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northern beef packers
October 9, 2014
CEO: Feeders will have time to prepare for opening of former Northern Beef plant
DICKINSON, N.D. — They don’t know exactly when in 2015 they’ll start production, but the new owners of an Aberdeen meatpacking plant say...
October 9, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 8, 2014
MERCER: Where is the Benda report?
PIERRE -- This is the month, one year ago, when the legal noose began to tighten around a suspected criminal. State government's top law enforcement...
September 8, 2014 - 7:21am
August 27, 2014
A guide to the EB-5 program investigation in SD
Republican and Democratic lawmakers hope to delve deeper into the scandal involving an investment-for-green-card program at the Sept. 24 Government Operations and Audit Committee meeting in Pierre. Here's a look at key elements of the investigations into the reported misappropriation...
August 27, 2014 - 10:53pm
August 26, 2014
New Aberdeen beef plant execs plan to fire up production in 2015
Robert “Doug” Cooper, of Kansas City, Mo., the new president and CEO of New Angus LLC, the company trying to revive a troubled Aberdeen beef slaughter plant, says he expects his company to start processing animals sometime in 2015. Cooper, 63, says New Angus, which was incorporated...
August 26, 2014 - 7:14am
August 24, 2014
Daugaard considering lawsuit to recover EB-5 money
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is considering filing a lawsuit to recover $550,000 meant to go to a beef plant involved in an investment-for-green-card program. A private lawyer has been working for months to determine whether the state can reclaim the...
August 24, 2014 - 11:05pm
August 19, 2014
Democrats call for subpoenas in beef plant case
Democratic leader Bernie Hunhoff said Democratic lawmakers hope that mounting pressure from newspaper editorials and the public lead the committee to force Rounds and Daugaard to explain "what they know and when they knew it" regarding a controversial program that traded investments...
August 19, 2014 - 9:29pm
August 17, 2014
New CEO of idled Aberdeen beef plant optimistic
ABERDEEN (AP) — The man in charge of resurrecting a scandal-marred beef plant that has sat idle since 2012 is optimistic about the Aberdeen facility's future. Doug Cooper, CEO of the renamed New Angus plant, said he is working on a five-year plan for the facility with a goal...
August 17, 2014 - 8:56pm
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
June 20, 2014
Lawmakers consider subpoena in foreign-investor inquiry
PIERRE — A legislative panel will consider issuing a subpoena in an attempt to force a witness to testify, its leader said Friday. Sen.
June 20, 2014 - 5:34pm
May 29, 2014
Northern Beef construction manager says contract for building was ‘open-ended’
PIERRE — Bob Breukelman, the man who oversaw construction of Northern Beef Packers at Aberdeen, began testimony Wednesday in day two of a trial in federal bankruptcy court over a claim that a contractor is still owed $2.1 million. Breukelman said he approached Scott Olson Digging...
May 29, 2014 - 7:05am
May 28, 2014
Huron contractor seeks $2.1M from failed beef plant
PIERRE (AP) — A $2.1 million bankruptcy trial against a failed beef packing plant in Aberdeen is expected to last through the rest of week. The plaintiff is a Huron contractor that did dirt work for Northern Beef Packers seven years ago. Court documents show Scott Olson...
May 28, 2014 - 10:51pm
May 8, 2014
Legislative panel gains no ground on GOED/EB-5 probe
PIERRE — The June 3 primary elections, for Democratic and Republican nominations for governor and for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, will be in the books before South Dakotans know anything more from the Legislature’s panel that was requested to conduct hearings on...
May 8, 2014 - 7:42am
April 21, 2014
Documents link state-sponsored company, pipeline
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A state-sponsored company that directed millions of dollars from foreign investors to the idled Northern Beef Packers plant and other projects in South Dakota before running afoul of authorities also attempted to help finance the now-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline,...
April 21, 2014 - 2:47pm
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 11, 2014
GOP candidates: Northern Beef/EB-5 will be campaign issue
The finances and bankruptcy of Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen will be an issue in South Dakota's crowded Republican U.S. Senate primary, the...
April 11, 2014 - 5:46pm