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Pierre reviewing ordinance to address ride-hailing service

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre officials are reviewing the city’s taxicab ordinance with the entry of the ride-sharing service Lyft in town. Finance officer Twila Hight tells the Capital Journal that Lyft drivers are operating without a license. But the city’s taxi ordinance doesn’t have a penalty for someone who operates a taxi service without a license. A license costs…

Housing Demand Soars in Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re looking to sell your home, real estate agents say there’s never been a better time to cash in. There’s a strong demand for homes in the Sioux Empire and houses are sometimes selling before there’s even a chance to list them. You may have seen this plane flying around over the weekend. Amy Stockberger,…

Badlands Pawn Signs Come Down as Building Most Likely Goes to Auction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s official, Dollar Loan Center has sold all of its South Dakota location. What’s left of payday loan businessman Chuck Brennan’s South Dakota operation is most likely headed for the auction block. On Thursday, workers began removing the “Badlands Pawn” signs for the 60,000 square foot building on Russell Street in Sioux Falls. The building has…

Gray Television, Inc. Agrees to Buy KDLT-TV

Atlanta, GA – Gray Television, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Red River Broadcasting Company to acquire KDLT-TV for $32.5 million in cash. The acquisition of KDLT-TV would unite the station’s strong staff and legacy of community leadership with Gray’s KSFY-TV, which serves as the market’s ABC and CW affiliate. This transaction continues Gray’s investment in South Dakota….

Regulators approve $1.8M pipeline project in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Regulators have approved a $1.8 million natural gas pipeline project in northwestern North Dakota. ONEOK Rockies Midstream plans to convert an existing natural gas gathering pipeline and a portion of another gathering pipeline into a natural gas liquids transmission line. The Bismarck Tribune reports the state Public Service Commission approved the Cherry Creek Pipeline project Monday,…

Forever 21 to Open Location at Empire Mall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new retailer is moving to the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls. Forever 21 has filed plans with the city to join the Empire Mall. The retailer is known for selling lower-priced apparel and quickly-rotating merchandise. Forever 21 has more than 600 stores worldwide. The nearest location is currently at the Westroads Mall in Omaha. Categories:…

Chicken Keeping 101

'Fruit Of The Coop's' Stephanie Peterson to offer chicken keeping classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Chickens aren’t just on the farm anymore. Friends and neighbors are sharing eggs across backyard fences in towns throughout the Sioux Empire through the popular trend of ‘chicken keeping.’ KDLT’s Simon Floss went to Stephanie Peterson’s farm in Brandon to learn more about chicken keeping, the resurgence of buying local produce, and where to take chicken…

Plane Makes Emergency Landing Near Martin

Twin Engine Plane From Aberdeen

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption The pilot of twin-engine plane made an emergency landing this morning near Martin, in Southwestern South Dakota. The Martin Volunteer Fire Department says 4 people were on board. They all walked away with minor injuries including a few cuts and bruises. At this point it not clear why the pilot had…

Downtown Crawl Inspires Buyers to Shop Small

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 605 Running Company is busy prepping for its first half marathon in Downtown Sioux Falls this weekend. However, if you don’t like to run, you can always crawl. They’re hosting a special event for those who are or aren’t participating in the race. To Greg Koch, “fun” and “run” are synonymous. He laces up every morning…

US manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for hundreds of American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Nearly 2,200 companies are asking the Commerce Department to exempt them from the 25 percent steel tariff, and more than 200 other companies are asking to be spared the 10…

Profile by Sanford Announces Plan to Expand Nationwide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford is taking its personal health coaching service coast to coast. Officials announced on Tuesday that Profile by Sanford will expand to 275 locations in 35 states, from California to Florida. Profile currently has 45 stores in 18 states. The company aims to eventually have 1,000 locations across the US and expand worldwide. Profile pairs customers…

Minnesota regulators approve Xcel electric car pilot program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Xcel Energy is rolling out a new pilot program in Minnesota aiming to increase interest in electric vehicles. The Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the pilot program Thursday. The utility’s program includes a “smart charger” that doesn’t require customers to install a second electrical meter, which can be a costly venture. It’ll…