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Unemployment Insurance, 'Frank Rally' At The Corn Palace, And A Lake Discovered In Jewel Cave

Argus Leader / Erin Bormett

In the Moment, May 12, 2021 Show 1047.

  • According to the South Dakota Department of Labor there are 23,000 job openings in South Dakota. Unemployment is sitting at 2.9% and falling. Nathan Sanderson is the executive Director of the South Dakota Retailers Association, he joins us to discuss what businesses are facing and how it may tie in to unemployment benefits.

  • Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis and Tom Dempster discuss calls for the end of unemployment insurance and expanded federal unemployment payments. We also recap the Frank Rally in Mitchell and ask about the significance of Governor Kristi Noem not attending.

  • Bernie Hunhoff joins to discuss the May/June issue of South Dakota Magazine. We talk about Ditch Creek's silica "caves."

  • Christopher Pelczarski discovered a lake inside Jewel Cave National Monument during a team mapping expedition. We talk about the wonders of exploration and discovery in caving and in the natural world.