirely different meals to satisfy your family. Looking at the price per pound, pork will stretch your dollar.” For more information about heart-healthy pork, contact the South Dakota Pork Producer’s Council at (605) 332-1600, or visit for uniquely delicious recipes. SFW


Where To

Crawford’s Bar & Grill 214 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-5333 Cuisine: American Steaks, tableside s’mores, fish specials, appetizers, full bar with wide selection of wines, beers and scotch. Acoustic 196 E. 6th St. (Harvester Building) (605) 332-2236 Cuisine: Street food with a twist Pizzas, burgers and “sandwishes” taken to a gourmet level. Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese 323 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-7676 Cuisine: Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches Select from a menu of great grilled cheese sandwiches, including The Heartburn, The Hambricker and more. Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Cafe 101 S. Reid St. (605) 759-8255 Cuisine: Coffeehouse and café Sioux Falls’ newest coffeehouse and café, located on the historic Eastbank of downtown Sioux Falls. Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 4301 W. 41st St. (605) 362-8887 Cuisine: Pizza Pizza, daily specials and happy hours serving more than 110 beers with 30 on tap. Free wireless internet throughout the restaurant, video games, pool tables and 17 TVs.

A partial listing of some of the finest restaurants and dining establishments throughout the Sioux Empire.

Famous Dave’s 2700 S. Minnesota Ave./ I-229 Exit 3 (605) 334-8800 Cuisine: Barbecue Sink your teeth into their legendary ribs, and you’ll see why they are the winner of more than 100 national and regional BBQ awards. Dine-in, take-out and catering. Bro’s Brasserie Americano 334 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-3181 Type of food: American Fresh fish, steaks, homemade pastas and specialty desserts in a beautiful downtown setting. Mama’s Ladas 116 W. 11th St. (605) 332-2772 Cuisine: Mexican Authentic, fresh-made chicken and beef enchiladas, Sangria, specials. Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop 3500 S. Louise Ave. (605) 275-3727 Cuisine: sub sandwiches Tasty sandwiches, soups and chili. Each of the fresh subs draws from an imaginative story with a colorful cast of characters. Honey Baked Ham Company 3515 W. 57th St. (605) 362-6163 Cuisine: Sandwiches, meats, and side dishes Ham, turkey, pork, chicken sandwiches and take-home meats, side dishes and desserts. Dine in or carry out.

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The Capital City D.C . with the Family By Thea Miller Ryan


ith the popularity of the new Lincoln mov ie, many families are rediscovering early America and are wanting to see where the first presidents made their marks. Washington D.C., is the perfect place to see how the United States began. Jessie Schmidt, Sioux Falls, planned a trip with her 8 and 9-year-olds. “We talked a lot, prior to going, about how the USA is the best country in the world and how lucky we are to be able to see our system of government in action,” she said. “We also talked about what happened there 200 years ago and how old things are there compared to things in South Dakota.” Washington has a lot of old, but also some exciting new things to see, including the Spy Museum, the restored National Portrait Gallery, the Dr. Martin Luther King memorial and so much more. 52

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“The best way to see the nation’s capitol is to get a centrally-based hotel and a hop on-off bus tour...” ~ Rae Gene Larson

You fly in, put on good walking shoes and go see the city, Rae Gene Larson, AAA Travel in Sioux Falls, said.

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Tours offer a one- or two-day bus pass that allows families to ride the bus from one location to another every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Larson even suggests taking a round trip on the bus first, then deciding where to disembark to see more. Gray Line also offers special tours separate from the hop onoff tours, including a D.C. After Dark tour that shows all the memorials lit up at night. Special trips are available to Arlington National Cemetery, Monticello, Mount Vernon and Gettysburg. They are now offering an open-top bus sightseeing tour as well – a great treat if the weather is right. Senate and congressional offices can help South Dakotans get registered for some special tours that require planning ahead. Call when planning the trip and they will let families know what tours may be available to them. Travel agencies can also help book bus tours and hotels, making trip planning much easier. Walking the national mall is a great way to see many of the Smithsonian Museums. The institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex and has 19 museums and galleries, including favorites like the National Air and Space Museum that houses memorabilia from Lindbergh to the space shuttle, and The National History Museum that houses Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, Harriet Tubman’s shawl, Dorothy’s ruby slippers and Benjamin Franklin’s walking cane. The restored National Portrait Gallery is home to paintings of many of the nation’s most well-known figures, including Thurgood Marshall, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Native American activist Leonard Crow Dog, and multiple images of the 43 presidents of the United States. “Wear really good shoes,” Schmidt said. “Prepare the kids that there will be a lot of walking – especially being from South Dakota where we drive everywhere.” The capital city shows its charm and lessons in many ways. Even business travelers find themselves learning more SFW every time they visit the city that started a nation.

