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Target is Dominating in the Digital Space  

ILE- This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. An aggressive campaign at Target to let customers do more online is paying off. The retailer on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, exceeded first quarter expectations on just about every level, saying the same day services it’s rolled out in recent years…

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…

Stocking Up for the Winter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s always good to prepare before a storm, but some Sioux Falls residents are finding they need to restock or forgot an item that could be helpful.  KDLT’s Miranda Paige spoke with staff at Nyberg’s Ace Hardware to see what’s flying off the shelves. At Nyberg’s Ace they say the weather drives the need. Because of how snowy…

Early Black Friday Shopping in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many folks started their Black Friday shopping early on Thanksgiving evening, November 22. 80 percent of stores at the Empire Mall opened at 5 p.m. for eager shoppers to get in and find some deals. Even though Angel Beshara is only 13-years-old she says she’s a pro when it comes to Black Friday shopping. This is her…

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…

As Population Grows, More Chain Stores Have Their Eye on Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re a foodie, you may have noticed lots of restaurants are coming to town. Many argue that it’s time for South Dakota to recruit America’s favorite chain stores. However, some worry that corporate chains bring unfair competition to small businesses managed by everyday community members. “It’s kind of mixed emotions,” said Laura of Madison.  “I…

Governor Daugaard Signs Two Sales Tax Bills Into Law

PIERRE, S.D. – This is the last time governor Dennis Daugaard (R-South Dakota) will sign a bill before his term wraps up, but there was a long road to the state capitol. “It’s certainly a landmark bill for South Dakota,” Daugaard. Thanks to South Dakota v. Wayfair earlier this year, businesses that do not have a physical presence in South…

50 Years of Flea Markets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s a special weekend for one Sioux Falls flea markets that’s been around for half a century. Benson’s Flea Market is celebrating 50 years in business. Owners are thanking their customers with a big bargain. September 9th it’s only 50 cents for admission. The trade show is held at the Expo Center on the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds….

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…

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…

Empire Mall Skirts Closures

SIOUX FALLS, SD-Many big chain retails have filed for bankruptcy and closed stores across the country, the latest being Toys”R”Us. They are closing 180 of their stores including one in Rapid City, but Sioux Falls does not need to worry. This is another store in the Empire mall that’s avoiding the closures,which is why they say they have no reasons…

Last-Minute Christmas Eve Shoppers Look For Gifts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – You’ll find some last minute holiday shoppers with full hearts and full carts. “So far a lot of our shoppers have been coming in grabbing a few last minute items and hitting the road so it hasn’t been too busy in here, but we will see it pick up a little bit later this evening,” said…

Sioux Falls Do Holiday Shopping With Children

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Sioux Falls police and around 40 children got into the holiday spirit with a shopping spree. Officers were at both target locations to shop with children of low-income families. The “Heroes and Helpers” event allows children to shop for themselves and their families. Sioux Falls police, the banquet, and Target have teamed up for over 20 years….

Small Business Spotlight: Statues And Their Stories

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Stephanie Wollman. She grew up painting statues. Many community members flock to her business on Russell and Louise for bird bathes, religious symbols, angels, flower pots, and military statues. Stephanie says she gets the production materials and rose quartz right here in sioux falls. “Every dollar that I generate in revenue here, I am in…