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Nominations for person of the year being sought
1 duck hunter found dead, 1 still missing in South Dakota
Time magazine names U.S. President-elect Trump Person of the Year
Proposed Mitchell parking ban may re-emerge
Veterans' Holiday Relief Drive taking place through Jan. 30
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
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
Mesman leads Class A all-state first team
Area high school girls basketball roundup: Flyers top Trojans
Second half dooms Mitchell Christian in season-opener
Kernels gymnasts keep it rolling
Miller powers SDSU over UND
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Lila J. Steiber
Fighting for What Matters
Lest we forget
OUR VIEW: A win for transparency
Preparing for a lean year
Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
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 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 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
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 24, 2014
Governor: Beef plant support not a mistake
Daugaard talks to Daily Republic about Benda suicide, investigations.
January 24, 2014 - 10:30pm
January 17, 2014
DAUGAARD: Update on SD’s audits
Serious matter deserves serious attention.
January 17, 2014 - 7:35am
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
Daugaard: GOED still under review, audit
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard used a small part of his State of the State speech Tuesday to talk about the reviews and audits under way at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He also promised to seek policy changes regarding state employee travel and reimbursement. ...
January 15, 2014 - 6:18am
January 11, 2014
South Dakota AG releases economic probe documents
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said Friday that he is releasing criminal investigative and state grand jury information to the Department of Legislative Audit to assist with its examination of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Jackley...
January 11, 2014 - 10:29am
January 2, 2014
SD AG: Benda daughter won't allow opening of file
PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley has reiterated that South Dakota law prevents reporters from reviewing investigative records into the death of a former state economic development director. Richard Benda was found dead Oct. 22 in a grove near Lake Andes with a fatal...
January 2, 2014 - 6:37pm
December 26, 2013
Legislative Audit joins EB-5 probe
A report from Eide Bailly to be finished Jan. 3, 2014, and a report from Legislative Audit to be completed Jan. 24, 2014.
December 26, 2013 - 6:59pm
December 16, 2013
SD lawmakers balk at probe of state loans to Northern Beef
Executive Committee removes EB-5 item from agenda.
December 16, 2013 - 6:16pm
December 13, 2013
Benda double-billing called accidental
The man who was state auditor when Richard Benda double-billed state government for travel reimbursements said it may have been accidental, and a flaw in the system may have contributed to it. Benda, then the state secretary of tourism and development, submitted and was reimbursed...
December 13, 2013 - 8:24pm