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Hospital Groups Creating Company To Make Cheap Generic Drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic injected medicines that are the workhorses of hospitals, along with some huge price hikes for once-cheap generic drugs. Those problems drive…

Sioux Falls Brewery Debuts Vikings-Themed Beer

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “Why not make a beer to tribute to the team that I’ve watched through all of the tears and all the joy and everything in between,” says Remedy Brewing Co-Owner and Chief Science Officer Tyler Jepperson. Remedy Brewing Company in downtown Sioux Falls unveiled their newest beer to the public the day the Minnesota Vikings face off…

Car Washes Affected By Cold Weather

Sioux Falls, S.D.- With the cold weather coming through Sioux Falls this winter season, and this upcoming week, car washes have seen an inconsistent line of business. Car washes will see an influx of cars coming their way after snowstorms and once the roads clear up. That’s usually the time people will want to get their car rinsed off from…

How Governor’s Proposals Could Spark Growth of South Dakota Breweries

YANKTON, S.D. – Less than two minutes of the Governor’s State of the State address Tuesday addressed micro-breweries in South Dakota. The Governor says he plans to “peel back red tape” in the industry to allow home-grown breweries to expand. Now some area beer makers say those two minutes could dramatically change their businesses for years to come. “Our most…

Raven Industries Announces $5M Partnership With SDSU To Build New Facility

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Raven Industries is donating $5 million to South Dakota State University. The money will help establish a “precision agriculture” facility in Brookings. The facility allows for collaboration of multiple areas of learning, including engineering, agronomy and horticulture. Raven officials say the facility will help South Dakota lead the nation in precision AG education, research and extension….

Water Damage Creates Big Bill For Iowa Casino

LARCHWOOD, I.A. – There’s been a bit of bad luck for an Iowa casino. Dangerously low temperatures in the last week led to problems with water pipes at Grand Falls Casino and Resort in Larchwood and repairs won’t be cheap. Last week frozen pipes burst in their hotel on Dec. 30th when temperatures were in the negatives. “Our estimates are…

Rapid City Sears Among Dozens Nationwide Being Closed

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Sears Holdings Corp. is closing more than 100 stores around the country, including the Sears in Rapid City. The company says employees at 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores were notified Thursday that it was closing the stores between early March and early April. Company officials say liquidation sales could start as early as…

Rapid City Updating City Law Regulating Pawnshops

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Rapid City Council has updated city law regulating pawnshops and secondhand dealers. The new rules that will take effect later this month include heightened restrictions on who can own and operate such businesses. The city also is expanding the list of criminal convictions that would cause an applicant to lose or be denied a…

Small Business Spotlight: Daktronics Celebrates 50 Years In 2018

BROOKINGS, S.D. – When you think of small businesses in South Dakota, you probably don’t consider Daktronics eligible given its size. Currently, the company has manufacturing facilities worldwide and employs more than 2,500 people. 2018 marks 50 years for the company that got its start in a small garage in Brookings, thanks to the vision of two South Dakota State…

Bracco, Starz To Close December 31st

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  Two restaurants in southern Sioux Falls will close their doors at the end of the month. Bracco and Starz near 57th Street and Western Avenue will close December 31st. Details on the reasons for the closures have not been released. The restaurants are owned by the same company that owns Spezia off of Louise Avenue, but employees…

Larger Minneapolis Employers To Start Paying $10 An Hour

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Workers in large Minneapolis companies will see their wages increase in the new year. Starting Jan. 1, workers at the city’s largest employers will start earning at least $10 an hour. It’s the start of a climb toward a $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis. The City Council approved the wage ordinance in June. Under the ordinance, employers…

Great Bear Ski Valley Fully Open For 54th Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Even though it’s taken a little bit longer than expected, Great Bear Ski Valley opened up the slopes to the public for the 2018 season. Today’s opening marked the 54th season that Great Bear has offered skiers, snowboarders, and tubers from around the region a place to practice their skills on the slopes Employees of the…

Golf Course Management Deal At Crossroad

Sioux Falls, S.D.- For the last 23 years, Dakota Golf Management has run the three city golf courses in Sioux Falls — Elmwood, Prairie Green and Kuehn Park. In October, a selection committee recommended Nebraska-based Landscaped Unlimited be the ones to take over running the courses. However, that contract proposal hit a snag with the city council on Tuesday. “There…