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South Dakota Gas Prices remain unchanged heading into mid-July
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices are unchanged  in the past week, averaging $2.06/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 14.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 64.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ag...
July 13, 2020

Wallethub Release
UNDATED - With nearly four in 10 Americans experiencing significant stress due to COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Most & Least Stressed Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos. In order to determine where America...
July 13, 2020

Black Hills Energy to rebuild 55-year-old transmission line in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Black Hills Energy has started construction on a project to rebuild a 55-year old electric transmission line in Rapid City to improve the safety and reliability of the regional electrical grid, the company announced. The 8-mile transmission line rebuild p...
July 8, 2020

Oil company extends bid deadline for Connecticut-size lands
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Occidental Petroleum has extended by one week a Wednesday deadline for Wyoming to bid on a swath of land and mineral rights bigger than Connecticut. Gov. Mark Gordon's spokesman Michael Pearlman says the bid is now due July 8. Houston-based Occidental seeks t...
July 1, 2020

South Dakota gas prices see 2.6 rise ahead of Fourth of July
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.01/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 19.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 68.4 cents per gallon lower th...
June 29, 2020

2020’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America – WalletHub Study
UNDATED - With local governments’ leadership abilities being tested by COVID-19 as well as the recent protests, and the 2020 election approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America, as we...
June 29, 2020

2020 Tax Burden by State & Tax Facts
UNDATED - With Tax Day delayed to July 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020 Tax Burden by State report, as well as accompanying videos, along with its 2020 Tax Facts infographic. In order to determine which states tax...
June 24, 2020

South Dakota gas prices open summer with 3.3 cent rise
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.96/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 21.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 72.5 cents per gallon lower th...
June 22, 2020

Plugging abandoned North Dakota oil wells to begin mid-July
BISMARCK, N.D. - State regulators have approved a new program to plug North Dakota's abandoned oil wells. Work is set to begin July 16 under the program approved by the Industrial Commission on Friday. The Bismarck Tribune reports the state plans to use $66 million in federal...
June 22, 2020

South Dakota Maintains AAA Credit Rating
PIERRE, S.D. – Moody’s Investors Service announced they have reaffirmed South Dakota’s AAA Issuer Credit Rating, the highest rating available, with a stable outlook. “Forcing state government to live within its means is a fundamental tenet of my admi...
June 22, 2020

2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads
UNDATED - With Father’s Day approaching and many dads working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads, as well as accompanying videos.   In orde...
June 16, 2020

South Dakota gas prices hit mid-June with 6 cent rise
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 6.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.92/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 29.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 79.1 cents per gallon lower th...
June 16, 2020

South Dakota gas prices increase 4 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.86/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 25.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 89.2 cents per gallon lower th...
June 8, 2020

Unemployment numbers from South Dakota, Wyoming are in
PIERRE, S.D. - Last week South Dakota saw close to fifteen hundred people apply for unemployment benefits, which is more than two thousand less than the week before making the number of continued claims over twenty-two thousand. So while the number of people on assistance is incr...
June 5, 2020

First Interstate Bank donates $70,000 to Native Community Development Financial Institutions
SOUTH DAKOTA—June 2, 2020— During a health crisis, the underserved and those facing financial obstacles are often hit the hardest. For this reason, First Interstate and its Foundation have worked to proactively provide support in the form of donation dollars to Commun...
June 3, 2020

Survey shows business leaders optimistic despite coronavirus
OMAHA, Neb. - A new survey suggests business leaders are optimistic the economy will start to recover later this year in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The region's overall economic index improved in May to ...
June 1, 2020

South Dakota gas prices start June with nickel rise
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.83/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 23.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 91.4 cents per gallon lower th...
June 1, 2020

South Dakota Ranks 45th for Loan Search Interest During the Coronavirus Pandemic
UNDATED - With nearly 39 million Americans becoming jobless during the coronavirus pandemic and 44 percent of Americans expecting to go into more debt because of the crisis, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Where People Need Loans the Most Due to Coronavir...
May 27, 2020

Up to $1.5 billion Wyoming revenue hit amid COVID-19
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Collapsing energy prices and the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to cost Wyoming up to $1.5 billion in revenue over the next two years. A report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan state Consensus Revenue Estimating Group predicts sales tax revenue will fall ...
May 27, 2020

South Dakota gas prices rise 8.4 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.77/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 14.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 99.2 cents per gallon lower th...
May 26, 2020

South Dakota has the 4th Biggest Increase in Unemployment Claims Due to Coronavirus
UNDATED - With nearly 39 million Americans now jobless as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but many people actually making more money while unemployed, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims, along with accompanying videos. To i...
May 22, 2020

BHSU creates airborne isolation shield for Monument Health
SPEARFISH, S.D. – Black Hills State University responded to the call when Monument Health requested assistance to create an airborne isolation shield in response to COVID-19. The shield is available for use in the Emergency Department at Monument Health Spearfish Hospital t...
May 22, 2020

Pier 1 to go out of business and close all 540 stores
NEW YORK — Pier 1, the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company said Tuesday that it was unable to find a buyer for its business after filing for bankruptc...
May 20, 2020

Target's online push readied it for pandemic
NEW YORK — Online sales at Target more than doubled as the pandemic put millions in lockdown during the first quarter, revealing further the critical role big box stores played in getting supplies to an immobilized population. The Minneapolis company reported Wednesday th...
May 20, 2020

For second week in a row, South Dakota gas prices see slight uptick
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.65/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 1.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 109.7 cents per gallon lower tha...
May 18, 2020

Mammoth Site at Hot Springs to reopen to the public on May 22
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs announced this week that they plan to reopen to the public on May 22, 2020. The Site says that it understands this is a very fluid situation as it changes daily and will continue to monitor it closely. They will continue to wor...
May 13, 2020

Aberdeen's 3M plant adds space, workers for mask production
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Abderdeen’s 3M plant is expanding and adding more employees as it ramps up production of N95 masks for the coronavirus pandemic. 3M was recently awarded two U.S. Department of Defense contracts to make more masks. That means 3M will add 120,000 squa...
May 13, 2020

2020 Student Money Survey & Best Cards for Grads
UNDATED - With graduation season upon us and most students getting ready for a virtual graduation ceremony, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a nationally representative Student Money Survey, which found that roughly 20% of students think a college education i...
May 13, 2020

Montana coal mine furloughs workers amid diminished demand
CASPER, Wyo. — Another Powder River Basin coal mine has reduced its work force in response to weak market conditions. Decker Coal Company furloughed 98 miners Friday, sending them home until May 26, according to a company statement. The Decker coal mine is in southern Mon...
May 12, 2020

Sales and property tax refund program open to senior citizens and citizens with disabilities
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota senior citizens and citizens with disabilities have until July 1 to apply for sales or property tax refunds under South Dakota’s Tax Refund Program. Under the program, certain individuals are able to receive a portion of the sales or prope...
May 12, 2020

South Dakota gas prices rise 2.6 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.61/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 14.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 115.3 cents per gallon lower th...
May 11, 2020

