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A skilled Medical Office Professional is an invaluable asset to any medical office, working effectively with medical professionals and patients while performing assorted office duties. With the number of healthcare procedures escalating every year as the population ages, there’s a high demand for skilled specialists in patient information technology and medical billing and reimbursement. Medical Office Professionals are the experts on patient data that doctors, nurses and other providers rely on to perform their jobs.

Medical records and health information technicians can expect to be in high demand in the health sector during the next 20 to 30 years. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects health information technology will be one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the U.S.

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Medical Office Professional


team of writers

Andrea Van Essen, Lauren Johnson, Erica Wilcox, Natalie Frazier, Sarah Grassel, Stacey Kracht, & Jennifer Evans

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Cory Johnsen

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CONTENTS Table of 50 24 20 40 14 BEHIND THE NUMBERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Travis Krueger GOING BEYOND THE EXPECTED WITH SMART HOMES . . . 14 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / Smart Homes LIFE CAN GET EASIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 StoneyBrook Suites KEEPING YOUR COATS FUR-EVER FLAWLESS: AN EXPERT’S GUIDE TO CARE AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Eilers Furs, est. 1927 TIES AND TIARAS: A DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE . . . . . . . 24 Community Spotlight SIOUX EMPIRE CLOSET SALE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Best Dressed Blonde SPRING PLANTING PREP FOR YOUR YARD AND GARDEN . . 40 Landscape Garden Centers REDEFINING HELP THROUGH PEER SUPPORT APPRENTICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 U.S Department of Veterans Affairs HISTORIC CHARM AND GRACE AT THE HOTEL ON PHILLIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 History





With over a 20-year career in financial advising, Travis Krueger stands out not just for his experience, but for his deep-seated commitment to developing personal relationships with his clients.

As an independent advisor, his philosophy is simple: to offer a full spectrum of opportunities that align with his clients’ aspirations, whether they’re navigating the early stages of wealth building or managing a multimillion-dollar portfolio.

It’s a career he has fallen in love with over the years because of the varied relationships he gets to build and the unique stories he hears sitting across the table from his clients.

“I love hearing people’s stories and getting to know what they truly care about. Easily the best part of this career is the relationships I’ve been able to build with clients, their children and now some of their grandchildren,” Travis adds. “It always amazes me how willing people are to open up and share not only their successes, but also the struggles they’ve endured to get there. Getting to hear these stories and learn from them at a young age has helped me personally as I’ve built my businesses. I’ve always said that I’ve benefitted just as much from my clients’ stories about building businesses, generational farms, and raising children as they have from me on personal finance.”

He adds that the connections he has made over the years are a fulfilling aspect of the job, not to mention a key avenue that he has been able to grow in his career and build his business.

“I love the fact that here in South Dakota, everyone’s so intertwined. It’s such a small world, and I love tying relationships back to other people,” Travis says.

His own journey into the world of finance began as a teenager, growing up in Norfolk, Nebraska, where his mom, Carla, worked as an administrative assistant at an Edward Jones office. As a teenager, Travis would come into the office and help out with various projects, and it was there that he met Kent Friedrich, who owned the office and would become a key mentor to him.

“He’s the one who really got me interested in the business at a super young age, and I really followed his advice,” Travis shares.

This early exposure to the financial industry, paired with additional pivotal relationships along the way, laid a strong foundation for his career.

Travis went on to attend Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, where he played football as a free safety. While in school, he also landed his first internship at Northwestern Mutual at age 19.

“They’ve got an incredible internship program, and it was a phenomenal experience,” Travis shares.

He worked at Northwestern Mutual throughout college. Upon graduation he found a role at Reliabank as a financial advisor in their Raymond James division. “Working alongside lenders was a great way to build a clientele and develop a more rounded understanding of all aspects that makeup a client’s financial picture.”

Driven to broaden his options, he pursued a role with Swenson Commodities after being referred to Brad Swenson. Brad and his son Matt had an established a long-term commodity business and had enlisted the help of Mike Teslow with a financial background to build out a financial planning division, later named Swenson Wealth Management. “This was around the time that ag estate planning was becoming a very hot topic,” Travis adds. “This is an area I’m passionate about and I saw a path for ownership in an independent firm.”

Though he has nothing but positive things to say about the companies he worked for along the way and the lessons he learned; Travis appreciates the variety afforded to him by owning his own firm. He says every day brings something new to the table.

“What’s nice about my business is I can be working on a $15 million ag estate plan in the morning, and then going and doing a 401k rollover for a retiree in the afternoon, and the next morning I’m writing term life insurance for a young couple just starting off,” he shares.