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Automotive Safety Today Innovation Brings increased Protection By Jill Funke


he technology behind vehicle safety has experienced a dramatic evolution throughout the history of the automobile. When the first steam powered cars were developed in the 1800s, they lacked seatbelts and the concepts of other safety features, such as side and frontal air bags. Rear cameras were almost a century away from being invented. Yet as vehicles became more prevalent and society found itself more mobile, safety issues began to attract more and more attention. When insurance companies started to insure automobiles, vehicle safety reached new levels of importance. Gordon Meeker, general sales manager


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for Luxury Auto Mall of Sioux Falls, remembers a time when vehicle safety was a much lower priority. “Years ago, cars had no seat belts, and in some accidents, people would be fatally crushed by the steering wheel.” In 1959, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety was established, and it continues to test new vehicles for their performance in crash scenarios. The results of the testing are utilized to rate the overall frontal impact performance of each vehicle as “Good”, “Acceptable”, “Marginal”, or “Poor.” Kyle Skillman, new car sales manager at Graham Automotive explains that the National Highway Traffic Safety

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Administration with its five-star rating system for frontal and side crash performance also plays a role in vehicle safety. “Most new cars on the market today are very safe, as they must meet mandatory safety standards put in place by the government,” Skillman says. Along with crash testing and safety rating systems, Meeker says, “Competition between companies breeds safety innovation.” As a result of the innovation in the automotive industry, many safety features, including a variety of air bags, seat belts, child car seats, reinforced bodies, antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, rear cameras, sensing devices and headlight technology have been welcomed by consumers. Considering current technology, such as blind spot and bumper sensors, Skillman says that the early days of automobile safety are hard to imagine. Both Skillman and Meeker are happy to see that so much attention is placed on automotive safety, even on the local level. “A large portion of our yearly product knowledge classes is devoted to the latest safety features,” Skillman says. “Our sales team gains a full understanding of the newest safety innovation because safety is the number one priority of our customers.” Meeker also realizes that consumers are very interested in the protection that a vehicle can offer. “All vehicles have been considerably improved in areas of safety,” Meeker says. “This is important because customers can easily research safety ratings for every vehicle they would like to purchase.” SFW


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knew we needed to move and liked the idea of building a custom home to suit our lifestyle and budget,” Kim says. Having previously lived in a house constructed by Ronning Homes, the  young family immediately turned to the builder for their second project. “This was our first custom-built home,” Kim says. “It was exciting and scary at the same time.” The couple soon found relief in the new Selections Gallery at Ronning Homes. Tailored to assist homeowners in making decisions and selections convenient and easy to understand, the Selections Gallery helped Kim and Paul confidently make choices for their new house. “One thing we focused on was the living room window,” Kim says. Just  past the tile foyer of the multi-level brick home, the spacious living room stays cozy with plush carpets, neutral walls and  simple furniture and accessories. “I had a friend help me select the ceiling color,” she says. The sky-high vaulted ceilings feature a warm, creamy tone rather than the traditional white. Coordinating wood trim blends with the built-in cabinets and creates flow  into the openconcept kitchen and casual dining area.


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Modern wood blinds cover the majority of the windows, and while Kim is still deciding what to do with their living room focal point, she’s quite happy with how the rest of the window treatments turned out. “We worked with Sioux Falls Paint and Decorating and we actually selected blinds manufactured in Mitchell, South Dakota,” Kim says. “They look great and we like the fact that we’re supporting local businesses and still getting a good deal.” Just off the kitchen, a large patio door leads to an outdoor space the family customized to their liking. The  covered deck and rounded concrete slab is the perfect place for dining al fresco and it even features a built-in fire pit. A guest bath features custom cabinets, creamy tile and neutral walls  that are  spiced up with leopard print accessories. “We added lights above the tubs and showers,” Kim says of their custom addition. The family also opted to have an upperlevel laundry room featuring ample cabinet space, sink and countertops. The master bedroom is spacious and airy. Soft carpets, cocoa walls and warm colors all blend together for touchable comfort. A private master bathroom has been finished with a walk-in shower. Double sinks nestle in the mossy green countertops, which blend with the spice tones of the tile floor. Keeping colors in balance, the neutral walls and bronze hardware are perfect additions that complete the look.