MDU Resources: 1Q Earnings Snapshot
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $25.1 million. The Bismarck, North Dakota-based company said it had profit of 13 cents per share. The energy, mining, construction and utilities company posted revenue of $1.2 bill...
May 11, 2020

Company seeks its shovels back from two Wyoming coal mines
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A mining equipment company based in Wisconsin has requested to either be paid or take its equipment from a Wyoming coal mining company that continues to operate a pair of its large coal shovels. Komatsu Mining Corporation filed a motion Thursday seeki...
May 11, 2020

North Dakota forms task force to help oil and gas producers
BISMARCK, N.D. - State and industry officials have formed a group intended to help oil and gas producers recover from falling crude prices due to meager demand amid the coronavirus outbreak. State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms announced the Bakken restart Task Force on W...
May 7, 2020

2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms – WalletHub Study
With Mother’s Day around the corner and the unemployment rate rising faster for women than for men, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, as well as accompanying videos. In order to help e...
May 7, 2020

87 Million Americans Are Worried About Their Credit Scores Due to the Coronavirus
UNDDATED - About 87 million Americans are worried about their credit scores due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to WalletHub’s nationally representative Coronavirus and Credit Score Survey, released today along with tips to protect your credit score during the crisis. B...
May 6, 2020

South Dakota has the 6th Biggest Increase in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus
UNDATED - The U.S. unemployment rate is still on an upward trend, with roughly 30.3 million Americans now having lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the fact that some states have already begun to selectively reopen businesses. Today, WalletHub re...
May 1, 2020

Survey shows hope for recovery even as economic indices drop
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest survey of supply managers in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains shows many have hope for a rebound yet this year, even as the survey's other indices show the coronavirus pandemic has knocked the economy in Middle America for a loop. ...
May 1, 2020

Economists predict Montana will lose over 50K jobs
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana economy is expected to suffer an average job loss of about 7% or 51,000 jobs and could take years to recover from a decline caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a preliminary economic analysis said. The Bureau of Business and Economic Resear...
April 30, 2020

Rushmore Mall in Rapid City to reopen Friday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rushmore Mall in Rapid City plans to reopen on Friday, May 1. Mall Manager Sandy Brockhouse says "we're going to take every precaution necessary and be very proactive in getting everything ready." The mall has been closed for more than a month in response...
April 30, 2020

Gas prices in South Dakota to end April down almost a nickel
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.62/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 29.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 114.8 cents per gallon lower t...
April 29, 2020

Betting sees 20-percent decline in Deadwood as pandemic hit
DEADWOOD, S.D. - Bets at Deadwood casinos were down 20 percent in March compared to the same time last year.  The new numbers show Deadwood casinos handled about $69 million last month. That’s about $17 million less than the casinos handled th...
April 29, 2020

COVID-19 hasn't significantly hurt construction jobs in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new report from the national Associated General Contractors group show job losses in many states due to the coronavirus--but not South Dakota so far. Between February and March, South Dakota gained 100 construction jobs to 24,500, and an increase of 0.4 per...
April 21, 2020

South Dakota gas prices see 3.6 cent drop over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.66/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 38.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 105.6 cents per gallon lower t...
April 20, 2020

Wallethub says South Dakota 10th best place to work from home
UNDATED - With COVID-19 turning home into the workplace nationwide, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Working from Home, as well as accompanying videos, in order to highlight which areas are thriving and which are struggling i...
April 20, 2020

Joe Rainboth named Admissions Director at BHSU
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Joe Rainboth has been selected as the Director of Admissions at Black Hills State University. Rainboth, who currently is working for the South Dakota Department of Education, has more than 10 years of professional experience in university admissions, enrollment...
April 15, 2020

Employers who let employees go finding it hard to qualify for CARES Act relief to bring staff back to work
PIERRE, SD - Businesses hit by the pandemic have several loan and grant programs available. And banks across the country are the conduits for federal dollars to help businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus disruption. Steve Westra, Commissioner of the South Dakota Governor...
April 14, 2020

South Dakota gas prices drop 8 cents to begin week of April 13
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 8.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.72/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 46.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 97.2 cents per gallon...
April 13, 2020

maurices Donates to Monument Health to Support Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines in the Fight Against COVID‐19
RAPID CITY, S.D. - maurices, a women’s apparel brand with 900+ stores across the U.S. and Canada, announced today that it is donating $250,000 to multiple rural community hospitals to support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID‐19 pandemic. As part of this d...
April 13, 2020

BHSU to offer free webinar series about online business tactics
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University School of Business is offering a free online webinar series throughout the month of April for established local businesses who would like to increase their online presence. The webinar series, “Growing your business ...
April 7, 2020

Economy’s future depends on COVID-19 vaccine
OMAHA, Neb – Economists are debating the letters V, U, W and L these days, but Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss, PhD, says the only letters that really matter are MD. Goss is a professor of economics at Creighton’s Heider College of Business where ...
April 6, 2020

South Dakota prices fall 6 cents to start April
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 6.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 43.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 81.2 cents per gallon lower th...
April 6, 2020

Vermillion distillery producing sanitizer
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A Vermillion distillery is among those that have reshaped their usual business plan to meet the needs of the coronavirus pandemic. Valiant Vineyards Winery & Distillery has turned its focus away from producing award-winning whiskey and their win...
March 30, 2020

South Dakota gas prices will end March down 12 cents per gallon
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 12.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.89/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 41.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 66.6 cents per gallon lower t...
March 30, 2020

Joning the national trend, South Dakota gas prices tumble 13 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 13.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.01/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 29.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 47.0 cents per gallon lower t...
March 23, 2020

Amid pandemic, US coal industry seeks lower taxes, royalties
BILLINGS, Mont. - The lobbying arm of the U.S. coal industry is asking for hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty relief, tax cuts and other breaks to help companies ride out the financial crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. National Mining Association President ...
March 23, 2020

2020’s States with the Most & Least Medicaid Coverage
UNDATED - With the Trump administration unveiling an overhaul of Medicaid, healthcare playing a big role in the 2020 election and coronavirus testing being covered by Medicaid, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s States with the Most &...
March 23, 2020

Business to provide free internet to BHSU students in need
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A local internet company is offering broadband services to students at Black Hills State University who do not currently have internet access at home. BHSU announced earlier this week that classes will be taught online for the next two weeks due to the COV...
March 21, 2020

Domino's Pizza looking to hire to meet increased demand
UNDATED - Pizza delivery giant Domino’s is looking to hire 10,000 workers to meet increased demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. People are staying home and restaurants are closed, meaning there is a higher demand for food delivery and takeout. The chain needs to fill po...
March 20, 2020

South Dakota businesses struggle as they make changes in response to virus
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Businesses in South Dakota are making all sorts of changes to keep serving customers in these days of social distancing. Curb-side service, for example. "Call up a business owner, tell them what you are looking for, drive up and the business owner will come ...
March 20, 2020

