Business

Brennan Suing SD Division Of Banking, Claims Agency Illegally Revoked License

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The battle between Dollar Loan Center and the state of South Dakota appears to be headed for the courtroom. Owner Chuck Brennan has filed a lawsuit against the South Dakota Division of Banking for what he is calling a violation of his business’ constitutional rights. The Division of Banking revoked Dollar Loan Center’s lending license last…

Hurricane Season Keeping Local Travel Agents Busy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is rivaling past seasons for most active, and there’s still a third of the season to go. Residents were recently evacuated in places like Texas and Florida. But what happens when these areas are expecting visitors? Lorie Buus with All About Travel in Sioux Falls says unfortunately some destinations are destroyed. But…

Could Electric Cars Become the Future:Tesla Installing Supercharger Stations in Sioux Falls 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Electric cars are the future, and that’s why we are seeing more charging stations. In Sioux Falls, Tesla owners will soon be able to start charging their electric cars at Hy-Vee on 26th and Marion. Tesla car owners will not be the only ones seeing charging stations. Automotive experts like Lloyd Nickel say as the demand for electric…

Look The Part For Garth Brooks Week

  Sioux Falls, SD- Many businesses are gearing up for Garth Week, and one shop wants to make sure you’re looking the part. Boot Barn on West 41st Street has added more staff to help with stocking and prepping for the Garth Brooks concerts. Store Manager Melissa Petitti says she’s noticing more customers are coming in to buy new country…

Dollar Loan Center Receives “Cease And Desist” Order

Lending Practices Deemed In Violation Of State Laws

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Division of Banking has issued a cease and desist order in regards to Dollar Loan Center’s latest short-term loans. In July, Chuck Brennan’s flagship business began offering short-term loans with a 36-percent annual interest rate, plus a late fee if the loans were not repaid in one week. The Division of Banking began…

Police Searching For Suspects After 2 Casinos Robbed Over Weekend

Police say they’re searching for the suspects after two Sioux Falls casinos were robbed over the weekend. The first robbery occurred Saturday morning at Deuces Casino on North West Avenue. Police say a man walked into the casino with dark colored clothing, a black hat, and a bandana over his face. They say he pointed a gun at a couple…

Sioux Falls Business Donating Portion Of Sales To Family Of Homicide Victim

A Sioux Falls restaurant is reaching out after a teenager was gunned down last week. The Barrel House is donating to the family of Riley Stonehouse. A portion of its sales will help pay for funeral expenses. The Barrel House Manager Alicia Severson said, “Every Monday, we take 10 percent of our gross sales and we donate to local charities…

Creative Steps Childcare Center Opening In East Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Van Buskirk Companies announced on Friday that Creative Steps Childcare will be opening September 5th in their Copper Creek Development in Sioux Falls. The childcare center will be located on East 26th Street and South Dakota Highway 11. The 8,400 square foot building that features a gym, full kitchen, activity room, imagination room, curriculum room, and individual…

South Dakota Company Helps Farmers In Africa

In four years, 77,000 African farmers have seen an increase in their crop yields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – What started as a mission trip has turned into an overseas partnership. Two non-profits, one in Sioux Falls and one in Africa, are working together to help Kenyan farmers become more proficient. The growth is being seen beyond the crops. With advanced technology, like drones and GPS, it’s no secret that South Dakota farmers are proficient….

Avera Health Breaks Ground On New Sioux Falls Campus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Earlier this year, Avera Health announced plans to build a 262,000 square foot campus at the intersection of 69th Street and Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls. Today, they celebrate the groundbreaking with construction on the $174M project beginning this fall. The campus is expected to be complete in 2020. The first phase includes a surgical hospital…

Sioux Falls Restaurant Takes ‘Guests’ Back In Time For 50th Anniversary

A well-known restaurant is celebrating its Golden Anniversary. The Royal Fork Buffet opened their first location in Idaho in 1967. To honor the milestone, the Sioux Falls location took their customers back in time Thursday. “We were here Mother’s Day and it was lined clear up around, so we figured we would be here early,” said Evelyn Utley of Sioux…

Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse To Close After 25 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A longstanding Sioux Falls bar is closing its doors, Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse on Western Avenue is closing after 25 years. According to a press release, the bar is closing on Saturday, August 26th. Owners say they will have daily special events leading up to the closure but the details on those events have not been released….