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Plane Makes Emergency Landing Near Martin

Twin Engine Plane From Aberdeen

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption The pilot of twin-engine plane made an emergency landing this morning near Martin, in Southwestern South Dakota. The Martin Volunteer Fire Department says 4 people were on board. They all walked away with minor injuries including a few cuts and bruises. At this point it not clear why the pilot had…

Downtown Crawl Inspires Buyers to Shop Small

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 605 Running Company is busy prepping for its first half marathon in Downtown Sioux Falls this weekend. However, if you don’t like to run, you can always crawl. They’re hosting a special event for those who are or aren’t participating in the race. To Greg Koch, “fun” and “run” are synonymous. He laces up every morning…

US manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for hundreds of American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Nearly 2,200 companies are asking the Commerce Department to exempt them from the 25 percent steel tariff, and more than 200 other companies are asking to be spared the 10…

Profile by Sanford Announces Plan to Expand Nationwide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford is taking its personal health coaching service coast to coast. Officials announced on Tuesday that Profile by Sanford will expand to 275 locations in 35 states, from California to Florida. Profile currently has 45 stores in 18 states. The company aims to eventually have 1,000 locations across the US and expand worldwide. Profile pairs customers…

Minnesota regulators approve Xcel electric car pilot program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Xcel Energy is rolling out a new pilot program in Minnesota aiming to increase interest in electric vehicles. The Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the pilot program Thursday. The utility’s program includes a “smart charger” that doesn’t require customers to install a second electrical meter, which can be a costly venture. It’ll…

Runoff Candidates Gearing Up For Another Election

Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher face off in upcoming runoff election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Late Tuesday night, we learned the two candidates who are inching closer to becoming the next Mayor of Sioux Falls. This morning, we learned how they’re preparing for another election. A runoff election between Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher will take place on May 1st after the field of candidates was trimmed from 6 to 2….

Company says 2 Omaha Younkers stores to close

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The owner of Younkers department stores has told the Nebraska Labor Department that it intends to close both Omaha stores. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the closings are expected to be permanent and affect nearly 360 employees. Younkers parent company, Bon-Ton Stores Inc., has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles with debt and declining mall…

Mitchell pushes license ordinance to help liquor retailers

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Mitchell is moving to alter its liquor licensing rules after South Dakota lawmakers made changes that would create uncertainty for nearly 20 of the city’s businesses. The Daily Republic reports that state regulators notified cities of changes to state liquor license laws late last month. Lawmakers discontinued three classes of off sale liquor and malt beverage…

Facebook suspends another app in privacy scandal

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook has suspended another app firm that may have misused data, adding to a growing list of firms being investigated by the social media company. Facebook says CubeYou, a firm associated with the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, will be suspended after CNBC notified Facebook that CubeYou was collecting information about users through quizzes. According to…

Elegant Mommy Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A popular Sioux Falls baby and mother store is celebrating their 10th anniversary this weekend. Elegant Mommy started as a little shop off 49th street but has evolved from selling pre-owned maternity clothes to baby clothes, car seats and breastfeeding education. Over the weekend, lots of items in the store will be discounted and there will…

Younkers At Empire Mall To Close This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Younkers at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls is slated to close this summer. According to documents filed through the South Dakota Department of Labor, layoffs are expected to begin in June. More than 150 employees will be affected. The company will also be closing four of their Younkers and Herbergers locations in Minnesota. This news…

BMW could face big hit from China’s US tariffs

FILE PHOTO: The logo of BMW before the company’s annual news conference in Munich, southern Germany, March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File PhotoWASHINGTON (AP) – Analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein are saying that BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Tesla are the biggest potential losers from higher Chinese tariffs on U.S. auto imports. Bernstein said in a note Wednesday that BMW sends 89,000 vehicles…

KDLT Cares: KDLT Career Fair Hosts 41 Area Businesses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Labor partnered with KDLT-TV to host a career fair on Wednesday in downtown Sioux Falls. Businesses in the Sioux Falls area welcomed career seekers to their stations. State officials say the unemployment rate in Sioux Falls is 2.9%. Rates this low make it more difficult for businesses to find people withe the…