Settlement reached in lawsuit involving Wyoming coal workers
CASPER, Wyo. - Attorneys representing Wyoming coal miners have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit against a bankrupt coal operator. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the settlement with Blackjewel LLC of West Virginia requires final approval by a federal judge. The ...
March 19, 2020

Jewel Cave is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance
CUSTER, S.D. - Jewel Cave National Monument is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of Thursday, March 19,...
March 19, 2020

j.C. Penney to close stores during COVID-19 pandemic
UNDATED - J.C. Penney Company, Inc. announced that they would be temporarily closing all of their stores starting today at 7 p.m. local time. The announcement was made in response to the evolving global COVID-19 pandemic. “With the effects of the outbreak being felt more ...
March 19, 2020

South Dakota gas prices plummet as COVID-19 affects markets
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 8.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 14.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 24.8 cents per gallon lower th...
March 16, 2020

Buckskin Mining to lay off some coal workers in Wyoming
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A coal mining company in northeast Wyoming has informed its workers of potential layoffs in response to lower production at the mine and a weak domestic market for Powder River Basin coal. The Gillette News Record reported Thursday that it is unclear how many j...
March 16, 2020

Buckle: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) _ Buckle Inc. (BKE) on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $47 million. The Kearney, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of 96 cents per share. The teen clothing retailer posted revenue of $271 million in the period. For the year, the...
March 13, 2020

Montana, Navajo company reach deal on mine to waive immunity
BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana regulators have reached a deal allowing the state to enforce environmental laws at a large coal mine bought by a Navajo-owned company, officials said Thursday. For months, executives from the Navajo Transitional Energy Company and state officials ...
March 13, 2020

Consumer Counsel wants more info on Colstrip purchase
BILLINGS, Mont. — NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to purchase a larger portion of a coal-fired power plant in southeastern Montana for $1 doesn’t include analysis to show the acquisition is in the public interest and will result in reasonable electricity charges,...
March 13, 2020

Rocky Mountain Power seeks residential electric increase
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming regulators will begin planning in the weeks ahead to consider rate changes proposed by the state's largest electric utility. Rocky Mountain Power seeks to cut rates for industrial customers by 0.8%. The PacifiCorp subsidiary also proposes to raise res...
March 12, 2020

Chick-fil-A coming to Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Chick-fil-A will build its first restaurant in Sioux Falls. Mayor Paul TenHaken happily proclaimed the announcement 'live' on Facebook. "We're are getting a Chick-fil-A in Sioux Falls! You hear that. All the grade schools and elementary schools that I visit,...
March 12, 2020

Company expands natural gas capacity with new Wyoming plant
CASPER, Wyo. - An energy company has completed a new Wyoming natural gas processing plant that doubles its processing capacity in the Powder River Basin. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Meritage Midstream ULC plant is capable of processing 200 million cubic feet of gas dai...
March 10, 2020

222 Million Disapprove of Government Tax Use-Wallethub Study
UNDATED - With Tax Day looming and Americans still figuring out the new tax code, WalletHub today released its 2020 Taxpayer Survey as well as its yearly report on the States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates (accompanying videos included) in order to help people better und...
March 10, 2020

South Dakota gas prices fall 2.78 cents heading into second week of March
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.26/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 2.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 4.3 cents per gallon lower than...
March 9, 2020

Powder River Basin mine lays off 50 temporary workers
CASPER, Wyo. - Peabody Energy has laid off 50 temporary workers at a Wyoming coal mine. Company spokeswoman Charlene Murdock tells the Casper Star-Tribune Thursday's cuts are in line with Peabody's practice of matching staffing levels with production. The North Antelope Roche...
March 9, 2020

Daktronics: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Daktronics Inc. (DAKT) on Wednesday reported a loss of $12.7 million in its fiscal third quarter. The Brookings, South Dakota-based company said it had a loss of 28 cents per share. The video display maker posted revenue of $127.7 million in the period. Daktr...
February 26, 2020

Deadwood Gaming Numbers Start 2020 Up Over 12 Percent
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released recently by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the January 2020 gaming handle showed a 12.14 percent increase, with slot machine handle increasing by 12.18 percent when compared to January 2019. The table game handle was up by...
February 25, 2020

South Dakota on the higher end in real estate property tax report
UNDATED - Each year, the average American household spends $2,375 on real-estate property taxes plus another $441 for residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes. With such high costs, it’s no surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each y...
February 25, 2020

South Dakota gas prices hit late February with a 0.7 cent rise
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 7.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 10.8 cents per gallon higher tha...
February 24, 2020

Taco John's launches re-branding and growth initiative
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Wyoming-based fast food company is attempting to revamp its branding and expand the franchise as it adds new stores and remodels older ones. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Taco John's International Inc. has launched what it calls an aggressive growth initia...
February 24, 2020

Airline passengers put up with more and longer flight delays
WASHINGTON - A government report says airline travelers were a bit more likely to be delayed, and more often for longer spells, when flying around the U.S. last year. Canceled flights were up, and so were the number of passengers bumped off overcrowded flights. But travelers ap...
February 20, 2020

Geronimo Energy to build large solar energy farm near New Underwood
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. - A Minnesota company plans on building a 128 megawatt solar energy project about 20 miles east of Rapid City. Geronimo Energy is joining with Basin Electric Cooperative to build the Wild Springs solar project near New Underwood. According to a company releas...
February 20, 2020

South Dakota gas prices hit mid-February with 2.2 cent increase
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 10.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 17.3 cents per gallon higher th...
February 17, 2020

Commercial airline boardings up nearly 12% in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. - State officials say passenger boardings at North Dakota's eight commercial service airports during January were up nearly 12% over the same month in 2019. Nearly 100,300 people boarded planes in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils ...
February 17, 2020

Monument Health to get 20 percent of power from wind
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monument Health has committed to receiving 20 percent of its electrical power from a wind power generating facility operated by Black Hills Energy. The program, called “Renewable Ready,” gives subscribers the option of having up to 100 percen...
February 13, 2020

Officials: North Dakota oil output may peak within 5 years
BISMARCK, N.D. - State and industry officials say North Dakota's oil production may peak within five years as companies finish drilling the most prolific portions of the state's oil patch. Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms told lawmakers Tuesday that about 20% of drilling a...
February 12, 2020

Allegiant airlines announces Sioux Falls to San Diego flight
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Nearly a month after announcing the addition of a Nashville flight to Sioux Falls, Allegiant Airlines on Tuesday announced a new season route to San Diego, California. Allegiant said six new seasonal routes to San Diego will start in June. The Sioux Falls fl...
February 12, 2020

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Announces Appointment of New CEO
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--Great Western Bancorp, Inc. ( NYSE: GWB) , the parent company of Great Western Bank ( www.greatwesternbank.com ), announced today that as part of its succession planning, the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Mark Borrecco as the organization...
February 12, 2020

Oil from US government leases tops 1 billion barrels in 2019
BILLINGS, Mont. - U.S. officials say oil production from federally-managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year. That's up more than 13 percent from 2018 as shorter permitting times and technological advances drive development in new areas. The Associa...
February 11, 2020

