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Gov. Dayton reveals he has prostate cancer; diagnosed on Friday
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In a first, Alaska divorce courts will now treat pets more like children
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
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McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Preparing for spring
Bringing oats research to the next level with SDSU, General Mills
AgweekTV: Changes in antibiotics in livestock
At least one Midwest senator unhappy with Trump's ag secretary pick
USDA nominee has support of SD delegation
With winter storm, area sports schedules become shuffled
Week of Jan. 23 South Dakota Sportswriters Basketball Polls
Athlete of the Week: Parkston’s Holzbauer staying focused on task at hand
Area basketball roundup: Fighting Cougars slip past Flyers
Golden Eagles shoot past Howard
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Ted E. Schmidt
Ruby Mae Hoffman
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ROZUM: Week two of legislature 2017
GRAVES: Finally, somebody said it
WALTMAN: The faces change, but the process endures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
January 19, 2017
Jackley’s bills clear Senate Judiciary Committee
PIERRE — A bill that would allow for harsher punishment of public officials who knowingly misappropriate taxpayer money cleared the Senate...
January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm
January 7, 2017
LETTER: Time for an SD ethics commission
To the editor: EB-5; GEAR UP; commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management leaving with no explanation; legislators serving with conflicts...
January 7, 2017 - 9:45am
August 9, 2016
South Dakota wants to keep its EB-5 authority
PIERRE—The Daugaard administration is trying to overturn the federal decision to strip South Dakota state government of its status as an EB-5 immigrant investor center. A law firm representing Gov. Dennis Daugaard filed the state's response Monday to the U.S. Citizenship and...
August 9, 2016 - 5:21pm
August 2, 2016
U.S. House candidate Hawks calls for the expiration of controversial EB-5 program
U.S. House of Representatives candidate Paula Hawks is calling to put an end to South Dakota's controversial EB-5 visa program. Hawks, a Democratic State Representative from Hartford, said the troubled program should be allowed to expire next month. Hawks, who will square off with...
August 2, 2016 - 5:43pm
July 28, 2016
Feds move closer to terminating immigrant-investor center
RAPID CITY (AP) — The federal government has taken another step toward terminating South Dakota's troubled immigration program that recruits wealthy foreign investors for projects in exchange for green cards. A July 7 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services notice calls the state's...
July 28, 2016 - 11:00am
May 10, 2016
Additional charges hit Bollen from Brown County grand jury
Joop Bollen has been issued an indictment by a Brown County grand jury on five counts of unauthorized disposal of personal property subject to security interest, the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday morning. Bollen headed the EB-5 program for the state when he...
May 10, 2016 - 8:15am
April 21, 2016
OUR VIEW: Latest EB-5 woes show SD delegates didn't act fast enough
The problems with the EB-5 program are growing, which is why national reforms to the program are needed. South Dakotans know EB-5 as that awkward term associated with the October 2013 death of Richard Benda, who was the economic development secretary when he signed a contract with...
April 21, 2016 - 6:15pm
April 16, 2016
LETTER: EB-5 and the Platte fire, suicide
To the Editor: The so-called suicide in Platte a few months ago sounds as smelly as the suicide in Lake Andes (Richard Benda). They can sure...
April 16, 2016 - 10:23am
April 15, 2016
In wake of corrupt actions, a new state board will start supervising grant activities
PIERRE — Financial misdeeds in state government that secretly went on for years and continue to be unraveled might have been noticed earlier, or prevented altogether, had South Dakota's new Board of Internal Control previously been in place. The board starts work this month,...
April 15, 2016 - 11:27am
April 14, 2016
State's criminal EB-5 case rests on little-used charge
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The high-profile financial misconduct case against the man who once ran South Dakota's investment-for-visa program relies on a little-used felony charge that has been filed in much simpler cases, such as the shooting of a truck with a rifle and the auctioning...
April 14, 2016 - 11:53am
April 11, 2016
MERCER: So many signals missed at Platte
PIERRE — The attorney general knew months before the Platte killings on Sept. 17 that Mid-Central Educational Cooperative was under government scrutiny. He was told in a telephone conversation with this reporter one morning as I drove around Platte looking for the Mid-Central board...
April 11, 2016 - 8:46am
April 7, 2016
AG seeks strengthened conflict of interest legislation
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is urging the Legislature reconsider conflict of interest legislation in 2017. Jackley praised the recently-approved legislation to create a seven-member Board of Internal Control to deter the recent string of corruption scandals in South...
April 7, 2016 - 10:18am
April 1, 2016
Attorney: Bollen is scapegoat for South Dakota visa scandal
ABERDEEN (AP) — The attorney for a man who once ran South Dakota's scandal-ridden investment-for-visa program said Friday the state is trying to make his client a scapegoat by bringing felony charges against him. Joop Bollen made his first court appearance on charges of diverting...
April 1, 2016 - 2:20pm
February 17, 2016
Buffer strips might get break on property taxes
PIERRE -- State senators unanimously supported a change in South Dakota property-tax policy on Tuesday intended to promote cleaner water in creeks, rivers and lakes. It would allow cropland planted back to grass to be assessed at a lower value as non-cropland for property tax purposes....
February 17, 2016 - 11:14am
February 5, 2016
Governor, legislators file separate bills on ethics, contracts, conflicts of interest
PIERRE—The governor, a group of Republicans and a group of Democrats separately filed new legislation dealing with ethics, contracts and conflicts of interest Thursday. The proposals came at the deadline for individual legislators to introduce legislation. Committees face their...
February 5, 2016 - 10:30am