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Photos From the Winner Elks Benefit Rodeo
Trump acceptance speech ratings fall short of record
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
Trump pulls nearly even with Clinton after Republican convention
Federal prisoner jumps fence, escapes from Yankton facility
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
An annual drive to the rodeo
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
Celebrating the homesteaders and agricultural heritage of South Dakota
Amateur baseball roundup: Power-hitting Plankinton cruises to opening-round win
Class B junior teener roundup: Gregory dominates to reach semifinals
State Legion roundup: Webster upsets Spearfish
Milbank drops Winner/Colome
Amateur baseball roundup: Raptors slam past Mount Vernon in District 5B
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Robert C. Menholt
Bernard Vincent Kayser
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
Breaking barriers to mental health care
OUR VIEW: Oh, that wicked heat
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
GF&P increasing efforts to band Canada geese
northern beef packers
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
March 24, 2014
Closing scheduled on sale of failed SD beef plant
ABERDEEN (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has set a closing date for the sale of a failed South Dakota beef packing plant. A San Francisco-based investment banking fi rm still holds the top bid of $44.4 million for Northern Beef Packers, the Aberdeen plant that filed for bankruptcy...
March 24, 2014 - 7:10am
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 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 14, 2014
State paid thousands to Benda without proof
PIERRE -- The former state official that pioneered recruitment of Asian investors for a handful of South Dakota projects received many tens of thousands of dollars in reimbursements for expenses in a two-year period that weren't backed up by receipts or other proof, a special audit...
February 14, 2014 - 8:43pm
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 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
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