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Firefighters saved some piglets from a blaze; then they ate them as sausages
Fargo man delays ‘pro-white’ rally; no new date set
A postal worker faked cancer and got paid to miss two years of work. Here's how a judge punished her.
Small town Minn. grocery store shares tips on how to remain viable
The strange story of a 'Blacks for Trump' guy standing behind the president at his Phoenix rally
Walmart and Google are plotting to change your shopping habits
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
Getting drought-relief hay to Northern Plains no easy task
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
Dakota Wesleyan drops five-set match
Walk-off single lifts White Sox over Twins
Prep Focus: Kernels' Miller leads team with her play, poise
ESD coaches poll: Harrisburg heavy favorite for conference football crown
DWU, DSU set for college football rivalry clash
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
John A. Fillaus
A time for wine, a time for beer
Commentary: Trump's Arizona rally showed just how unfit he is
DAUGAARD: There's something for everyone at the State Fair
WOSTER: Musings about tractor mowing
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
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
James and Karen Geppert
August 25, 2014
SD ag officials cancel trade trip to Russia
PIERRE (AP) — A trade mission to Russia that was meant to center on beef genetics has been cancelled because of uncertainties in the Russian market. State agriculture officials had signed up beef producers and industry representatives to make the trip, which was planned for...
August 25, 2014 - 7:10am
August 12, 2014
Two business projects get large incentives from state
PIERRE — Two business projects deserve large awards of money from state government because they made large investments in South Dakota, the state Board of Economic Development decided Tuesday. Day County Wind II will get a reinvestment payment of $4,419,600. The board limited...
August 12, 2014 - 10:15pm
August 11, 2014
DAUGAARD: A look back on recent legislative audits
Over the last several months, legislators and state officials have looked carefully into our state's economic development programs. I believe...
August 11, 2014 - 8:07pm
July 30, 2014
$2M Brookings technology center preparing to open
BROOKINGS (AP) — Officials are preparing to open a $2 million technology center in Brookings in a few weeks. The Agriculture Technology Center for Rural Enterprise in the Telkamp Industrial Park is aimed at helping the city become a hub for both research and economic development....
July 30, 2014 - 3:03pm
Legislature’s GOED inquiry seems to be near end
PIERRE — The Legislature’s investigatory committee looking into South Dakota’s involvement in the federal EB-5 immigrant investor program has wrapped up most of its work unless a federal investigation would generate new questions in the future, the panel’s chairman said Tuesday. ...
July 30, 2014 - 8:11am
July 29, 2014
Jackley to brief lawmakers on economic probe
PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley plans to brief lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at the Governor's Office of Economic Development. He'll address the South Dakota Government Operations and Audit Committee of the Legislature...
July 29, 2014 - 8:54am
July 2, 2014
Some 2013 South Dakota laws well-rooted after their first year
By Nora Hertel PIERRE — South Dakota’s 2013 laws mark their one year anniversary Tuesday, and some, like the Public Safety Improvement Act, already are making an impact. Others, such as the policy to train and arm school staff, have stalled. Here’s a look at the status...
July 2, 2014 - 7:00am
June 23, 2014
SD gov promoting bioscience at national conference
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard and several other South Dakotans are promoting the state's bioscience industry in San Diego at the BIO International Conference. Groups represented include the Graduate Education & Applied Research Center, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls Development...
June 23, 2014 - 9:12am
June 10, 2014
Mitchell corporation gets state grant
PIERRE -- A Mitchell corporation was among grant recipients Tuesday from the state Board of Economic Development. The board made a $139,502 grant for staff funding to the Mitchell Area Development Corp., a $200,000 grant to the Glacial Lakes Area Development group's revolving loan...
June 10, 2014 - 10:40pm
State board changes policies on job loans, grants
PIERRE -- The state Board of Economic Development decided Tuesday it won't review monthly bills from its service contractors any longer and will look at other bills only if the amounts exceed $2,500, rather than $1,000. The board also reduced the loan origination fee to 1 percent...
June 10, 2014 - 5:37pm
May 26, 2014
Dozens of projects in Building SD initiative's first year
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — A new state economic development effort doled out more than $7 million in grants and loans in its first year, though some lawmakers want to revisit how the money is distributed. The 2013 Legislature established the Building South Dakota fund...
May 26, 2014 - 6:48am
May 14, 2014
Daugaard: SD delegation strikes China trade deal
PIERRE (AP) — Delegates on South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard's third trade mission to China have closed one deal and others are in the works, Daugaard said in a Wednesday call from Shanghai. Officials haven't yet released details of the closed deal they say is worth half a...
May 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
May 12, 2014
Official: China trip helping South Dakota businesses
Dusty Johnson, the governor's chief of staff, said Daugaard's latest trip to China, which will last through Friday, is meant to help facilitate...
May 12, 2014 - 5:44pm
April 21, 2014
Energy projects received EB-5 recruiters' attention
PIERRE -- Joop Bollen and Richard Benda, two of the men at the heart of recruiting foreign investments for South Dakota during the administration of previous Gov. Mike Rounds, spent much of their time trying to generate financing for large energy projects, planned by major companies,...
April 21, 2014 - 10:08pm
April 16, 2014
State help for Northern Beef was about $4.3M
U.S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers plant in northeast South Dakota have tossed out figures for taxpayer losses...
April 16, 2014 - 9:26pm