September 16, 2021

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

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

September 13, 2021

South Dakota gas prices remain unchanged over past week

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

September 9, 2021

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

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

September 8, 2021

Brazil confirms case of BSE, suspends beef exports

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

September 8, 2021

Vilsack announces COVID grants to farm, meat and grocery workers

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

September 8, 2021

Record value for July beef exports, pork value also strong

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. beef exports set another new value record in July, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). July export value climbed 45% from a year ago to $939.1 million, while volume was the third largest of the post-BSE era at 122,743 metric tons (mt), […]

September 8, 2021

Farmer’s Market group applies for Vision Funds

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Requests for Rapid City Vision Fund made in 2021 total more than $62 million. The Black Hills Farmers Market is one of the 28 organizations that applied for funding through the project. For over 30 years, the market has highlighted local produce, meats and vendors, allowing them a place to showcase […]

September 7, 2021

South Dakota gas prices hold relatively steady over past week

UNDATED – South Dakota gas prices have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Gas prices in South Dakota are 0.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.08/g higher than a year ago. According to […]

September 7, 2021

Monument Health increases minimum wage, adds COVID-19 pay differentials

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monument Health, in its commitment to being a great place to work, has announced that it will raise its minimum starting wage. Beginning immediately, the organization’s minimum hourly starting wage will be $15.50, paid retroactively for all hours worked since Aug. 22, 2021. This pay increase impacts more than 50 unique […]

September 2, 2021

Sturgis Chamber and SEDC unveil ‘Work Force Opportunity Wall’

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Chamber of Commerce and Sturgis Economic Development Corporation has gotten creative in order to help local businesses find employees. It’s called the “Work Force Opportunity Wall,” and it’s a place where local businesses in need of employees can post their available job opportunities and the corresponding applications for job seekers […]