The Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers had negotiated with Virginia-based Smithfield Foods for two days after union members rejected a previous contract proposal and authorized a strike.
America is not yet back to its pre-pandemic normal, but some states are already doing better economically than they were before Covid, according to the Back-to-Normal Index created by CNN and Moody’s Analytics.
The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline said Wednesday it is pulling the plug on the contentious project after Canadian officials failed to persuade President Joe Biden to reverse his cancellation of its permit on the day he took office.
For the duration of the pandemic, a number of people used both state and federal unemployment assistance. But with so many new people making claims, more mistakes were made than usual, resulting in some people having to repay that money.
Black Hills Energy customers, and other energy consumers across the country, will notice their bill is slightly higher during the next year. Specifically, $11.06 per 670 kilowatt-hours a month in Rapid City.
From the construction of Liberty Plaza, a multimillion-dollar recreation center, to preparing Ellsworth for the arrival of the B21 bomber, to a new 57,000 square foot event center, Box Elder is expanding.
South Dakota doesn’t often rank at the top of the list when studies are done comparing the 50 states but in a recent WalletHub survey, South Dakota ranked number one for overall recovery from COVID-19.
Governor Kristi Noem has joined Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and 8 other state attorneys general in suing to prevent the Biden Administration from establishing a damages value to the “social cost of greenhouse gases,” which would kill thousands of American jobs and impose more burdens and harms to the American people.”
According to the South Dakota Action plan in the White House’s proposed infrastructure package, 13% of residents live in areas without broadband service, and 48% live in areas where there’s only one internet provider.
It’s a strain, but the head of the IRS said Tuesday he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at reducing child poverty. That means new advance monthly payments of as much as $300 per child could begin flowing to lower-income families this summer.
Recently, unemployment numbers for the final week of March were released by the South Dakota Department for Labor and Regulation, and more people seem to be making their way back to work or finding it.
South Dakota is making an effort to expand on its tourism market with more Native American attractions. One thing that's new and to come this is summer sits just north of Badlands National Park, the Oglala Lakota Living History Village.
This week the South Dakota Board of Regents approved tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. These costs, at an average increase of $104.98, or 1.1 percent, will impact students in the State’s public university system.
2021 sees Rapid city with its highest population yet, over eighty thousand. Seventeen thousand more than just a decade ago. This expansion has prompted the city to introduce strategic housing, which seeks to accommodate the spectrum of individuals that the city attracts.