Over the weekend my family had a short visit to Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota, with a population of 155,000, about half of the size of population in St. Paul, the second largest city in Minnesota.
We visited Falls Park, Sanford Children’s Hospital, Sertoma Butterfly House, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, downtown, etc. I was most impressed by the newly completed Sanford Children’s Hospital, made possible by a donation of $16 million from Denny Sanford.
Mr. Sanford is CEO of United National Corporation, First Premier Bank, and Premier Bankcard. He is considered one of the most generous philanthropists in the United States.
Sanford was born in St. Paul. He graduated from St. Paul Central High School and University of Minnesota. He lives in Sioux Falls.
Here are some pictures from the trip.