September 22, 2021

Tax collections bouncing back at 2021 South Dakota State Fair

PIERRE, S.D. – Tax collections from the 2021 South Dakota State Fair were $211,651.05 according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Revenue. This latest data from the state fair tax rolls points to a continuing trend of more South Dakotans getting back out to enjoy our state and its numerous attractions. A […]

September 21, 2021

First Interstate Bank, Great Western Bank to merge

BILLINGS, Mont. — First Interstate BancSystem, Inc., parent company of First Interstate Bank, and Great Western Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Great Western Bank, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all‐stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by both companies’ […]

September 20, 2021

CBH CO-OP indicates closure of Sturgis Mr. Tire store

STURGIS, S.D. – In a Facebook post Monday, CBH CO-OP announced it is closing its Mr. Tire Store in Sturgis. The Mr. Tire store is located on Lazelle Street, next door to the CBH CO-OP convenience store. CBH says “we are saddened to announce the permanent closure of our Mr. Tire location. Along with other […]

September 20, 2021

North Dakota oil production slips to No. 3 behind New Mexico

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota regulators say the state has officially lost its status as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer to New Mexico. North Dakota produced just over 1 million barrels of oil per day in July, the most recent month for which data is available from the state Oil and Gas Division. The July […]

September 20, 2021

South Dakota gas prices rise nearly 4 cents per gallon over past week

UNDATED – South Dakota gas prices have risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.17/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Gas prices in South Dakota are 1.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.09/g higher than a year ago. According to […]

September 16, 2021

Department of Health & Board of Nursing Warn of Scam Targeting South Dakota Nurses

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Health Department (SD-DOH) and the South Dakota Board of Nursing (SD-BON) released this statement after ongoing reports of scams targeting licensed nurses. The scam is being carried out via threatening phone calls/email. The scammers tell potential victims that their license is or will be suspended/revoked pending an investigation […]

September 13, 2021

South Dakota gas prices remain unchanged over past week

South Dakota gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.19/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Gas prices in South Dakota are 1.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.09/g higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station […]

September 9, 2021

South Dakota posts country’s 4th smallest credit card debt increase

After a record-setting year for credit card debt reduction in 2020, U.S. consumers are once again adding new credit card debt by the billion, racking up $45.7 billion during Q2 2021, according to WalletHub’s latest Credit Card Debt Study, released today. That is an all-time record for credit card debt added during the second quarter […]

September 8, 2021

Brazil confirms case of BSE, suspends beef exports

BRASILIA, ‎DISTRITO FEDERAL – Brazil, the world’s largest beef exporter, has suspended beef exports to its No. 1 customer China after confirming two cases of “atypical” mad cow disease in two separate domestic meat plants, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday. The country’s ag ministry says it confirmed two cases of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) […]

September 8, 2021

Vilsack announces COVID grants to farm, meat and grocery workers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking workers, farm workers and grocery store workers who were severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible to get grants of up to $600 per person as part of a new $700 million aid program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. Officials said the grants are meant to […]