Business

Convenience Store Owner Trying To Offer Video Lottery, Neighbors Resisting

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In every direction you look in Sioux Falls, you will likely see a restaurant, bar or business offering video lottery. But one business owner looking to expand and offer these services, is receiving some resistance. Neighbors fear the new games will bring more criminal activity to the area. A sign outside of the Hilltop BP…

800 Dogs to Compete at the Sioux Empire Dog Show

800 Dogs to Compete at the Sioux Empire Dog Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Some of the fiercest competitors on four legs are in Sioux Falls this weekend. The Sioux Empire Kennel Club fall show started today at the fairgrounds. Nearly 800 dogs from all over the country are competing. Dogs and their owners try to score the most points in obedience and rally trials. They hope to qualify for other…

Halloween Express Adding Flare to Costumes for Safety

Halloween Express Adding Flare to Costumes for Safety

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The last time we had more than a trace of snow on Halloween was in 1995. While it looks like the kids are safe from bad weather this year, there are other dangers to avoid. As kids are getting excited for all the tricks and treats some costumes tend to be dark in color and hooded making…

Xcel Energy Building 175 New Wind Turbines

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Xcel Energy is adding to its wind power. The utility company is partnering with Wanzek Construction of West Fargo to build a wind farm in Dickey County and another in Iowa with some turbines located in Minnesota. Construction of the Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County is planned for 2018. The Freeborn Wind Farm, mainly…

Cab Companies React To Lyft Launch

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Aside from the new ride sharing service, there are more than 30 traditional cabs providing rides in Sioux Falls. And extra drivers on the road mean extra competition. The news didn’t come as a surprise. “They’ve been talking about it a long time, big cities have it,” says owner of Taxi By Mike, LLC, Mike Oldfield….

Board & Brush: New Creative Studio Opens in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In the wake of the holiday gift giving season a new d-i-y creative studio is hitting the sioux falls market Board & Brush opened its doors today. The creative studio allows customers to gather with friends and family while making wood decor from scratch. There’s no set instruction for the finished product’s design and participants can pick…

More Stores Open For Business At Lake Lorraine In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More stores are open for business at Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls. Marshalls, Homegoods, Carters and OshKosh B’Gosh all opened their doors to customers this morning. Shopping hours run until 10 p.m. tonight. These stores join Sioux Falls Cryo, which opened Monday and Ross Dress for Less, Hobby Lobby and Smallcakes Cupcakery which opened earlier this…

GM Reaches $120M Settlement With States Over Switches

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches. GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide in 2014 because their ignition switches could slip from the “run” position to the “off” position, shutting off the engine. The switches played a role in at least…

New Partnership Promotes Hunting Ahead Of Pheasant Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new partnership between sporstmen, retailers and business leaders is promoting hunting throughout South Dakota. “Hunting Works for South Dakota” is working to educate the public and policy makers about the effect of the hunting industry on the economy. The organization is co-chaired by several business leaders and directors of convention and visitors bureaus from across…

SF Police Hope Ride Sharing Company Will Help Improve Safety, Cut Down On DWI Arrests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– With Lyft possibly in route to Sioux Falls, police are hoping the ride sharing company helps improve public safety and will cut down on the number of DWI arrests they make each year. For the last three years, Sioux Falls Police have arrested more than 11-hundred people for DWI each year in the city. So far this…

Renewable Energy Jobs Up 16 Percent In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A nonprofit study shows renewable energy jobs in Minnesota grew by 16 percent from 2015 to 2016. The research by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota says there are about 6,200 jobs in the state in renewable energy, most in solar or wind power. Some traditional energy sectors, such as coal mining, have seen an exodus of jobs. In…

Midco Aquatic Center Celebrates 1st Birthday With Weekend Of Activities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – City officials in Sioux Falls gathered to celebrate the Midco Aquatic Center’s first birthday today. More than 227,000 people have visited the city’s first indoor aquatic center over the last year. Officials say the facility has generated more than $1.2M in revenue from services like daily admissions, swim passes and swim lessons. The aquatic center has…

Xcel Energy May Split Subsidiary For Minnesota, North Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Xcel Energy has proposed splitting its utility operations in North Dakota and Minnesota. Xcel says widening policy differences between the two states over clean energy have caused stresses that might best be solved by a breakup. But a consultant for the North Dakota Public Service Commission is arguing against the separation. The consultant says North Dakota wouldn’t…

From Food Truck To Restaurant, Swamp Daddy’s Is Looking To Expand

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After moving from Louisiana to South Dakota 13 years ago, a business owner is looking to make a permanent stamp on the city, turning her food truck into a restaurant. And it’s the community’s support that is making the expansion possible. “I love our customers; they have supported us so much,” says Inkka Beaudion. Wherever…

Alliant Energy Says Wind Farm Going Up In Northwest Iowa

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) – Alliant Energy has announced plans to build a 300-megawatt wind farm in northwest Iowa. The project will cover about 30,000 acres in neighboring Clay and Dickinson counties. Officials say the 121 turbines planned for the project should produce enough power for 130,000 homes. Alliant estimates the project will provide more than $40 million in local tax…

Employee: I Got A Text That I No Longer Had A Job; Moe’s Southwest Grill Unexpectedly Closes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Moe’s Southwest Grill in Sioux Falls has reportedly, unexpectedly closed. The city’s sole location on South Western Avenue shut down sometime yesterday. A sign on the front door reads “Moe’s Southwest Grill Permanently Closed.” The website also indicated the location has shut down. The closure of the restaurant came as a surprise to many customers, as…