UPDATE: This is the reason we should NOT let greed drive development

UPDATE: I guess they are called breakaway netting that is designed to do this in high wind. I guess it makes sense, but seems like a gigantic pain in the ass.

Oh boy, guess what happened?

A picture taken Saturday morning showed a number of the nets surrounding the building’s driving range had been blown from their poles following the week’s ice, snow and high winds.

Who knew we would have problems with high winds and ice in Sioux Falls? That has never happened before? Wait until our global warming inspired thunderstorms roll through this place, it will turn out to be a real gem.

As I mentioned in September, I wondered how something like this could be permitted. One of the concerns I did not mention is the winds. I guess there is quite a bit of light pollution at night coming off the place to.

This is what happens when our planning department is ran by greed instead of logic. This silly contraption should have never been assembled or at least built in a different way. But like most things in this town, everything has to be slapped together overnight. And here are the results.


#1 l3wis on 11.30.19 at 12:23 pm

Also, how would you like to be the crew that gets to fix this in 20 degree weather. Fun times. That’s our healthcare dollars hard at work!

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.30.19 at 12:27 pm

Do we have a FAA anymore?….. #Boeing737Max

#3 D@ily Spin on 11.30.19 at 1:28 pm

Next thing you know Sanford will shoot a convertible car into orbit. Oh yeah, Elon Musk already did that. Billionaires do crazy things. Eventually they’ll die and the federal government can use the inheritance tax to go to war with North Korea.

#4 Fmr. used car salesman on 11.30.19 at 5:34 pm

This. Siding. Load-bearing wall collapse. Failed HVAC systems. Unnecessary ramps: Is there any integrity anymore?

#5 l3wis on 11.30.19 at 6:24 pm

This report from April of this year ranks SD at 31, go look at the stats with pay, worker rights, rights to organize;


#6 Paul Eleven Haken on 11.30.19 at 7:58 pm

You do know that these are designed to do this in high winds, right? This is post is fake news.

#7 l3wis on 11.30.19 at 8:20 pm

So you are saying they are designed to be destroyed during bad weather? Seems the same person who designed these nets designed the Corvair.

#8 "I meant to do that...." on 11.30.19 at 9:26 pm

The news story was updated nine hours later. It sounds like a “mulligan” to me.

#9 "Woodstock" on 12.01.19 at 12:56 am

“If I had a car collection. I would own a Corvair, a Ford Edsel, a Soviet Lada, a Chrysler K Car, a Pontiac Aztec, and an AMC Pacer, and Gremlin, too.”

#10 Paul Eleven Haken on 12.01.19 at 2:07 pm

Ha! You are fake news. Argus posted a correction and you should too.

And if you doubt the Argus:

#11 "Woodstock" on 12.01.19 at 2:35 pm

“Wow, is someone sensitive about all of this, or what?”….”You would think a health care system that has the audacity to charge patients for football fields, basketball courts, naming rights, golf tournaments, MMA fighting, and a potential dome over the core of the city someday would have greater self-confidence, then this.”

#12 Crop circle hoaxster on 12.01.19 at 4:18 pm

As golf wanes, it will be turned into an encaged UFO landing center. That way the masses can be kept at bay as the Aliens exchange “goodies” with the chosen; and which explains the proximity to the airport, too, and the multiple levels will serve as brief UFO hangers…. Oh, and the bright lights are merely an early attempt to communicate with the Aliens from afar.

#13 Paul Eleven Haken on 12.02.19 at 7:30 am

Hey, Woodstock. I’m not sensitive about the issue, I just care that this blog puts out accurate information. Apparently you don’t care about facts when it doesn’t fit your narrative. Don’t take a correction so personal and go and find yourself a safe space, you snowflake.

#14 "Woodstock" on 12.02.19 at 12:44 pm

“PEH, the FACT is, that a health care system owns such adventures and those are the FACTS we should be most concerned about”….”Whether it’s shoddy work, or ‘meant to do it,’ it still doesn’t ignore the FACT that costs will ensue, which should be used to keep our health care bill down instead”….”Your accuracy is tangent at best to the real issue”….. “Oh, and generally people who are into FACTS, don’t get into name calling by the way”….”It’s like attacking the messenger when you can’t deal with the message”….

#15 Paul Eleven Haken on 12.02.19 at 4:44 pm

Hi Woodstock or should I say Hi Ignoratio Elenchi. The post isn’t about whether it’s proper for a health system to own such ventures and what those ventures may add to the bottom line of your hospital bill. The post is about Dacola not understanding that these nets breakaway during wind and ice storms and feigning anger and an I told ya so attitude.

Dacola should strive for accuracy and be willing to admit when something is misreported or edit to include clarifications when new information is available.

If you don’t understand that, you’ve already lost.

#16 Paul Eleven Haken on 12.02.19 at 4:57 pm

I see that Dacola has added a link explaining what exactly happened. Now if Woodstock could stay focused and on topic…

Gold star for Dacola.

Woodstock, let’s continue to work on this. If you need extra help after class, please visit me during office hours.

#17 "Woodstock" on 12.03.19 at 12:22 pm

Say teacher, it’s called “multitasking.” Plus, I Clepped your class quite successfully. 😉

#18 Paul Eleven Haken on 12.03.19 at 1:46 pm

Woodstock, but did you?

#19 "Woodstock" on 12.03.19 at 9:46 pm

“PEH, hell yes, but I do need you to pretty please sign my withdrawal form from your class, however”…. #PrettyPlease