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MHS marching band places second in Iowa, finals canceled due to weather
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
Kernels go 1-2 against West River foes
Record-setting wrestlers go into MHS hall of fame
Carpenter, Mock earn all-ESD honors
Arnold Palmer, 'King' of the PGA tour, dies at 87
Kernels earn road win at Pierre
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Raymond Russell Stevens
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
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