Business

Farmers going “Hydrogreen”

RENNER, SD – Many farmers may be burdened by the cost of harvesting livestock feed. Owner/CEO of Hydrogreen Global Technologies, Dihl Grohs said, “The economics of having this system versus real estate and equipment is huge. We gotta feed the world and this is one way to take the pressure off of crop land for human consumption.” This, is Hydrogreen. …

Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota

Pipeline Already Under Big Sioux River

President Donald Trump has given the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline the green light to finish construction. Ninety percent of the pipeline is complete; the remaining construction involves tunneling under Lake Oahe on the Missouri River. The portion of the pipeline that is already finished includes 274 miles in South Dakota. The pipeline goes under several waterways including the…

B & G Milkyway on W 69th St Re-Opens

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Its the first sign of Spring.  A popular ice cream shop is back open in Sioux Falls. B & G Milkyway on 69th street and Louise Avenue re-opened for the season today.  It’s the first location of the franchise to open back up.  Owners say every year, they try to open this one up on the…

Technology Finds Place In Sioux Empire Home Show

Features Show Future Of Home Improvement While Appealing To New Workers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—For the 58th annual Sioux Empire Home Show, the future is on display. New technology requires nothing but the tip of a finger. With a touch of a button, homes have a brain. For vendors such as Budget Blinds Owner Tara Balding, she the norm is all eyes staring down the newest, brightest advancement “We have tons of…

Sioux Falls Business Named One Of The Best In Workplace Culture

Click Rain, Inc. CEO: 'This was a deliberately developed culture that we're really, really proud of.'

A business in Sioux Falls is being awarded for having one of the best workplace cultures in the country. Entrepreneur Magazine partnered with CultureIQ to find the best office cultures for small, medium-sized, and large businesses in America.  They named Click Rain, Inc. as number 16 on their list of top 50 small businesses. Many businesses consider a fun and…

Midco Aquatic Center Announces New Sponsorship

SIOUX FALLS – The City of Sioux Falls has reached an agreement with Children’s Dental Center and Parkway Orthodontics to be a sponsor for the Midco Aquatic Center. Children’s Dental Center and Parkway Orthodontics will be the Recreation Pool sponsor in the facility. “At Children’s Dental Center and Parkway Orthodontics, we take great pride in our community involvement and are…

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…