Federal officials OK drilling in Beartooth Mountains
BILLINGS, Mont. - U.S. Forest Service officials have given conditional approval to a Canadian company to conduct exploratory drilling at 35 sites in Montana's Beartooth Mountains. The Billings Gazette reports Vancouver-based Group Ten received authorization for the work over th...
February 10, 2020

South Dakota gas prices fall 3.6 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.29/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 16.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 16.7 cents per gallon higher t...
February 10, 2020

South Dakota gas prices tumble nearly six cents to open February
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.30/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 11.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 17.1 cents per gallon higher t...
February 3, 2020

Survey suggests economy growing in 9 Midwest, Plains states
UNDATED - A survey report suggests the economy continues to grow in nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions index jumped to 57.2 in January from 50.6 in December. The survey was conducted before much of the bad news was reported about the coronavir...
February 3, 2020

Meta: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $21.1 million. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based company said it had net income of 56 cents per share. The holding company for Meta Bank posted revenue of $115.1...
January 30, 2020

Polaris will close Spearfish plant, moving work to Iowa
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Polaris Industries plans to close its plant in western South Dakota and move the work to Iowa. The plant in Spearfish specializes in painting parts for Indian Motorcycle. The Minneapolis-based Polaris will consolidate the paint operations in Spirit Lake, hom...
January 30, 2020

Wyoming Medical Center exploring Banner Health affiliation
CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming's largest hospital is looking into affiliation with a major regional health care organization. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper says a nonbinding agreement with Banner Health will allow both to determine terms before deciding on affiliation. The potenti...
January 29, 2020

Coal mines' owner says deal in place to pay back taxes
CASPER, Wyo. - A Navajo Nation company says it has an agreement to pay outstanding taxes and royalties on three large coal mines that it bought last year in Wyoming and Montana. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company says it made its first payment in December under an installme...
January 29, 2020

Great Western Bancorp: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $43.3 million. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based bank said it had earnings of 77 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs, came to 78 cents per share. The...
January 28, 2020

Lead reports just over one million in 2019 sales tax revenue
LEAD, S.D. - The city of Lead's sales tax numbers for 2019 hit the one-million dollar mark for the first time in years. The city reported $1,018,083 in sales tax revenue last year. That is up over $227,000 from the 2018 report. City Administrator MikeStrahl said the main reason...
January 28, 2020

South Dakota gas prices end January with 2.4 cent decrease
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.37/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 6.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 20.4 cents per gallon higher th...
January 27, 2020

Wyoming gypsum manufacturing facility to close April 3
CODY, Wyo. - A drywall plant in Wyoming is set to close this spring. Officials at CertainTeed recently told employees the Cody plant will close April 3. Fifty people work at the gypsum manufacturing plant. CertainTeed spokesperson Lauren Howe says the company owned by France-ba...
January 27, 2020

Wyoming's governor reiterates support for lodging tax
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming's governor is reiterating his support for s a statewide lodging tax to boost state revenue. Republican Gov. Mark Gordon says a lodging tax is the only new tax he would support. Gordon told reporters and editors at the Wyoming Press Association's winte...
January 27, 2020

Deadwood Gaming Numbers Up Again in December
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released recently by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the December 2019 gaming handle showed a 5.21 percent increase, with slot machine handle increasing by 5.98 percent when compared to December 2018. The table game handle was down ...
January 24, 2020

Wall-Mart in Rapid City drops 24 hours
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The two Wal-Mart stores in Rapid City will no longer be open 24 hours. Store managers say the new hours, effective February 1, will be midnight to six a.m. seven days a week. In a statment, they said "we're continually looking at how we can best serve our cus...
January 23, 2020

New Wyoming mine owner at odds with Komatsu over big shovels
GILLETTE, Wyo. - The new owner of two Wyoming coal mines is at odds with the owner of two huge industrial shovels. Komatsu says Eagle Specialty Materials is using its shovels without permission and compensation and has asked a West Virginia bankruptcy judge to enable Komatsu to...
January 23, 2020

Volkswagen settlement, in part, funds charging stations
BISMARCK, N.D. - Ten North Dakota communities will use part of a settlement with Volkswagen to build electric vehicle charging stations. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will send $2.7 million to the local governments and businesses for clean vehicle project...
January 21, 2020

2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive in – WalletHub Study
With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018 and the U.S. ranked 17th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Best & Worst States to Drive in as well as accompanying videos. To determin...
January 21, 2020

South Dakota sees slight decrease in average gas prices over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.42/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 5.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 25.8 cents per gallon higher th...
January 20, 2020

North Dakota officials warn of contractor scam in oil patch
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota attorney general's office is warning about a scam involving bogus contractors who have been taking advantage of unsuspecting rural homeowners in the oil patch. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order against Go...
January 20, 2020

Judge says conservation group can look into energy panel
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A conservation group can seek details from the Trump administration on whether it used the recommendations of a disbanded committee to craft policies on oil, gas and coal extraction. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says there is "a significant question"...
January 20, 2020

Wyoming's capital sees economic downturn due to job decrease
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A new report says Wyoming's capital city is experiencing an economic downturn driven by a reduction in local mining and construction jobs. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Cheyenne experienced a 5.5% reduction in local mining and construction jobs in the past ...
January 20, 2020

Wallethub reports the real cost of smoking by state
UNDATED - With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion a year and rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State as well as accompanying videos. To encourage the estimated 34.2 mill...
January 17, 2020

RC Airport sees big 2019 numbers
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The numbers are in and they continue to show an upward trend at Rapid City Regional Airport. Stats came in for the number of enplaned passengers at the airport in 2019 and that number was up more than forty thousand from the previous year, a twelve percent in...
January 16, 2020

Rapid City's Prairie Edge named Retailer of the Year
PIERRE, S.D. – Prairie Edge in Rapid City was recently named Retailer of the Year at the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) annual banquet in Pierre. SDRA has presented the Retailer of the Year Award annually since 1982 to recognize businesses committed to excellenc...
January 14, 2020

Hill City's Alpine Inn receives restaurant of the year award
PIERRE, S.D. – The Alpine Inn, an iconic Black Hills restaurant, received the first annual Restaurant of the Year award this week at the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) annual banquet in Pierre. The award recognizes a restaurant that has earned a reputation for e...
January 14, 2020

South Dakota gas prices hold relatively stable over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 1.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 28.1 cents per gallon higher tha...
January 13, 2020

2020’s Best States to Retire – WalletHub Study
UNDATED - With 26 percent of all nonretired adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best States to Retire as well as accompanying videos. To help retirees find a safe, enjoyable and wallet-f...
January 13, 2020

Proposed gas plant could reduce flaring in Bakken oil patch
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A proposed gas plant could help reduce wasteful flaring in the northern region of the Bakken oil patch. Outrigger Energy, of Denver, wants to build a plant in Williams County capable of processing up to 450 million cubic feet of gas per day. CEO Dave Ke...
January 10, 2020

