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Minnesota's $5B Case Over 3M Chemicals Heads To Trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage it alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades. The…

Noem, Local Businesses Talk Rising Crime Rates

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Drug crimes are increasing which is motivating Sioux Falls business owners and officials on finding a solution to keep the community safer. "It surprises me to still hear that…

Craft Brew Bills Pit Beer Distributors Against Microbrewers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Competing bills overhauling rules for craft brewers are pitting beer distributors against microbreweries at the South Dakota Legislature. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 7-2 Wednesday to approve a distributor-backed bill. A panel passed Gov. Dennis…

Mitchell City Council Opens Door For Ride-Hailing Service

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - The Mitchell City Council has opened the door for the ride-hailing service Lyft. The Daily Republic reports that the council voted 7-1 on Monday to approve a taxicab license for a Lyft driver, over the objection…

Native American Tribes Push Back Against Yankton Casino Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Native American tribes and a Deadwood gambling association are pushing back against a proposed casino and entertainment complex in southeastern South Dakota. Officials said Thursday that the Port Yankton project would hurt tribes and the state.…

Company Planning 41-Turbine Wind Farm In Eastern Day County

GROTON, S.D. (AP) - Florida-based NextEra Energy is developing plans for a 41-turbine wind farm in eastern Day County. Spokeswoman Tara Tyson tells the American News that the company still needs to go through the local and state permitting process…

Yankton Casino Push Starts At South Dakota Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Supporters of a proposed casino and entertainment complex in Yankton are betting it would help their community and bring in millions of dollars for the state. But first they need lawmakers to put a constitutional amendment…

Toyota Recalls 645,000 Vehicles; Air Bags May Not Inflate

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash. The recall covers certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX SUVs. Also covered are…

Empire Mall Skirts Closures

SIOUX FALLS, SD-Many big chain retails have filed for bankruptcy and closed stores across the country, the latest being Toys"R"Us. They are closing 180 of their stores including one in Rapid…

Wind Turbine Blade Maker To Lay Off 200-Plus At Iowa Plant

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) - Wind turbine blade maker Siemens has announced it will lay off 202 workers at its Fort Madison plant in the southeastern corner of Iowa. The Des Moines Register reports that Siemens notified affected workers on…

New Woodfire Chicken Restaurant To Debut In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new woodfire chicken restaurant is set to debut in Sioux Falls. Cowboy Chicken, a chain restaurant from Dallas, Texas opens tomorrow at 2700 West 41st Street.  Recently, the FRC group in Sioux Falls brought the…

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