Business

Retailers Pivoting With Warm Start To Winter

SIOUX FALLS – Many of us have enjoyed the warm start to the winter. But for a couple Sioux Falls businesses, the slower sales and less traffic in their stores has led them to pivot to turn a profit. Adam Dykstra, the manager at Sun and Fun in Sioux Falls, knows business in 2017 cannot be just about in-store sales….

Avera Health President, CEO Announces Plans To Retire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Long-time Avera Health President and CEO, John Porter, announced his plans to retire on Friday. Porter will hold his current role until December 2018, or until Avera selects his successor. Porter has been with Avera for 44 years, seeing the health system go through a huge growth over the past four decades. “It’s been a unique…

DocuTAP Adds More Staff, Expands Offices Nationally

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls based DocuTAP, one of the nation’s fastest growing health care companies and providers of electronic medical records announced a major expansion. The company recently signed on three new major urgent care customers nationwide, expanded its service to over 100 new urgent care clinics, and added more 70 new staff here locally. DocuTAP is also opening…

3M To Close Eagan Plant In 2018

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – 3M says it will close its plant in Eagan next year. The St. Paul company says it’s part of a realignment that will affect 430 employees across the U.S. and Mexico in 2018. 3M spokeswoman Lori Anderson says the Eagan plant employs about 150. The Eagan plant handles commercial air filtration products, refrigeration filtration products and…

Downtown Sioux Falls Store ‘Unglued’ Closing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A homemade gift shop in downtown Sioux Falls is closing it’s doors after two and a half years. Unglued, located on Phillips Avenue will close on Wednesday, January 10th. To celebrate their time in Sioux Falls, staff will be holding a community craft party on Saturday, January 13th. The company says they believe the creative community…

Small Business Spotlight: Carrie Ann’s Boutique

HARRISBURG, S.D. – A boutique owner in Harrisburg jumped at the chance to grab a unique storefront and her customers say it’s a genius location. You can find Carrie Ann’s boutique right next-door to an indoor trampoline park. Carrie Ann Bell first opened her boutique online but when a space became available alongside “Air Madness” in Harrisburg, with indoor access…

Trump Warns That Wells Fargo Penalties ‘Will Not Be Dropped’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo “will not be dropped” and is warning that they could be “substantially increased.” The president is writing on Twitter following a report that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking at whether Wells Fargo should pay millions of dollars in fines over allegations of mortgage lending…

New Fareway Store Located In Harrisburg Opens For Business

HARRISBURG, S.D. – Harrisburg residents no longer have to travel out of town for their groceries. Fareway Stores held a ribbon cutting and grand opening this morning at their new location on Willow Street West in Harrisburg. The 19,000 square foot store includes fresh produce and a full service meat department. City officials say the supermarket will help serve the…

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…