Tri-State to close coal facilities in Colorado, New Mexico
ENVER (AP) - Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association plans to close two of its coal-fired power plants and a coal mine in Colorado and New Mexico. The utility plans to close the Escalante Station in New Mexico by the end of this year. It also plans to close two unit...
January 10, 2020

Gas pipeline, processing plant proposed in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. - A Denver company is proposing a 70-mile natural gas pipeline to a planned processing plant in western North Dakota. Officials say Outrigger Energy's project brings to six the number of similar facilities planned to come online by the end of next year. Outrigg...
January 9, 2020

Pier 1 Imports closing nearly half of stores as sales falter
UNDATED - Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. The company said Monday it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. Pier 1 also plans layoffs at its corporate headquarters in For...
January 7, 2020

The year's best and worst states to raise a family
UNDATED -  It's a new year, and with fresh starts in mind – hiring is up and the U.S. recently experienced a 50-year low in the national unemployment rate, for instance – the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Best & Worst ...
January 7, 2020

Missouri River power from upstream dams increases in 2019
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The wet weather that caused flooding problems in much of the Midwest last year had one small benefit: electric generation from the Missouri River's six upstream dams was up 5.6 percent. It was the first time time this century the river had back-to-back yea...
January 6, 2020

Despite mideast tension, South Dakota gas prices fall over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 3.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 26.7 cents per gallon higher th...
January 6, 2020

Regional Health Dermatology in Rapid City moves to 5th Street
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Regional Health Dermatology in Rapid City has moved to 2805 Fifth St. Dermatologist Siri Knutsen-Larson, M.D., and the Rapid City dermatology team, including Tandis Hoffman, PA-C, and Sarah Rodolph, DNP, began seeing patients at the Fifth Street Medical Clinic ...
January 6, 2020

November Gaming Numbers, Hotel Occupancy Up
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released last week by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the November 2019 gaming handle showed a 1.88 percent increase, with slot machine handle increasing by 1.72 percent when compared to November 2018. The table game handle was also...
January 2, 2020

New Wyoming rule seeks to boost oil, gas permit competition
CASPER, Wyo. - A new rule in Wyoming seeks to reduce a record number of applications for permits to drill oil and gas wells. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rule makes it easier for other developers and mineral owners to challenge permit applications and contest...
January 2, 2020

Survey suggests economy growing in 9 Midwest, Plains states
OMAHA, Neb. - A survey report suggests the economy is growing slowly in nine Midwest and Plains states as the U.S.-China trade war continues. The Mid-America Business Conditions index rebounded to 50.6 in December from 48.6 in November. Creighton University economist Ernie Go...
January 2, 2020

South Dakota will a decrease in gas prices to end 2019
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are  unchanged versus a month ago and stand 26.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ...
December 30, 2019

South Dakota gas prices remain unchanged heading into Christmas
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.45/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 2.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 20.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. Acc...
December 23, 2019

Sanford Health program aimed at those out of the workforce
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sanford Health has launched a new pilot program to attract employees who have been out of the workforce for some time. The program it calls “returnship” is aimed at finding enough employees in a region where unemployment is low. Current positio...
December 23, 2019

South Dakota Mines Names New VP for Finance & Administration
RAPID CITY, SD — South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has named Bill Spindle, Ed.D., as its new vice president for finance and administration. Spindle will manage the university’s $98 million budget and serve as a member of the senior leadership team, shapin...
December 19, 2019

School of Mines receives largest gift in university history
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received its largest gift in the university's history. The donation of $3.6 million from 1969 graduate Willard Goodman and his wife, Billie Kay Goodman, is directed to the Department of Civil Engineering and d...
December 18, 2019

Ahead of Christmas travel, South Dakota gas prices fall two cents
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 0.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 4.7 cents per gallon higher tha...
December 16, 2019

Wyoming is losing millions from mineral tax delinquencies
CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming's 23 counties charge coal, oil and gas companies for the minerals they extract through production taxes. But delinquency in paying those taxes has become somewhat of the new normal, particularly in Wyoming's coal country. The Casper Star-Tribune reports...
December 16, 2019

Custer Area Economic Development Corporation Receives Award
CUSTER, S.D. - Congratulations to Custer Area Economic Development Corporation's Health & Wellness Team for receiving the Community Innovation Award from Dakota Resources. The team engaged a broad base of local organizations, businesses, and community members in order to mo...
December 5, 2019

Small Business Revolution Coming to Spearfish
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Spearfish made Small Business Revolutions’ (SBR) Top 10 cities and is now in contention for $500,000 and being featured on Season 5 of the popular television show. Spearfish was nominated and chosen as a Top 10 Finalist from amongst thousands of cities. Th...
December 5, 2019

Forward Hill City Housing Project Launches
HILL CITY, S.D. - The Heart of the Hills Economic Development Corp. (HOHEDC) in Hill City is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the new FORWARD HILL CITY Housing Project on December 4th at 2:00 pm. The ground breaking ceremony will be held at the Top O Hill Avenu...
December 5, 2019

Energy activity spurs jump in Wyoming tax collections
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming collected over $1 billion in sales and use taxes in fiscal year 2019. According to an annual tax revenue report compiled by the state’s Economic Analysis Division, that was nearly 12 percent more than the state collected the p...
December 3, 2019

2019’s Most Charitable States & 2020’s Best Charities
UNDATED - With the U.S. ranked as the most generous country over the past 10 years by the World Giving Index, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Charitable States (with accompanying videos), in addition to its picks for 2020&rsqu...
December 3, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see slight decrease to end November
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.45/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are unchanged versus a month ago, yet stand 2.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. ...
December 2, 2019

Survey suggests economy slowing down in 9 Midwest states
OMAHA, Neb. - A new monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy is slowing down in nine Midwest and Plains states as the U.S. trade war with China continues. The overall index for the region slipped into negative territory at 48.6 in November from October's 52.6. Th...
December 2, 2019

Daktronics: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Daktronics Inc. (DAKT) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $7.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Brookings, South Dakota-based company said it had profit of 16 cents. The video display maker posted revenue of $174.9 million in the pe...
November 27, 2019

Deadwood Gaming Numbers Dip in October, Hotel Occupancy Flat
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released today by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the October 2019 gaming handle showed a 3.85 percent decrease, with slot machine handle decreasing by 3.82 percent when compared to October 2018. The table game handle was also down ...
November 27, 2019

Target enters the holiday season strong
MINNEAPOLIS - Target is reporting another quarter of strong sales and profits and raising its outlook as it pushes faster delivery and new store brands. The discounter said Thursday that third-quarter comparable sales, which also include online sales, rose 4.5%. That reflects a ...
November 20, 2019

North Dakota oil production down slightly from August record
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota regulators say oil production in September was down slightly from the record set a month earlier. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.44 million barrels of oil daily in September. That's down from the record o...
November 20, 2019

Gun maker Stag Arms leaving Connecticut for Wyoming
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Gun maker Stag Arms says it's moving from Connecticut to a more "business-friendly" environment in Wyoming. The company announced Monday that it will be moving all its operations from New Britain, Connecticut, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, over the next several mont...
November 20, 2019

