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September 8, 2013
SD Retirement System pays off unfunded obligations
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Retirement System has used investment earnings on its assets to pay off the system's unfunded obligations. The Retirement System earned 19 percent on investments of its assets in the year that ended June 30. That left the system nearly 104 percent funded,...
September 8, 2013 - 11:02pm
September 5, 2013
SD retirement system back in balance
PIERRE -- Trustees for the South Dakota Retirement System decided Thursday it should be 100 percent funded again. The board voted unanimously to pay off $635 million of unfunded long-term obligations. That means the money won't be used instead for benefit improvements in the future....
September 5, 2013 - 6:27pm
June 23, 2013
Open house honors retiree, recent grad
The family of Hugh Holmes, of Mitchell, will host a retirement open house from 2 to 5 p.m. June 29 to celebrate his 15 years as a teacher in...
June 23, 2013 - 7:28pm
June 6, 2013
Incumbents win SDRS trustee vote
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Retirement System trustees selected a new member to fill a vacancy on the board Wednesday, heard an early goodbye from a longtime trustee and ratified election results for three other trustee seats from what was the lowest voting turnout in the public pension...
June 6, 2013 - 7:07am
SD retirement system's market value soars
PIERRE -- The market value of the South Dakota Retirement System's investments exceeded $9.1 billion as of May 31, state investment officer Matt Clark said Wednesday. It is the first time in the public pension program's history that the $9 billion mark was reached.
June 6, 2013 - 6:50am
April 4, 2013
State retirement system shows external auditors the door
PIERRE -- The trustees for the South Dakota Retirement System are going another direction for their outside auditor. They chose the Eide Bailly firm Wednesday evening after conducting two sets of interviews and later holding a lengthy closed discussion. KPMG has held the external...
April 4, 2013 - 5:38pm
SD Retirement System sees 14.9 percent investment return
PIERRE (AP) -- Officials say the rising stock market has helped the South Dakota Retirement System's assets earn 14.9 percent on investments through the first nine months of the current financial year. Retirement System Executive Director Rob Wylie says if that level of investment...
April 4, 2013 - 1:15pm
Cement plant retirees could face lump-sum payouts
PIERRE -- The state Legislature last month designated $4 million of general funds to help out the special retirement system that serves employees...
April 4, 2013 - 8:46am
March 26, 2013
SD political figures comment on Johnson's retirement
Following are statements issued Tuesday after Sen. Tim Johnson's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2014. "This could not have been an easy decision for Tim as he has spent his career working on behalf of his South Dakota constituents and achieved one of the most successful...
March 26, 2013 - 8:52pm
Democrats turn out to honor Johnson
VERMILLION -- Bernie Hunhoff remembers hearing about a young "country lawyer" who was making a remarkable impact in the Legislature in 1979. That young lawyer was a freshman Democrat from Vermillion who was bringing up issues rarely discussed in the state Capitol then and now, said...
March 26, 2013 - 8:46pm
BLOOMBERG: Tim Johnson 5th Dem to retire in 2014
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson of South Dakota is expected to announce Tuesday that he will become the fifth Democrat in the chamber to retire after the 2014 election, a Senate Democratic aide said. Johnson's retirement after the 2014 election would...
March 26, 2013 - 2:40pm
December 24, 2012
SD Retirement System not invested in gun companies
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Retirement System has no investments in major gun manufacturers. In the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting, some public retirement funds around the country began considering whether to get rid of investments in gun manufacturers. ...
December 24, 2012 - 6:35am
December 6, 2012
Cement Plant retirement fund in shambles
PIERRE -- South Dakota has a public pension plan with some very severe financial problems. No, it's not the biggie known as the South Dakota Retirement System, which has more than 70,000 members and 400-plus government units involved. It's the much-smaller Cement Plant Retirement...
December 6, 2012 - 6:21am
October 18, 2012
Board moves money to shore up state retirement balance sheet
PIERRE -- The board of trustees took two steps Wednesday to make the South Dakota Retirement System appear to have finished its 2012 fiscal year...
October 18, 2012 - 6:11am
September 7, 2012
State retirement system eyes higher age and lower benefits
PIERRE -- A difficult set of truths is emerging for the South Dakota Retirement System. The system's benefits are viewed as generous, especially for early retirees, and the State Investment Council isn't able to produce the earnings necessary to keep the system in financial ...
September 7, 2012 - 8:13am