Regional roundup: Uber, Stencil Group and Midco

Uber starts in Sioux City

Ride-hailing app Uber has started service in Sioux City.


“Whether it’s serving as an alternative to drunk driving or offering a new, flexible way to earn money on your own schedule, we’re looking forward to serving riders and drivers in Sioux City and learning more about … how Uber can extend transportation options for the community,” Carrol Chang, Uber Iowa general manager said in a statement.

Competitor Lyft also started serving the city earlier this year.

San Francisco-based Uber has expressed interest in coming to South Dakota but has held off so far because of a requirement to collect sales tax.

Read more from the Sioux City Journal here.

Stencil’s St. Paul deal

Sioux Falls-based The Stencil Group might have a buyer for a building it owns in St. Paul.

image of building in St. Paul

The old Pioneer Press building in downtown St. Paul

The developer bought the former office of the St. Paul Pioneer Press with plans to turn it into apartments. The newspaper office moved out in 2015.

The St. Paul City Council recently approved another developer’s plan to turn the property into workforce housing, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reported.

That developer would buy the building from Stencil.


Midco expands in Fargo

Midco logoMidco is adding a data center in Fargo. The company, which also has data centers in Sioux Falls and Yankton, is building a 16,000-square-foot center in North Dakota’s largest city.

It will break ground this spring and host, store and monitor data services for business customers in the region.

Read more from the Fargo Forum here.

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