Mr. Movies building in Rapid City to soon be Mr. Liquor
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The old Mr. Movies building in Rapid City will soon be Mr. Liquor. Mr. Movies closed its doors in July -- and at the time -- was one of the last movie rental stores in the country. Alec Waby is the manager of Mr. Liquor. He says they are still working on reno...
November 13, 2019

Report: UnityPoint, Sanford Health merger abruptly halted
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's UnityPoint Health and South Dakota-based Sanford Health have abruptly halted plans to merge. The Des Moines Register reported the development Tuesday, saying Sanford CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft confirmed the news. UnityPoint officials declined to immediately ...
November 13, 2019

West Yellowstone voters pass 1% tax for water and sewer
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) - Residents of West Yellowstone voted to renew the town's 3% resort tax and temporarily increase it to 4% to fund infrastructure projects. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports nearly 88% of voters approved renewing the 3% tax, which helps fund law enf...
November 11, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see 3.4 cent rise over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are  unchanged versus a month ago, yet stand 25.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ...
November 11, 2019

Black Hills Corp: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Black Hills Corp. (BKH) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $11.7 million. The Rapid City, South Dakota-based company said it had net income of 19 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, came to 44 cents per share. The energ...
November 4, 2019

South Dakota gas prices fall 1.4 cents per gallon over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.43/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 9.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 35.2 cents per gallon lower th...
November 4, 2019

First experiment installed at Wyoming CO2 research site
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Researchers have installed the first experiment at a Wyoming power plant where they will study how to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Dave Gribble with Wheat Ridge, Colorado-based TDA Research says work at the coal-fired power plant near Gillette shou...
October 30, 2019

Corporate Tax Rate Report – WalletHub Study
UNDATED - With companies enjoying the tax cuts from 2017’s tax overhaul, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its latest Corporate Tax Rate Report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the 2018 federal, state and international tax rates paid by the ...
October 30, 2019

Gas prices tumble another 2-cents in South Dakota over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 8.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 36.5 cents per gallon lower th...
October 28, 2019

Wyoming college commission holds off on another tuition hike
GILLETTE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Community College Commission isn't raising tuition again, for now. Commissioners decided Thursday in Gillette to see how a tuition increase from $94 to $95 per credit hour will work out during the current school year. The commission approved the inc...
October 28, 2019

Attorney: Blackjewel miners to receive back pay this week
ABINGDON, Va. - Coal miners who blocked train tracks in Kentucky demanding to get paid for the coal they mined will benefit from a federal deal with the bankrupt company. The Bristol Herald Courier reports Blackjewel LLC agreed to pay $5.47 million to mine workers in Kentucky , ...
October 24, 2019

Southwest profits spike despite 737 Max groundings
DALLAS - Southwest Airlines is muscling through the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max aircraft fleet, reporting a 7% jump in profits and record operating revenue. Southwest had more Max jets than any airline when the plane was grounded in March after crashes involving other carri...
October 24, 2019

Great Western Bancorp: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $50.3 million. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based bank said it had earnings of 89 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs, were 90 cents per share. Th...
October 24, 2019

Wyoming's economic growth may be slowing down
CASPER, Wyo. - A new report indicates Wyoming's economic growth has started to show subtle signs of slowing. The quarterly report published by the state's Economic Analysis Division shows coal and natural gas production in the state continues to falter even though statewide empl...
October 22, 2019

Bobcat Company announces $17 million investment in Gwinner manufacturing facility
FARGO, N.D. - Bobcat Company, a global leader in the compact equipment industry, announced plans today for a $17 million investment at its Gwinner, North Dakota, manufacturing facility. “We are excited to strengthen our North Dakota manufacturing footprint. This project em...
October 22, 2019

2020's Best Colleges and Universities in South Dakota
UNDATED - With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020’s Best College & University Rankings as well a...
October 21, 2019

South Dakota gas prices rise .7-cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 11.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 40.7 cents per gallon lower th...
October 21, 2019

Union Pacific dragged down by falling freight volumes
OMAHA, Neb. - Falling shipments of energy, industrial and agricultural products cut into profit and revenue at Union Pacific during the third quarter. The railroad on Thursday posted net income of $1.56 billion, or $2.22 per share, which is 7 cents less than Wall Street was expe...
October 17, 2019

South Dakota Retailers Welcome Pheasant Hunters
PIERRE (SD) – Retail businesses across South Dakota are welcoming resident and non-resident hunters in preparation for the opening day of pheasant hunting season on October 19. With abundant birds and many repeat visitors, businesses are excited about the 2019 hunting seaso...
October 17, 2019

SD Mines Again Ranks as the Best Engineering School in the Country for Return on Investment
RAPID CITY, S.D. - In its 2020 rankings, the organization College Factual places South Dakota School of Mines & Technology as the best engineering school for the money out of 302 similar institutions across the United States.  The university’s affordable tuition ...
October 16, 2019

South Dakota 12th most vulnerable state for identity theft and fraud
With businesses such as WhatsApp, Quest Diagnostics, Microsoft, ASUS and Capital One experiencing data breaches this year, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud as well as accomp...
October 16, 2019

Wells Fargo 3Q profit falls 23%, revenue rises slightly
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo & Co. says net income in the third quarter fell 23% to $4.61 billion. The bank, based in San Francisco, said Tuesday that it had earnings of 92 cents per share, down from $1.13 per share a year ago. The results missed Wall Street expectation...
October 15, 2019

UnitedHealth revenue up 7%, raises annual outook
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - UnitedHealth is reporting a 7% increase in revenue for the third quarter and it's raising its outlook for the year. The largest U.S. health insurer posted earnings of $3.54 billion, or $3.67 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $3...
October 15, 2019

South Dakota ranks 30th in energy efficiency study
UNDATED - Happy National Energy Awareness Month! With the U.S. Department of Energy estimating families could save up to 25% on utilities with energy efficient measures, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Energy-Effic...
October 15, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see 1.5 cent drop over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 5.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 41.6 cents per gallon lower th...
October 14, 2019

Federal agency to give $12M for Wyoming broadband expansion
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Federal Communications Commission is expected to provide $12.1 million to expand broadband coverage to rural parts of Wyoming over the next decade. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported three companies are expected to receive funds to extend service to more tha...
October 14, 2019

Bankrupt Wyoming coal firm under investigation for fraud
CASPER, Wyo. - A new court filing has revealed the federal government began a fraud investigation into coal company Blackjewel LLC prior to the company's sale last week of two Wyoming coal mines. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the document filed Saturday indicates the investiga...
October 9, 2019

North Dakota, EPA allows companies to self-report violations
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota environmental regulators have signed an agreement with the federal government that permits companies to self-report infractions in exchange for exemption from fines. The Bismarck Tribune reports the state Department of Environmental Quality signed a...
October 9, 2019

South Dakota gas prices fall 4.5 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 5.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 39.0 cents per gallon lower th...
October 7, 2019