Travis serves as the primary advisor and president, but it’s most definitely a team approach. “I thank God daily for the people around me. Our other advisors and staff are incredible. At this point I find just as much joy in their successes as any of my own. We’ve created a smooth succession plan for Mark Kontz and his wife Kathy for their 40+ year financial planning business and I’ve watched Brady Smidt come into this business with me ten years ago build an incredible book of clients, says Travis. “As we continue to see great growth, adding the right people into this organization will be vital to our continued success. I’m excited for the opportunity to partner with other individuals.”

Bolstering his professional success is a rich family life shared with his wife, Jess, and their children, Sullivan (11) and Harlow (9). Travis met his wife in high school, and though they went to different colleges — she attended Augustana while he was at Dakota State — they kept in touch and got married in 2009. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, attending his kids’ activities, concerts and listening to 90’s country.

Sports have remained a passion for Travis from his youth, playing football in college, to now, coaching his son’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) flag football team and his daughter’s SDJRFB team. He has been involved with the FCA program for over six years.

“I’ve met some incredible kids and families through FCA. It’s been great for my son to get to know kids from other schools and he loves competing against them in other sports.”

His healthy blend of personal interests and professional dedication underscores a firm belief in balance, a principle that has guided him through the beginnings of his career to a more flexible stage that now allows him to be present for his family.

“Right now, most of our time is spent chasing kids around,” Travis says.

He wouldn’t have it any other way, though, and it’s a lifestyle he’s worked hard to build. When he was first starting out with Swenson Wealth Management, Travis says, “It was an absolute grind.”

“I was working late hours and traveling overnight, and I just kept reminding myself that it would be worth it because I’d be able to attend

all of my kids’ activities and be there for them. I really wanted to be able to have the freedom to go to all of their stuff when they started getting into activities, but you really need an established clientele for that flexibility,” Travis shares.

He credits his wife for her support of his business during those early years as he worked on building the life they now “Unless you’re taking over an existing book of clients, this is a tough business to get started in. Fortunately, I was young with no kids and not a lot of overhead or expenses, so I could take my time and build it the right way. Jess understood that and remains extremely supportive.”

Whether it is time spent with family, coaching kids’ sports or collaborating with clients and coworkers at the office, personal relationships are the driver for Travis. He believes each client interaction is an opportunity to listen and learn. His approach is not just about numbers; it’s about understanding life stories, ambitions and the nuances that make each client unique.

This philosophy has nurtured long-standing relationships, resulting in Travis often being invited to share in his clients’ most significant life events. “It’s such an honor to get invited to clients’ kid’s weddings or graduations or their milestone birthdays or anniversaries.”

“My wife is a teacher, so together we handle the two things that are most important to people — their money and their kids,” Travis says.

“When someone refers me to their kid or their sibling or their parents, that’s the most rewarding thing in the world.”

“You know how special those people and relationships are to those referring them to you and it’s an incredible compliment that they are willing to trust you with that relationship,” says Travis.

The recent COVID-19 pandemic proved challenging to his relationship-driven practice. The shift away from face-to-face interactions was difficult for someone who values personal connections above all.

“It was tough because I’m used to sitting across the table from people for four to six hours a day. I have had that since I was 18 or 19 years old, and I really missed it,” Travis says.

But he persevered, recognizing the importance of staying connected with his clients through any means possible. As the world increasingly shifts towards digital interactions, Travis acknowledges the potential threats to traditional advisory roles, but remains confident in the irreplaceable value of personal connection in financial planning.

“I know it’s a threat in a world where everything is going online, but I really value the personal connections,” he shares.

Outside of Swenson Wealth Management, Travis also operates Skyline Capital, LLC that specializes in real estate investments such as land development, single family, multi family, commercial and storage unit funds. “I’ve known Blake and Brady Hyde with Empire Companies for over 20 years. They’ve been a great strategic partner to help me grow this entity,” Travis explains.

Additionally, Travis has partnered with Luke and Talia Frederick, the owners of Ambiance Salon, and Brady Smidt and his wife Jess in Sola Salon Studios, a collective of private salon suites for stylists, barbers and estheticians. “I had a relationship with the Schoepp family that owned it. They were looking to slow down and retire, and I loved the business model,” adds Travis. “I’m very much a silent partner, but it’s fun to offer support and watch the professional’s growth their individual businesses.”

Across the board, he emphasizes gratitude for the people he has met along the way, from mentors to clients.

“Those relationships and interactions are everything to me.”