“Making decisions for our custom-built home was easy.  The majority of the products were at the Selections Gallery, so we could see how things looked and what areas we wanted to focus on for upgrades.” ~Kim Helgerson Homeowner 


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HOME&GARDEN An additional office/guest room serves perfectly for storage and studying, while a decked-out little girl’s room with a walk-in closet serves as a whimsical “castle” for Kim and Paul’s five-yearold daughter, Jessa. “We chose to scale back on the size of our son’s closet, but his overall room is larger,” Kim says of twelve-year-old Ben’s space. In addition to the upgraded front window and customized kitchen, another family favorite is the dry-stacked stone corner fireplace in the lower-level family room. With brick selected from Hebron Brick Supply, the fireplace is a work of Kim and Paul’s imaginations. “We chose to put these large slabs directly on the floor in front of the fireplace,” Kim says. “We’re really happy with how it turned out.” The mission style furniture and leather upholstery in the family room was brought over from their first home and it fits nicely in the new space. The fourth level remains unfinished and is used for storage, but it has potential for another bedroom. The family is currently using only a portion of what could be finished square footage, which is a nice perk for their ongoing family needs. “My husband loves cars, so we had to upgrade the garage,” Kim says. This oversized, heated, triple garage has both hot and cold water hook-ups, a must for a car enthusiast. “I would say this garage is one of my husband’s favorite parts of the home.” And even though the Helgerson family is still settling into their new home, Kim says the added space, upgrades and customized approach have made all the difference.  “This is a home we can grow into,” Kim says. “Our family is happy with our home and we plan to live here a long SFW time.”

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Chills and Frills

Take Advantage of the Cold to Go Bold with your Decor By Jennifer Dumke


he lingering months of winter may be giving you cabin fever, but you can take advantage of these chilly months to tackle home decorating projects. Take advantage of this time by completing simple layout facelifts or researching more extensive projects. Try a Different Route Room layout is one of the most important considerations when planning your space. Interior designer Ashley Rieck is a manager at Design Inc. at Furniture Mart USA. She says that room rearrangement is a great way to spruce up your space on a budget. “You can use items you already have and repurpose others,” Rieck says. “This can be a great neutralizer to get homeowners through the long and drab winter months.” Time is of the Essence A lot of homeowners have limited time to spend on their home. While warmer months create outdoor diversions, Rieck suggests using winter months for small projects, such as wallpapering statement walls or even switching out existing light fixtures. Not a D.I.Y. fan? No problem. Rieck says even adding a new throw blanket to your upholstery or swapping out lampshades will do.


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Book It Are you mulling over a more extensive project that requires professional help? Projects like moving and removing walls, adding overhead lighting or adding new decks and landscaping often require hiring contractors. “This is a great time to not only research your project and begin the selection process, but it is the best time to get your project on the calendar with your contractor,” Rieck says.

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ebruary is heart month. With more

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Matters Of The Heart

February is Heart Month A Good Time to Think About What Really Matters By: Stacy Jones, Sanford Health


hen it comes to matters of the heart, women rarely believe heart disease is their greatest health threat. However eight million women in this country are living with heart disease. And the truth is, more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Because February is National Heart Month, it is time for women to start thinking about heart health. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the risks and symptoms, as well as the procedures that can help. One such procedure is TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Now available at Sanford Heart Hospital, this procedure gives patients a minimallyinvasive option to repair failing aortic valves.

8,000,000 Eight million women in this country are living with heart disease. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.


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A new lease on life 75 year-old Jeanenne Hatletvedt spent years suffering from shortness of breath due to a failing aortic valve. And for years, doctors told her there was nothing she could do. She is a cancer survivor, having had chemotherapy three times in the past seven years and hospitalizations for reoccurring pneumonia. For the past year, she’s lived her life hooked to an oxygen tank, struggling to get enough breath to walk across her living room. Jeanenne was homebound and not living the life she wanted to live. “They told me I’d never survive surgery, but I had to have that valve replaced,” she says. “Without the surgery, I wouldn’t live a year.” So when Jeanenne heard about a new procedure available at Sanford Heart Hospital that could replace her heart valve with only a minor incision, she was ready.

