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January 24, 2022

South Dakota Gas Prices see 5.8 cent increase over past week

UNDATED – Average gasoline prices in South Dakota have risen 5.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.18/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Prices in South Dakota are 5.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 88.8 cents per gallon higher than a year […]

January 24, 2022

WalletHub releases 2022’s Best States to Retire Study

UNDATED – With 27% of all nonretired adults having no retirement savings, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best States to Retire, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To help retirees find a safe, enjoyable and wallet-friendly place to call home, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 47 key […]

January 20, 2022

Farmers still can’t fix their own tractors. Now they’re suing John Deere for ‘repair rights’

FOREST RIVER, ND (DTN) — A North Dakota farm filed a class-action lawsuit last week, alleging John Deere is violating the Sherman Act in not making diagnostic software available to farmers who want to repair their own equipment. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern Illinois alleges John Deere […]

January 20, 2022

2021 Visitor Spending in South Dakota Sets All Time Record

PIERRE, S.D. – Visitor spending in South Dakota set an all-time record in 2021. According to the annual study conducted by Tourism Economics, visitors to South Dakota spent 4.4 billion dollars, an increase of 30% over 2020. This surpasses all previous records by 6%. South Dakota was officially the first state to fully recover to […]

January 19, 2022

New study finds South Dakota has the fifth least expensive groceries in the nation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — While grocery prices have increased, there’s good news if you’re a South Dakotan. A new study says South Dakotans spend the fifth least on groceries in the nation. The analysis by Filterbuy found that per capita annual grocery spending in South Dakota amounts to $3,138, compared to the national average of […]

January 18, 2022

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

UNDATED – AT&T and Verizon say they will delay some new 5G wireless service after the airline industry raised alarms about potential interference with important systems on planes. The airlines had warned of massive flight cancellations and disruptions. The Biden administration got involved to settle the showdown between the telecom companies and airlines over AT&T […]

January 18, 2022

In tiny Wyoming town, Bill Gates bets big on nuclear power

KEMMERER, Wyoming (AP) — In this sleepy Wyoming town that has relied on coal for over a century, a company founded by the man who revolutionized personal computing is launching an ambitious project to counter climate change: A nationwide reboot of nuclear energy technology. Until recently, Kemmerer was little-known for anything except J.C. Penney’s first […]

January 17, 2022

South Dakota gas prices see 1.6 cent rise over past week

UNDATED – South Dakota gas prices have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Gas prices in South Dakota are 6.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 84.8 cents per gallon higher than a year […]

January 17, 2022

Bees and business development a win/win in southwestern North Dakota

HETTINGER, ND – A commercial beekeeping supply business has opened in far southwestern North Dakota that will serve people in three of the top five honey-producing states in the country. State Department of Commerce officials say Commercial Bee Supply in Hettinger is meant to bolster the beekeeping and other agriculture sectors in the community and […]

January 5, 2022

Representative Johnson visits Rapid City to discuss supply chain issues

RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson was in Rapid City Tuesday, meeting with  companies who are bracing for possible supply chain issues and manufacturing  backups. Johnson toured RDO Equipment Company and RESPEC. Sid Houdek, General Manager at RDO, told Johnson that they have been trying to stay out front of supply needs, […]