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Weary of the internet, I went back to mail. 108 letters later, here's what I learned.
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: State budget is like a blizzard forecast
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Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
‘That evening hunt — that was worth the whole trip’
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Happy 75th Birthday, Vernon Kraft!
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.
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
December 2, 2015
Investors sue state over failed beef plant investment
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Thirty-five foreign investors who sunk a collective $18.5 million into a failed South Dakota beef processing plant sued the state on Wednesday, alleging that officials misrepresented that the project was financially sound. The investors' lawsuit claims that Northern...
December 2, 2015 - 4:18pm
November 23, 2015
SDRC alleges defamation, lost revenue in EB-5 suit response
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A private firm that previously managed South Dakota's investment-for-visa program says the state defamed the company, caused it to lose revenue and interfered with its business relationships. SDRC Inc.
November 23, 2015 - 4:58pm
November 4, 2015
OPINION: More jobs needed in the right places
PIERRE—Inviting more stoners to town, as the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe intends to do with its pot lounge, would be tourism. That...
November 4, 2015 - 12:57pm
October 23, 2015
Rounds: Feds right in exercising oversight of EB-5 in SD
PIERRE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds said Thursday that the federal government is right in exercising its oversight of an investment-for-visa program pioneered in South Dakota when he was governor. His comments came in response to questions about a federal notice that the state's...
October 23, 2015 - 1:43pm
October 22, 2015
Rounds spends October recess in the Middle East
A nine-day trip to the Middle East reaffirmed Sen.
October 22, 2015 - 6:07pm
October 18, 2015
Feds aim to kick SD out from EB-5 program; state sues for Bollen's records
PIERRE — The EB-5 scandal is blowing up again in South Dakota. And this time the allegations are bigger and stranger. The federal government agency that oversees the program has revealed it conducted a detailed investigation. Among the probe’s findings: • Three payments...
October 18, 2015 - 9:07am