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More Stores Open For Business At Lake Lorraine In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - More stores are open for business at Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls. Marshalls, Homegoods, Carters and OshKosh B'Gosh all opened their doors to customers this morning. Shopping hours run until 10 p.m. tonight. These stores join…

GM Reaches $120M Settlement With States Over Switches

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches. GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide in 2014 because their ignition switches could slip…

New Partnership Promotes Hunting Ahead Of Pheasant Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new partnership between sporstmen, retailers and business leaders is promoting hunting throughout South Dakota. "Hunting Works for South Dakota" is working to educate the public and policy makers about the effect of the hunting industry…

Renewable Energy Jobs Up 16 Percent In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A nonprofit study shows renewable energy jobs in Minnesota grew by 16 percent from 2015 to 2016. The research by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota says there are about 6,200 jobs in the state in renewable energy, most…

Xcel Energy May Split Subsidiary For Minnesota, North Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Xcel Energy has proposed splitting its utility operations in North Dakota and Minnesota. Xcel says widening policy differences between the two states over clean energy have caused stresses that might best be solved by a breakup. But…

Posh Boutique Donates Denim to Teddy Bear Den

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls boutique is teaming up with the Teddy Bear Den to help low income women in the community. For seven years, Posh Boutique has been doing their charity event called “Denim does Good”. Customers can…

Alliant Energy Says Wind Farm Going Up In Northwest Iowa

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) - Alliant Energy has announced plans to build a 300-megawatt wind farm in northwest Iowa. The project will cover about 30,000 acres in neighboring Clay and Dickinson counties. Officials say the 121 turbines planned for the project…

Senators Bewildered By Equifax Contract With IRS After Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators are expressing bewilderment that credit reporting company Equifax has received a $7.25 million contract with the IRS to provide taxpayer and personal identity verification services. A Senate committee is examining the data breach at Equifax that's…

Boss' Opening Comedy Club

SIOUX FALLS, SD --- Comedy isn't new to the Sioux Falls scene but one local business is looking to pair jokes with some pizza. Boss' Pizza and Chicken has been serving the…

Members Of 2 Large AG Co-Ops In The Dakotas Vote To Merge

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Members of two agriculture co-ops in the Dakotas have decided to merge. Fifty-eight percent of North Central Farmers Elevator voters and 63 percent of Wheat Growers voters approved the merger. More than 4,100 people voted. The…

Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Xcel Energy has announced plans to build and own a 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. Minneapolis-based Xcel says the Dakota Range I and II project puts the company on pace…

Syngenta Settles US Farmer Lawsuits In China Corn Trade Case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta has agreed to settle tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits by farmers over the company's rollout of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports. Terms weren't disclosed in…

Rapid City Ammunition Company Gets $50M Contract With Navy

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City company has landed a $50 million federal contract to provide ammunition to the U.S. military. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command announced last week that Black Hills Ammunition is contracted to provide…

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