Photos Top to Bottom: Travis and his family enjoying the Bahamas; Travis and his family celebrating at his sister-in-law’s wedding; Travis imparting coaching advice to his daughter Harlow during flag football; Travis and his daughter Harlow; Travis and his family attend a Texas Rangers baseball game


Jess and Travis love Hallmark Christmas movies. They have a whole rating system taking into account, plot, acting and believability

Travis has been told by many that he has a freakish amount of song lyrics memorized

Travis has seen Eric Church live in concert over 20 times (Including once at Red Rocks in CO when Jess was 7.5 months pregnant with their first child)

In 2005, Travis was recognized as a top 20 intern out of 1600 financial representatives nationally

Travis is a firm believer that Belinda Carlisle’s song: “Heaven is a Place on Earth” was written about Nashville, TN

Photos Left to Right: Travis and his wife Jess enjoying a work/leisure boat ride on Lake Tohoe; Travis and Jess taking in one of many concert events; The Krueger Family pictured after a youth baseball game Photos Left to Right: Travis and his entire FCA flag football team; Travis, his wife Jess and his son Sullivan, enjoying a round of golf, which is something they like to do together
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Going beyond the expected WITH SMART HOMES

Retiring in South Dakota offers a serene and secure life for many individuals and couples. For Barbara and Terry Emery, it was no different. Originally from Texas, the two lived in North Carolina for nearly 15 years before deciding to build a home in the Sioux Falls community with Smart Homes.

“North Carolina wasn’t fitting the right pace of life we wanted to live, so we did our research for a little over a year before finding something we loved in South Dakota,” Barbara explains. Terry also shares that when they began looking for homes, it was during a very tough time in the housing market. “We were looking at a house in Arkansas that sold in three hours,” he says.

Eventually, the couple met with an agent in Sioux Falls after viewing a house at a golf course. While the house had also already been sold, the two quickly realized that the community of Sioux Falls was where they wanted to be.

Barbara smiles, “Everyone was so genuine and welcoming, and we continued to hear stories from people who had moved away but just had to come back. You don’t hear that very often.”

Falling in love with the area as a whole, the two were still searching for the right place to call home when they stumbled upon an available lot in the Mystic Creek neighborhood. At the time, the agent they were working with had shown them several homes designed by Smart Homes with Vince McCormick and introduced the couple to Vince.

The couple says, “The first time we met Vince was out at the lot we had purchased. He asked each of us what we wanted most in our home and immediately began springing our vision to life.”

Working hand-in-hand with Vince throughout the entire design and build process, Barbara says the experience was completely smooth and flawless. Terry’s number one ticket item was a large garage. Desiring a big enough space for their vehicles, tools, etc. Terry also wanted to be able to move around comfortably and “play around” in the garage in the event of poor weather.

Barbara’s main focus was maintaining a high-end kitchen with plenty of storage. She also mentioned wanting bedrooms that felt spacious enough for their large

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furniture they wanted to keep and move with them. Terry jokes, “Vince had to find a way to build the rooms around our furniture.”

Every big-ticket item that the Emerys shared with Vince was a priority throughout the process. Focusing on what the couple wanted and making them feel like they were truly heard is something Smart Homes prides themselves on. Barbara and Terry share, “Vince told us from the very beginning that he intended to build our home like he was the one that would be living in it, so we really felt like we were in good hands.”

Throughout both the design and construction, Vince was very hands-on. He met with the Emerys to make selections for interior decorating from the type of granite to light fixtures and everything in between.

According to the Emerys, Smart Homes really listened to the entire vision from the budget to the desired specs and details. “Vince also adds suggestions along the way where he thinks there’s an alternative solution or simply something we never considered,” they add. “We always collaborated back and forth until we found the perfect ‘a-ha!’ moment”


The Emery’s home features an incredible backyard view. The neighborhood has an open backyard that you can sparsely see other homes in the distance. With four bedrooms and bathrooms, a walkout basement, attached three-car garage, large storage spaces, a walk-in closet, and more, the house is a dream.

Originally, the couple was aiming for a three-bedroom home, but Vince encouraged an extra room upstairs to increase the resale value when the time arose. Barbara loves her kitchen with a unique continuous patterned backsplash, the double shower in one of the full bathrooms in the basement, and the amazing deck. Raving about the man cave in the basement, Terry says that Smart Homes truly brought their dreams to reality.

The home also has a patio accessible from the basement with a firepit, a fireplace in the living-room, and a fenced backyard for their pup. Sitting on a little more than half an acre, the home in Mystic Creek is placed between friendly and supportive neighbors and has a lot to offer the couple while they enjoy their retirement together. To get started on your custom build, visit www.SmartHomes605.com

Barbara and Terry share, “It was fun. Building with Vince, there were no surprises. He and April are just honest people with integrity and they went far above and beyond the expected. We wouldn’t want to work with anyone else.”

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Life Can Get Easier

Perhaps you’ve observed changes in a loved one’s mobility or noticed that everyday tasks, like lawn maintenance, have become challenging for them. While it’s tempting to attribute these challenges to the natural aging process, it’s essential to recognize when assistance is needed. Providing the right level of care can ensure the safety, health, and overall well-being of your family member, restoring a sense of care-free living.

