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South Dakota Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant Closing

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Ohio-based Molded Fiber Glass Companies is closing its wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen. The company cites changes in market conditions and proposed revisions to federal tax policies impacting the wind energy industry for the decision. The company says the MFG South Dakota plant will remain open through January…

Exxon Mobil Appeals Order To Turn Over Climate Info To State

BOSTON (AP) – Exxon Mobil is asking Massachusetts’ highest court to block an order that the company hand over documents related to a state investigation into whether the company misled the public about the impact of fossil fuels on climate change. A lawyer for Exxon Mobil argued before the Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday that Massachusetts lacks jurisdiction because the…

Truckers Gather in Tea To Protest New Federal Mandate

TEA, S.D. – Truckers protested the federal government mandating all truckers use electronic logging devices across the country Monday. ”The government is mandating that I need to have what we are considering an ankle bracelet,” said Kevin Steichen, a trucker. Truckers currently log the hours they work by hand on paper, but many lawmakers say it’s time for ELDs. These…

A Cop or Criminal May Have Owned Your Gun Before You Did

LENNOX, S.D. – Some guns are getting a second life this weekend, but you might be surprised to learn who their previous owner is. This Saturday’s auction at Goeman Auction Services in Lennox is a little different. More than 100 of these weapons are surplus and confiscated firearms from South Dakota law enforcement agencies. The state of South Dakota contacted…

Sanford Expanding Neonatal Intensive Care In Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Sanford Health says it will double the size of its neonatal intensive care unit in Bismarck. The expansion, which also includes new technology, is made possible by a $1 million donation and matching endowment campaign. The new unit is expected to open in the summer of 2019, and it will include 24 beds and 18 private…

TransCanada To Resume Operation Of Keystone Pipeline

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) – TransCanada Corp. plans to resume operation of its Keystone pipeline nearly two weeks after crews shut it down in response to an estimated 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota. The company said in a statement that it will operate the pipeline at reduced pressure beginning Tuesday. TransCanada says the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration…

Meredith Buying Time Inc. For About $1.8 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – Shares of Meredith and Time are climbing Monday morning after news that Meredith, a magazine and broadcasting company, will buy the New York publisher. Meredith Corp. announced Sunday night that it is buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion. Iowa-based Meredith owns TV stations that reach 12 million U.S. households. Its women- and lifestyle-focused magazines and…

Shoppers Fill Businesses for Small Business Saturday

LUVERNE, MN- Thanksgiving Day might be over, but the array of sales isn’t done quite yet. While Black Friday may have been the talk of the town a few days ago, things have now shifted over and small businesses are causing some chatter. On any given Saturday, you can find Stacy Riphagen helping her customers at Dragonfly and it’s very…

Governors Association Backs Bid To Collect Online Sales Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Business groups, federal lawmakers and public officials’ associations have signed on to support South Dakota’s legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers. South Dakota is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence. The case could have…

Police: Construction site thefts on the rise

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Empire construction company is warning other businesses, after their trailer and almost all the tools inside of it were stolen. The incident happened last week, police say as the area grows, that means more construction projects and more of these crimes. Jill Young left the jobsite last Tuesday for the day with her company’s trailer…

Small Business Spotlight: Statues And Their Stories

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Stephanie Wollman. She grew up painting statues. Many community members flock to her business on Russell and Louise for bird bathes, religious symbols, angels, flower pots, and military statues. Stephanie says she gets the production materials and rose quartz right here in sioux falls. “Every dollar that I generate in revenue here, I am in…

Holiday Sales Arrive Early In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D. – We are a week away from one the biggest shopping days of the year; Black Friday. But according to industry experts, most shoppers are actually hitting up stores before Thanksgiving. That includes the community of Harrisburg, which is already taking advantage of early sales. Christmas came early this year, for those buying the gifts. “I did the…

SDSU vs. USD Game To Bring Big Bucks To Mom And Pop Shops In Vermillion

Vermillion, SD – SDSU  and USD football are getting ready to go head-to-head for the big game Saturday afternoon. 10,000 fans will fill the Dakota Dome in Vermillion for the sold-out rivalry game, but even more will empty their wallets into the town’s economy. “So we’re really excited about just seeing the streets full, the tailgate areas full, and right…

Citi Plans New ‘State-of-the-Art’ Facility in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Citibank is stepping up and reaffirming their commitment to Sioux Falls with plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility in the city. Plans are preliminary, however employees were notified Tuesday morning. According to Citi Public Affairs Director Mark Rodgers, the facility will be more technologically advanced than the current site and would be completed by the…