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Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Lila J. Steiber
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
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
January 9, 2014
Chamberlain, development corp sue businessman for $200,000
CHAMBERLAIN — The city of Chamberlain and the Lake Francis Case Development Corp. are each suing a Wyoming company for breaching loan commitments. The two entities claim Arthur B. Alphin, who established A-Square of South Dakota LLC in Chamberlain in 2007, owes loan amounts...
January 9, 2014 - 7:17pm
December 31, 2013
SD universities get $1 million in research grants
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents says the state's public universities are getting a total of $1 million in research grants aimed at promoting economic development. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, the University of South Dakota and South Dakota...
December 31, 2013 - 9:40am
December 27, 2013
Some records destroyed in EB-5 investigation
Some older state financial records gone; investigating firm working to secure bank records to verify transactions.
December 27, 2013 - 8:06pm
HEIDELBERGER: Rounds' 'Made in South Dakota' program closes shop
By Cory Allen Heidelberger Madville Times blog One more brick has fallen from the rather low wall of the legacy Mike Rounds built as governor. The December newsletter from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced the closure of the Made in South Dakota program....
December 27, 2013 - 10:56am