Oil and gas lease auction brings in over $340,000
BILLINGS, Mont. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana/Dakotas raised over $340,000 in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale held online September 24. Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs – in...
October 2, 2019

Survey suggests little or no Midwest economic growth in view
OMAHA, Neb. - A new report says a September survey of business supply manager suggests a slump in economic growth is continuing for nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Tuesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions index fell further below growth neutral, hitting...
October 1, 2019

South Dakota gas prices rise 5 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are unchanged versus a month ago, yet stand 23.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. ...
September 23, 2019

North Dakota drillers set oil production record in July
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota regulators say drillers set a record for oil production in July. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.44 million barrels of oil daily in July. That was up from the previous record of 1.42 million barrels a day ...
September 17, 2019

165 Vendors to Attend Mines’ Largest Career Fair Ever
RAPID CITY, SD — South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Fall Career Fair Tuesday Sept. 17, continues to grow each year. More than 1,000 Mines students will take part in the Career Fair, which will include 165 vendors, 50 of which are based in South Dakota. The vend...
September 17, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see 2.1 cent decrease over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 9.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 25.0 cents per gallon lower th...
September 16, 2019

Electronic pulltabs' popularity soars in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota launched electronic pulltabs one year ago and they instantly became the state's most popular form of gambling. And the charities and the state's treasury have ballooned with cash. Data show North Dakotans wagered $410.5 million on the new machines i...
September 16, 2019

Mine shutdowns in top US coal region bring new uncertainty
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Shutdowns of two of the world's largest coal mines are adding to uncertainty for the top U.S. coal-producing region. Wyoming employees of Blackjewel LLC hold out hope the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines in the Powder River Basin might reopen. Blackjewel filed fo...
September 16, 2019

South Dakota Posts Country’s 4th Smallest Q2 Credit Card Debt Increase
UNDATED - The personal-finance website WalletHub today released two key reports. Its latest Credit Card Debt Study found that consumers racked up $35.6 billion in credit card debt during Q2 2019 – an all-time record for the second quarter of the year. South Dakota is respon...
September 12, 2019

Sears laying off 250 at headquarters outside Chicago
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Sears has told the state of Illinois it's laying off 250 employees at its corporate headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates. Sears said in a notice last week to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity that the empl...
September 5, 2019

South Dakota gas prices tumble 3.4 cents as Labor Day ends
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 8.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 24.8 cents per gallon lower th...
September 3, 2019

Survey suggests little or no Midwest economic growth in view
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A new report says an August survey of business supply managers suggests slow or no economic growth over the next several months in nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Tuesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions index dropped below growth neu...
September 3, 2019

Grant for retraining displaced coal plant workers untapped
BILLINGS, Mont. - Montana labor officials say a $2 million federal grant for retraining workers expected to be displaced with the closure of two units of a coal-fired power plant remains untapped because plant owners haven't given the workers layoff notices. Officials with Talen...
August 28, 2019

State officials back expansion of largest Montana coal mine
BILLINGS, Mont. - Montana environmental officials are proposing approval of a major expansion of the state's largest coal mine after it was recently sold through a bankruptcy auction. Jen Lane with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality said the 72 million ton (65 milli...
August 28, 2019

Rapid City's Best Gen acquires Superior Building Systems
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Best GEN Modular, Inc. of Rapid City, SD is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets of the Superior Building Systems manufacturing plant in Watertown, SD and the Superior Homes manufacturing plant in Madison, SD.  Founded in 1958, the Watertown fact...
August 28, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see relatively minor change over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.64/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 8.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 21.3 cents per gallon lower th...
August 19, 2019

Mitchell Tech Institute makes top ten best community college
UNDATED - With back-to-school season upon us and a year of community college nearly three times less expensive than a year at a public four-year college, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, coupled ...
August 19, 2019

Spirit Halloween to temporarily move into Rushmore Mall
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The old Herberger's location at the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City will have a temporary tenant. Spirit Halloween will move into the location this month. The store is slated to open on August 24th. Spirit Halloween will remain in the location until November 15t...
August 19, 2019

Latest bankers survey indicates shrinking rural economy
OMAHA, Neb. - The latest monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates a shrinking rural economy, and three-quarters of bankers said President Donald Trump's trade policies are having a negative effect on their local economies. The Rural Mainstre...
August 16, 2019

Volume of natural gas flaring hits record in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. - Regulators say the volume of natural gas flared in June reached an unprecedented level due to shutdowns of several natural gas processing facilities and pipelines The Bismarck Tribune reports that the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil produc...
August 16, 2019

North Dakota drillers set oil production record in June
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota regulators say drillers set a record for oil production in June. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.42 million barrels of oil daily in June. That was up from 1.39 million barrels a day in May and the previous...
August 16, 2019

Wyoming wind farm making same power with 80% fewer turbines
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow a western U.S. electric utility to redevelop an aging Wyoming wind farm with far fewer turbines while generating the same amount of power. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp plans to replace 68 wind turbines at the Foot...
August 14, 2019

Fight over 'Taco Tuesday' heats up in Taco John's hometown
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - "Taco Tuesday" is a well-known term for a themed dinner night out or at home, but as many U.S. restaurants over the years have learned, it's trademarked. Cheyenne, Wyoming-based Taco John's trademarked "Taco Tuesday" 30 years ago and has zinged cease-and-desist ...
August 14, 2019

South Dakota gas prices fall 4.5 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.64/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 4.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 23.5 cents per gallon lower th...
August 12, 2019

2019’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby
UNDATED - With August being one of the most popular months for newborn arrival and Americans paying the highest birthing costs in the world, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby as well as accompan...
August 12, 2019

Perkins Group LLC files for bankruptcy
MEMPHIS, TN - WMC/Gray News - The company behind Perkins and Marie Callender’s has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy filing was done by Perkins Group LLC in an effort to sell its business. “Our intention moving forward is to minimize disrupti...
August 6, 2019

Advanced BioEnergy selling ethanol plants in Aberdeen, Huron
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Advanced BioEnergy is selling its Aberdeen and Huron ethanol plants to Glacial Lakes Energy for $47.5 million. Advanced BioEnergy, based in Bloomington, Minnesota, says the transfer is expected to take place in the third quarter of this year, if shareholders ap...
August 6, 2019

Black Hills: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Black Hills Corp. (BKH) on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $14.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Rapid City, South Dakota-based company said it had profit of 24 cents. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three ...
August 5, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see slight decrease over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 2.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 20.8 cents per gallon lower th...
August 5, 2019

South Dakotans have low credit card debt
UNDATED - A new study says South Dakota has the seventh lowest credit card debt per capita in the United States. That's according to the Wallethub study, States with the Highest & Lowest Credit Card Debts. They say it takes the average South Dakotan 11 months and 25 days to...
August 2, 2019

Sioux Falls and Rapid City top places to flip houses
UNDATED - Want to make a profit flipping houses? A new study says Sioux Falls is the place to do it. Wallethub says Sioux Falls is the top city in the nation for flipping homes. They say Sioux Falls has a low cost of renovation and a relatively high quality of life ratings. R...
August 2, 2019

