SD Gaming Commission gets new memberGov. Dennis Daugaard appointed Timothy Holland, of Custer, to the South Dakota Commission on Gaming.
By: Bob Mercer, Republic Capitol Bureau
PIERRE — One of the state panels that regulate legal gambling in South Dakota has a new member.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard appointed Timothy Holland, of Custer, to the South Dakota Commission on Gaming.
The commission oversees Deadwood gambling casinos and horse and dog racing.
Holland, a retired business executive, has served on the Black Hills Playhouse board of directors and has been active in the efforts for economic development in the Custer area. He replaced Karl Fischer, of Fort Pierre, effective Sunday. Fischer formerly was a partner of former Gov. Mike Rounds in their real estate and insurance business.
Gov. Daugaard also re-appointed Karen Crew, of Sioux Falls, to the commission. The terms of Crew and Holland run until April 14, 2015.
State law currently limits gaming commission members to two consecutive full terms. Fischer had served on the commission since 2003.
REAL ESTATE SHUFFLE: Charlie Larkin, of Watertown, and Loren Anderson aren’t returning to the state Real Estate Commission.
The governor named Matthew Krogman, of Brookings, as a new member. He succeeds Larkin, who has been the commission’s chairman during his six years on the panel.
“I think Matt is a great choice and will do a great job,” Larkin said.
Paula Lewis, of Rapid City, returns to the commission.
A former member, she now replaces Amundson, another long-time member.
The commission regulates the business activities of South Dakota’s real estate sector. Krogman and his father, Dean Krogman, of Brookings, have been lobbyists for the South Dakota Realtors Association during legislative sessions.
“Matt told me that he will take appropriate steps to avoid a conflict, beginning obviously with the fact that Matt won’t be involved in any lobbying for real estate concerns,” said Tony Venhuizen, the governor’s director of communications.
RAIL UPDATE: The South Dakota Railroad Board meets Wednesday in Yankton. The choice of location is to allow board members to visit the Napa-Platte line, which the state government owns.
The board has been trying to decide whether, and how, the line might be returned to better service for the region.
The board hasn’t put a formal tour on its meeting agenda but some members plan to visit the route on their own, according to Bruce Lindholm, the state rail office’s administrator.
The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at the Best Western/Kelly Inn. The board will consider proposals regarding the line’s future.
UNEMPLOYMENT PANEL: The state’s Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council meets Monday, April 30, in Pierre.
Among the agenda items are updates on the UI system’s financial health and the effects of various changes put into place under the Obama administration’s stimulus program.
The meeting begins at 1 p.m. and will be available by video-conference at several locations.
The main meeting will be in the Kneip Building’s conference room No. 3 in Pierre, with DDN links to:
Aberdeen (state Department of Labor building, 420 S. Roosevelt St.);
Rapid City (School of Mines and Technology, Room CB 109);
Sioux Falls (Labor office, 811 E. Tenth St.); and
Watertown (Lake Area Technical Institute, 230 11th St.).