New technology Sanford Heart Hospital is the only hospital in the region to perform the new transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, approved less than a year ago by the US Food and Drug Administration. Sanford Health in Sioux Falls and Fargo are among only about 100 facilities nationwide with the equipment and expertise to perform this life-saving operation. The new technology, which is available only to patients like Jeanenne who are unable to undergo traditional openheart surgery, replaces the failing heart valve with a collapsible artificial valve placed using a catheter inserted through the leg and threaded up to the heart. The collapsible Edwards SAPIEN Valve is the only valve to receive FDA approval for the TAVR procedure. Jeanenne had been waiting several months for the operation, watching her life shrink in many ways. She went from being an active nurse, who ran her own home healthcare business, to being able to walk only a few steps at a time, tethered to her portable oxygen tank. “It’s depressing and degrading to have to go places with the oxygen,” Jeanenne says. “I knew it was something that I had to have, but I hated it.”

Better than ever After three days in the hospital, she was home, feeling better than ever, using oxygen only when needed. She can join friends for book club and playing cards. Only months after being told that she wouldn’t live a year without surgery, Jeanenne is living her life better than ever. “This saved my life, but it also gave me my life back,” Jeanenne says. “I can never thank them enough. They really did it.” SFW

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Empowering and Inspiring The American Cancer Society helps enable deserving youth to follow their dreams. by Margaret Pennock


cancer diagnosis is devastating at any age, but for children and young adults, it is especially tragic. Fortunately over the years, advocacy coupled with research conducted by the American Cancer Society has helped improve the five-year survival rate for all childhood cancers to nearly 80 percent. However, the results of fighting this battle often deeply impacts families physically, emotionally and financially. South Dakota ACS Public Relations State Manager Charlotte Hofer says, “Many times families have given everything they have to pay for treatment and there’s nothing left for college education. The American Cancer Society believes that the cost of a college education shouldn’t be a barrier for childhood cancer survivors.” To help reduce the financial burden of college for these children and their families, the American Cancer Society has created a scholarship awards program. “By encouraging these students to build on the accomplishments they have made in spite of their illness, we are fostering a new generation of cancer survivors who will make a difference in our communities,” the ACS says. “These outstanding individuals are the future generation who will make their mark in the prevention and early detection of cancer, as well as helping to improve the quality of life for cancer patients in years to come.” 74

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“In 2012, 73 college bound survivors in the Midwest received scholarships from the American Cancer Society” ~ Charlotte Hofer, American Cancer Society Public Relations Manager, South Dakota

For ovarian cancer survivor and scholarship recipient Cassie Jacobsen, it’s been a blessing. “It’s a great program because it is helping me reach my goals to graduate,” Jacobsen says. “College is expensive, so this has been really helpful.” Cassie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 17, and now at age 20, she is pursuing her pre-med undergraduate degree at Dakota State University. “Ever since I was sick, I’ve been interested in learning about all the things they were doing. I decided that I would like to make a career out of that so I can help people the way my doctors helped me.” Eligibility guidelines to apply for an American Cancer Society scholarship include: • Cancer diagnosis before the age of 21 • Under the age of 25 at the time of application • Legal resident of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin • Accepted to an accredited two or four-year university or technical school • Provision of your Estimated Financial Contribution (EFC) score from your Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) • The scholarship application deadline is March 15, 2013. For more information visit, or call the South Dakota American Cancer Society office at SFW (605) 323-3553. ACS is currently investing $24 million toward research for childhood cancer. About 12,000 children in the US under age 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2012.

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Attention Sinus Sufferers New Technology Offers Instant Relief that Lasts By Jennifer Dumke


asal sprays, steroids, decongestants and antibiotics often fill the medicine cabinets of people who suffer from chronic sinus infections. Approximately 15 percent of the population is affected by these chronic infections, known as sinusitis. But there is hope. New technology is giving sinus sufferers something to think about; it’s called balloon sinus dilation using either FinESS™ or XprESS™. Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat sinus specialist Dr. Daniel Todd is no stranger to sinus dilation. He’s performed the balloon procedure for the past seven years. But what’s new and exciting for both him and sinus sufferers is the setting. “Using either FinESS or XprESS sinus dilation takes the patient out of the operating room and into the clinic setting,” Dr. Todd says. By doing so, he adds that patients can potentially return to full activity immediately, some even driving themselves home. For physicians, Dr. Todd says the majority of the effort is in achieving adequate local anesthesia.