Moving to an assisted living facility can give your loved one back independence and enjoyment of life. With less to worry about and more time to focus on their interests, our residents find themselves enjoying life to the fullest. Whether it’s engaging in social activities, pursuing hobbies, or simply enjoying leisurely moments, the transition to assisted living opens doors to a more enriching and enjoyable lifestyle. Each new day at StoneyBrook Suites Assisted Living can give your loved one the chance to live life exactly the way they want. Family members gain peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved ones are not only safe and secure but are healthy and fully living life, surrounded by a caring staff and peers.

Our passion for assisted living shines through every day at StoneyBrook Suites. It is our goal to be more than just a retirement center. We want to ensure your loved ones feel at home with a listening ear, a caring embrace, and an overall sense of community.

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We are a full-service assisted living community with a mission “To foster the well-being of each resident by nurturing the mind, body, and spirit while maintaining each resident’s enjoyment of independence and dignity in a secure and supportive environment. We invite you to come to StoneyBrook Suites, where our joy is in serving you.”


• Coffee Shop

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Schedule a tour and see the quality of life available to you or your loved one.

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Keeping Your Coats Fur-Ever Flawless:


Eilers Furs has been preserving tradition since 1927.

Through its respect for the fur crafting tradition, Eilers has been able to bring exquisite, one-of-a kind fur pieces, alterations, remodels, storage and much more to the Sioux Falls area and beyond. They are the only professional fur servicer in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and

Fourth generation furrier and owner of Eilers Furs, Brandy Ann Fiala, enjoys continuing to keep the fur industry and culture alive throughout the state of South Dakota and beyond. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the industry so everyone knows what it takes to properly take care of their new luxury fur pieces when they


If you are wearing your fur pieces frequently Brandy says customers should be getting coats and other pieces cleaned professionally once a year. If the wear is less frequent, you can have them cleaned every other year.

“Cleaning involves cleaning, glazing and conditioning. We clean the fur because pollutants can settle into the skins in between the fur,” Brandy shares. “Glazing protects from pollutants from settling, and conditioning conditions of the skins underneath.”

When it comes to normal wear and tear stains, fur coat owners should take a damp washcloth to their coat to wipe off a simple stain. Most everything can come out of fur, but Brandy reminds customers that fire can be detrimental to a quality fur piece.

“Fur is very durable, just as the animals that gifted it to us,” she says.

As for using cosmetics and perfumes, being careful to put those products higher on your skin is a must. Wearing a scarf between you and your coat can help stop the spread of cosmetics to furs. Roll on perfumes put higher up on the arms can help stop oils from penetrating furs and damaging them.

It is important to have the cleaning process done professionally to save your fur from being damaged from improper cleaning techniques. Simple everyday laundry soap and spot cleaner should never be used on a fur coat. Dry cleaning can also cause damage to the fur. Entrusting your fur pieces to a professional keeps them preserved to their highest quality.


“Fur likes to stay as cool and dry as possible,” Brandy says.


The ideal temperature for keeping fur is between 55-65 degrees due to it being an organic material. As for humidity controls, they like to be between a 40 and 50 dew point. Getting too dry can make fur skins fall apart, whereas a higher humidity can cause skins to rot.

On top of temperature and humidity, keeping furs where it is dark is ideal.

Brandy adds that making sure your coat is out of direct sunlight or out of direct contact with heating ducts is for the best as heat and direct sunlight can damage fur fibers and skins.

Keep furs away from rodents and insects that can cause more damage to your fur. These types of creators can eat away at skins and other natural fibers in your coat.

Matting of fur can be prevented by maintaining a proper cleaning schedule. On fake furs once matting occurs, you can consider that piece a loss, but natural furs can potentially be repaired by restoring natural oils to the fur, or removing sections of fur and replacing it with new fur of the same type or a different variety.


If you are a fan of pins or jewelry, Brandy suggests pinning one or two pieces and leaving them there. But, if you can avoid it, that may be for the best.

Being aware of points of friction can help stop unnecessary wear and tear on fur coats. Pay attention to seatbelts rubbing and purse handles causing friction because it can cause fur to shed more quickly causing damage.

“It is about maintenance to extend the life of your investment,” Brandy shares.

Eilers Furs offers professional storage for furs in the off season using their professional storage vault located in Huron, SD. Using these services takes the guesswork out of creating the best conditions to maintain your fur and its quality.

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Join the fun at this year’s biggest and best Father Daughter Dance on Saturday, April 13th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Jer Events is partnering with Voices Against Cancer to help support families and kids with cancer in Sioux Falls. Voices Against Cancer is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer patients and pediatric cancer research.

