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The Sioux Falls City Council approved Sept. 13 spending $500,000 to develop plans for an events center.

Mayor Mike Huether said potential donors need hard facts and a solid design before they decide to pour millions of dollars into a facility.

Some council members tried unsuccessfully to remove or redirect the money in Huether’s $307 million budget.

Huether says the money should answer all the questions the council and residents have about a future events center.