Business

Phony Check Thieves Steal $300,000 From Sioux Falls Business

Fireplace Professionals Thought Bank Protected Money

It’s a nightmare scenario, thieves, hundreds of miles away, writing phony checks for thousands of dollars draining your bank account. Most of us would think number one it would not happen to us and number two, the bank would recognize the fraud and protect our money. However, a Sioux Falls business is out tens of thousands of dollars, and they…

Flower Shops Prepare for Valentine’s Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Love is in the air and in many stores in the Sioux Empire. As Valentine’s Day approaches, flower shops are busy working to keep their customers happy. It’s been a busier Monday than usual at Flowerama in western Sioux Falls, but that isn’t a surprise to owner Chuck Kuntze. “It’s Valentine’s time, it’s supposed to be busy,”…

Verizon Latest Carrier To Return To Unlimited Cell Plans

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon is the latest mobile carrier to bring back unlimited plans, but its version is pricier than offerings from rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. AT&T only lets customers sign up for unlimited plans when they also subscribe to DirecTV, which AT&T owns. But its prices are similar to Verizon’s for a family; Verizon is cheaper for an…

Volunteers Come To Lift Valentine’s Day Spirit

North Dakota Florists Come To Help Gustaf's Greenery During Co-Owner's Absence

Pat Gustaf, co-owner of Gustaf Greenery in Sioux Falls, is a staple in the florist community. However, this Valentine’s day, he’s facing a tough fight. Complications with Renal Cell Carcinoma are keeping Pat closer to home this holiday season. Unfortunately, his sister and co-owner, Jean Gustaf, said it’s during the single biggest holiday for the industry. “That’s your big day…

Police Search For Suspects In Happy Jacks Casino Robbery

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Police are asking for the public’s help in an early Friday morning robbery. Police say two suspects were able get away with an undisclosed amount of money after robbing the Happy Jacks Casino on E Arrowhead Pkwy. At around 7 a.m. Friday morning police say a male suspect and a female suspect entered Happy Jacks…

Former USF Player “Prepares” While Pursuing Dream

Cougar Football Alumni Crunches Tax Numbers While Off The Field

John Tidwell is a tax preparer at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls. For University of Sioux Falls Cougar fans, however, they may recognize this tax preparer from a different line of work. Tidwell played defensive back for the Cougars from 2011-2015. “It’s kind of like living two different lifestyles, a little bit. On the field, I’m a lot…

Lake Lorraine Brings DSW To South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS – DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is stepping into Sioux Falls with its first South Dakota location. The new store will be located at The Shoppes at Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls and is just one of several new retailers coming to the area. When completed, the new store will feature name-brand…

Developers Needed For Downtown Railyard Transformation

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls officials are looking for developers to transform the Downtown Railyard. Today the city announced it’s starting the process of finding companies interested in helping with the redevelopment. By summer the city will choose which ones it wants to work with. The Railyard is about ten acres of property that could be turned into businesses and…

Premier Center Finishes 2016 With $2.1 Million Operating Income, Increased Attendance

SIOUX FALLS – Denny Sanford Premier Center finished its second full calendar year with higher net operating income and attendance than 2015, due in part to a large number of touring events and big ticket sales. Net operating income, which is revenue minus expenses, came in at $2,145,904 for the venue.  Attendance increased by about 25,000 over the previous year…

Sioux Empire Farm Show Kicks Off

Sioux Falls Chamber Of Commerce Expects Around 30,000 People To Visit

Sioux Falls is once again welcoming the 64th annual Sioux Empire Farm Show this week. The Sioux Falls Fairgrounds will host the livestock portion of the show The Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls Convention Center and Sioux Falls Arena will focus on crop farming. Show Manager Cindy Christensen said the show is projected to generate $2.5 million for the…

Pres. Trump Signs Executive Orders On TPP, International Abortion, And Federal Hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is signing a memorandum to leave the proposed Pacific Rim trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The move is basically a formality, since the agreement had yet to receive required Senate ratification. Trade experts say that approval was unlikely to happen given voters’ anxiety about trade deals and the potential for job losses….

Career Corner: Setting Workplace Resolutions

The New Year is all about setting goals, but sometimes in the midst of our fitness goals, volunteering goals, and others, we tend to forget about setting goals for the place in which we spend the most time– the workplace. Russ Hovendick, president of Client Staffing Solutions, Inc., says he first and foremost recommends everyone review their résumé whether they’re…

Funeral Home Expansion Underway In Sioux Falls, Current Building To Come Down

Construction has now started on what will be the new George Boom Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sioux Falls. While the death rate has stayed generally the same, the funeral home says the growing community has caused them to outgrow their facility.  KDLT’s Jill Johnson takes a look back at its rich history in the city, and what the…

Badlands Motor Speedway Releases Statement Amid Purchase Rumors

SIOUX FALLS – Badlands Motor Speedway released a statement on their website Friday night. The statement comes after a few parties have stated that they have purchased the speedway. Although there has been high interest in the track, BMS say they have not found new owners. Here is the statement they released: “There have been a few parties that have…

MidAmerican Announces Sites For 2 More Iowa Wind Farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – MidAmerican Energy has announced that it will build a wind farm in Boone and neighboring Greene counties and another in Mahaska County. The company said in a news release Thursday that the two will be the first built as part of its Wind XI project. The Beaver Creek project in Boone and Greene counties will…

Amazon Plans To Hire 100,000 Over The Next 18 Months

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. over the next 18 months. The online retailer said Thursday that the jobs are full time and come with benefits. Many of the new jobs will be at fulfillment centers currently being built in a number of states, including California, Florida and Texas. The Seattle company says…

PREMIER Center Beats Out Regional Venues In Touring Ticket Sales

Pollstar Magazine Ranked The Events Center At #88 In The World In 2016

For the second year in a row, 2016 Pollstar Magazine ranks the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in the top 100 in the world when it comes to touring ticket sales. The PREMIER Center jumped 12 spots from the year before for ticket sales, coming in at number 88 in 2016. The Denny sold nearly 171,000 tickets last year, compared to…

Denny Sanford Premier Center Rises In World Venue Rankings

SIOUX FALLS – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls jumped 12 spots from No. 100 to No. 88 in the 2016 Pollstar Magazine venue rankings. Pollstar’s Top 200 Venues list ranks the world’s highest touring ticket-selling arenas each year. PREMIER Center ticket sales were 170,843 in 2016, compared to 140,918 last year. Sales are based on touring events, not…