Sioux Falls, SD (KELO-AM) After 60 years of talking about it, Sioux Falls on Monday broke ground for the city's first indoor aquatic center.
Mayor Mike Huether told the small crowd at Spellerberg Park that an indoor facility has been on the city's quality of life 'to do' list since the 1950s, so it's time to cross it off the list and get it done.
After the grand opening in the Fall of 2016, Mayor Huether says the brutal winters will be shorter.
City crews broke the cement at the wading pool at the old outdoor facility at Spellerberg so Huether and other city leades could toss the ceremonial dirt. The old pool will be demolished in the coming months to make way for the new.