Business

Small Business Spotlight: Statues And Their Stories

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Stephanie Wollman. She grew up painting statues. Many community members flock to her business on Russell and Louise for bird bathes, religious symbols, angels, flower pots, and military statues. Stephanie says she gets the production materials and rose quartz right here in sioux falls. “Every dollar that I generate in revenue here, I am in…

Holiday Sales Arrive Early In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D. – We are a week away from one the biggest shopping days of the year; Black Friday. But according to industry experts, most shoppers are actually hitting up stores before Thanksgiving. That includes the community of Harrisburg, which is already taking advantage of early sales. Christmas came early this year, for those buying the gifts. “I did the…

SDSU vs. USD Game To Bring Big Bucks To Mom And Pop Shops In Vermillion

Vermillion, SD – SDSU  and USD football are getting ready to go head-to-head for the big game Saturday afternoon. 10,000 fans will fill the Dakota Dome in Vermillion for the sold-out rivalry game, but even more will empty their wallets into the town’s economy. “So we’re really excited about just seeing the streets full, the tailgate areas full, and right…

Citi Plans New ‘State-of-the-Art’ Facility in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Citibank is stepping up and reaffirming their commitment to Sioux Falls with plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility in the city. Plans are preliminary, however employees were notified Tuesday morning. According to Citi Public Affairs Director Mark Rodgers, the facility will be more technologically advanced than the current site and would be completed by the…

Sioux Falls Company Launches Customized Screen Protectors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Imagine customizing your phone screen protector to have a picture of your pet, your favorite sport, or even food? Thanks to a Sioux Falls business man and his company, now you can. It’s the first of its kind screen protector that’s unbreakable, reusable, and comes in different customized designs. “It’s brand new, it’s never been done before. Every…

City Council Denies Gas Station To Expand Into A Casino

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls City Council took up a disagreement between a neighborhood and gas station owner Tuesday night. The owner of Hilltop BP on the corner of 18th and Cleveland says he’s trying to grow his business – by offering video lottery. But, those who live near the gas station fear gaming will drive up crime in…

Sanford Health Invests In German Hospital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Health has made its first investment in an international hospital. The health system’s German subsidiary has acquired a minority interest in ISAR Klinik II AG, which includes a hospital in Munich, Germany. Sanford Health CEP Kelby Krabbenhoft says the investment is a significant step in its goal to advance health care around the world….

Deadwood Casino Files For Bankruptcy Protection

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – A hotel and casino in the western part of South Dakota has filed for bankruptcy protection just two months after actor-director Kevin Costner shuttered the doors on his area casino. Celebrity Hotel and Casino filed documents seeking protection from creditors last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Dakota. The hotel is owned…

Empire Mall Retailers Looking to Hire Seasonal Workers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- If you’re looking to take on an extra job this holiday season. Retailers in the Sioux Empire are searching for extra employees. The Empire Mall hosted a job fair earlier today. Nearly 30 stores in the mall were outside their storefronts with information on available positions. The Candy Clubhouse was among the many stores that participated in…

Convenience Store Owner Trying To Offer Video Lottery, Neighbors Resisting

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In every direction you look in Sioux Falls, you will likely see a restaurant, bar or business offering video lottery. But one business owner looking to expand and offer these services, is receiving some resistance. Neighbors fear the new games will bring more criminal activity to the area. A sign outside of the Hilltop BP…

800 Dogs to Compete at the Sioux Empire Dog Show

800 Dogs to Compete at the Sioux Empire Dog Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Some of the fiercest competitors on four legs are in Sioux Falls this weekend. The Sioux Empire Kennel Club fall show started today at the fairgrounds. Nearly 800 dogs from all over the country are competing. Dogs and their owners try to score the most points in obedience and rally trials. They hope to qualify for other…

Halloween Express Adding Flare to Costumes for Safety

Halloween Express Adding Flare to Costumes for Safety

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The last time we had more than a trace of snow on Halloween was in 1995. While it looks like the kids are safe from bad weather this year, there are other dangers to avoid. As kids are getting excited for all the tricks and treats some costumes tend to be dark in color and hooded making…

Xcel Energy Building 175 New Wind Turbines

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Xcel Energy is adding to its wind power. The utility company is partnering with Wanzek Construction of West Fargo to build a wind farm in Dickey County and another in Iowa with some turbines located in Minnesota. Construction of the Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County is planned for 2018. The Freeborn Wind Farm, mainly…

Cab Companies React To Lyft Launch

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Aside from the new ride sharing service, there are more than 30 traditional cabs providing rides in Sioux Falls. And extra drivers on the road mean extra competition. The news didn’t come as a surprise. “They’ve been talking about it a long time, big cities have it,” says owner of Taxi By Mike, LLC, Mike Oldfield….