It was an emotional night for a Minnesota woman on ABC's "The Golden Bachelor." 22 women had their second chance at love with the 72-year-old "Golden Bachelor" Gerry Turner, including Twin Cities fitness instructor Leslie Fhima.

INCOMING SPOILER ALERT: The 64-year-old Minneapolis, Minnesota resident had her heart broken during Thursday night's season finale of ABC's "The Golden Bachelor." Gerry Turner did not give the Final Rose to Leslie.

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Even though the retired Indiana restaurateur told Leslie he thought she could be "the one," Gerry ultimately gave his Final Rose and an engagement ring to the 70-year-old New Jersey financial services professional Theresa Nist.

Leslie Fhima was completely crushed and blindsided by Gerry's decision. She explained that Gerry made it feel like he "chose her," especially after their loving conversation about what their life could be together.

You get it. It's like I have to have you with morning coffee. I have to have you when I go to bed at night and everything else in between. I mean that's what it is! I don't know how we would decide where we would live. We'll have to figure that out. But I think there's no one else I'd rather try to figure it out with.

Well in my opinion...it's Gerry's loss! Leslie is a catch! So if guys in the Sioux Empire are looking for their second chance at love, Leslie is available. Here are some fun facts about Leslie:

  • She absolutely hates mice.
  • She is a former aerobics champion.
  • Lady Gaga and Post Malone are at the top of Leslie’s Best Concerts Ever list.

Who knows? Maybe Leslie can be the first "Golden Bachelorette."

10 Most Obscure Minnesota Towns

As you are making road-trip plans you might want to see if you can even find some of these Minnesota towns.

Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes and 853 towns. Even if you know the state well I'll bet you haven't even heard of Minnesota's 10 smallest towns.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis

2024 Sioux Falls Area Concert Calendar

2023 was a banner year for live music in Sioux Falls. Recovery from the pandemic has been strong and Sioux Falls is getting to enjoy so many great live shows.

This year saw Matchbox 20 finally get to play in Sioux Falls after several postponements. Luke Bryan took Sioux Falls by storm. Recently Jelly Roll made lifelong fans when he was in the Sioux Empire.


2024 will continue to see the Denny Sanford PREMIERE Center hosting big-name music acts. Country music is the dominant genre on the calendar, but it's still early.

There are also fantastic shows planned in Brookings and The District in Sioux Falls.

Here are the concerts that have been announced for next year in and around Sioux Falls.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

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