State and local officials are hoping that good weather and low gasoline prices will help spur a successful tourist season this year. According to the Rapid City Journal, a better-than-average season might help make up for current financial difficulties being caused by low cattle and crop prices as well as lower than expected sales tax revenues across the state. With no major landmark anniversaries as in previous summers, Department of Tourism officials are still encouraged by initial numbers that point to an increase in revenue over last year.
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