Minnehaha County

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

415 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: (605) 367-4206
Fax: (605) 367-8314

On the southeastern border of SD; original county; organized Apr 5, 1862 (prior to statehood) from Big Sioux, a territorial county. Name Origin: Siouan, literally 'waterfall,' popularly 'laughing water.'

Area (sq mi):: 813.69 (land 809.67; water 4.01) Population per square mile: 197.70
Population 2005: 160,087 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 8.00%; 1990-2000 19.80% Population 2000: 148,281 (White 92.10%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 1.00%; Other 4.50%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 33.50
Income 2000: per capita $20,713; median household $42,566; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,504-$34,083
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 16.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sioux Falls County seat (136,695)

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    In South Dakota, which passed Marsy's Law via ballot initiative in 2016, Minnehaha County Public Defender Traci Smith told the Argus Leader that bond hearings and plea deals have been delayed at the prosecutor's request so that victims can be notified.
    (110 )In Minnehaha County, Native youth are nine times as likely to be arrested, 2.5 times as likely to be detained, and twice as likely to be sent to secure confinement.
    The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was booked into the Minnehaha County Jail Monday following his arrest at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport.
    McCrossan's relationships with external entities (Compass Center, Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center) all continue to be positive, with lines of communication remaining open.
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    Krieger contrasted Urbom's magnanimity in this instance with that of another South Dakota judge in Minnehaha County.
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