Business

Board & Brush: New Creative Studio Opens in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In the wake of the holiday gift giving season a new d-i-y creative studio is hitting the sioux falls market Board & Brush opened its doors today. The creative studio allows customers to gather with friends and family while making wood decor from scratch. There’s no set instruction for the finished product’s design and participants can pick…

More Stores Open For Business At Lake Lorraine In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More stores are open for business at Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls. Marshalls, Homegoods, Carters and OshKosh B’Gosh all opened their doors to customers this morning. Shopping hours run until 10 p.m. tonight. These stores join Sioux Falls Cryo, which opened Monday and Ross Dress for Less, Hobby Lobby and Smallcakes Cupcakery which opened earlier this…

New Partnership Promotes Hunting Ahead Of Pheasant Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new partnership between sporstmen, retailers and business leaders is promoting hunting throughout South Dakota. “Hunting Works for South Dakota” is working to educate the public and policy makers about the effect of the hunting industry on the economy. The organization is co-chaired by several business leaders and directors of convention and visitors bureaus from across…

SF Police Hope Ride Sharing Company Will Help Improve Safety, Cut Down On DWI Arrests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– With Lyft possibly in route to Sioux Falls, police are hoping the ride sharing company helps improve public safety and will cut down on the number of DWI arrests they make each year. For the last three years, Sioux Falls Police have arrested more than 11-hundred people for DWI each year in the city. So far this…

Renewable Energy Jobs Up 16 Percent In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A nonprofit study shows renewable energy jobs in Minnesota grew by 16 percent from 2015 to 2016. The research by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota says there are about 6,200 jobs in the state in renewable energy, most in solar or wind power. Some traditional energy sectors, such as coal mining, have seen an exodus of jobs. In…

Midco Aquatic Center Celebrates 1st Birthday With Weekend Of Activities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – City officials in Sioux Falls gathered to celebrate the Midco Aquatic Center’s first birthday today. More than 227,000 people have visited the city’s first indoor aquatic center over the last year. Officials say the facility has generated more than $1.2M in revenue from services like daily admissions, swim passes and swim lessons. The aquatic center has…

Xcel Energy May Split Subsidiary For Minnesota, North Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Xcel Energy has proposed splitting its utility operations in North Dakota and Minnesota. Xcel says widening policy differences between the two states over clean energy have caused stresses that might best be solved by a breakup. But a consultant for the North Dakota Public Service Commission is arguing against the separation. The consultant says North Dakota wouldn’t…

From Food Truck To Restaurant, Swamp Daddy’s Is Looking To Expand

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After moving from Louisiana to South Dakota 13 years ago, a business owner is looking to make a permanent stamp on the city, turning her food truck into a restaurant. And it’s the community’s support that is making the expansion possible. “I love our customers; they have supported us so much,” says Inkka Beaudion. Wherever…

Alliant Energy Says Wind Farm Going Up In Northwest Iowa

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) – Alliant Energy has announced plans to build a 300-megawatt wind farm in northwest Iowa. The project will cover about 30,000 acres in neighboring Clay and Dickinson counties. Officials say the 121 turbines planned for the project should produce enough power for 130,000 homes. Alliant estimates the project will provide more than $40 million in local tax…

Employee: I Got A Text That I No Longer Had A Job; Moe’s Southwest Grill Unexpectedly Closes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Moe’s Southwest Grill in Sioux Falls has reportedly, unexpectedly closed. The city’s sole location on South Western Avenue shut down sometime yesterday. A sign on the front door reads “Moe’s Southwest Grill Permanently Closed.” The website also indicated the location has shut down. The closure of the restaurant came as a surprise to many customers, as…

Senators Bewildered By Equifax Contract With IRS After Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senators are expressing bewilderment that credit reporting company Equifax has received a $7.25 million contract with the IRS to provide taxpayer and personal identity verification services. A Senate committee is examining the data breach at Equifax that’s affected more than 145 million people. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has this question for the company’s former CEO:…

Boss’ Opening Comedy Club

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Comedy isn’t new to the Sioux Falls scene but one local business is looking to pair jokes with some pizza. Boss’ Pizza and Chicken has been serving the community for more than a decade. A majority of their orders are delivery and take out, so the pizza joint is transforming their underutilized seating into a comedy…

Members Of 2 Large AG Co-Ops In The Dakotas Vote To Merge

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Members of two agriculture co-ops in the Dakotas have decided to merge. Fifty-eight percent of North Central Farmers Elevator voters and 63 percent of Wheat Growers voters approved the merger. More than 4,100 people voted. The new cooperative is expected to begin operations next February. A new name wasn’t immediately chosen. North Central has about 2,400…