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“We often take up to 30 minutes applying topical numbing medications before starting,” he says. “Patients are tolerating it remarkably well and really appreciate not having to go to the hospital. I have seen several patients get excellent results with this limited intervention.” The best part is that it can work as well as invasive procedures. Ideal candidates for the inoffice treatment are those who suffer from four or more sinusitis infections per year and have limited relief from conservative therapies such as medications, sprays and shots. “If the sole objective is to open the sinuses, then this new technology allows select patients to avoid the operating room,” Dr. Todd says. In addition to shorter recovery times and convenience, this procedure is extremely advantageous from a cost standpoint. “It essentially takes a major surgical procedure and turns it into something similar to an involved dental procedure.” Aside from reducing the stack of medical bills, the procedure helps sinusitis sufferers from having to miss work. Dr. Todd is quick to point out that this new in-office procedure will not replace invasive surgery. “At Midwest ENT, we pride ourselves as being able to offer any and all therapies for our patient’s Sino nasal complaints, including cosmetics and allergy issues,” Dr. Todd says. “I see this procedure as another tool in our tool box.” SFW

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The time to prevent bone loss is now By Donna Farris, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


ou might think of it as a disease of old age, but the time to prevent osteoporosis is in your 20s, 30s and 40s. “Osteoporosis is a common bone disease marked by thinning and weakening of the bones, and loss of bone regrowth,” said Beth Kruse, certified nurse practitioner with CORE Orthopedics Avera Medical Group in Sioux Falls. “It’s a silent disease. Bones are breaking down and becoming weaker and more fragile, and people don’t even know it.”


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Both men and women can develop osteoporosis, but women are at greater risk due to their smaller size, and the effects of menopause. Besides being female, other risk factors include being older than 50; a history of bone fractures; smoking; heavy alcohol intake; being underweight for your height; early menopause or hysterectomy; a history of certain medications or treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation or steroids; and certain medical conditions, such as thyroid disease.

In the elderly, the effects of osteoporosis usually show up as spine compression, which causes curvature or a “hump” in the upper back, frequent fractures due to brittle bones, and pain and immobility caused by those fractures. At age 30, bones stop the process of building, and bone loss can begin. At menopause, which typically happens around age 50, bone loss becomes more rapid. The time to begin preventing osteoporosis is now, especially if you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s, Kruse said.

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“It’s a silent disease. Bones are breaking down and becoming weaker and more fragile, and people don’t even know it.” ~ Beth Kruse, certified nurse practitioner with CORE Orthopedics Avera Medical Group Make sure you get enough vitamin D and calcium, two nutrients that are vital to bone health. One of the best sources is low-fat or non-fat dairy products, but also dark leafy green vegetables, calcium-fortified orange juice and almonds. “If you don’t get the recommended daily allowance through diet, take daily supplements,” Kruse said. “As we age, we typically don’t get enough of these nutrients.” Talk to your physician about your medications and whether they can increase your risk for osteoporosis. DEXA Scan screening is recommended for men and women age 65 and older, or for those age 50 or older who have had a fracture attributed to fragility. It’s an easy, painless, non-invasive test. DEXA, dual X-ray absorptiometry, uses two X-ray beams – one high-energy and one lowenergy beam. The amount of X-rays that pass through the bone is measured for each beam to determine bone density. Radiation exposure is low – about the same as a chest X-ray. “You can’t change your age or genetics, but smoking, diet, exercise, and calcium and vitamin D intake are all modifiable factors,” Kruse said. About 4.5 million women and 800,000 men have osteoporosis of the hip. Each year, there are approximately 279,000 fractures, and the average length of hospital stay is 6.3 days, according to the CDC. “The cost is high, and these are numbers we hope to control through prevention,” Kruse said. To learn more about osteoporosis and other orthopedic health issues, visit the website

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hronic sleep deprivation greatly impacts a person’s cognitive performance, which can result in motor vehicle accidents and poor work performance. In addition, studies indicate that poor sleep plays a major role in the development of dangerous heath conditions, including cancer. Snoring is often an indication of sleep apnea or other sleep disorders that can cause chronic sleep deprivation. Dr. Nichole Cauwels from Designer Dentistry & Smiles is concerned about the effects of sleep apnea, as it has been linked to excessive tiredness, depression and reduced resistance to infection. “The effects of sleep deprivation are alarming,” Cauwels says. She knows that those with untreated sleep apnea are four times more likely to experience a heart attack, and those who snore have a 33 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, between 40 percent and 80 percent of stroke victims suffer from sleep apnea.

