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South Dakota Celebrates National Small Business Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses make up 99 percent of South Dakota businesses. They help create jobs in the state and are active in their communities by helping with service projects and supporting non-profits. May 5th-11th is National Small Business Week. People are encouraged to stop by local small businesses to support, and thank…

What Could Happen to Big Retail Stores for Sale in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Several big retail stores are closing around Sioux Falls and that means plenty of commercial space is up for sale. Because of this, the layout of these spaces could be changing. Kmart and ShopKo are two big retailers closing stores in Sioux Falls. A local commercial real estate broker says trying to fill the empty space with…

“Marie Kondo Effect” Hits Local Thrift Stores

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” is inspiring folks across the nation to get rid of items in their homes that no longer “spark joy.” Thrift stores around town are feeling the effects. At Savers in Sioux Falls one person’s trash is another’s treasure. The business runs off donations. “We try to put out over…

Getting in Exercise at the Empire Mall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Each day before stores in the Empire Mall open, a couple hundred people have already passed through. That’s because the mall isn’t just a popular shopping destination, it’s also a popular place to get some exercise. Every week you’ll find Wayne and Elaine Langland walking around the Empire Mall. It’s been their weekly workout since the 90s. “We…

Despite The Cold People Shop Downtown For Crazy Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-After Christmas it can be a slow time for stores in Downtown Sioux Falls, but this weekend is one of the busiest weekends stores see in the month of January. That’s because stores participate in “Crazy Days” where they offer crazy deals. It gives stores a chance to mark older items on clearance to make room for new…

Sioux Falls Residents Shop Local for Small Business Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-The days following Thanksgiving are some of the busiest shopping days of the year, and after the mad rush of Black Friday people aren’t done shopping. Downtown Sioux Falls was full of shoppers saturday on the lookout for some holiday gifts. It was Small Business Saturday where folks are encouraged to shop local. Retailers, restaurants, bars and other…

Love Marlow Opens at Lake Lorraine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A new clothing store in the Lake Lorraine shopping center hopes to fill a gap in the Sioux Falls clothing market. Saturday morning was the grand opening for Love Marlow.  It’s a women’s plus-size boutique that caters to sizes 12 to 28. Twin sisters Stacey and Leslie Malmgren felt there weren’t any stores in Sioux Falls catering to…

Black Friday Finances: How to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- How much are you spending this holiday season? According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend on average over $1,000 shopping this holiday season. That’s 4 percent more than last year. It’s the season for deals and according to Christina Lynn with Lynn Financial, this will be  a good year for shoppers as the economy is…

Bride to Bride Wedding Consignment Helps Future Brides on a Budget

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s never too early to start planning your wedding, but sometimes the price tag can hold people back. Our Reporter Miranda Paige spoke with one Sioux Falls store that hopes to help make the experience more affordable. “I don’t think we knew what we were getting ourselves into when we started this, but we’re almost two years…

Sisters Open High-end Bridal Shop in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sisters Erin Rallis and Kayla Thompson know wedding dresses. Ironically the middle name they share, Marie means bridal in french. “Obviously pronounced a little bit differently, which I can’t pronounce,” said Rallis. It just proves that this is what they are supposed to do in life. “Kayla and I have always loved weddings and wedding planning and everything…

Hy-Vee Gears Up For Super Bowl

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  A lot of people are disappointed they won’t be watching the Minnesota Vikings play in the Super Bowl, but there are always the commercials and of course the food. Hy-Vee is gearing up for their version of the Super Bowl, a food super bowl. While they’re not competing for a championship, there’s a lot to do to get…

A Crowded Market: How Grocery Stores Are Trying To Stay Relevant

There are a lot of options in Sioux Falls when it comes to buying groceries, sometimes it seems like too many. Among many others, Hy-Vee, Aldi, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Target are trying to thrive in a very crowded market. They’re all competing against the ecommerce giant Amazon. But that’s good news for shoppers as retailers are lowering prices…

First Of Its Kind, One Stop Shop Child Advocacy Center Planned For Northeast South Dakota

It’s estimated that around 4,000 children are victims of sexual abuse in South Dakota each year. When a case is reported, many counties don’t have the resources necessary to deal with them. But that could soon change for the northeast portion of the state. In 2015, there were 188 reported cases of child sexual abuse in northeast South Dakota; 49…