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'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal
Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites
Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died
Woman who persuaded juveniles in motel fire avoids prison
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Selland, Sage, Bartscher named to Class B all-state first team
Oropeza lifts DWU to split with Mount Marty
Mitchell starts season strong
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
March 22, 2017
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