“Every year we try to have a give back event, and last year’s event was to benefit first responders, medical workers, and the military,” says Jeremy Brech, owner of jerevents.com. “This year, we wanted to create a fun environment for kids who are living with cancer. All boys, girls, and family members who are impacted by pediatric cancer are welcome to join in the fun.”

The Ties and Tiaras dance begins with a red-carpet experience with moms at 1:30 pm. Doors open at 2:00 pm for the Father Daughter Dance, which is open to fathers and daughters or a male guardian like an uncle or grandfather. “We welcome any male role models to bring the daughters,” says Jeremy. “After the public event, we then hold the private event for the pediatric cancer patients and their families.” The pediatric event is free, and Jeremy says it’s the same type of event but with princesses and superheroes. “Both boys and girls can relate and hang out and just have a great time,” says Jeremy. “We encourage everyone to dress up and have fun.”

This year they’ve added three new princesses for a total of 13, which is the most the event has ever had. “As a father of three daughters, let me tell you…when my daughters used to come as guests, it was awesome to see the smiles on their faces. And the smiles and photos with dads is pretty amazing. It’s an emotional thing that’s really about connecting with our daughters on a girl level. I wouldn’t miss it.”

Tickets for a father/daughter duo are $55, and tickets for each additional daughter are $20. The Ties and Tiaras experience includes:

- Magical atmosphere with lighting and décor

- Real life princess experiences

- Indoor snow fall and special FX

- Biggest indoor bubble party ever

- Photos with your daughter’s favorite princesses

- Special photo-op stations and photo booths

- Amazing memories and pictures

- Great music for your daughter to dance to and special songs for Father-Daughter

- Snacks and treat station

- Craft station

For tickets or more information visit jerevents.com or call 605-368-1647.












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It’s officially Summer! It’s time to freshen up those wardrobes for all the season’s events and I have the perfect event to do just that! Five local socialites in the Sioux Empire area are coming together again for the Sioux Empire Closet Sale! Grab your calendars and tell your shopping buddies because you won’t want to miss out on this event.

What is a ‘Closet Sale’ exactly? This is a rare event to shop inside these five ladies’ closets at the beautiful Five Oaks Venue in the middle of Sioux Falls! All the ladies agree that their industries; influencing, event planning,


Tops &Jackets: XS-2XL

Jeans & Bottoms: 0-16

Shoes: 8-10 (1/2 sizes included)

Dresses & Jumpsuits: XS-2XL

Variety of handbags, jewelry and decor

entrepreneurship and fitness bring them more clothing, beauty, decor and accessories than the average consumer. Trends are constantly changing, as are the seasons, so it is an opportunity for these ladies to make room in their closets for the newest, upcoming trends to share with their followers. With each sale the selection and the quantity of everything gets a little bigger! At this sale you’ll be able to shop for clothing, shoes, jewelry, clean skincare & make-up, home décor, handbags, swimsuits and more! Many of which are brand new or barely worn. We’ll have clothes from all four seasons in a wide variety of sizes.


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Crunchi Toxin-Free Skincare and Makeup

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Dj Josh Barse

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Queen City Balloons Balloon Bouquets


Erica Wilcox



Full time Influencer and Content Creator behind Best Dressed Blonde. I’m a fashion enthusiast who shares my passions, purpose and love for my community on social media! Online you’ll find me sharing the best deals, latest trends and toxin-free beauty. My style could be described as; fashion-forward, everyday classics, pops of trendy, with lots of hues in summer colors!



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Jackie Slater


Lover of fitness, fashion and farming. I work full time on my family farm and love sharing my busy lifestyle on socials with my community! You’ll see fitness, food ideas, home routines and try on hauls! I love my staples, but I’m always shopping for seasonal finds! My style could be described as: casual comfy, neutral staples, and pops of trendy and fun colors.


Influencer and Content Creator behind kaylamarwaldner, with a passion for supporting local businesses. I love all things fashion, lifestyle & fitness! My content includes day- to-day snippets of my daily life while sharing my go-to products, general fashion, beauty and healthy living. A few of my favorite brands include; Anine Bing, Abercrombie, Lululemon, Mango, and Free People. My style in a few words: comfortable, but elevated.

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I am a mommy and business professional who loves shopping and keeping up with the latest trends. My wardrobe is very extensive to match my on the go, active and professional lifestyle, while still maintaining work from home casual comfort. It’s no secret that I love to shop so I am constantly updating my wardrobe. You can expect to find current, on-trend pieces from me at the sale!



Entrepreneur & Event Planner. I’m a busy, on the go gal who loves to be casual, but professional with my fashion. I love finding new dresses for all the events I work and attend, but also love a good pair of jeans and a fun top. I have a very diverse array of clothes in my wardrobe that I can’t wait to share with you all!

