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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…

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…

Toyota to start deploying vehicle-to-vehicle tech in 2021

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota says it will start equipping models with technology to talk to other vehicles starting in 2021, as it tries to push safety communications forward. The company says most of its U.S. models should have the feature…

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…

Runoff Candidates Gearing Up For Another 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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

BMW could face big hit from China's US tariffs

WASHINGTON (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 annually…

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…

3 Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Three Facebook Messenger app users have filed a lawsuit claiming the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages. The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court in northern California,…

Bill bans driverless vehicle tests in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Four state senators want to prevent driverless vehicles from being tested in Minnesota until their developers can prove they're safe. Republican Sen. Jim Abeler says the death of a woman who was struck by a…

Change on tap for microbrewers after governor signs overhaul

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill easing a state production limit and other regulations on South Dakota craft breweries. The Republican governor said Thursday the new law is an "economic development win" that will help…

Scotland grocery store to stay in business

SCOTLAND, S.D. (AP) - The owner of a southeastern South Dakota town's grocery store says it will remain open after months of uncertainty. The Daily Republic reports that Scotland CashSmart owner R.F. Buche said Wednesday he will retain ownership of…

Harrold pulse plant on hiatus as it deals with money woes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The only plant in South Dakota that processes pulse crops such as field peas and lentils has stopped buying from farmers as it deals with financial woes. The South Dakota Pulse Processors plant in Harrold earlier…

Ag group accepts challenge to raise millions for industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation has taken on a five-year challenge to fundraise $4 million to help support the state's agriculture industry. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office said Tuesday that money raised by the foundation will…

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