What is Giving Tuesday, and why has it become so popular not only in South Dakota but, throughout the entire world?

In 2023, Giving Tuesday takes place on Tuesday, (November 28). This special day of generosity first got underway in 2012, and since that time it has quickly become a worldwide movement.

When it comes to Giving Tuesday, according to Dakota News Now, the IRS says Americans alone donate over $215 billion dollars a year on this special day, and here in South Dakota we open up our hearts and wallets to the tune of nearly $361,606,000 on an annual basis.

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If you're planning on participating in Giving Tuesday this year, what type of things should you be looking out for?

First, when choosing a charity to support, make sure it's legit. Dakota News Now reports that the Better Business Bureau recommends you select a charity that has a registered 501(3)(c). Doing so will help to alleviate any imposters and eliminate any confusion along the way.

South Dakota BBB Vice President Jessie Schmidt told Dakota News Now, “These 'charities’ have to do with children oftentimes because their stories are so compelling that we want to support those organizations. So, just be very cautious you’re actually giving to the organization that you want to.”

Here in South Dakota, there are so many different charities that are worthy and deserving of your time and money. That's why the South Dakota BBB highly recommends when it comes to giving, look for organizations that have business tax-exempt status, and only consider giving to local charities that you know, and trust to help protect your money and yourself.

You can learn all about Giving Tuesday here.

Source: Dakota News Now/Giving Tuesday.org

The 10 Largest Occupations in South Dakota

Where do people in South Dakota work?

If you were a South Dakotan a hundred years ago, chances are you had a job related to farming or ranching. If you weren't doing the farming, you were selling things to the farmers, fixing things for the farmers, or buying things from the farmers.

In the 2020s, things are very different.

Most of us in the SD work in health care or the service industry in one way or another. In fact, there are more nurses in South Dakota than the entire population of the state capital, Pierre.

Today far more people work at a store or restaurant than have probably ever even been on a farm. Time passes and things change, always. Fifty years from now who knows what jobs South Dakotans will be doing

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 largest occupations in South Dakota (as of 2022).

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

The 6 Types of South Dakota Drivers You Deal With Every Winter

Every year it snows in Sioux Falls. We may live in denial during the spring and summer, but it happens.

When the snow falls on the Falls, life in the city does not stop. We all still have to go to work, school, and the liquor store...um I mean go get snacks.

When you tackle the snowy routes around town you tend to run across six types of drivers in the snow.

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