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A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks
Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave
Katie Arrington, GOP lawmaker who defeated Sanford, seriously injured in car accident
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
More Mitchell School District employees could get state retirement
Breaking down the myths of phone repair and battery life
Molson Coors latest beermaker to consider adding buds to suds
Online retailer denying orders from SD after ruling; CEO unsure of other states
Decision makes 'level playing field' for small businesses
Branding, ‘a neat tradition’: Mathews-Allen Ranch near Draper works 1,200 calves in two days
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AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
House passes its version of farm bill on tight vote
Farmers, farmworkers openly diverge on immigration crisis
'Ideal shape for a great winter wheat crop'
Trump promises to improve American economy at Duluth meeting with miners
Rapids edge Loons with goal deep in stoppage time
Beltre, Chirinos pace Rangers past Twins
WORLD CUP ROUNDUP: Mexico closes in on next round, Germany stays alive
Ervin Santana's 'rough journey' continues to drag on following surgery
Parkston's Van Laecken honored by national induction
Cindi D. Mulder
Audrey Jane (Bosworth) Sonne
LETTER: SD opens arms to drinking
WOSTER: Considering cleanliness and creativity
LETTER: Noem isn't governor material
LETTER: NAFTA died ugly death it deserved
Silent auction opens gateway for giving
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
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Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
ATV group celebrates birthday of leader, 92, with 50-mile ride
Callin' all catfish: James River study puts reward tags on whisker-faced creatures
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Dolores (Lori) Kelsey
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
April 9, 2014
6 Workforce Summits planned around South Dakota
One meeting is planned Tuesday, April 29, at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell.
April 9, 2014 - 12:08pm
April 8, 2014
Before Northern Beef built, key state program turned for-profit
A state economic development office's spin-off into a for-profit company is under the microscope as lawmakers vow to look further into the state's...
April 8, 2014 - 10:16pm
When jobs fall short, REDI loan recipients face financial penalty
PIERRE — The state Board of Economic Development adopted a new policy Tuesday for businesses that receive low-interest state loans for projects but don't fulfill their job-creation agreements. The board now will require that a business pay back the remainder of its loan at...
April 8, 2014 - 10:05pm
March 21, 2014
SD program would confidentially seek willing land sellers from ag sector
If county officials agree, state representatives will meet with agricultural landowners confidentially to determine whether they would be interested in selling to a developer.
March 21, 2014 - 12:27pm
March 18, 2014
SD lawmakers to study sex abuse, tribal economics
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have passed bills creating three task forces this year instead of relying on the legislative executive board to set up summer studies. The Legislature's executive board typically picks topics to study over the summer after the session e...
March 18, 2014 - 3:16pm
March 17, 2014
GOED investigations lead state government to enact further fraud protections
PIERRE — People applying for some positions in the Governor's Office of Economic Development would need to pay for criminal background checks under a new requirement approved by Legislature. That change, which awaits a decision from the governor, is one of many under way or...
March 17, 2014 - 8:12am
March 13, 2014
Parties split on changes to Building SD fund
PIERRE (AP) — A special committee in the South Dakota Legislature has passed changes to Building South Dakota's funding formula with Republican support only. The committee included leaders from both chambers. Building South Dakota was established last year to boost the economy...
March 13, 2014 - 3:55pm
Daugaard rakes in campaign contributions from Future Fund grantees
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's governor has received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from individuals affiliated with companies that have been given grants overseen by his office. The campaign contributions are permissible, but they were subject to criticism during...
March 13, 2014 - 1:53pm