The logo of the Forever 605 program, which encourages South Dakotans and visitors to explore the state respectfully. (Courtesy of Travel South Dakota)

State seeks pledges to explore South Dakota respectfully

BY: - August 2, 2023

Modern information sharing means there are almost no undiscovered places anymore, and that’s led to some negative effects that state tourism officials are trying to counteract. Travel South Dakota, an arm of the state Department of Tourism, is launching a campaign encouraging visitors and South Dakotans to pledge that they’ll travel respectfully. The campaign, which […]

Dancers fill a powwow space. (South Dakota Department of Tourism)

Native-led tourism alliance launches ‘economic catalyst’ tours on reservations

BY: - June 20, 2023

South Dakota has fed off the state’s connection to Native American history and heritage for decades, helping to propel the state’s tourism industry to a reported $7.6 billion economic impact in 2022. The tourism crown jewel of South Dakota, the Black Hills, is a sacred place for the tribes that make up the Great Sioux […]

Customers use a gas station on April 9, 2018, in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Here’s where gas prices are headed (for now) and why

BY: - April 27, 2023

Higher temperatures. Higher gas prices.  Drivers across the country have seen that seasonal given play out in recent weeks. The national average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.64 on April 26, up 21 cents over the previous month, according to AAA.  The good news is that gas is 49 cents below where it […]

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I-90 closes from Rapid City to Chamberlain

BY: - December 21, 2022

A closure on Interstate 90 (both eastbound and westbound) from Rapid City (Box Elder exit 67) to Chamberlain began at 6 p.m. Mountain, 7 p.m. Central on Wednesday due to snow and high winds causing blizzard-like conditions, according to the state Department of Transportation. In addition to the I-90 closure, motorists are reminded that many […]