6100 W. 41st. Street • Suite 101 Sioux Falls • (605) 361-1900 • During sleep, muscles relax, allowing the muscles that control the tongue and throat to sag, and in some cases, narrow the airway. Snoring ensues when incoming air causes vibrations in tissue at the back of the mouth and the throat. When the airway is completely blocked, a person is awakened to draw breath and correct the lack of oxygen in their body. These numerous nightly arousals result in poor sleep quality, which often leads to other issues. The dangers of chronic sleep apnea motivate Dr. Cauwels to help patients with their snoring and sleep apnea issues. Some patients at Designer Dentistry & Smiles are introduced to the SomnoDent appliance, which is a custom treatment for sleep apnea. “Our SomnoDent appliance is a comfortable device that is custom-made to fit a patient’s mouth and help with snoring and low to moderate sleep apnea issues,” Dr. Cauwels says.

While some people with sleep apnea utilize a CPAP machine at night to improve the quality of their sleep, Dr. Cauwels says, “Due to comfort and other factors, many people stop using their CPAP machine in time.� Her patients have found that the SomnoDent appliance is much easier to utilize at night, as it makes no noise, doesn’t irritate the face and permits the patient to change sleeping position without restriction.

The SomnoDent appliance, which is approved by the FDA, is safe and effective, permits normal mouth opening, and is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand. If she has a patient who is suffering from poor sleep, Dr. Cauwels will perform a thorough examination to confirm oral health status and determine if the SomnoDent appliance is an appropriate device for the customer. Dental impressions are taken to fabricate the SomnoDent. The appliance is then fitted for the patient by Dr. Cauwels, and staff at Designer Dentistry & Smiles will provide instruction on how to insert and remove the appliance, as well as how to clean and care for the device. If you are experiencing snoring issues, contact Dr. Cauwels at Designer Dentistry & Smiles to determine if the SomnoDent is an option for you.


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ou’ve all heard her on the Ben and

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Patty Dee

Unplugged How Spending Mornings on the Air For Sioux Falls on Mix 97.3 Has Been a Joy. By Margaret Pennock Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography


he female lead on the popular Ben & Patty Show, Patty Dee has graced the airwaves in Sioux Falls for more than 20 years. She has been in the radio business for a total of 32 years. Originally from Montana, Patty and her family moved to Yankton, S.D., when she was seven. “My parents worked at the Yankton State Hospital for 15 years, so I lived there, but not as a patient,” Patty says. “My dad was a psychiatrist and my mother was a psychiatric nurse.” A kind, warm and gracious woman, Patty is exceptionally close with her family. She has two sisters, Carmela, who lives in Denver, and Carolyn, who resides in Montana. The loves of her life and immediate family members consist of two German Shepherds and two cats. “We had German Shepherds growing up from the earliest time I can remember,” Patty says. “I think at this point, between my sisters and myself, we are on our tenth German Shepherd. They’re gorgeous and they’re smart and funny and so naughty, but they’re just great dogs. There’s something so noble about German Shepherds. It’s the kind of dog you can grab and wrap your arms around, and I love that about them.” As natural and easy as it has been for Patty to be on-air talent, she didn’t grow up with the dream of becoming a radio diva. In fact, she had no intentions of pursuing the career field at all.