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The Sioux Falls Storm is celebrating its annual Faith and Family Night with the mission of Unity Amongst People. This year Faith and Family Night will be held on Sunday, April 14th. The highlight of the day will be the ZOOperstars! brought to you by First Premier Bank.


We are also excited to host the mission ball, who will be on-site and giving away mission ball footballs! what is the mission ball? the mission ball is simply a football covered with biblical text, meant to be used as a bridge to share the gospel!



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Imagine sitting on a covered deck watching the sunset, all the while you are nestled on a quiet acre inside the city. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 huge living areas, 5000 square feet finished, and a 6-stall garage. The open floor plan allows for inclusive living while the spacious lower-level family room is great for entertaining and is enhanced with fully equipped wet bar and media. The remarkable kitchen has a walk-thru butler pantry, center island, and Thermador appliances. Huge backyard can accommodate pool and sport court or enjoy as is.

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This private retreat is only a few minutes’ drive on paved roads from Sioux Falls. Beautiful 13 acres of trees, creek, and pasture. Every modern amenity exists in this newer ranch style home with an open floor plan and high-quality features. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 4,000 square feet of living. 50'x110' finished out building with in-floor heat, 220-amp service, exhaust system, 16' sidewalls, and a 12'x14' overhead door for RV. Lower-level family room is party central with wet bar, game area, and media. All electric home with geothermal heat and propane fireplace. Fiber-optic-cable internet.

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Dogs are undoubtedly a wonderful addition to your life. Our furry friends can come with a variety of expected and unexpected expenses and it’s our responsibility as pet parents to give them the care and support they deserve.

Here are 8 costs every dog owner should budget for.


Initial expenses can include the purchase price of the dog, spaying or neutering, the initial medical exam as well as training and supplies. The type of first-time supplies will be different for every dog, but the general needs would be a collar and a leash, a crate, a bed and food and water bowls. Training can also be a great investment, as it may help prevent your dog from engaging in destructive behavior down the road.


The cost of playtime is different for each dog. Some breeds are more prone to chewing and may go through their toys more quickly, leading to higher replacement costs. However, having a ready supply of bones and chew-toys is better than having to replace your one-of-a-kind shoes. By keeping your pooch busy, he may be less likely to engage in destructive behavior.


An emergency not requiring surgery could cost about $2,000 to $3,000, according to Murray, while an accident requiring surgery often costs between $3,000 and $5,000. Trauma (such as getting hit by a car or getting attacked by another animal) and cancer are two of the most common health problems that dogs experience, according to Murray.


Costs vary greatly, depending on the size and coat of your dog, as well as your location. Your dog will need regular baths, brushing, nail trims and dental care. Grooming can be a great preventive-care investment, as it keeps your dog’s skin clean and irritant-free, and also serves as an opportunity to check for ticks or fleas.



This is the most predictable cost of owning a dog. Prices vary depending on the age and size of your dog, and the brand you decide to feed it. Premium dog foods typically have better nutritional value because of higher standards in ingredients, and although they usually cost more, the higher nutritional value means your dog can eat less while still meeting his health needs. Check with your vet to determine the best diet for your dog.


The ASPCA cites preventive veterinary care as the number-one way to cut pet care costs. Murray recommends taking your dog in for a yearly exam, which usually includes a thorough physical from tooth to tail, as well as heartworm preventive treatment, vaccinations if needed, and flea and tick control. The cost of veterinary care will tend to increase for bigger dogs because they need larger doses of medicines.


This is an optional expense -- but one that can significantly reduce emergency veterinary bills. In 2010, only 5% of pet owners had insurance, according to a poll by the Associated Press and Petside.com. Annual premiums vary depending on your dog’s breed and age, as well as your location and the amount of coverage you choose. Compare insurers in our graphic to the right.


A kennel (or doggie hotel) is one option for caring for your dog while you travel, and prices vary by location. Some companies charge according to your dog’s size while others offer “luxury” boarding, which is more expensive. Or try to find a friend who will feed, walk and stay with your pooch at home while you’re away, for a small fee.

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SPRING PLANTING PREP for your yard and garden

Spring is around the corner. The birds are beginning to sing and the days are finally longer! If you haven’t already been dreaming up your new landscape goals for the season, it’s time to start now.

Erik Helland is the president and owner of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls. Part of the original “Lakeland Nurseries,” Erik has been involved in the business for more than 20 years. He smiles, “I have picked nails and pulled weeds and planted everything imaginable since my family moved to the area in 1977. I grew up at the store.”

What started as a simple garden center has grown into the region’s premier greenhouse and landscape services provider. It’s no question that they know a thing or two about preparing your yard and garden for the planting season.

Before beginning any work, the first step is identifying where. “Look to see what other objects or things will affect the area you want to plant or install the shrub, perennial, or tree,” Erik explains. Some things to consider include the available shade that currently exists in the area and what kind of sunlight will be available throughout the day.

