Business

May 16, 2022

South Dakota gas prices remain unchanged over past week

UNDATED – Average gasoline prices in South Dakota are unchanged in the last week, averaging $4.10/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Prices in South Dakota are 30.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.25/g higher than a year ago. The price of diesel has risen […]

May 13, 2022

How guests can honor their budgets in peak wedding season

UNDATED – Industry experts predict 2.5 million weddings in the U.S. this year, a 40-year high. That means millions of invited guests are weighing whether to attend — and how to cover costs if they do. A new survey found that closeness of the relationship with the couple, distance from home, and travel and lodging […]

May 11, 2022

Butte Electric Cooperative hires new CEO

NEWELL, SD – Butte Electric Cooperative (BEC) has appointed Brad Kool as its new Chief  Executive Officer, effective May 23. “We’re excited to welcome Brad to Butte Electric Cooperative and look forward to working with him,” said Cris Miller, president of the BEC Board of Directors. “Brad has the knowledge and skillset we were searching […]

May 4, 2022

2022’s Best & Worst States for Nurses – WalletHub Study

UNDATED – With National Nurses Week kicking off May 6, and nurses continuing to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Nurses, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. In order to help new nursing graduates find […]

May 3, 2022

Ceremony marks completion of North Dakota power plant sale

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck company that sells wholesale electricity announced Monday that it has purchased North Dakota’s largest coal-fired power plant from a Minnesota company that had intended to close the facility if no buyer could be found. Rainbow Energy Center LLC announced last year that it had reached an agreement to acquire […]

May 2, 2022

South Dakota gas prices open May with 5.6 cent per gallon increase

UNDATED – Average gasoline prices in South Dakota have risen 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.98/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Prices in South Dakota are 10.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.18/g higher than a year ago. According to […]

May 2, 2022

Mid-America Index Falls, But Remains Solid

OMAHA, Neb. (May 2, 2022) – The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas, rose above growth neutral for the 23rd straight month. Overall Index: The Business Conditions Index, which uses the identical methodology as the national Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and […]

April 30, 2022

April blizzards drive down North Dakota oil production

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say a pair of blizzards that smacked North Dakota in April caused a dramatic reduction in oil production. The Bismarck Tribune reported that State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms provided state regulators updated production estimates Friday. The state’s oil industry had been producing about 1.1 million barrels daily until […]

April 27, 2022

Midwest carbon capture project would be largest in world

PIERRE, S.D.  — A new study shows that Summit Carbon Solutions’ proposed carbon capture, transportation, and storage project could mean almost $90 million in state and local tax income for South Dakota. Summit Carbon Solutions has partnered with 32 ethanol plants– including Ringneck Energy at Onida– to develop the largest carbon capture and storage project […]

April 26, 2022

Deadwood Gaming Sees First Downturn in 18 Months

DEADWOOD, S.D. – According to statistics released today by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, Deadwood’s March 2022 gaming handle was down 6.52 percent over March of 2021 despite a new monthly record on sports wagering, with slot machine handle decreasing by 7.38 percent, when compared to March 2021. The table game handle decreased by […]