New South Dakota Department of Labor stats show Lake County's unemployment rising again, to 6.9% in May. Still not as high as our January peak of 7.1%, but nothing to brag about, considering we're still above the statewide average of 4.9%.
Neighboring Brookings County also saw a rise, from 2.8% in April to 3.4% in May. Brookings's peak rate this year was March's 3.5%. Among all of our neighboring counties, only Miner is worse off at 7.3%.
Winter wheat looks better in May 22 report - The South Dakota Wheat Commission distributed its latest report Monday evening on the condition of winter wheat throughout the state: 2 percent very poor; ...
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