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Extra fees for your electric vehicle?
Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 2:44 PM CDT
Consumer Reports has tips for handling new taxes on electric vehicles
COVID scams are on the rise
Updated: Jul. 27, 2020 at 1:40 PM CDT
Scammers are very creative; they come up with all sorts of ways to prey on people, even in a pandemic.
Be careful not to self-soothe with booze
Updated: Jul. 24, 2020 at 9:32 AM CDT
These are anxious times and that translates into more alcohol consumption, according to Consumer Reports.
Is it crazy to buy a house now?
Updated: Jul. 22, 2020 at 3:27 PM CDT
The economic issues facing Americans in pandemic times might prompt some to put off buying a home.
Consumer Reports warns about heatstroke danger to children
Updated: Jul. 20, 2020 at 1:42 PM CDT
Consumer Reports warns parents about leaving children in hot cars.
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Things to know while renting vactation home during pandemic
Updated: Jul. 15, 2020 at 9:59 AM CDT
Consumer Reports reveals the important precautions you need to take to save your vacation while keeping your family safe.
IRS July 15 tax deadline is firm
Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 8:24 PM CDT
They say the only things that are guaranteed in life are death and taxes, but COVID-19 managed to disrupt one of those.
Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban
Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 11:11 AM CDT
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones.
Joining the electric bike boom
Updated: Jun. 29, 2020 at 10:01 AM CDT
Think an e-bike might be right for you? Consumer Reports put some to the test.
Bagged salad recall expands to Walmart amid cyclospora outbreak
Updated: Jun. 29, 2020 at 8:22 AM CDT
The salads have been linked to a cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 206 people in eight Midwestern states.
Taming your tech - All that new tech adds up
Updated: Jun. 26, 2020 at 11:54 AM CDT
Because we’re spending more time at home these days, there’s a good chance you’re spending more money on things like streaming media services or music subscriptions, faster internet speed, or a new router or computer.
Keep your electric bills from skyrocketing
Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 2:50 PM CDT
Your commuting costs might be down but if you’re still sheltering at home, your energy bills might be creeping up.
Consumer Reports says buying local might be your best bet
Updated: Jun. 22, 2020 at 12:18 PM CDT
Grocery shopping habits during the coronavirus pandemic changed across the country, with supply disruptions ranging from meat to produce.
How to eat during a meat shortage
Updated: Jun. 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT
One of the joys of summer is grilling on the patio or in the backyard. But if your supermarket meat case is looking a little bare?
5G technology may soon be coming to your smartphone
Updated: Jun. 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT
You've most likely heard of the 5G cellular network, maybe from TV commercials. But what is it, how can you get it and do you need it?
Did you lose health insurance due to the pandemic?
Updated: Jun. 12, 2020 at 9:50 AM CDT
Consumer Reports shows there are ways to get affordable, sometimes free medicine, even without insurance.
Black Hills Energy warns about scam
Updated: Jun. 8, 2020 at 2:52 PM CDT
It's an old scam but since it does work, criminals are still using it - demanding utility consumers pay delinquent bills or their service is cut off.
How to nail that DIY paint job
Updated: Jun. 5, 2020 at 10:55 AM CDT
Feeling antsy at home? Painting is a relatively quick project you can tackle yourself.
Eating at home more? You might invest in a food processor
Updated: May. 29, 2020 at 3:59 PM CDT
Consumer Reports says a food processor can help you with all of that chopping and prepping. We've got expert recommendations to help you conquer all those kitchen tasks!
FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug
Updated: May. 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT
U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall versions of a popular diabetes drug due to contamination with an ingredient linked to cancer.
Consumer Reports: Time to spruce up the yard
Updated: May. 27, 2020 at 2:06 PM CDT
There should be some good-looking yards this summer as people stuck at home look for improvement projects.
Cook-out staple may be more expensive
Updated: May. 25, 2020 at 2:36 PM CDT
Popular ingredients for cook-out such as ground beef may be more expensive in grocery stores.
Car upkeep during COVID-19
Updated: May. 22, 2020 at 5:26 PM CDT
With many staying home to maintain social distance, plenty of cars are not being driven for weeks on end. This can lead to long term vehicle problems.
Consumer Reports: How to stretch that stimulus check
Updated: May. 11, 2020 at 1:11 PM CDT
The COVID stimulus check won't go far enough for many Americans who will have to continue to prioritize which bills get paid.
Many are turning to credit cards to pay their bills during COVID-19
Updated: May. 8, 2020 at 3:12 PM CDT
COVID-19 has hit Americans in the pocketbook and many are turning to credit cards to pay their bills.
Best online video game subscriptions to keep busy
Updated: May. 8, 2020 at 9:47 AM CDT
You don’t have to be a serious gamer to get in on the action. Even without a console, Consumer Reports says you can play fun games on your computer or phone.
