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Explosive materials found in Reliance, two arrested
Trump advances Dakota Access Pipeline, but timeline unclear as tribe plans legal action
City of Mitchell debuts community video
Dayton's 70th birthday not what he wanted
Prosecutors charge 2 in pipeline protest at Vikings stadium
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm towns
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
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
KLUMB: Legislative report
WOSTER: Remembering a remarkable woman
OUR VIEW: Newspaper a source of information past, present, future
ROZUM: Week two of legislature 2017
GRAVES: Finally, somebody said it
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
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. asks that the government's claims be denied and requests...
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
June 14, 2015
New law lets state employees get waivers for state contracts, results from EB-5 secret deals
PIERRE—State government employees will be allowed to directly derive benefits from state contracts, but they must have official waivers in writing and the documents will be open to public inspection, under a new law that takes effect July 1 in South Dakota. The waiver also...
June 14, 2015 - 3:36pm
SD Supreme Court rules AG followed state’s disclosure law on Benda death investigation
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled the attorney general has followed South Dakota’s disclosure law relating to the Richard Benda death investigation, Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Thursday. Local, state, and federal authorities conducted the...
May 14, 2015 - 11:20am
February 5, 2015
EB-5 arguments stir up again, as House Republicans turn back request for an ethics commission
PIERRE — A Democratic proposal to restore the South Dakota Ethics Commission died on a vote along party lines Wednesday in the South Dakota House of Representatives. House members killed the resolution 53-16. Democrats wanted the Legislature's Executive Board to work with...
February 5, 2015 - 8:24am
January 23, 2015
New law sought for poet laureate
PIERRE — Hard to believe, but only five people have been appointed as state poet laureate since Badger Clark was the first in 1937. Now some members of the Legislature want to add additional order to the process. Sen. Corey Brown, R-Gettysburg, is prime sponsor of a measure...
January 23, 2015 - 5:15pm
December 27, 2014
EB-5 to surface yet again in 2015 legislative session
PIERRE -- When the legislative session opens Jan.
December 27, 2014 - 7:17pm
December 1, 2014
Committee concludes Benda responsible for EB-5
PIERRE (AP) — A former state official who committed suicide last year was solely to blame for an investment-for-visa program scandal that spawned state and federal investigations, a legislative audit committee said in a report released Monday. The state Government Operations...
December 1, 2014 - 10:55pm
November 18, 2014
OUR VIEW: EB-5 not a total bust
We're not experts on EB-5. EB-5, a federal program that lets foreign investors seek United States residency in exchange for at least $500,000 invested in an approved rural project that creates at least 10 jobs, has come under a lot of scrutiny in the past few months. More accurately,...
November 18, 2014 - 1:15pm
MERCER: Seven steps to prevent a repeat of the EB-5 grab
PIERRE — There are fewer than 40 days before the Nov. 4 elections, and voting began Sept. 19. Yet South Dakotans still don't have clear answers about what former Gov. Mike Rounds knew or didn't know, and what he approved or didn't approve, regarding the secret EB-5 foreign investment...
November 18, 2014 - 1:15pm
Joop Bollen added to Minnehaha County Commissioner EB-5 filing
Joop Bollen has been added to the Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth pre-complaint petition concerning the EB-5 matter. Barth's attorney, Rich Engels of Hartford, a former Democratic state legislator, filed a new petition Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sioux Falls. The...
November 18, 2014 - 1:15pm