Business

October 26, 2021

Sports Wagering Adds to September Gaming Growth

DEADWOOD, S.D. – According to statistics released today by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the September 2021 gaming handle showed a 14.35 percent increase over September 2020, fueled by $443,365 in sports wagering handle, with slot machine handle increasing by 14.36 percent when compared to September 2020. The table game handle increased by 7.43 […]

October 25, 2021

South Dakota gas prices see 3.6 cent price increase over past week

UNDATED – South Dakota gas prices have risen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Gas prices in South Dakota are 7.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.20/g higher than a year ago. According to […]

October 21, 2021

Best practices for ranch/farm transitions focus of conferences

BROOKINGS, SD – Sustaining the Legacy has been the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension ranch and farm estate planning and ranch/farm transition program since 2006. Over the years, the program has been hosted as multi-day events and large, single-day conferences, providing 15-minute to three-hour presentations to producers across the state. Starting in the fall […]

October 21, 2021

FBI warns of cyber attacks targeting U.S. food and agriculture sectors

WASHINTON, DC – A group of national security agencies have issued an advisory for the potential of ransomware cyberattacks against two U.S. food and agriculture organizations. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and National Security Agency (NSA) says the advisory includes technical details, analysis of the threat and actions […]

October 20, 2021

South Dakota Mines receives $150,000 for new scholarship, avionics upgrade

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Department of Electrical Engineering at South Dakota Mines is receiving $150,000 from Raven Industries to support the university’s new minor in avionics. Raven Industries specializes in engineering, manufacturing and technological innovation, as well as being a leader in precision agriculture, high performance films, and aerospace and defense solutions. The Aerostar […]

October 20, 2021

From Breweries to Butchers: Dakota Local Foods Conference set

STURGIS, SD – The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 4-6. A three-day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota, SDLFC invites all supporters of local food to attend and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new technologies and opportunities, […]

October 18, 2021

Construction on rancher-owned beef plant to get underway

DES MOINES, IA (AP) — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at grocery stores kept climbing. He and his neighbors blamed it on consolidation in the beef industry stretching back to the […]

October 18, 2021

Montana and Wyoming see increase in coal production

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal production has increased in Montana and Wyoming due to demand in the Asia Pacific region. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said coal production increased 2% in Montana and 7% in Wyoming this year compared to the first nine months of 2020. Steve Read of Signal Peak Energy said exports are […]

October 18, 2021

South Dakota gas prices fall nearly 3-cents per gallon over past week

UNDATED – South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Gas prices in South Dakota are 5.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.10/g higher than a year ago. According to […]

October 18, 2021

2022’s Best Colleges in South Dakota – WalletHub Study

UNDATED – With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1, and tuition and room and board at a four-year college costing around $27,000 – $55,000 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2022’s Best College & University Rankings report, as well as accompanying videos, in addition to separate rankings for […]