“I have a bachelor’s degree in theater and I really believed I would be the next Judy Garland,” Patty says. “However, when I got out of college, I didn’t have a car so I had no way to get to California or New York, and I needed a job. There was a motel/bowling alley/radio station in town, and I had a friend that had been in radio and she suggested trying it out to make some money.” With full intentions of doing radio temporarily just to make the cash she needed to move onto her dream of acting, Patty applied for the job and got it. “The station program director asked me if I could read five minutes of news. I thought, ‘Who can’t?’ without really thinking that not everyone could,” Patty says. “I got hired and the first night I got to work, it was crazy. The guy that was on air before me stayed for about an hour and then left. There were turntables and other pieces of equipment that I had no idea how to operate. I felt like I was on a spaceship. I had no idea what I was doing and that continued for about 10 more years.” “I also met my best friend of 32 years, Georgie Opitz, in that tiny radio/ motel/ bowling alley conglomerate,” Patty says. “That is another wonderful gift that radio has given me. I’m a second mother to her children, Leah and Mike, and she is as close to me as my own sisters. She has been with me through the loss of parents, pets, and jobs among other things. Her impact on my life is boundless.” In 1981, Patty moved to Sioux Falls to continue with her radio career, and she has worked here ever since. As of today, she has been part of the Ben & Patty Show on Mix 97.3 for more than 18 years. The Ben & Patty Show is the longest-running morning radio duo show in Sioux Falls, and it has been voted as ‘One of Sioux Falls’ Best Radio DJs’ multiple times. Perhaps for Patty, the best thing was to be paired up with Ben, who has become a brother to her.

“We’re not really capable of being something other than what we are. We are who we are on the air. I believe that this is God’s doing, not ours. Otherwise, why on earth would two goofy people like us have an effect on our audience like we’ve had? It is beyond my scope of understanding.” ~ Patty Dee

“It was magic the first day Ben and I worked together,” Patty says. “He is the funniest person I know and he is an extraordinarily kind person. After almost 20 years, we still have fun every single day.” Waking at 4 a.m. Monday through Friday for the show, Patty loves engaging her audience with a positive, sassy approach to the day. “Reporting news is tough, and what we’ve always tried to do is address it with our honest reactions and not dwell on it,” Patty says. “People get barraged with it everywhere else and I don’t think they come to us for that. They come to us for a break, to listen to a funny story because a goofy story can be something that takes them away from the stress. We connect with our listeners because our lives are similar. They care about what we care about.” Patty enjoys being a reliable Sioux Falls regular for her audience. “I think it’s because our relationship is authentic—we are ourselves,” Dee says when talking about the longevity of the show. “What we bring to the show springs from our love for Sioux Falls. Ben and I have both lived here for a long time and have put down roots. People want to hear about their town from where the traffic jams are to what to do for fun. There are people that listened to us on KIKN, where we started together, and followed us when we moved to Mix 97.3. They stayed with us all these years. We call them our Ben and Patty family.”

In addition to adding morning comedy to her listeners’ lives, Patty has also become involved with many charity drives, including Cure Kids Cancer, which occurs every year in March. “It’s really a moving experience,” Dee says. “We hear children’s stories and meet their families. It gives you a lot of perspective on your life. Last year, we lost four children, and it’s heart-wrenching to be part of that. But, there are successes, too. The unexpected is hard. It’s incredibly rewarding to be a part of it all.” Unlike other radio shows that seem to come and go in popularity, the Ben & Patty Show’s success stems from the deeper, more substantial relationship Patty and Ben have made over the years. “Most of the humor in our relationship comes from our lives or our interactions with each other,” Patty says. “Our ability to pick on each other and get on each other’s nerves is because we’re really friends.” As successful as Patty has become, she still hasn’t given up on her dream of acting some day. Over the years, she has participated in theater, sung in several bands, learned to play drums and written screenplays. For now, Patty is “unexpectedly happy” with how her life has played out. “I didn’t think I’d be content doing what I’m doing, but I am. I haven’t given up on anything, but I’ve been lying low until the bug bites me again. I hope that Ben and I can act together someday; I think that would be an incredible experience.” SFW


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Family Leadership Legacy Four gererations of volunteering continues By Loretta Sorensen Photo by Hauschildt’s Photography


t’s not by accident or chance that Joelle Johnson took on responsibility as Committee Chair for the Sioux Falls YMCA’s Day Camping programs. Joelle’s family has attended camps, worked as camp counselors and volunteered on the camp committee for four generations. Taking after her father and grandfather, Johnson also serves as a YMCA Board member. Her family legacy and first-hand camp experience give her an in-depth understanding of the benefits that YMCA’s special programs provide for youth and their communities. “Camp is a magical place. Knowing we have a positive impact in the lives of children attending camp is why we’re all here,” Johnson says. “These children are our community’s future. We want to continue making a positive impact in their lives that they can take with them wherever they go. It’s a privilege to be involved with YMCA and other community groups that help make this happen.”


