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Sioux Falls Council approves $19.4M indoor pool

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Sioux Falls City Council has approved funding for an indoor pool at the city's Spellerberg Park.

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Council members after more than an hour of public debate on Tuesday night approved paying for the $19.4 million aquatic center with more than $11 million in capital funding left over from last year, and city budget money over the next three years.

City residents in April rejected a ballot measure for a new outdoor pool at Spellerberg Park following a campaign by a group pushing for an indoor pool.

Sanford Health earlier this month said it would commission a feasibility study on housing an indoor pool at the Sanford Sports Complex. Spokesman Mike Begeman on Monday said Sanford supports the city's plans to build at Spellerberg.

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