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Year-round Sale of E15 Increases Opportunities for Farmers and Ethanol Industry

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- More opportunities, that’s how several industries are feeling about the Trump administration lifting a summertime ban on gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol. Now, E15 can be sold year-round. The decision could help ease the burden being felt by farmers throughout the midwest. “The trade issue is real. We have grave concerns there, but at the…

U.S. Move to End Iran Exemptions Sending Oil Prices Higher

FRANKFURT, Germany – Global oil prices are climbing in the wake of the U.S. move to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil. And analysts said Tuesday that prices could keep heading higher. The U.S. announced the sanctions last year to push Iranian leaders to renegotiate an agreement aimed at keeping them from developing nuclear weapons. But some countries…

Changes in Lyft Market One Year Later

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s been a year since Lyft came to Sioux Falls and within that time the ride-sharing service has evolved. Tom Anez was one of the first Lyft drivers in Sioux Falls. He started driving October 24th 2017. He says a lot has changed since his first day. “We probably had less than 50 drivers out by that weekend,”…

South Dakota Farmers Applaud Trump’s Decision to Lift Summer Ban on E15

SALEM, S.D.-  It’s been a tough year for farmers economically. “We have a surplus and with the trade wars going on we need to find another outlet for our corn,” said Kurt Stiefvater, a Salem Farmer. However, Salem Farmer, Kurt Stiefvater is one of many farmers in South Dakota who are feeling hopeful. Especially after President Trump announced his plan…

Excitement Builds Over Year-round E15

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-People are usually not able to fill up their tanks with E15 over the summer. Soon they might be able to as well as year-round. President Trump announced Tuesday that this change is coming. E15 is a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol. “Opens up the market. It really addresses outdated regulation that has been in place…

Official Says Texas Gas Supply Recovering After Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) – A Texas official says the state’s gasoline supply is recovering quickly after shortages he blames on hoarding and panic buying due to Harvey. Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton says any shortages likely will be resolved within the next day or two. He says several refineries in the state idled by the storm have restarted, although a few…

Authorities Arrest Two From Cuba In Baltic Credit Card Skimmer Case

Authorities have arrested two people who they believe are behind the credit card skimmers placed on the pumps at two gas stations in Baltic. Thirty-year-old’s Dairon Rodriguez and Darcy Quintero, both from Cuba, are charged with forgery, ID theft, and using fraudulent credit cards. After releasing surveillance footage of the two at a local Walmart last week, the Minnehaha County…

SD Weights & Measures Have Skimmers On Radar

Locating Devices Also Falls On Retailer & Customer

If a business uses any type of weighing or measuring device, the State of South Dakota likely keeps an eye on it. When it comes to gas station pumps, Weights & Measures inspects more than just the fuel. They also look for devices that can steal your credit card information. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your own inspection…

FULL STORY: Employee Finds Card Skimmer Inside Pump At Sioux Falls Gas Station

Police are asking people to check their credit card statements for fraudulent charges after a skimmer was found on a Sioux Falls gas pump. A vigilant employee discovered the skimmer at a gas station on the northeast side of the city. But would you as a customer know what to look for? KDLT’s Jill Johnson took us to the streets…