Business

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…

Amazon To Collect Sales Taxes In South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says online retail giant Amazon will start collecting sales taxes on purchases in South Dakota. Daugaard announced the development Tuesday in his State of the State address. The move is a win for South Dakota, which depends on sales tax collections to fund state government. Daugaard says Amazon will begin voluntarily collecting state…

13 Small Wind Projects Proposed In Southeastern South Dakota

AVON, S.D. (AP) – A company that proposed a 201-megawatt wind farm near Avon last year has a new plan for 13 smaller projects in southeastern South Dakota. Kristie Fiegen, chairwoman for the state Public Utilities Commission, tells the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that last month, the commission received paperwork Prevailing Winds filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory…

Starbuck To Start Selling Bite-Sized Egg Snacks

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks will start selling a new bite-sized egg snack next week, the first of a series of new food options that the coffee chain hopes will boost sales. The new item, called Sous Vide Egg Bites, is a wheat-free portable egg-and-cheese mixture about the size of a golf ball. Starbucks said Thursday it spent three years…

Tre Lounge Will Be Closing Its Doors This Weekend

SIOUX FALLS  – A popular Sioux Falls restaurant is closing its doors this weekend. The final day for Tre Lounge will be this Saturday. The business located on W. 33rd St. joined the Sioux Falls restaurant scene in 2007. Randy Derheim, a consultant for the company that owns Tre Lounge, says the landscape of Sioux Falls has changed and that…

Brennan: Voters “Duped” On Initiated Measure 21

SIOUX FALLS – Payday loan millionaire Chuck Brennan says he feels voters were” duped” when it came to Initiated Measure 21. South Dakota voters passed the measure to cap interest rates on payday loans with a resounding 75-percent approval. Since then, Brennan has closed up his businesses including Dollar Loan center, Badlands Speedway and the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy….

Cabela’s Says Bass Pro Deal Faces New Regulatory Hurdles

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) – Cabela’s say Bass Pro Shops’ $4.5 billion deal to buy Nebraska-based outfitter faces some new hurdles. Cabela’s said in a securities filing Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission wants more information about the merger. Cabela’s said that it still expects the FTC to clear the Bass Pro purchase in the first half of 2017. The filing…

South Dakota’s Largest Lifestyle Centre: Plans For Live, Work, Play Booming At Lake Lorraine

Mike Van Buskirk: "The attention it's getting is just amazing."

A commercial development on the west side of Sioux Falls is booming with plans for future businesses. The developers say the 85-acre site near 26th Street and Marion Road will not only feature national and local retailers, but lofts, restaurants, and hotels. “The attention it’s getting is just amazing,” said Van Buskirk Companies Director of Land Development Mike Van Buskirk….

Sioux Falls Regional Airport Surprises Millionth Passenger In 2016

FSD Hits Milestone For The First Time Ever

For the sixth consecutive year, the Sioux Falls Regional Airport has seen a record number of passengers. But this year is special. For the first time ever, the airport welcomed their millionth passenger. And he got quite the surprise when he got off the airplane. For months, the airport has been searching for one special passenger. “We looked at where…

Governor Daugaard Helps Give Downtown Sioux Falls A Boost

Governor Visits Sioux Falls Businesses Following Structure Collapse Earlier This Month

On December 3rd, the Copper Lounge collapsed, killing a 24-year old construction worker, Ethan McMahon. Road closures and shut downs closed downtown Sioux Falls for about two week. As the dust settled, bitter, subzero cold kept shoppers inside. The difficulties brought by December have left businesses with an up and down holiday shopping season. Downtown Sioux Falls Executive Director Joe…

S.D. Airbnb Hosts Earned $1.7 Million, Welcomed 17,000 People In 2016

SOUTH DAKOTA – Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its South Dakota host community earned a combined $1.7 million in supplemental income while welcoming 17,000 people to the state in 2016. The most popular cities included Rapid City (5,000 guest arrivals, $582,000 in host income) and Sioux Falls (3,400 visitors, $206,000 in host income). This…

Delivering Packages In The Bitter Cold

USPS letter carrier Tim Durham has worked 13 holiday seasons, the key -- layers

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Temperatures dipped below zero this weekend, making it a little more difficult for the real life Santa’s to deliver everyone’s presents before the 25th. But one 13 year veteran says as long as he is layering up, he can get the job done. With a winter hat, thick gloves and snow boots…

Sioux Falls Shop Offers ‘Toys For Tats’

14th year of campaign for downtown tattoo shop

For the 14th year a Sioux Falls Tattoo Shop is collecting toys for children in need this holiday season as part of their ‘Toys For Tats’ Campaign. Anyone who brings in a new toy to Vishnu Bunny Tattoo in downtown Sioux Falls, valued at $20 or more, gets half off a single tattoo or one session. Special prices are also…