City of Sioux Falls Requiring $5 registration fee for July 4th fun run

The fee is payable to the Sioux Falls Parks & Rec and you get a free T-Shirt. Not sure why you would have to pre-register and pre-pay for a publicly endorsed run, especially on Independence Day? It is all to gather information on the citizens. This administration has been doing a heckuva of a job over the past 4 years making citizens RSVP and pre-register for public events and meetings, and it is wrong. You should NEVER have to RSVP or pre-pay for a public event. I encourage you to just show up and participate. It’s being held on public property and no one should force you to pay a FEE to walk on a taxpayer owned bike trail.

I have suspected one of the reasons the mayor and his council endorsements were so successful this past election is because the campaigns have been using the data the city has collected by cross referencing it with voter registration and Facebook followers. There was a reason the other candidates got their asses kicked, they didn’t have access to this data.

The crazy part is I don’t even know if this illegal in the State of South Dakota.

Oh, and the FREE lunch is now for only 3,000 people instead of 5,000 and instead of a pork sandwich we get a hot dog. Someone told me it is likely we no longer have a sponsor for the FREE lunch and this money is likely going towards that.


#1 Very Stable Genius on 06.07.22 at 11:13 am

What about the rich kids’ allowances in Taupeville, couldn’t they just fund it? They’re known to fund mayoral candidacies.

( and Woodstock adds: “What about a Taco Bell food truck that offered Mexican Pizzas, that would be a big winner for $5.00″…. )

#2 D@ily Spin on 06.07.22 at 1:43 pm

In the present, five dollars buys hardly nothing. The T-shirt or hotdog cost more. It’s a good way to gauge the size of the crowd for security and port-a-potty’s. What especially disappoints me is the lack of regard for this national holiday. More proof that city government is unpatriotic? Has the unconstitutional charter prompted and developed separatism and oligarchy?

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 06.07.22 at 5:00 pm

“Separatism and Oligarchy” would make for a great college course. But doesn’t an oligarchy depend upon a greater realm, or can one separate into their own self-existence? One could argue that oligarchs are metastatic and such cell division is cancerous to the soul and the greater good, but a part of the eventual outcome as the divisions spawn new individual realms to feed the egos of the individual oligarchs. Not that we have any examples here, however, but then again have you ever wondered why the sirens only work in some neighborhoods, ballot boxes are only found in some areas of town, or some tornados go unnoticed? AND, is that cell division, too, or merely the Tale of Two Cities? BUT, to what degree is such a tale a true story with two separate outcomes for individual oligarchs?

#4 Money Money Money on 06.08.22 at 8:30 am

The Don of Taupevile’s Dutch Mafia has a friend who has a friend who has “donated” services in the past who will now be able to cover “costs” at the same time the Don can collect his data when the dupes of Taupevile give them money. Who will actually get the money when this is done?

#5 The Guy From Guernsey on 06.08.22 at 8:34 am

No sponsor you say?
Perfect opportunity for Wholestone Farms to step into the gap and establish a position as a pillar of the Sioux Falls community.
The uncomfortable part would come with the city oligarchs of “workforce” and “economic development”.
Albeit that the city Bougies will all be basking in ‘Boji during this event, how many petition carriers would the Bougies hire to gain signatures to their anti-economic development petition?

#6 Amendment C on 06.08.22 at 2:34 pm

Now that Amendment C failed, when should we start the next one?