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Pioneer Bank and Trust names new CEO
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Dylan Clarkson is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Bank & Trust, effective February 1.  The 43-year-old Clarkson replaces longtime executive Kevin Whitelock, who officially retired on Friday after a 36-year career with the more-t...
February 16, 2017


JACKSON, Wyo. - Stormy winter weather downed 17 power poles near a Wyoming resort region, causing residents and visitors to abandoned several hotels and hundreds of homes. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports  that the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce estimates that 1,...
February 16, 2017

Spring Sting: Farewell Cheap Gas, Prices on the Rise
BOSTON – (Feb. 15, 2017) – You’ve been warned. Gas prices are about to get pumped up, eventually climbing to the year’s highest levels as refineries across the nation are preparing for maintenance season and the seasonal switch to cleaner burning gasoline,...
February 15, 2017

Gas prices see slight half-cent increase over past week
UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.29/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents pe...
February 14, 2017

Rapid City latest location for Profile by Sanford
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Profile by Sanford, the comprehensive weight-management program developed by Sanford Health, is expanding to western South Dakota with a franchise location in Rapid City. Scheduled to open in April at 715 Omaha St., the project is a partnership among fra...
February 14, 2017

North Dakota company to close 15 machinery dealerships
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Titan Machinery Inc. is closing 15 dealerships, including stores in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, as part of a restructuring plan. The West Fargo-based company is consolidating those stores with nearby Titan dealerships. Titan says customers ...
February 11, 2017

Response program aids laid-off employees in Aberdeen
ABERDEEN, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Labor has launched a program to help laid-off employees of a fiberglass supplier in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen American News  reports that Dan Thielsen, manager of the department's office in Aberdeen, organized the program after r...
February 8, 2017

Given tight market, homebuyers must compete in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls' housing market is facing what could be the lowest supply of houses in recent history, meaning potentially higher costs and lots of competition for the few houses available. Real estate agents say pending sales in the Sioux Falls metro area in Jan...
February 8, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings closed this week for upgrades
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Rapid City closed after the Super Bowl Sunday night for a week-long renovation. Managers say they're getting a new look and adding more features to the restaurant - including new chairs, tables, and TV's. Already more than...
February 7, 2017

US job openings remain at mostly healthy level in December
WASHINGTON - The number of open jobs was mostly unchanged in December from the previous month, leaving openings at a healthy level. The Labor Department says job openings were flat at 5.5 million in December. Total hiring rose slightly to 5.25 million, while the number of people...
February 7, 2017

South Dakota gas prices hold steady over past week
UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have not moved  in the past week, averaging $2.29/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in th...
February 6, 2017

Air Force Base contributes $591 million to Minot economy
MINOT, N.D. - The Air Force says the Minot base contributed about $591 million to the local economy in fiscal year 2016.  That's about $30 million more than fiscal year 2015.  The base's Lt. Col. Raymond Castro presented the economic impact report to the Minot Area...
February 3, 2017

CEO Imposter Scam Hits Local Business
UNDATED - Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plans and Southwest Iowa has been notified that a local company’s controller was the victim of an email scam that used the CEO’s name to request that all employees’ W-2 Forms be se...
February 3, 2017

Economic conditions improve across Midwest
OMAHA, Neb. — Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers released Wednesday suggest economic conditions continue to improve in nine Midwest and Plains states, and that confidence in the regional economy is at its highest level in six years. The Mid-America B...
February 1, 2017

South Dakota gas prices fall nearly a nickel over past week
UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per ...
January 30, 2017

Wyoming minimum wage bill rolled back to federal minimum
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Wyoming has been ratcheted back to match the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The amended wage change cleared its first hurdle at the state Legislature on Friday. The bill would not change much for most Wyomi...
January 30, 2017

Gambling in Deadwood declines 25 percent
DEADWOOD, S.D. — Gambling in Deadwood fell 25 percent in December compared to the same month in 2015, and the industry finished the year with a 5 percent drop in cumulative totals. The Deadwood Gaming Association's executive director, Mike Rodman, tells the Black Hills Pio...
January 30, 2017

Feds offer $2 million grant for Wyoming coal worker training
CASPER, Wyo. - More than 100 coal miners who have been laid off in Wyoming may be eligible to receive federal grant money for retraining. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Thursday that the U.S. Department of Labor recently approved up to $2 million for retraining Wyoming worker...
January 27, 2017

Red's All Natural Burritos Expanding to North Sioux City
UNDATED - Red's All Natural, a producer of frozen burritos headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., announced today that it is expanding its operations to North Sioux City, S.D. The Board of Economic Development (BED) approved Red's for assistance through its REDI (Revolving Economic De...
January 25, 2017

