The 43rd St. Patrick's Day Parade is happening this Saturday in Sioux Falls, and downtown businesses are gearing up for the festivities. However, one of the parade's longstanding participants, Mrs. Murphy's Irish Gifts, may be undergoing changes this year, according to Dakota News Now.

For the past 26 years, the Murphy family has owned the store and been involved in the parade, with generations of Murphys having floats in every parade since its inception in 1980. But as the owners approach retirement age, they are searching for potential buyers to keep the Irish gift store alive.

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NEED TO KNOW: Sioux Falls St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

While the store's future may be uncertain right now, the Murphys plan to participate in the parade for years to come and continue their tradition of celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the Sioux Falls community.

Source: Dakota News Now


A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.

Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.

So, to help ease you into winter in Sioux Falls and South Dakota here are some winter survival tips: