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South Dakota has 47th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

South Dakota finished in a tie for 47th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: South Dakota not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

South Dakota ranks 45th highest for pass-through business tax rates, study finds

South Dakota finished in a tie for 45th in a Tax Foundation analysis of tax rates levied on pass-through businesses.

South Dakota ranks 14th for rental car tax rates, study finds

South Dakota finished in a tie for 14th in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes – ranked from highest to lowest.

Dollar’s value in South Dakota ranks 6th highest among the 50 states, study finds

South Dakota finished sixth in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state.

Rapid City ranks the most dangerous of South Dakota cities, study finds

Rapid City was ranked the most dangerous city in South Dakota in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state.

South Dakota ranks 13th best for police officers, study finds

South Dakota was ranked 13th in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Brandon ranks the richest of South Dakota towns, study finds

Brandon was ranked the richest town in South Dakota in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

South Dakota ranks 15th highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

South Dakota finished 15th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

South Dakota ranks 31st highest for state tax collections per capita

South Dakota finished 31st in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Sisseton ranks the poorest of South Dakota towns, study finds

Sisseton was ranked the poorest town in South Dakota in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: University of South Dakota ranks 147th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

University of South Dakota finished in a tie for 147th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

South Dakota ranks 41st in hospital safety analysis

South Dakota finished 41st in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of South Dakota ranks 143rd best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of South Dakota finished in a tie for 143rd in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Mellette County ranks the poorest of South Dakota counties, study finds

Mellette County was ranked the poorest county in South Dakota in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Lincoln County has fastest growing local economy in South Dakota

Lincoln County was ranked the top-performing local economy in South Dakota in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

University of South Dakota ranks 138th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

University of South Dakota finished in a tie for 138th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Sanford Health Network rated top employer in South Dakota, study finds

Sanford Health Network employs 13,196 workers in South Dakota, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

South Dakota ranks 4th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

South Dakota finished fourth among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

South Dakota finishes 20th on best state ranking

South Dakota was ranked the 20th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

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