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Joelle integrates her YMCA duties with her full-time job at Sanford Health as Digital Marketing Insights Manager. It was a natural fit for her to take on chairmanship of the YMCA Camp Committee.

“Our summer camps are for youth ages 4 – 15-years-old. They’re designed to offer a progressive experience, with each camp delivering new adventures and challenges” Johnson says. “They can enjoy outdoor activities, such as fishing, horsemanship and archery. All activities are done in close-knit, counselor-led groups of 12. Some activities, like the legendary Shipwreck Island, bring campers together to determine how to escape the island. These types of teamwork activities help campers develop better social and problem-solving skills; make new friends; and build on existing friendships that last a lifetime. “YMCA camping programs will continue to be a legacy that my family will cherish,” Johnson says. “There’s no doubt that the experiences I’ve had with camp have played a vital role in making me who I am today. The experiences have instilled core values, confidence and, ultimately, my passion to continue to pay it forward. It’s all about how we can help youth discover a lifetime of success.” More information about YMCA and the camps is available at or call 605-336-3190. SFW

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Carla Craigle

Turning A Personal Battle Into A Business By Jill Funke Photo by Susan DeWitte Photography


hile most people learn from their life experiences, only a few like Carla Craigle utilize that wisdom to launch a business. During the 1990s, Craigle found herself a divorced mother of two children, struggling to make ends meet. Forced to work a full-time job at the Argus Leader and a second job at Daytons, Craigle was burnt out. “Half of my Argus check paid my daycare bill, and it was a struggle to cover other expenses like rent and gasoline,” Craigle says. Money was so scarce that the desperate mom remembers regularly stopping at a bar after she finished work so that she could load her purse with the free hors d’oeuvres served there.


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“I was always hoping that no one saw me, but I knew if I didn’t bring home that food that my children would go hungry that night,” Craigle says. “You do what you have to do when you have hungry kids.” Craigle and her children were not receiving the child support owed to them. The mater was complicated, as Craigle’s ex-husband had moved to another state, and her home state of South Dakota did not have enough staff or resources to find him. She took matters into her own hands and after countless hours of phone calls, letters and hard work, she was able to locate the father of her children and ultimately receive the child support she was anticipating. During those lean years, Craigle saw a trend. “I started to see that mine was not an isolated case,” she says. “States are overloaded and lack the budgets necessary to give each case the attention it needs.” With the knowledge and experience she compiled during her fight for child support, Craigle started Amerikids out of her home in 1997. She began to meet with custodial parents who were having issues receiving their child support, and within months, the business had grown so large that Amerikids moved into an office. Craigle, who serves as CEO of Amerikids Child Support Specialists, was happy that she could assist these women and men in their time of need, and she made meaningful connections with each client. “I see myself in so many parents I work with,” Craigle says. “It is great to get to know about their children and their lives.” Today, Amerikids serves clients across the United States, many of whom were referred by district attorneys who have seen the results that Craigle is able to achieve for custodial parents in need. With the average Amerikids client owed more than $30,000 in back child support, Craigle passionately offers service and advice. “You have to fight, you have to keep on fighting to get what you deserve,” Craigle says. “You are setting an example for your children. They need to see you fighting as that teaches them to be strong and fight for their rights.” SFW

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fter serving 25 years in the Army, retired Lieutenant Colonel Scott Redd and his wife, Tina, have taken a leap of faith as new business owners by opening Sioux Falls’ first indoor trampoline park, Sky Zone. “After retiring, we were looking to open a business and Sky Zone provided us with the perfect opportunity to bring this fantastic franchise to Sioux Falls,” Scott says. And fantastic it is. With 28-foot high ceilings and 16 thousand square feet of trampolines lined end to end, Sky Zone is a unique, all-season park. A perfect location for families to have fun together, it’s also a great way to get fit. “We were looking to open something that blended fun and fitness, while giving kids a safe alternative,” Tina says. “In addition, we also offer SkyRobics classes that are amazing. You can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour of having fun! It’s a great exercise for men and women.”


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Sioux Falls Woman Magazine - February/March 2013  

The Largest Magazine Readership in the Sioux Empire

Sioux Falls Woman Magazine - February/March 2013  

The Largest Magazine Readership in the Sioux Empire