Customers are happy to see businesses reopening
Updated: Apr. 30, 2020 at 4:41 PM CDT
People in Rapid City express their opinions on businesses reopening.
The Rushmore Mall is set to open on Friday
Updated: Apr. 29, 2020 at 3:32 PM CDT
Staff at the Rushmore Mall is getting ready to open their doors.
Using your car less during the pandemic? Give your car some TLC while you can
Updated: Apr. 29, 2020 at 3:13 PM CDT
Consumer Reports says there are a number of important steps you should take to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
Why you need a password manager
Updated: Apr. 27, 2020 at 7:53 PM CDT
How many passwords are part of your digital life? Chances are you’ve got a slew, and remembering all of them while making sure they are secure can be a challenge.
South Dakota sees rising concern for cyber danger
Updated: Apr. 24, 2020 at 7:31 PM CDT
Your internet activities could put you at risk.
Scams and cyber crimes expected to rise, according to FBI
Updated: Apr. 22, 2020 at 5:43 PM CDT
A special agent with the FBI's Minneapolis Cyber Squad says she expects to see an up-tick in cyber crimes due to COVID-19.
Selling homes in the COVID-19 era
Updated: Apr. 15, 2020 at 5:52 PM CDT
With many recent changes in place, one thing that hasn't changed is a home walkthrough with a real estate broker.
Walmart adds another hour of curbside pickup service
Updated: Apr. 14, 2020 at 6:13 PM CDT
Walmart is expanding their grocery pickup service by an extra hour. But it's dedicated to a specific group of customers.
Local chicken sales doubled this year
Updated: Apr. 9, 2020 at 6:55 PM CDT
An ag supply store says more people try to raise their own chickens during the pandemic.
Dealing with your finances during COVID-19
Updated: Apr. 8, 2020 at 5:47 PM CDT
Financial advisors provide tips on how to deal with your finances.
Public to be aware of COVID-19 fraud or price gouging
Updated: Mar. 31, 2020 at 4:40 PM CDT
U.S. Attorney urges the public to report COVID-19 fraud or price gouging.
Phone call suspected to be COVID-19-related scam
Updated: Mar. 26, 2020 at 8:37 PM CDT
A Wyoming resident recently received a call that raised a few red flags.
COVID-19: Keep your car surfaces clean
Updated: Mar. 20, 2020 at 10:09 AM CDT
Washing your hands and sanitizing surfaces are important in the fight against the coronavirus. But one area you might have overlooked? Your car.
What is ultra-processed food and why is it bad?
Updated: Mar. 18, 2020 at 1:53 PM CDT
Plenty of people jump on the bandwagon when they hear about different food fads in an effort to lose weight or eat healthier.
Attorney General Ravnsborg cautions against COVID-19 scams
Updated: Mar. 18, 2020 at 1:29 PM CDT
The Division of Consumer Protection warns that other states have already seen scams using the Coronavirus.
Safest way to eat salad
Updated: Mar. 16, 2020 at 1:49 PM CDT
Consumer Report health experts have advice on how to keep your salad safe.
The return of dangerous magnets
Updated: Mar. 13, 2020 at 9:41 AM CDT
Tiny super-strong rare-earth magnets sold as toys were banned several years ago, but now some are back on the market, landing kids in emergency rooms.
Be extremely cautious about ‘free’ online trials
Updated: Mar. 11, 2020 at 9:47 AM CDT
Some trials are actually designed to scam you out of your hard-earned cash.
It’s that time again … allergy season
Updated: Mar. 9, 2020 at 12:35 PM CDT
Maybe you feel like your seasonal allergies continue through the summer, maybe fall too?
Consumer Reports has its top picks for new cars
Updated: Mar. 6, 2020 at 9:51 AM CST
A new Consumer Report is out with its annual auto issue that includes its exclusive top car picks and advice on how to find a safe, satisfying and reliable ride.
Forced arbitration: Clause for concern
Updated: Mar. 4, 2020 at 12:23 PM CST
You’re giving up your right to take a dispute to court. This is a constitutional right, and you’re giving it up even before there’s a dispute.
Cost of smarter and safer car repair
Updated: Mar. 2, 2020 at 12:30 PM CST
Although investing in advanced safety technology on your next car will raise its sticker price, it can lessen the impact of a collision or help you avoid one altogether.
What are South Dakota's top consumer complaints?
Updated: Mar. 2, 2020 at 10:50 AM CST
If you think telemarketing is the No. 1 complaint for South Dakota consumers, you will be off a little.
Winter office survival guide
Updated: Feb. 28, 2020 at 12:48 PM CST
If you work in an office, you’re probably familiar with the battle over the thermostat.