Business

Sioux Falls Restaurant Takes ‘Guests’ Back In Time For 50th Anniversary

A well-known restaurant is celebrating its Golden Anniversary. The Royal Fork Buffet opened their first location in Idaho in 1967. To honor the milestone, the Sioux Falls location took their customers back in time Thursday. “We were here Mother’s Day and it was lined clear up around, so we figured we would be here early,” said Evelyn Utley of Sioux…

Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse To Close After 25 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A longstanding Sioux Falls bar is closing its doors, Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse on Western Avenue is closing after 25 years. According to a press release, the bar is closing on Saturday, August 26th. Owners say they will have daily special events leading up to the closure but the details on those events have not been released….

Minnehaha County Commission Approves New Feedlot Ordinance

Trims Distance Requirements Between CAFOs and Residential Buildings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Larger CAFO’s, or concentrated animal feeding operations, may get closer to home in Minnehaha County. The Minnehaha County Commission voted unanimously to update their two decades-old zoning ordinance. It trims the minimum setback requirement between feeding lots and residential buildings. For example, the old ordinance required Class A feeding lots, meaning lots with 2000 or more…

FULL STORY: Lloyd Companies To Help City Build $43.5 Million Project In Uptown Sioux Falls

The Uptown area in downtown Sioux Falls will soon be getting a facelift. With the help of Lloyd Companies, the city plans to redevelop even more land near the entrance to Falls Park. It comes with a $43.5 million price tag. It’s been more than a decade since the area near 2nd Street and Phillips Avenue served as a salvage…

Construction To Begin Next Month On $150M Ethanol Plant

Courtesy of Ringneck EnergyONIDA, S.D. (AP) – Construction is to begin next month on a $150 million ethanol plant just south of Onida, after three years of development and fundraising. Construction on the 80-million-gallon-per-year Ringneck Energy plant ran into numerous delays due to legal, financial and regulatory hurdles. President and CEO Walt Wendland says those battles are in the past,…

Sanford Medical Center Open In Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – One of the largest private construction projects in the Dakotas is open for business. Sanford Health has opened a $494 million hospital in Fargo. Sanford Medical Center in North Dakota’s largest city has 284 beds, 28 operating rooms and 51 emergency bays. The new 1 million-square-foot hospital is North Dakota’s largest medical center and includes an…

Don’t Worry Just Yet Garth Fans: Tickets, Hotel Rooms Still Available

Garth Brooks has added one more show in Sioux Falls for his ‘World Tour’ with Trisha Yearwood. This is the seventh show announced at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, since the first tickets went on sale on Friday morning. More shows means more money and people coming into the city, but is there enough room? “We started to see some…

Dollar Loan Center Signals Expansion Plan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Less than a month after Dollar Loan Center once again began offering short term loans in Sioux Falls and Rapid City, documents show the company may have plans to expand. According to the Associated Press, last month Dollar Loan Center, which is owned by Chuck Brennan, filed for new money lending licenses at three more locations….

SD Weights & Measures Have Skimmers On Radar

Locating Devices Also Falls On Retailer & Customer

If a business uses any type of weighing or measuring device, the State of South Dakota likely keeps an eye on it. When it comes to gas station pumps, Weights & Measures inspects more than just the fuel. They also look for devices that can steal your credit card information. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your own inspection…

A Crowded Market: How Grocery Stores Are Trying To Stay Relevant

There are a lot of options in Sioux Falls when it comes to buying groceries, sometimes it seems like too many. Among many others, Hy-Vee, Aldi, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Target are trying to thrive in a very crowded market. They’re all competing against the ecommerce giant Amazon. But that’s good news for shoppers as retailers are lowering prices…

Cattle Costs Suffering Due To Drought

11 Percent Of South Dakota Is Considered Under "Extreme" Conditions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The drought in South Dakota continues to get worse. Ninety-three percent of the state is currently in “abnormally dry” conditions, with eleven percent falling under the “extreme” category. With the harshest dry conditions in West River, Sioux Falls Regional Livestock owner David Minor said it’s having a residual effect on their auctions. “We’re getting extra numbers…

Minnesota AG Sues CenturyLink For High Internet Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing CenturyLink, alleging the internet provider is overbilling many Minnesota customers after quoting lower rates. Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court on Wednesday. The lawsuit argues that the Louisiana-based company has frequently charged residents higher monthly rates than they were quoted and refused to honor the…

Takata Adds 2.7M Vehicles To Air Bag Inflator Recall

DETROIT (AP) – Takata is adding 2.7 million vehicles from Ford, Nissan and Mazda to the long list of those recalled to replace potentially dangerous air bag inflators. The inflators are a new type that previously was thought to be safe. Vehicles affected are from the 2005 through 2012 model years. Takata inflators can explode with too much force and…

Gage Brothers To Build $40 Million Plant In Sioux Falls

Courtesy: Gage Brothers SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A manufacturer with deep roots in Sioux Falls says it will begin construction on a $40 million plant this summer. Gage Brothers says the new 210,000-square-foot facility will consolidate machinery and employees in one location. Current operations are scattered between 16 buildings. The precast concrete producer has been at the same location…

Sanford: Complaint Misses Mark On North Dakota Health Care

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Dakotas-based Sanford Health says a move by the Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota attorney general to block a merger agreement with a Bismarck clinic lacks an understanding of health care delivery in western North Dakota. The regulators last month filed a federal complaint alleging that the deal with Mid-Dakota Clinic would violate antitrust law. The…