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POET Closing Plant, Blaming Trump Administration

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) – The owner of a western Indiana ethanol plant is blaming its shut down on the Trump administration allowing some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law. South Dakota-based ethanol producer POET says it will cease production by mid-October at its Cloverdale plant, one of four it operates in Indiana. A company…

Overstock CEO Resigns After Relationship With Russian Agent Exposed

More fallout concerning an admitted Russian agent with ties to South Dakota. The CEO of Overstock.com resigned, after admitting to having a relationship with Maria Butina, who once lived in Sioux Falls. Patrick Byrne says he has become “far too controversial” to helm the e-commerce company. Overstock’s shares fell 36% in two days. Butina was sentenced to 18 months in…

New Home for the Birds?

The Canaries have aspirations of moving to downtown

SIOUX FALLS, SD—For the last year, “The Events Center Campus Study Group” has been trying to determine the vision for the 2040 Premier Center. One of their suggestions is moving the home of the Canaries. “We’re a baseball town and people like baseball. But, that facility was built in 1961 and been losing money out at that facility,” said Study…

Midwest Excavating Fined More Than $50,000 for Trench Hazard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Midwest Excavating for allegedly exposing workers to trench cave-in hazards at a jobsite in Sioux Falls. The company was fined more than $58,000 for one willful and one serious citation for failing to protect employees. The U.S. Department of Labor says OSHA investigated the jobsite after…

Experts Advise Checking Bank Transactions Amid Hy-Vee Data Breach

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hy-Vee is continuing their investigation after the discovery of a breach with their payment processing at their fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants. The investigation is not looking into their point of sale systems used in their grocery, drug, and convenience stores. Hy-Vee officials say they believe that they have stopped the unauthorized activity but…

Grand Falls Casino Delays Online Sports Betting Launch Date

LARCHWOOD, I.A. – Grand Falls Casino announced Thursday that they are delaying their online sports betting launch date. In a Facebook post, Grand Falls says they are working with regulators to finish the approval process for their ELITE Sportsbook online betting. Grand Falls says the delay won’t be long but they are not providing a new launch date. Categories: Business,…

Hy-Vee Investigating Possible Payment Processing Data Breach

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hy-Vee is investigating a data incident involving its payment processing systems at their fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants. Hy-Vee released a statement Wednesday saying they recently detected “unauthorized activity” on some payment processing systems. They’re focusing their investigation on transactions at their fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants. You can read Hy-Vee’s full…

CBS and Viacom Announce Deal to Reunite

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS and Viacom are set to reunite, bringing together their networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants challenge streaming companies like Netflix. Viacom owns Paramount Pictures and pay TV channels such as Comedy Central, MTV and BET, while CBS has a broadcast network, television stations, Showtime and a stake in The CW network….

Sioux Falls’ Remedy Brewing Company Expanding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One downtown Sioux Falls brewing company is ready to expand. Remedy Brewing Company is planning to take their craft beers out of the taproom and put onto store shelves but the increase in production will require a larger facility for brewing and canning. This week, the city issued permits to allow Remedy to expand into a…

Political Pundits Offer Local Perspective on Recent Shootings

There are a lot of accusations being made about who may be to blame for recent mass shootings, or what – if anything – can be done about them. Especially, on Capitol Hill. Dave Roetman, State Finance Director for the South Dakota GOP and Reynold Nesiba, District 15’s Democratic Senator  DE weighed in Tuesday morning with their thoughts on current…

Advanced BioEnergy Selling Ethanol Plants in Aberdeen, Huron

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Advanced BioEnergy is selling its Aberdeen and Huron ethanol plants to Glacial Lakes Energy for $47.5 million. Advanced BioEnergy, based in Bloomington, Minnesota, says the transfer is expected to take place in the third quarter of this year, if shareholders approve. Advanced BioEnergy would be liquidated and the proceeds distributed to shareholders after outstanding debt and…

Apple-Branded Credit Card Rolls Out to Some on Tuesday 

NEW YORK (AP) – An Apple-branded credit card designed primarily for mobile use will start rolling out on Tuesday. Apple announced the card in March in a partnership with Goldman Sachs. On Tuesday, some iPhone users who had requested a notification will get invites to apply through Apple’s Wallet app. The company is expected to expand sign-ups more broadly in…

Huset’s Speedway’s Race for the Track Canceled

BRANDON, S.D. – The race for Huset’s Speedway is no more. A statement from the speedway says that despite their best efforts, they were “unable to secure the minimum participation level” to hold the event. Drivers or sponsors were required to post a $200,000 deposit for the “winner take the track” race. As of early July, three drivers had signed…

Sioux Falls Again Tops Best Cities for Young Professionals

Smart Assets survey looks at nine different factors, what they are and who we beat out

Sioux Falls continues to be ranked at the top of a nationwide list of best cities for young professionals. This is the third year the annual ranking, done by SmartAsset, has put Sioux Falls at the top. Three-peat for Sioux Falls! ???? Get the details at https://t.co/Grw9WEdvzC pic.twitter.com/dfsZListGg — Paul TenHaken (@paultenhaken) August 1, 2019 Among the reasons for the…