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'My actions were despicable': Catholic priest steps down after revealing he was a Ku Klux Klan member decades ago
German police confiscate $12,000 worth of orange ecstasy pills with Trump's name, face all over them
Police find headless torso in search for journalist believed killed on submarine
U.S. sanctions Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for conducting business with North Korea
The man who organized the Charlottesville rally is in hiding - and too toxic for the alt-right
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
Genant ready for more on Jackrabbits' O-line
Volleyball match is Booster Club event
'Reboot' continues for Mitchell cross country program
MHS softball, boys golf events postponed
Kernels will lean on defense early, often
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Harold W. Bietz
Keillor: Never been here before
LETTER: Dismayed with SD officials' response to Trump
THUNE: There's nowhere else I'd rather be
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
James and Karen Geppert
Police: Mitchell man arrested for stabbing, killing person early Tuesday morning
Federal agency to reconsider decision on South Dakota EB-5
PIERRE (AP) — A federal immigration agency's appeals office says that the agency must reconsider its decision to end South Dakota's participation in a federal program offering wealthy immigrants visas in return for investments. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' appeals...
March 22, 2017 - 11:36am
March 14, 2017
State reaches settlement in connection to EB-5 scandal
The state of South Dakota announced Tuesday that two long-pending civil lawsuits involving Joop Bollen and the EB-5 program have been settled....
March 14, 2017 - 5:53pm
February 23, 2017
LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
To the Editor: The only man ever charged with a crime in connection with South Dakota's EB-5 scandal accepted a plea deal recently that will...
February 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
February 16, 2017
AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
PIERRE — The GEAR UP case will continue to be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office after a resolution to appoint a special prosecutor...
February 16, 2017 - 5:03pm
February 13, 2017
JACKLEY: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of EB-5
The Good: The EB-5 Investment Program has contributed to economic development across South Dakota from electric power generation to wind energy...
February 13, 2017 - 5:15pm
February 1, 2017
Plea agreement reached in South Dakota's EB-5 visa case
ABERDEEN (AP) — The man who once ran South Dakota's scandal-ridden investment-for-visa program has reached a deal with prosecutors in a high-profile...
February 1, 2017 - 12:32pm
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