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In the face of mass resignations, including from 3M, Trump ends business advisory councils
Sessions says Charlottesville car attack could be prosecuted as a hate crime
White nationalist's nephew calls for opposition to proposed Fargo rally
Rounds optimistic about upcoming farm bill
Despite rain, Day of Caring draws 204 volunteers
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Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
Can melted cheese be Chipotle's savior?
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
Rounds optimistic about upcoming farm bill
SD delegates discuss ag industry at Dakotafest
Exhibitors show off gear, gadgets during Dakotafest
South Dakota farmers, ranchers get some drought relief
Minn. lawyer appointed to gather assets in McMartin bankruptcy case
Rainy weather doesn't spoil Bull Bash
Prep Focus: McCance pilots Gorillas' offense
Offensive guard Boone misses another practice
Kernel Bowl set to grow in second year
Warriors look to continue winning ways
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
Helen J. Van Zee
THUNE: The future is within our reach
Comparing wine aficionados Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill
Local produce star of this potato salad
WOSTER: A healing view of the wall and the land
OUR VIEW: Two school board members made error in judgment
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
Wiltz: A legendary bungled archery hunt
Pheasants Forever, biologists looking for businesses to help fund more public hunting land
February 13, 2014
Audit: Benda helped increase beef plant grant
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota's former economic development director used his public position to help his future private...
February 13, 2014 - 5:10pm
Daugaard releases Legislative Audit's GOED report
Governor Releases Auditor General’s Report On Economic Development Office PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today released the results of an independent audit of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). The audit was conducted by the Department of Legislative...
February 13, 2014 - 11:50am
February 11, 2014
Attorney says state wants $15K for EB-5 records
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Sioux Falls attorney says the state Board of Regents wants to charge him more than $15,000 to look for documents related to the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards program. Steven Sandven tells the Rapid City Journal that the state has already charged...
February 11, 2014 - 12:01am
February 10, 2014
SD lawmakers ready for EB-5 hearings
The Governor's Office of Economic Development's EB-5 report to the federal government is now on the state government's website.
February 10, 2014 - 10:50pm
February 6, 2014
Future Fund fight deepens
Rep. Ryan Maher, R-Isabel said the testimony was "a perfect example" of what happens when someone tries to scale back a government program.
February 6, 2014 - 10:21pm
February 4, 2014
SD House urges hearings on economic development agency
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House called for legislative hearings on Tuesday to investigate the state's economic development agency, including its involvement in issues related to the financing of a failed beef packing plant. Representatives voted 51-18...
February 4, 2014 - 11:05pm
Maher: Take less money from firms
PIERRE -- A state senator wants to reduce the amount of money being taken from South Dakota businesses to pay for the governor's Future Fund grants. Sen. Ryan Maher, R-Isabel, said he is trying to offset increases that happened in recent years. State records indicate the amount received...
February 4, 2014 - 8:51pm
GOED reviews at a glance
Here’s a snapshot of the scope of three sets of reviews conducted recently by private accounting firms for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, along with the responses from GOED and others in state government. GOED INTERNAL CONTROLS: The Eide Bailly accounting firm...
February 4, 2014 - 7:13am
February 3, 2014
Examining EB-5 in South Dakota
PIERRE -- Pieces are moving into place for the Legislature to analyze state government's involvement in the now-suspended EB-5 immigrant investor program and decide whether further action should be taken. The eight Democratic and Republican leaders and assistant leaders in the House...
February 3, 2014 - 5:40pm
January 30, 2014
Reports find procedural flaws at GOED
The two reviews did not deal specifically with the details of alleged misconduct involving the financing of the failed Aberdeen beef packing...
January 30, 2014 - 12:12pm
January 27, 2014
Nominations sought for economic development awards
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is seeking nominations for the Community of the Year and Excellence in Economic Development awards. The awards will be presented April 15-16 at this year’s Governor’s Economic Development Conference in Sioux Falls. The Community of the Year...
January 27, 2014 - 7:41am
January 23, 2014
Legislative leaders agree: Review EB5
Officials from both parties say it’s time to look at immigrant-investor program.
January 23, 2014 - 7:05am
January 15, 2014
State board withdraws $5M loan to Northern Beef Packers
Why the Aberdeen project never received the loan - approved in January 2010 - isn’t clear. The board offered no public explanation for ending the commitment six weeks early after numerous extensions.
January 15, 2014 - 6:37am
January 13, 2014
Legislature to hear from gov on economic, workforce development
SD has grown in jobs, gained challenges to find workers.
January 13, 2014 - 7:27am
January 10, 2014
SD companies must sign up soon for China trip
PIERRE (AP) — Officials say companies must apply soon if they want to join Gov. Dennis Daugaard on the next trade mission to China. Pat Costello, commissioner of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, says companies must submit applications by Jan. 17. Costello says...
January 10, 2014 - 8:04am