Business

Recovery In Delmont Starts To Take Shape

Iconic Structures Come Closer To Completion As Town Grows Around Them

DELMONT, S.D.–It’s been two years since a tornado destroyed a third of the town. Now in the second year of recovery, iconic structures are starting to take shape. President of the Delmont Board of Trustees Earla Strid said the town is getting used to their new normal. “We haven’t quit, yet. We’re still going,” said Strid. In the midst of…

Cut-A-Thon For Pancreatic Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Both Supercuts locations in Sioux Falls are holding a fundraiser to help out a cause that hits close to home for the salon manager. “We’ve had a tough couple of years, this probably the first year that I was able to actually not cry when talking about it,” says Leah Rasmussen. Five years ago, Rasmussen lost…

$40M Facility Planned For Foundation Park In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A $40 million project is planned at an industrial park just northwest of Sioux Falls. Wind Chill, LLC purchased 54 of the 800-acres available at Foundation Park for $5.7 million. The 205,000 square-foot facility will be the first project built at the site. The facility will serve as a food warehouse and distribution center with complete…

Avera Health Announces Retirement Of CEO Dr. Kapaska

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Avera Health announces the upcoming retirement of Dr. Dave Kapaska, Regional President and CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, on June 30, 2017. David Flicek, Chief Administrative Officer of Avera Medical Group has been named President and CEO of Avera McKennan. Flicek will assume leadership duties beginning July 1 and also maintain his…

Lawmakers Seek Details From Trump Organization

WASHINGTON (AP) – Leaders of a House investigations panel are asking the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments paying for services at his hotels. Trump said he would turn the money over to the…

Google Home’s Assistant Can Now Recognize Different Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google’s voice-activated assistant can now recognize who’s talking to it on Google’s Home speaker. An update coming out Thursday will enable Home’s built-in assistant to learn the different voices of up to six people, although they can’t all be talking to the internet-connected speaker at the same time. Distinguishing voices will allow Home to be more…

Sioux Falls Wins 3 NCAA Tournament Bids

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Will Host Division One Ice Hockey Regional In 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Sioux Falls will get to host three more NCAA tournaments over the next few years. The NCAA announced the winners of host city bids Tuesday. Chris Semrau, Assistant General Manager with the Denny Sanford Premier Center, said they’re excited to host a first time ever event in the state. “This is huge. This is the first time Division…

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…