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August 15, 2022

South Dakota gas prices fall 8 cents over past week

UNDATED – Average gasoline prices in South Dakota have fallen 8.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.89/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Prices in South Dakota are 63.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 67.0 cents per gallon higher than a year […]

August 15, 2022

Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from US lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday reinstated a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands that was imposed under former President Barack Obama and then scuttled under former President Donald Trump, in an order that marked a major setback to the already struggling coal industry. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Brian […]

August 15, 2022

New climate deal spurs hopes of more carbon storage projects

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A project in the country’s top coal-producing area seeks to pump the carbon dioxide produced by burning that coal back underground. The project is one of dozens nationwide that stand to get a big boost from tax credits in the new climate bill plus a share of $2.5 billion in funding […]

August 11, 2022

Registered apprenticeship programs in South Dakota builds quality workforce

PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) has awarded $140,000 to expand the number of Registered Apprenticeships Programs in South Dakota. Businesses, registered apprenticeship sponsors, and education and training providers could apply for up to $10,000 in incentive funding to help offset the initial start-up costs when developing a new program, according […]

August 9, 2022

Direct to consumer ag sales reach $10.7 billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Information updated Monday by USDA’s Economic Research Service shows in 2020, U.S. farms sold almost $10.7 billion of food commodities directly to consumer outlets and supply chains. This includes restaurants, grocery stores, regional distributors and local institutions. The figure is nearly $2.8 billion, or 35 percent more than sold in 2019. From […]

August 9, 2022

Senate tax rider in Inflation Reduction Act could impact ag families filing as individuals with profit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act, but not before adopting an amendment that could jeopardize extension of a key tax break for family farms, according to some politicians. What the Inflation Reduction Act passed by the Senate over the weekend does include is $40 billion of agricultural-focused funding. Passed along […]

August 8, 2022

South Dakota gas prices fall 18.3 cents per gallon over past week

UNDATED – Average gasoline prices in South Dakota have fallen 18.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.97/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Prices in South Dakota are 65.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 78.6 cents per gallon higher than a year […]

August 8, 2022

2022’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby – WalletHub Study

With the average birth costing over $3,000 for mothers with insurance, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine the most ideal places in the U.S. for parents and their newborns, WalletHub compared the 50 […]

August 1, 2022

South Dakota Weekly Gas Price Update shows gas prices down 17 cents

UNDATED – Average gasoline prices in South Dakota have fallen 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.16/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 628 stations in South Dakota. Prices in South Dakota are 51.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.04/g higher than a year ago. The national […]

July 27, 2022

Deadwood Gaming Down Slightly in June

DEADWOOD, S.D.  – According to statistics released this week by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, Deadwood’s June 2022 gaming handle was down 1.61 percent over June of 2021, with slot machine handle decreasing by 1.47 percent, when compared to June of 2021. The table game handle decreased by 8.28 percent when compared to 2021 […]