During that first step, take a pair of clippers or pruners with you as it’s generally a good time to see what else needs to be trimmed before blooming begins. Erik adds that while you’re scouting for the perfect location, “Sometimes, you may also be able to see where rabbits, deer, or squirrels have damaged existing plant material. These specific areas may need to be trimmed or cut out because the plant has become weakened from damage caused by animals or even weather.”

The time to start is now. Once the plants begin to bloom, it becomes more difficult to see and remove the dead or damaged limbs. After clearing your existing greenery and identifying where you want to add your new plants the selection process begins.

Choosing the correct plant. Selecting what type of plant you want to have in your landscaping can depend on a few variables. Based on the area you allotted, how large should the plant be at full growth? Do you want flowers at any point in the year? What do you want the plant to look like during the winter months? These are just a few questions to consider.


“There are a lot of choices and many options,” Erik says. “Plants that are native to this area are always a good choice.” Some native plants include Echinacea, Bluestem grass, Amur Maple, and Bur Oak.

Erik continues, “There are many other varieties of plants that have been developed from the native species and have been tested that will also do very well in our area but may have different growth habits or characteristics.”

When to begin the planting. Jokingly, Erik says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. In reality, the next best time to plant is now. Why delay? “There are better times throughout the season when the ground is not frozen to plant, but the window can be so small that it becomes impossible to match personal schedules and weather,” he explains. Generally speaking, anytime from early spring to late fall is when to start planting your trees depending on the variety you selected.

Basics of caring for your plants. When it comes to maintenance, a lot comes into play. From weather to mulch or soil conditions, watering, and correct sunlight, it’s important to read up on what your specific plant needs to thrive. The number one thing in Erik’s eyes is the amount of water your plant has. He adds, “The reason we see annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs fail is because there is too much water. All plant material likes to have well drained soil, but in our area the soil is very heavy which prevents proper drainage in a lot of cases.”

Back in the planning stage, you can test your planting site to check your soil drainage. The rule of thumb is that there should be no standing water within 48 hours. Erik suggests, “Test the holes by filling them with water and make sure they drain within the timeframe. If they do not drain, then you may need to find a different place to plant or create a drainage system so the water drains away from the root zone within 48 hours.”

If you are ready to start your next landscaping project, or just want to know where to buy the best greenery in town, visit Erik and his team or view their website at www.LandscapeGardenCenters.com.

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We are blown away by all of the beautiful, thoughtful nominations; we’ve got some pretty phenomenal women in the Sioux Empire area! We can’t wait to ‘crown’ a winner in May’s issue!

“She is a hard worker, willing to give 100% effort to her job all the time.”

“She takes pride in leading by example for our children and helping them follow Jesus. She knows no matter what they are facing in life if mom or dad can’t help them then Jesus is who you lean on. She lives by that.”

“My wife never asks for help, never complains, never bats an eye when something comes up or goes wrong... she adjusts and conquers the situation!”

“This woman is absolutely incredible and truly deserving of good things, she’s not one to make herself a top priority and she doesn’t realize how truly in awe I am of who she is and what she stands for. I really hope you’ll consider this powerful woman since she embodies being a good human and loving unconditionally.”

“She is that friend who worries about your self-care, who parents your child like their own (always having an extra snack or hug), and sends surprise Door Dash for supper when you’ve had a long day.”

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All of us at Empire know that food is the ingredient that brings us together! In the coming months, we will be featuring the best foodie spots in Sioux Falls!

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Peer Support Staff and Peer Support Apprentices are U.S. military Veterans who have a lived experience of recovery from a mental health condition. As trained and certified mental healthcare professionals, they are integrated members of interdisciplinary treatment teams, where they work alongside other healthcare professionals and bring a unique perspective to the team’s approach. Peer Support staff help other Veterans with similar experiences to identify and achieve specific personal recovery and wellness goals. Peer Support Staff work in many settings. Examples include mental health and substance use treatment programs, intensive community mental health recovery services, homeless programs, Veterans Justice Program, vocational rehabilitation services, and primary care settings.

What Peer Support Staff Do

• Serve as relatable role models by sharing their personal recovery stories, inspiring hope, and demonstrating that recovery is possible

• Collaborate with other healthcare professionals on Veterans’ treatment teams to support Veterans’ goals

• Assist Veterans to develop and enhance problem-solving skills

• Help Veterans identify their strengths, resources, and skills they can use to achieve their goals

• Use recovery tools to help Veterans develop self-help skills to independently manage their health conditions

• Empower Veterans to effectively advocate for themselves

• Inform Veterans about available VA and community resources and assist Veterans with connecting to resources when needed

• Inspire Veterans to see their own potential and to believe in their ability to achieve wellness and personal goals

Veterans who want to work with a Peer Support Staff can obtain a referral from their current VA healthcare provider or contact Jennifer Evans, MSW, CSW-PIP, Program Manager of Peer Support at 605-336-3230 ext. 7052.


