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Hemp Sees High Interest From Minnesota Farmers, City Leaders

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's hemp program is getting inundated with calls as farmers, municipal leaders and producers look into investing in the newly legal crop. Minnesota Public Radio reports that hundreds of Minnesota farmers are expressing interest in…

ShopKo to Close Both Sioux Falls Locations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - ShopKo continues to close stores throughout South Dakota, including Sioux Falls. A spokeswoman with the retail chain confirms that both Sioux Falls locations are closing, after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Both locations are…

Sears Staves Off Liquidation, Stores to Remain Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears may have won a reprieve in a desperate attempt to stave off its own demise. Multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday that billionaire Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction after strengthening his bid in…

Facebook to Invest $300 in Local News Initiatives

NEW YORK - Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook's program to help local newsrooms…

Government Shutdown Affecting Breweries

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-The federal government shutdown is having a direct impact on some South Dakota beer makers. It's creating a delay that will soon turn into dollars lost. When working with alcohol…

How Shopko Closings Are Impacting South Dakota

DELL RAPIDS, SD-  "Shopko" announced it will be closing stores in Chamberlain and Custer.  This comes after "Shopko" announced other closures last month.  One of the towns losing its "Shopko" is Dell…

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Over Marriott Data Breach

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A group of class-action law firms has filed the largest-to-date lawsuit related to hotel chain Marriott's data breach. The Daily Record reports that Marriott International Inc. is being sued by 176 plaintiffs from all 50 states,…

Fly Boy Donuts Gear Up For Glazed Donut Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - If you're a fan of glazed donuts, you'll be excited about the next two days. Saturday, January 12th, is National Donut Day. Flyboy Donuts is a local donut shop that's been around since 2014. Even though…

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.6M Vehicles to Fix Takata Air Bags

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata front passenger air bag inflators that can be dangerous. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At…

Toyota Recalls 1.3M Vehicles in the US to Fix Air Bags

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday is part of the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history. Takata inflators…

Feds Investigating Break-in At Flandreau Post Office

FLANDREAU – Federal authorities are investigating a break-in at the Flandreau post office. Officials tell KDLT News that it appears outbound packages were targeted, but they're unsure about any thefts or damages. They're hoping to let potential senders know about…

Ford Recalls Over 953,000 Vehicles to Replace Inflators

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The move includes 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S.…

Stocks Surge On Trade Talks, Jobs Report

NEW YORK - Stocks are jumping early Friday as investors are encouraged by news of trade talks between the U.S. and China and a strong report on the U.S. job market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 467 points, or…

Why Slowing Economies Could Prod US and China to Reach Deal

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. The import taxes the two sides have imposed on hundreds of billions…

Iowa Will Get $6.18 Million Under Wells Fargo Settlement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A settlement between Wells Fargo and attorneys general from all 50 states will mean more than $6 million for Iowa. Wells Fargo and the attorneys generals announced the settlement Friday following an investigation into fake…

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