Mayor TenHaken’s office has armed guard now?

Apparently there has been some threats made towards the mayor and city employees so now the mayor’s office has an armed guard and you have to be buzzed in.

The rumor I heard was that someone walked into the mayor’s office and took a can of Coke out of his refrigerator.

Who knows?!

What is ironic about this is that our State Legislature in all of their wisdom think it is okay to carry concealed weapons into public buildings like City Hall and Carnegie, and now someone steals a pop from Paul and we need a sentinel.

Oh the irony.


#1 The Ghost of Seney Island on 10.24.18 at 1:04 pm

We better get Barney on this crime scene immediately….

#2 l3wis on 10.24.18 at 3:16 pm

Interesting, no real reason except “These are the times we are living in?”

Instead of security at City Hall, maybe an ordinance getting gun owners to stop leaving guns in unlocked cars.

#3 Paul ElevenHaken on 10.24.18 at 4:00 pm

Now that’s what I call an Open Door Police-y.

#4 The Ghost of Seney Island on 10.24.18 at 5:05 pm

Besides the “Bidder” sign, they need a sign that says “Free Coke this way!”….. (Argus article/picture)

Maybe Knobe can help the current Mayor put the door back on the hinges, too, huh?

#5 SD Vet on 10.24.18 at 6:26 pm

Given the current state of things in our country this was overdue. Kudos to the city for getting this put in place.

#6 l3wis on 10.24.18 at 9:20 pm

Ask Israel and Palestine how reacting to violence with violence works out? Or ask our fire department how they respond to fires? Do they throw gasoline on the fire? Peace always conquers violence. It has a proven record that has never failed. City Hall’s reaction to this can only be summoned up with one word ‘Paranoia’.

#7 SD Vet on 10.24.18 at 10:17 pm

Doesn’t the city council have security present at their meetings? Are they paranoid as well? Or does the public have a reasonable expectation of security at public venues?

#8 Fluff McFluffin on 10.25.18 at 7:55 am

Oh BS. Violence with violence? What a crock. So having police in our city to fight crime is also throwing gas on the fire? Jeebus, of all the stupid comparisons you have made over the years, this has to be close to the top.

#9 l3wis on 10.25.18 at 8:04 am

You think it is stupid because you are a ‘Gun Nut’ and all ‘Gun Nuts’ think the solution to gun violence is more guns and that is certainly a ‘stupid’ idea.

As for security at Council Meetings, completely different. 1) They are there to protect the public as well as the council 2) Citizens and Councilors are NOT ‘buzzed in’ after a security ‘beat down’ before entering Carnegie. I told two councilors yesterday that if city hall and Carnegie wants to be safer they need to have the idiotic state legislature change state law that forbids concealed weapons or any weapons for that matter in public government buildings.

#10 Bruce on 10.25.18 at 9:17 am

The only incidents resembling violence I’m aware of in Carnegie Town Hall came from the people usually sitting on the dais.

We may have some interesting characters attending the meetings and speaking but they followed the rules of the room.

The IL Wiedermann Memorial Dog Fence was put in because a certain member was afraid of him. If she would have ever talked with him, she would have known how gentle he was.

in 2018 we had youngish mayoral candidates promising to remove the door to the office when elected. This sounded really, really good but impractical. Now we have a youngish mayor who is trying to operate the enterprise known a Sioux Falls city government and the fear of doing it is causing panic. Over reacting to missing Coke and bad policies of the previous administration are not the reasons to over react and lock the citizens out of contact with the our little government.

This reminds me of a giant panic attack because guberment is hard.

#11 moses on 10.25.18 at 9:48 am

Maybe the city should wait until it goes on sale and buy a case.

#12 l3wis on 10.25.18 at 10:36 am

The irony is that a FREE fountain pop dispenser and FREE popcorn stand in the lobby would much cheaper then paying a retired cop $18 per hour to read magazines.

#13 ? on 10.25.18 at 12:28 pm

SD Vet

Doesn’t the city council have security present at their meetings? Are they paranoid as well? Or does the public have a reasonable expectation of security at public venues?

SD Vet, there is at least one (and possibly more) city councilors who are packing concealed weapons during city meetings.

Two on-duty armed police officers in the room obviously does not make some of the Council feel safe.

#14 The Guy from Guernsey on 10.25.18 at 8:41 pm

Are naming rights still available for the I.L. Wiedermann Memorial Dog Fence?

#15 l3wis on 10.25.18 at 8:46 pm

They are now! LMFAO!

#16 Fluff McFluffin on 10.26.18 at 7:09 am

I’m a gun nut?!?! Why didn’t anyone tell my wife that, I’d actually have some guns then!

You are just spewing rhetoric again with no basis in fact, about me as a gun nut and about City Hall security.

Cool story.

#17 Rachel on 10.26.18 at 1:58 pm

Yes 13wis, Yes!

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