Business

Fishing Brings Big Catch For South Dakota

Study By GFP Shows Industry Supports Multi-Million Dollar Impact

YANKTON, S.D.—There are millions of days spent in South Dakota like this Saturday at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery in Yankton. Literally. Data compiled by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks over the last year shows more than three million days were spent on their managed waters. Yankton resident Dave Mingo said the fishing opportunities in the state continually get…

JCPenny Pushes Back Liquidation & Closure Dates; 138 Stores Closing July

SIOUX FALLS – JCPenney is postponing its liquidation sales and closure of 138 stores. It turns out those locations have seen better-than-expected sales since the company announced they would be closing them. Liquidation now begins May 22nd instead of April 17th as originally scheduled and the new closure date is July 31st. That is about six weeks later than JCPenney…

Minnesota-Based Pawn America Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota-based Pawn America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but the company’s president says the move is a reorganization and not a shutdown. The Burnsville company operates 23 pawnshops in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/2pBdh3p ) the company owes between $10 million and $50 million to fewer than 1,000 creditors….

Humboldt, SD Cashing in On Booming Manufacturing Industry

Primary Manufacturing, only company in the world to manufacture using CLIP technology

HUMBOLDT, S.D.- Dimock is known for its cheese, Delmont its sausage. Now Humboldt may have its claim to fame. A new business there creates something that only a handful of companies in the world can do. Inside a small tin building, in a small town made up of mostly gravel roads is a business that’s anything from small time. “This…

Target Field Operators Consider Ballpark Suite Use

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Members of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority are considering whether to bar their family and friends from using its publicly-owned suite at Target Field. The policy change to be taken up Thursday seeks to avoid the controversy that arose over suite use at U.S. Bank Stadium, first reported by the Star Tribune in November. The state legislative auditor investigated…

Sioux Falls Business Seeks Out Immigrant Workers

Grand Prairie Foods Finds Success

All the rumblings out of Washington DC, about building a wall and banning certain people from entering the country has one Sioux Falls couple concerned. Kurt and Valerie Loudenback own a food processing company that sends products all over the country and they hire people from all over the world. Immigrants make up the vast majority of the workforce at…

Avera Health Announces Largest Building Project in Sioux Falls History

Avera Health will begin construction this fall on $174 million worth of projects.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Avera Health will start building a new health campus at 69th Street and Louise Avenue this fall making it the largest building project in Sioux Falls’ history. The Avera on Louise Health Campus will be a walk-able, consumer-friendly campus constructed on 82 acres in southwest Sioux Falls. “This is a glorious day, almost as glorious as…

SD Stores Not Included In Gordmans Department Store Closings

SIOUX FALLS – Though Gordmans Department stores have filed for bankruptcy, the South Dakota locations have been spared from closings, at least for now. U.S. Bankruptcy court documents filed this weekend indicate that Gordmans locations in Sioux Falls and Rapid City will continue to remain open, with 48 stores set to close. Gordmans declared bankruptcy last month after posting losses…

Avera Sacred Heart Buys Yankton Hospital For $13.2M

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – The Avera Sacred Heart Hospital has purchased Yankton’s Lewis and Clark Specialty Hospital for nearly $13.2 million. The Yankton Press & Dakotan reports the hospital deal became effective Saturday, giving Lewis and Clark the new name Avera Surgical Hospital on the Avera Fox Run Health Campus. The health campus contains the surgical hospital, Avera Medical Group…

Consumer Privacy Bill Causing Internet Stir

A Bill Headed To President Trump's Desk Creates Internet Privacy Concerns

A consumer privacy bill heading to President Donald Trump’s desk is causing as much concern as it is confusion. Experts say the bill’s intent is to break up the dual regulating power of the FTC and FCC. It also opens the door for internet service providers, or ISPs, to sell browsing history for marketing advertisement purposes. What does that mean…

Minnesota Based Land O’Lakes Acquires Vermont Creamery

WEBSTERVILLE, Vt. (AP) – Land O’ Lakes has purchased Vermont Creamery, which has experienced growth and says it needs a partner that will help it realize its business potential. Vermont Creamery will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter and fresh dairy in Websterville. Co-founders Allison Hooper and Bob Reese said the company is a “a good fit” for the…

VW To Pay Over $157M To Settle Emissions Claims By 10 States

DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen is paying more than $157 million to 10 states to settle environmental lawsuits over the company’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal. The company says the money will go to Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. All 10 states follow California’s clean air standards. The settlement covers 3-Liter six-cylinder diesel engines and…