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Learning more about the proposed Sioux Falls Events Center

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About 350 people in Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties have cast their ballot on whether an Events Center in Sioux Falls should be built.

Absentee voting started just two days ago and hundreds of people have already filled out the ballot.

On Thursday, one group announced they support the Events Center being built.

The Young Professionals Network announced their support Thursday morning and they want others to learn as much as they can about this proposed events center so they can get out there and vote.

And one way to learn more is to attend one of the dozens of meetings the city is holding.

Lisa Osmus and her husband headed to the Oak View Library Thursday night.

They wanted to learn more about the proposed Sioux Falls Events Center.

"We didn't know a whole lot and I knew there was talk about having an events center," Osmus said.

One of her questions was how the Events Center was going to built and she didn't realize it would join with the current Arena.

"Used together as one and try to get them all under the same ownership and not to have one replace the other but be used for different purposes," Osmus said.

While she says she's learned a lot, she has some concerns about the Arena location.

"It would be nice if something could be built up near there as well, some of the restaurants and things like that," Osmus said.

And possible development out near the Arena was talked about Thursday night.

The city is hosting the meetings. It's a way for people to learn more about the Events Center plan and get their questions answered.

And for Lisa and her husband, they think it was worth their time.

"I would really encourage you to go and learn more about it because I really think it's really beneficial," Osmus said.

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, October 4th at the Kuehn Community Center in Sioux Falls. It starts at 6 p.m. The meeting will run an hour.

You can absentee vote during normal business hours at the Minnehaha County Election Office or you can vote on November 8th.

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