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Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales Up For Debate

Bill Looking To Undo Ban Passes House, Heads To Senate Next

On Monday, lawmakers in the Minnesota House voted to get rid of the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. It goes to a Senate committee Wednesday. The restriction has been in place for 159 years since Minnesota became a state in 1858. Marshall Resident and Extra Innings at the Varsity Pub Owner Mike Sweetman supports the move to eliminate the…

Daktronics To Outfit New Milwaukee Bucks Stadium

SIOUX FALLS – The Milwaukee Bucks say South Dakota-based Daktronics will outfit the team’s new arena and surrounding development in downtown Milwaukee with digital displays. The Bucks said Tuesday that Daktronics will outfit the new arena with a custom-designed 52-display system featuring more than 16 million LEDs. The Brookings, South Dakota-based company also will design and install additional outdoor displays…

Yahoo Salvages Verizon Deal With $350 Million Discount

NEW YORK (AP) – Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that Verizon Communications Inc. would demand a discount of at least $1 billion…

Former Rookies Employees Still Waiting For Paychecks

The owner says he will cover all unpaid checks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some Sioux Falls restaurant employees are looking for their paychecks. The business closed its doors nearly one month ago. Some workers say they haven’t received their paycheck since the closing. Others say they’ve gotten a check, but it bounced back. Heaven Cain currently works at the Philips Avenue Dinner in downtown Sioux Falls. But she says…

GreatLIFE Acquires Kansas City Golf Clubs: Offers Year Round Tee Times

GREATLIFE ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN 18 KANSAS CITY AREA GOLF COURSES AND COUNTRY CLUBS

SIOUX FALLS – Today, GreatLIFE announced its acquisition of 18 golf courses/country clubs in the Kansas City area making sure that all its members have the opportunity to golf year round. On January 1, 2017, Thomas P. Walsh Sr. and Tom Walsh Jr. acquired significant ownership in 18 Kansas City area golf courses and country clubs, greatly expanding benefits and…

Sioux Falls Businesses Join “A Day Without Immigrants”

Nationwide Protests Break Out In Response To President Trump's Immigration Policies

Thousands of protesters demonstrated against President Donald Trump’s immigration policy on Thursday across the nation. It was a movement called “A Day Without Immigrants.” Businesses closed down for the day and some students did not go to school. Juan Bonilla, President of Global Voice in Sioux Falls, made a call on Sunday on his radio show for Sioux Falls businesses…

Aloft Hotels Coming To Lake Lorraine Development

SIOUX FALLS – Van Buskirk Companies and Friessen Development announced that Aloft Hotel will be the next phase of retail development at Lake Lorraine. Aloft will be owned and operated by KAJ Hospitality and feature a modern design, the vibrant XYZ bar, and inviting common areas. “This is one of the things we saw early on that we thought would…

Phony Check Thieves Steal $300,000 From Sioux Falls Business

Fireplace Professionals Thought Bank Protected Money

It’s a nightmare scenario, thieves, hundreds of miles away, writing phony checks for thousands of dollars draining your bank account. Most of us would think number one it would not happen to us and number two, the bank would recognize the fraud and protect our money. However, a Sioux Falls business is out tens of thousands of dollars, and they…

Flower Shops Prepare for Valentine’s Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Love is in the air and in many stores in the Sioux Empire. As Valentine’s Day approaches, flower shops are busy working to keep their customers happy. It’s been a busier Monday than usual at Flowerama in western Sioux Falls, but that isn’t a surprise to owner Chuck Kuntze. “It’s Valentine’s time, it’s supposed to be busy,”…

Verizon Latest Carrier To Return To Unlimited Cell Plans

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon is the latest mobile carrier to bring back unlimited plans, but its version is pricier than offerings from rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. AT&T only lets customers sign up for unlimited plans when they also subscribe to DirecTV, which AT&T owns. But its prices are similar to Verizon’s for a family; Verizon is cheaper for an…

Volunteers Come To Lift Valentine’s Day Spirit

North Dakota Florists Come To Help Gustaf's Greenery During Co-Owner's Absence

Pat Gustaf, co-owner of Gustaf Greenery in Sioux Falls, is a staple in the florist community. However, this Valentine’s day, he’s facing a tough fight. Complications with Renal Cell Carcinoma are keeping Pat closer to home this holiday season. Unfortunately, his sister and co-owner, Jean Gustaf, said it’s during the single biggest holiday for the industry. “That’s your big day…

Police Search For Suspects In Happy Jacks Casino Robbery

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Police are asking for the public’s help in an early Friday morning robbery. Police say two suspects were able get away with an undisclosed amount of money after robbing the Happy Jacks Casino on E Arrowhead Pkwy. At around 7 a.m. Friday morning police say a male suspect and a female suspect entered Happy Jacks…

Former USF Player “Prepares” While Pursuing Dream

Cougar Football Alumni Crunches Tax Numbers While Off The Field

John Tidwell is a tax preparer at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls. For University of Sioux Falls Cougar fans, however, they may recognize this tax preparer from a different line of work. Tidwell played defensive back for the Cougars from 2011-2015. “It’s kind of like living two different lifestyles, a little bit. On the field, I’m a lot…

Lake Lorraine Brings DSW To South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS – DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is stepping into Sioux Falls with its first South Dakota location. The new store will be located at The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls and is just one of several new retailers coming to the area. When completed, the new store will feature name-brand…

Developers Needed For Downtown Railyard Transformation

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls officials are looking for developers to transform the Downtown Railyard. Today the city announced it’s starting the process of finding companies interested in helping with the redevelopment. By summer the city will choose which ones it wants to work with. The Railyard is about ten acres of property that could be turned into businesses and…

Premier Center Finishes 2016 With $2.1 Million Operating Income, Increased Attendance

SIOUX FALLS – Denny Sanford Premier Center finished its second full calendar year with higher net operating income and attendance than 2015, due in part to a large number of touring events and big ticket sales. Net operating income, which is revenue minus expenses, came in at $2,145,904 for the venue.  Attendance increased by about 25,000 over the previous year…

Sioux Empire Farm Show Kicks Off

Sioux Falls Chamber Of Commerce Expects Around 30,000 People To Visit

Sioux Falls is once again welcoming the 64th annual Sioux Empire Farm Show this week. The Sioux Falls Fairgrounds will host the livestock portion of the show The Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls Convention Center and Sioux Falls Arena will focus on crop farming. Show Manager Cindy Christensen said the show is projected to generate $2.5 million for the…

Pres. Trump Signs Executive Orders On TPP, International Abortion, And Federal Hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is signing a memorandum to leave the proposed Pacific Rim trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The move is basically a formality, since the agreement had yet to receive required Senate ratification. Trade experts say that approval was unlikely to happen given voters’ anxiety about trade deals and the potential for job losses….

Career Corner: Setting Workplace Resolutions

The New Year is all about setting goals, but sometimes in the midst of our fitness goals, volunteering goals, and others, we tend to forget about setting goals for the place in which we spend the most time– the workplace. Russ Hovendick, president of Client Staffing Solutions, Inc., says he first and foremost recommends everyone review their résumé whether they’re…