South Dakota business briefs published 06-11-24

Posted 6/11/24

Read all about recent business happenings in South Dakota — including a business being honored, and donations being given to Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

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South Dakota business briefs published 06-11-24


Legacy Financial Partners honored

BROOKINGS — Legacy Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, was recognized as one of “Barron’s Top 250 Private Wealth Management Teams” in the country by Barron’s, a publication covering business and finance.

Barron’s shines a light on financial advisers and their teams who have experience, designations and a solid compliance record. Legacy Financial Partners was chosen based on assets under management, revenue generated for their firm, and the quality of their practice. The team focuses on helping clients plan for financial goals for a lifetime .

Legacy Financial Partners consists of 45 financial advisers, over 50 support staff and operates out of 27 offices across the upper Midwest.

For more information, contact them at 1-800-411-7572 or visit their website at

Credit union foundation donates $200,000 to hospitals

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Dakota Credit Union Foundation has announced a $200,000 commitment to three Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in North Dakota and South Dakota. The announcement was made during the Dakota Credit Union Association’s annual meeting, which was May 16 at Grand Falls Resort & Casino in Larchwood, Iowa.

The foundation’s board of directors unanimously voted to approve the expenditure, which will be fulfilled in increments over the next several years. North Dakota’s one CMN Hospital, Sanford Children’s located in Fargo, will receive $100,000 to support the new Credit Unions for Kids Micropreemie Unit. This project, which has received additional financial commitments from a majority of North Dakota’s credit unions, is expected to begin construction later this summer.

South Dakota’s two CMN Hospitals, Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls and Monument Health in Rapid City, will each receive $50,000. The Sioux Falls endowment will provide for a pediatric oncology exam room to be named in honor of Charlie Murano, son of Abby Murano and Joel Murano. Abby is a staff member at Dakotaland FCU in Aberdeen. Charlie was cared for at the Sioux Falls hospital last year. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer, but his memory will live on for years to come.

“Dakota Credit Union Foundation’s mission is to support financial well-being for all,” says April Tompkins, foundation board chair and CEO of Explorer’s Credit Union (Yankton). “There is no doubt that physical health plays a major role in financial wellness.”