Business

Verizon Sought $925 Million Penalty For Yahoo’s Lax Security

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Verizon demanded a $925 million discount on its acquisition of Yahoo’s online services to help offset the damage from the biggest data breaches in internet history. It ultimately settled on a $350 million concession. Yahoo is disclosing new details about its negotiations with Verizon in a regulatory filing Monday. The filing doesn’t say why Verizon accepted…

Pandora Starts On-Demand Music Subscription Service

NEW YORK (AP) – Internet radio company Pandora is launching an on-demand music service for $10 a month. Pandora’s existing service works more like radio. People listen to music on customizable stations. The premium service launching this month will let users choose specific songs or albums and will personalize recommendations based on people’s listening habits. There is also an “offline…

Opponents: North Dakota-Owned Casinos Would Hurt Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Opponents of a proposal that would change the North Dakota Constitution to allow state-owned casinos say it will hurt American Indian gambling facilities and relationships with tribes. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox told the House Judiciary Committee Monday that casinos provide jobs and revenue for the state’s five Indian reservations and nearby communities. Ruth Buffalo…

SD Businesses Get Creative To Find Employees

With the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, South Dakota businesses are having a tough time finding employees. While there’s no tactic that’s absolute magic, they’re finding creative ways to get people in the door. ‘Free cable. Free internet. Wear jeans to work.’ These are some of the phrases Midco has been using on social media. “We really want to…

Businesses Look To Climb During The Summit League Tournament

Downtown Sioux Falls Offering Special Deals During The Hoops Weekend

An exciting weekend awaits basketball fans in Sioux Falls. The Summit League Basketball Tournament tips off Saturday at the Denny Sanford Premiere Center. However, it’s not just a big weekend for hoops fans. Businesses in Sioux Falls are preparing for a jam-packed weekend. The Sheraton Hotel next to the Premier Center is completely booked. Summit League officials, school administrators, media…

Summit League Tournament Makes Its 2017 Return

New "Fanfest" Tries To Make Tournament A Weekend Experience

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—College basketball tournament time is upon us. The Denny Sanford Premier Center is gearing up to host the Summit League Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournament for the third straight year. General Manager Terry Torkildson said they’ve grown more comfortable in getting the big event prepared. “We know what the other one wants so there’s still a lot of…

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…