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Lots of growth on the prairie

Sep 6, 2013
From credit cards to coffee shops, Sioux Falls, S.D., has a seemingly unending legacy of growth.

The grand ol' dame of Sioux Falls

Sep 6, 2013
Sylvia Henkin, 92, moved to Sioux Falls in 1944 and she and her husband helped build one of the city's major radio stations.
Sylvia Henkin, 92, moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1994, and watched the town multiply 10 times in size. 
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Farming that puts Google maps to shame

Sep 5, 2013
Technology that comes from a company in Sioux Falls is helping farmers do more with less in a high-tech way.

Sioux Falls: The economic center of the universe

Sep 4, 2013
You've probably had a taste of something made in Sioux Falls, South Dakota — and you didn't even know it.
People come from all over the world to Sioux Falls for work. Above, the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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PODCAST: "American Futures" and the power of maps

Aug 26, 2013
A podcast to launch our new collaboration with the The Atlantic's Jim Fallows, featuring an exclusive interview with the most important CEO you've never heard of: Esri's Jack Dangermond.

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Is Sioux Falls' 3.5% unemployment rate America's future?

Aug 16, 2013
Marketplace is partnering with The Atlantic, covering what the American economy looks like today, from smaller cities and towns across the country. First stop: Sioux Falls.

Looking at small town America, from a small plane

Aug 12, 2013
News coverage often tends to miss out on what's going on in small town America. A new project from The Atlantic and Marketplace hopes to remedy that problem.

American Futures: Travels with Jim and Kai

Aug 1, 2013
A joint special project from The Atlantic and Marketplace looking at how the global economy is reshaping small town America.