Leisure & Hospitality Industry takes biggest hit in South Dakota unemployment numbers

Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, according to The Associated Press. For the month of April, South Dakota lost 34,000 jobs, according to the SD Department of Labor and Regulation. South Dakota went from an unemployment rate of 3.1 percent to 10.2 percent, which is the highest it’s ever been including the last recession from…

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Court denies request to revive US pipeline permit program

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has turned down a request by the Trump administration to revive a permit program for new oil and gas pipelines that was canceled by a lower court. The case originated with a challenge to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. but has affected oil and gas pipeline proposals…

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Stocks give up a gain on fears China tensions may escalate

Stocks gave up an early rally and ended slightly lower Thursday as traders feared that tensions with China could escalate again. The S&P 500 had been up 1.1% before sinking in the last hour after President Donald Trump said he would hold a news conference on China Friday. The announcement came after China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for…

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Local campground & resort practicing social distancing as tourists come to Black Hills

  RAPID CITY, S.D. — The pandemic has prevented many people from traveling or going on vacation, but that seems to be changing as Black Hills tourist season gets underway. Campers flocked to the region for Memorial Day weekend. The Rushmore Shadows Resort is practicing social distancing, using only every other camping site to separate the guests. Rushmore Shadows was…

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State of South Dakota, Meade County are being sued by 119 homeowners

Black hawk, S.D. – As NewsCenter1 first reported Sunday night, 119 homeowners in Black Hawk’s sinkhole subdivision are suing the parties involved in approving the project. 119 plaintiffs suing 40 named defendants in what their lawyer says is a case of ‘negligence.’ “It’s going to be hard to keep it just to negligence because on its surface, it’s a somewhat gross negligent…

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