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SD July Jobless Rate Drops 0.6 Percent Over Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Bureau of Labor Statistics says South Dakota’s unemployment rate in July was 3.9 percent, unchanged from June and down from 4.5 percent in July 2012. The state’s labor force in July increased by 1.6 percent over the year to 449,000, and the level of unemployed dropped by 13...
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Larson Sworn in as SD School and Public Lands Head

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Vern Larson of Vivian has been sworn in as South Dakota’s commissioner of school and public lands. Gov. Dennis Daugaard appointed the former state treasurer and state auditor to replace Jarrod Johnson as head of the agency that administers state lands set aside to support schools and other state institutions....
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Crappie Days Wheeler Dealer Auction Underway to Benefit St. Mary’s Foundation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Dakota Radio Group’s Online Wheeler Dealer Auction for August is also known as Crappie Days! A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit St Mary’s Foundation in Pierre. There are hundreds of items to bid on in 24 different categories. Categories including ag and livestock, appliances, art and...
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Health Clinic in Aberdeen Closing After 36 Years

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An Aberdeen health clinic that serves America Indians and people with low incomes is closing at the end of the month. The American News reports that officials with Urban Indian Health aren’t commenting on the reasons for the clinic closure after 36 years of operations, or what will happen to...
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