SDN Blog

Firefighters - FirstNet

The development of a robust, wireless broadband network for America’s first responders is expected to reach a significant milestone in June. The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, is developing the first high-speed, nationwide, broadband network dedicated to public safety. Read More»

NAO Humanoid Robot

Two Sioux Falls teachers got a big surprise on Wednesday that will help them in their classrooms. The Sioux Falls Education Foundation presented them with checks to buy some high tech pieces of equipment that will take their students around the world and to infinity and beyond. Read More»

Sen. John Thune / Dakota State University / Michael Shlanta

Every parent experiences moments where pride and fear can collide. I felt one of those potentially explosive moments at Sen. John Thune’s packed event at Dakota State University last week. When the senator opened for student questions, I looked back and saw my son, Michael, at the microphone. Read More»

Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center

Jamie Arens and her staff take pride in the first-year achievements of the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center. During its first year of operation, the center addressed 511 barriers to health care. Read More»

Jodi Schwan Sioux Falls Business

Jodi Schwan uncovers the biggest business news in Sioux Falls. She covers it prolifically, from bar openings to multi-million dollar deals, and she delivers the news first, accurately and without sensation. Read More»

High School Intern, Danial Madson

During the past several years, SDN Communications has really built up its internship program for college students. Sioux Falls-based SDN’s internship program is more than a good corporate deed. It helps the company attract and groom good future employees. Read More»

Vicki Kerkvliet, Business Resource Center

The most difficult barriers that confront people with disabilities are attitudinal, Vicki Kerkvliet says. Some people with disabilities are wrongly considered second-class citizens rather than recognized for their abilities. Read More»

5 Worthy charities that need your help right now

Bishop Dudley hospitality House

The SDN Communications' 160 employees are active in the civic-minded matters year-round, but they make special efforts in December to help people and families in need. Read More»

County Commission Data Center Tour

The 25,000-square-foot, bunker-like Data Center just northwest of Sioux Falls provides secure space for servers and other equipment so that SDN and some of its clients can back up their valuable electronic information. Read More»

Hawthorne Elementary Thank You

Seventy third-graders at Hawthorne Elementary School in Sioux Falls were at risk of missing out on a field trip to the Washington Pavilion last spring. Many couldn’t come up with the $2.50 they each needed for the outing. Read More»