Sioux Falls Mayor welcomes Uber to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( — Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, on Thursday, took the first Uber ride in South Dakota.

“We’re excited to welcome Uber to our market,” TenHaken enthused as he took off for the ride ‘live’ on his Facebook page. 

South Dakota is the last state to get the ride-sharing service. Lyft has been around for about two years, now Uber.

Uber’s launch, in front of the federal courthouse downtown on Phillips, included a $5,000 donation to MADD South Dakota (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). Supporters say ride-sharing services promote safe driving and reduce impaired driving.