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Northern ND farmer’s son, 3, dies after falling out of tractor cab, run over by tires
Corn Palace social media campaign seeks celebrity mural decorators
SD lawmaker shares image depicting protesters hit by vehicle
Amber Alert: Authorities seeking three missing children
Southwest Minnesota company building homes for hurricane victims
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
Area growers sound off on Dicamba drift damage
Hope returns in crop forecast
Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year
Quigley finding success thanks to directional punting, exceptional Vikings gunners
Unblemished Beavers: Hanson volleyball sports perfect record
Traxler: As playoffs near, football storylines are worth watching
Kernels visit Tigers in battle of top-ranked unbeatens
Mitchell tennis earns wins over Roncalli, Huron
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
Donna Leah (Hildebrand) Hoing
Alvin Peck, Jr.
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
OPINION: Beaver damage complaints expected to rise again
Analysis: Running for Miss America now looks a lot like running for office
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
MERCER: No, this column wasn't written by a billionaire
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
GF&P Commission rejects elk contingency licenses
Amber Alert: Authorities seeking three missing children
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
March 7, 2014
SD lawmakers look at GOED, Benda
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — Allegations of misconduct in the state's economic development agency focus only on a former employee, the...
March 7, 2014 - 5:18pm
SD lawmakers begin look at economic development programs
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel is holding its first hearing on the state's economic development agency and its involvement in issues related to a failed beef packing plant. The Government Operations and Audit Committee will review two reports from private auditing...
March 7, 2014 - 10:51am
March 5, 2014
More info on GOED, EB-5 may come out at Friday hearing
PIERRE -- The legislative hearing set for Friday morning might be the only one that will be held regarding financial practices in the Governor's...
March 5, 2014 - 9:48pm
February 21, 2014
State economic development efforts under scrutiny
PIERRE -- The Legislature will spend time in the final three weeks of the 2014 session, and in the months afterward, looking at state government's activities in economic development. That includes the EB-5 immigrant investor program that has been the subject of state and federal investigations....
February 21, 2014 - 9:04pm
February 20, 2014
Q and A with Gov. Daugaard: GOED not marketing, soliciting EB-5 projects
PIERRE -- Recently Gov. Dennis Daugaard answered questions regarding his knowledge and perspective of state government's involvement in the EB-5 program. The federal program offers preferential visa treatment to qualifying foreign citizens who provide loans or make investments in...
February 20, 2014 - 9:57pm
February 19, 2014
SD House OKs creating task force to study tribal economic development
PIERRE — By a 68-0 vote that had members staring in wonder at the tally board, the state House of Representatives approved legislation that would create a task force on tribal economic development Tuesday. The issue hasn’t been specifi cally studied since the 1970s, when Dick...
February 19, 2014 - 4:31pm