Great Western Bancorp: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $26.8 million. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based bank said it had earnings of 47 cents per share. The holding company for Great Western Bank posted revenue of $149 mil...
July 25, 2019

Cooling energy sector pings Caterpillar
DEERFIELD, Ill. - Caterpillar is posting weak profits and revenue for the second quarter as the energy sector cools. The construction equipment company on Wednesday reported earnings of $1.62 billion, or $2.83 per share. That's well short of the $3.12 Wall Street was looking fo...
July 24, 2019

Wallethub releases reports on nation's best places to rent
UNDATED - With moving season reaching its peak and the median rental price rising 2.7% in the past year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Places to Rent in America as well as accompanying videos. To help prospectiv...
July 24, 2019

South Dakota gas prices hold relatively steady over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 4.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 13.6 cents per gallon lower th...
July 22, 2019

Coal bankruptcy ruling could mean $30M hit to Wyoming county
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A Wyoming county could lose out on over $30 million in mineral production taxes owed by a bankrupt coal company following a decision by a judge. Delaware U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross ruled Campbell and Converse counties don't have first priority when ...
July 22, 2019

Over 1,000 seek Wyoming employment help after coal closures
GILLETTE, Wyo. - More than 1,000 people have sought employment help from a Wyoming workforce services office since a coal company declared bankruptcy and two giant mines closed. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services office manager Rick Mansheim tells the Gillette News-Record ...
July 22, 2019

South Dakota gas prices rise 4.3 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are unchanged versus a month ago, yet stand 12.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. ...
July 15, 2019

Spearfish Favorite Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Expands to New Space
SPEARFISH, S.D. - A new restaurant has been added to the Jackson Boulevard area to better serve the Spearfish community. The space previously occupied by Sandford’s Grub and Pub on 545 W Jackson Blvd is now the latest Dickey’s location. The new location features the ...
July 12, 2019

Elevate Rapid City seeks development for failed Presidential Plaza
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Elevate Rapid City is seeking proposals for a mixed-use development to build at the failed Presidential Plaza site on St. Joseph Street. The city began negotiating contracts for the building with local developers in 2006, but the process carried through to 201...
July 12, 2019

CorTrust Bank Named Top Bank in South Dakota by Forbes Magazine
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - CorTrust Bank has been named the top bank in South Dakota by Forbes Magazine. Part of the South Dakota fabric for almost 90 years, CorTrust Bank has locations in 16 South Dakota communities and 4 Twin Cities locations. Forbes partnered with the market researc...
July 11, 2019

Black Hills Energy advances voluntary Renewable Ready program
RAPDI CITY, S.D. - Black Hills Energy announced today the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has approved its voluntary renewable energy subscription program – the Renewable Ready Service Tariff for large commercial and industrial businesses and governmental agencies....
July 11, 2019

Last Mr Movies store in Rapid City closing its doors
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The last Mr. Movies store in Rapid City is closing. OWner Alan Flack announced this week the store no longer offers rentals and will be start discounting everything in the store. Movie rental chains were the norm in the 1990's, but since the introduction of o...
July 11, 2019

South Dakota Is 2019’s State with the Most Student Debt
UNDATED - With several candidates for the 2020 presidential election proposing the cancellation or refinancing of America's massive student debt load, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States with the Most and Least Student Debt as w...
July 10, 2019

Study ranks South Dakota economy low
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new study ranks South Dakota's economy at number 35. Or in other words, the 15th worst in the nation. The study by 24/7 Wall Street dinged the state for not having an educated work force. It also said the mining and agriculture sectors were drags on gross...
July 9, 2019

Wyoming coal miners left wondering after bankruptcy filing
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Wyoming coal workers who were locked out of their jobs after Blackjewel LLC filed for bankruptcy protection are wondering whether they'll ever be called back to work. The Gillette News-Record reported Sunday the West Virginia-based company has 580 employees at t...
July 8, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see slight increase over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.68/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 6.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 17.0 cents per gallon lower tha...
July 8, 2019

South Dakota gas prices slide back two cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.67/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 7.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 15.0 cents per gallon lower th...
July 1, 2019

Midwest economy: June state-by-state glance
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to cons...
July 1, 2019

Sanford Health to pursue merger with Iowa's UnityPoint
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota-based Sanford Health and Iowa's UnityPoint Health have announced plans to merge in an agreement that would create a sprawling health system in the Upper Great Plains and Midwest. The two providers announced their plans Friday. The Argus Lead...
June 28, 2019

FEMA hiring for temporary positions
WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now hiring for full-time, temporary jobs to help communities recover from the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. Positions will be based in Pierre, Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen, ...
June 27, 2019

Deadwood table games drive May gaming increase
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released recently by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the May 2019 gaming handle showed a 5.12 percent increase, with slot machine handle increasing by 3.75 percent when compared to May 2018. The table game handle drove the May incre...
June 26, 2019

South Dakota Is 2019’s 2nd Worst State for Teen Drivers
UNDATED - With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of six teens dying every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States fo...
June 26, 2019

South Dakota gas prices nearly steady over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 7.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 17.2 cents per gallon lower th...
June 24, 2019

New flights to west coast begin operations Saturday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Two new non-stop flights made their arrival at Rapid City Regional Airport over the weekend. The flights were from Los Angeles and San Francisco. The flights will be weekly between Rapid City and LAX and SFO. Both flights will operate on Saturday and Sunday, ...
June 24, 2019

Wyoming pharmaceutical labs closure expected to cost $5M
CODY, Wyo. - The closure of a Wyoming pharmaceutical subsidiary is expected to cost its owner about $5 million. The Cody Enterprise reports Lannett Company Inc. estimates that closing Cody Labs will include termination payouts as it cuts 70 remaining positions. Philadelphia-bas...
June 20, 2019

Two big US coal companies combine Wyoming, Colorado operations
UNDATED - Two of the world's largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve their competitiveness against natural gas and renewable energy sources. Arch Coal and Peabody Energy are based in St. Louis and...
June 20, 2019

Wyoming airport rated top 'tiny airport' in US by Fodor's
JACKSON, Wyo. - Fodor's Travel has rated Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming as the best "tiny airport" in the United States. The airport in Grand Teton National Park beat out second-place Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in neighboring Montana. The Jackson Hole ...
June 17, 2019

South Dakota has prices head into third week of June down nearly a nickel
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 4.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 16.2 cents per gallon lower th...
June 17, 2019

Target to offer same-day delivery for $9.99 per order
NEW YORK (AP) - In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery on thousands of items for $9.99 per order through a delivery startup it purchased nearly two years ago Until now, Target shoppers looking to receive same-day delivery through Shipt had...
June 13, 2019

Drone at work: Utility using machines to build power lines
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Minnesota utility that serves customers in eight states is using drones for the first time to help build a transmission line. A machine owned and operated by North Dakota-based SkySkopes is stringing lines on a 5-mile Xcel Energy line meant to improve reliab...
June 13, 2019


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