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Sioux Falls,

city (1990 pop. 100,814), seat of Minnehaha co., SE S.Dak., on the Big Sioux River; settled 1856, inc. as a village 1877, as a city 1883. Settlers abandoned the site in 1862 because of Native American raids, but with the establishment (1865) of Fort Dakota it was resettled. Named for the falls on the Big Sioux River (which furnish power), Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state and the commercial, industrial, and shipping center of an extensive agricultural area. It has long been a major livestock market and meat-processing center, but financial services and other industries are now also important. Signs; building materials; computers; hot-air balloons; plastic, paper, and wood products; consumer and electronic goods; sheet metal; machinery; foods; apparel; and transportation equipment are among its manufactures. Sandstone ("Sioux Falls granite") is quarried nearby. The Univ. of Sioux Falls, Augustana Univ., a Baptist seminary, and the South Dakota School for the Deaf are there. Also in the city are the state penitentiary and the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center.
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Sioux Falls


a city in the USA, in the state of South Dakota; situated on the Big Sioux River, a tributary of the Missouri. Population, 72,500 (1970). Sioux Falls is the commercial center of a stock-raising and grain-producing region. The principal industry, the processing of agricultural products, employs 55 percent of all industrial workers. The city also produces farm machinery and mineral fertilizers.

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