The holidays are meant for spending time with families and loved ones. It's also an opportunity to reflect on the blessings you have received in your life, and even give back to those in need.

One sporting goods store in Sioux Falls is looking to give back this holiday season. This store recognizes that there are many great local non-profit organizations in the Sioux Empire. That's why they need your help deciding where their generous donations should go!

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Scheels in Sioux Falls is looking to donate $50,000 to local non-profit organizations in the Sioux Empire! This is all part of the Scheels Sioux Falls 2023 Day of Giving campaign. In a Facebook post, officials with Scheels Sioux Falls explain that they need your nominations to know where the money should go!

The $50,000 donation is going to be split in multiple ways. The top two non-profit nominations will receive $10,000 and six additional organizations will receive $5,000! What a fantastic gift to fantastic non-profits in the Sioux Falls area!

There is still time to nominate your favorite non-profit organizations in the Sioux Empire! You can do it right now! The last day to vote will be on Sunday, December 3rd at midnight.

The Scheels Sioux Falls 2023 Day of Giving campaign application to nominate your favorite non-profit organization can be found here. Votes are limited to one per person. The application takes less than five minutes to fill out.

The non-profit organizations throughout the Sioux Falls area do tremendous work for our community. Thank you for all your hard work and continuing to make Sioux Falls a better place!

Here Are 13 of Your Favorite Fried Foods

Some foods need a fryer, others should never go near one. Forget baking. We are so obsessed with eating deep-fat fried foods. And every time you turn around, there's another menu filled with most of the items that have bathed in a hot-boiling fat vat.

There seems to be no end to what a deep fat fryer can cook. And we prove it every day with our love of crispy, greasy, burnt-tongue, salty foods.

I won't argue that an order of onion rings or sweet potato fries is the best marriage partner to a burger. Especially when they are made from scratch. So, pile them high.

What are some other delights that need the fryer?

Gallery Credit: Dave Roberts

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:


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