Teri Schmidt of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to report that the city is up 5.5 percent in room tax.  That means more people are visiting Sioux Falls and staying in our hotels and motels.

At the Visitors Center at Falls Park, Teri says the attraction is up over 5 thousand visitors from the previous year.

And---there is even more good news!  According to the State Department of Labor and Regulation, unemployment in the area dropped to 3.9 percent in August from 4 percent in July.