Entenman, “Mayor Huether wants to be King.”

I about spit out my green tea this morning while I was watching the replay of DT Rotary Mayoral Debate from yesterday when Entenman said this during the debate. (You can find the debate by going to Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary FB page).

In all fairness Jim read a statement about how he will NOT be like Huether, is NOT a placeholder for Huether in 4 years and WILL NOT hire him as chief of staff, then later saying because Mike “Wants to be King.” The crowd erupted in laughter.

The funny part about the ‘rumors’ that I have posted about here didn’t come from my ass, they came from the horse’s mouth, or at least one of the show ponies. I heard about the placeholder/COS probability from someone who is actually helping Entenman with his campaign.

Depending on what place Jim comes in, that ranking won’t be the affect of some rumor, it will be the affect of either an affective or ineffective campaign team. According to the ‘King’ he is still popular with the voters, and I would think that association with him would help Jim.


Another interesting moment in the Rotary debate was when candidate Mike Gunn said that the mayor has put a ‘Gag Order’ on all city employees. I’m not sure if this is true, but let’s just say it wouldn’t surprise me. I am also not sure how that would even work? Executive order? And if that is even legal by state law standards. I would like to hear more about this, hopefully Gunn will be sharing the details.


I had a couple of people call me last night up in arms over the latest cover up by city hall;

Sioux Falls city officials are declining to release a copy of a 2016 safety audit of Falls Park, saying it belongs to the city’s insurance company.

First off, like the Gag Order revelation, does this surprise us? This guy will do anything to cover up information, and now that Fiddle-Faddle paddled his way over the Public Assurance Alliance, good luck getting any information out of them, even though both the city and the PAA are taxpayer funded.

My guess is that there were recommendations in the report the city didn’t follow thru with. Just like the rumor I heard that either the EPA or the State DENR told the city to put up a sign at Falls Park warning people about the high levels of E-Coli in the water, and did not.

Hold tight folks, this nightmare is soon coming to an end.


#1 My Mistake Mike on 03.27.18 at 9:04 am

Speaking of “King Mike”:

Good luck holding down your lunch, Rotarians!!

#2 Thor Bardon on 03.27.18 at 9:06 am

I will say that I have spoken in confidence with several current city employees and have come to understand that many of them don’t feel comfortable speaking about the current administration. A lot of them have expressed concern that if they do, they may lose those jobs.

#3 James on 03.27.18 at 9:52 am

I was speaking to candidate TenHaken and he told me that there is some sort of non-disclosure agreement that all employees of the City were required to sign as part of their employment with the City. From what I understand, there is no legal recourse for the agreement (the city can’t sue an employee for violating the agreement), but they can punish the employee for violating up to and including termination. I understand having an agreement like this for employees that have access to sensitive information, but do sanitation workers, parks & rec laborers, or plow drivers really need to have a “gag order” on them?

#4 scott on 03.27.18 at 10:13 am

diamond jim is throwing triple m under the bus because he knows his buddy isn’t as popular as he thinks he is.

#5 l3wis on 03.27.18 at 10:30 am

James, I have been getting a little more information on the ‘gag order’. I think it’s time the ‘Full-Time’ media gets after it.

#6 "Very Stable Genius" on 03.27.18 at 1:39 pm

Here’s a kingly and appropriate song:


#7 LJL on 03.27.18 at 8:17 pm

Big Bully Jim reminds of Floyd the Barber from the Andy Griffith show.

#8 The D@ily Spin on 03.28.18 at 10:44 am

Finally, he recognizes narcissist King Huether. However, he’d still become another Huether if he gets elected. It’s not hard to recognize someone who will use public office to further themselves politically and financially. What this city needs is someone devoted to the community and not themselves.

#9 OldSlerFoot on 03.28.18 at 2:33 pm

DL – So is this rumour a “revelation” as you stated in your 1/19 blog post or one of Jim’s ponies talking in your ear? Besides that scenario just does not fit anyway.

Jim and his brother had a ten year transition plan to turn over ownership to his sons. That transition took place last August. Jody Schwan wrote an article about it at the time.

So why run for mayor and then just turn the reins over to the KING. Makes little sense to me. The excuses I have heard are that he needs to run his businesses. He had no businesses he is responsible for at this point.

#10 Scott on 03.30.18 at 9:31 am

I believe Mike Gunn would be a GREAT mayor for the city of Sioux Falls!!