Wyoming jobless rate down slightly in December
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming's unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.8 percent in December. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the rate is down from November's 4.9 percent. From November to December, unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and increa...
January 25, 2017

Hiring picked up in just 3 states last month, fell in 5
WASHINGTON - Employers significantly increased hiring in just three U.S. states last month, while five states reported large cuts.     The Labor Department says that job totals were little changed in the other 42. Unemployment rates fell noticeably in 10 states an...
January 25, 2017

South Dakota gas prices falls slightly over past week
UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per ...
January 23, 2017

Union Pacific beats Street 4Q forecasts
OMAHA, Neb. - Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.14 billion. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $1.39 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by ...
January 19, 2017

Williston planning use for old airport
WILLISTON, N.D. - The city of Williston is deciding how to redevelop Sloulin Field International Airport after it is replaced by a new airport. The Williston Herald reports  that preliminary discussion regarding the conceptual layout of Sloulin Field property recently began...
January 9, 2017

South Dakota gas prices see slight increase over past week
UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents pe...
January 9, 2017

Grants from Williston caviar supplier on hold as sales dip
WILLISTON, N.D. - North Star Caviar says low sales could compromise its community grants this year.  The Williston Herald reports that the Williston-based food supplier has given over $2 million in community grants for the past two decades. North Star Caviar spokeswoma...
January 9, 2017

Moving company: South Dakota, Vermont top destinations in US
ST. LOUIS - One of the nation's largest moving companies says South Dakota is first on its list of top moving destinations. United Van Lines has tracked customer state-to-state migration for the past 40 years. For 2016, South Dakota was the state with the highest percentage ...
January 5, 2017

Job Openings at Interstate Information Centers
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Tourism is now accepting applications to fill seasonal positions for travel counselors and supervisors at eight Information Center locations along interstates 29 and 90. Travel counselors are needed from May through September (...
January 5, 2017

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. signs agreement to purchase power from wind farm expansion
BISMARCK, N.D. – Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU), today announced it signed a 25-year agreement with a subsidiary of ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) to purchase the power from a wind farm expansion in southwest North Dakota. The a...
January 3, 2017

Midwest economic survey suggests big improvement in December
OMAHA, Neb. - Soaring numbers in a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest economic conditions are improving in nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index report released Tuesday says the overall economic index for the region jumped ...
January 3, 2017

South Dakota gas rise 8.8 cents to start new year
UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have risen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.30/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents pe...
January 3, 2017

Another Slight Increase for Deadwood Hotel Occupancy
DEADWOOD, S.D. - Deadwood Hotel occupancy rates again showed an increase in November when compared with November 2015 numbers. According to monthly data released today by Deadwood's City Finance Office, hotels in Deadwood had an occupancy rate of 29.01 percent for November 2016, ...
December 30, 2016

101-year-old manufacturer moving from original location
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A concrete products manufacturer with a deep history has plans to build a $19 million plant in Sioux Falls. City documents say Gage Brothers Concrete Products plans to construct a 230,000-square-foot building to house manufacturing operations, a carpentry sho...
December 29, 2016

Larger plans planned for flights from Casper to Denver
CASPER, Wyo. - United Airlines will begin using larger airplanes to fly more people from Casper to Denver.  The Casper Star-Tribune reports that starting in February, the airline will use a plane designed to fit 70 passengers for the route. Casper-Natrona County Internation...
December 29, 2016

North Dakota affordable housing fund ends at year's end
BISMARCK, N.D. - A program that helped subsidize affordable housing in western North Dakota's oil patch will expire at the end of the year. Lawmakers and Gov. Doug Burgum are signaling that they have no appetite to renew it amid a lackluster state economy. The North Dakota Hous...
December 29, 2016

Scott and Susan Peterson to be honored as Retailer of the Year
PIERRE, S.D.--The South Dakota Retailers Association has announced that Scott and Susan Peterson of Scott Peterson Motors in Belle Fourche and Sturgis will be honored with the 2017 South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award. The business is being recognized for their commitment to c...
December 29, 2016

South Dakota gas prices rise 3.8 cents over past week
UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.20/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents pe...
December 27, 2016

South Dakota gas prices rise 1.2-cents over past week
UNDATED - Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in South Dakota. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.1 cents pe...
December 19, 2016

Long time Rapid City mattress store closing
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A longtime business man has helped the Black Hills rest for decades ... now, he's taking time to rest himself. Lynn Delameter is retiring after 45 years owning the Black Hills Total Sleep Center. The business was one of the original water bed dealers in Rapid...
November 29, 2016

Deadwood Gaming Revenues Down Again
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released today by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the October 2016 gaming handle fell 6.62 percent overall, with slot machine handle decreasing 6.24 percent when compared to October 2015. The table game handle fell by 12.44 percent ...
November 29, 2016


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