“As a Peer Support Staff and Veteran who has personal experience with recovery from mental health challenges, I support and encourage Veterans to see themselves through their capabilities, not their limitations. I support them to find their individual pathway to recovery that is based on their personal strengths, needs, and experiences.”

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Historic Charm and Grace


The Hotel On Phillips was originally constructed as a bank and was the tallest building in the state in 1918. It operated as the Sioux Falls National Bank for many years in addition to housing office spaces on its third through ninth floors.

Drawing inspiration from John Sullivan and with assistance from contractor Pike and Cook, lead architect Oscar Wentworth of the Weary and Almond Firm originally designed the building. It is the only structure remaining in Sioux Falls boasting what was called the Sullivanesque architectural style, a design style for skyscrapers called tripartite, where a building’s facade has three distinct divisions. The base is the lowest one to three stories, then there is a shaft, consisting of several stories with arched windows, and finally a cap of one to four stories on top.

Upon opening as the Sioux Falls National Bank, it was admired for its advances in design, beauty, and amenities like central heating; fast, electric elevators; and the massive vault that remains today. Because of its impressive features, the building remained a landmark well into the mid-1900s, despite the Great Depression and World War II.

In 1924, Sioux Falls National Bank became the National Bank of South Dakota. The building’s condition declined in the 1960s, causing the National Bank of South Dakota to relocate in 1965. In 1975, Western State Bank moved in, providing a necessary renovation. Western operated there until the early 2000s, when Kelly Inns acquired the structure.

In 2018, the new ownership refurbished the building into an elegant boutique hotel boasting ninety distinctive guest rooms and luxury suites. The hotel’s upscale vintage atmosphere honors its origins while gracefully embracing modernism. Grooved columns, original tray ceilings with a linear Greek Key design pattern, and original chandeliers whisk you into a sophisticated, early 1900s setting. The lobby’s main attraction is the commanding presence of the original bank vault, boasting twenty-four three-inch bolts and a sixteen-ton door. The vault now serves as entry to The Treasury, the cocktail lounge area serving high-end, small plate items with an ever-changing menu. The Treasury is brightened by a brilliant

grand chandelier, features original terrazzo flooring and expansive columns stretching to the ceiling, and is reinforced with vanadium steel. Patrons can enjoy a morning coffee or pastry sourced from other local businesses at the lobby café.

The second floor has been turned into a mezzanine that affords a view of the lobby, skylights, and several seating areas. A state-of-the-art fitness center located where the bank president’s office used to be, Josiah’s Library, and two meeting rooms available for rent are on the second floor. The Bankers Board room is perfect for smaller meetings. Hattie’s Parlour is a larger, more extravagant area often used for dinner receptions, graduations, bachelorette parties, engagement parties, and even weddings. There are eighteen different guest room types, all with different views and themes. Some showcase edgy, modern aspects with bright whites, glass, gold, quartz, or crystal. Others are calm, muted tones with leathery or velvety neutrals, steel, and wood – with a just a dash of color here or there. Each showcases a tasteful sophistication reminiscent of the building’s 1918 origins. The Riverbank Suite was a gentleman’s lounge in the 1920s and 1930s and is designed to replicate that atmosphere.

“We try to make everybody’s stay special,” general manager Amanda Todd says. “We like to give people an experience while they are here.” The hotel provides bicycles for rent as it is located adjacent to the bike path. Special events are observed in creative ways throughout the year. A Valentine’s Day package is

offered, and flowers are provided in each room on that day. At Christmas time, “anything that’s standing still” is decorated. A twelve-foot tree goes up in the lobby, and the vault door becomes a giant wreath. “Many people come just for photos at Christmas time,” she adds. On New Year’s Eve, guests receive champagne and tiaras to celebrate.

Amanda says that many people make a tradition of staying at the hotel on each wedding anniversary and take advantage of romance packages like the Champagne Package, which comes with chocolate covered strawberries. In addition, every year on the hotel’s anniversary, gifts are given to guests. Last year was the hotel’s fourth anniversary, for which the traditional anniversary gift is linen. Each visitor on that day received a handkerchief. The year before that was leather, and everyone got a leather keychain.


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(605) 274-7445


Historic Image of Hotel On Phillips, 1917, Member of Historic Hotel of America, in Sioux Falls, SD Photo By: Historic Hotels of America Interior Lobby With Vault Photo By: Historic Hotels of America The Treasury Photo By: Historic Hotels of America Hattie’s Parlour Photo By: Historic Hotels of America
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