Sioux Empire December Speaker will be Todd Heitkamp, National Weather Service Meteorologist & Owner of Dakota Angler Bait Shop
Tuesday, December,19 at 7 p.m.
Topic: “How Does Weather Effect Your Success On the Ice?”
Todd is a native of Adrian, MN. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Meteorology. He began his National Weather Service career in Waterloo, IA and then transferred to Denver, CO in 1990. Four years later, he became the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NWS office in Sioux Falls, SD. While with the NWS, he has received numerous awards and recognitions, including two Department of Commerce Bronze medals for his work in public safety. In 2001, he opened Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls. Using his expertise in Meteorology and his love for fishing, he began researching how weather affects fishing. He has shared his knowledge with a number of groups across the country. He has appeared on the Tony Dean Show, as well as written numerous articles on the subject including co-authoring an article with Ted Takasaki. He has been married to his wife Roxanne for 32 years and has three children: Courtney, Nick, and Josh.