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A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks
Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave
Katie Arrington, GOP lawmaker who defeated Sanford, seriously injured in car accident
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More Mitchell School District employees could get state retirement
Breaking down the myths of phone repair and battery life
Molson Coors latest beermaker to consider adding buds to suds
Online retailer denying orders from SD after ruling; CEO unsure of other states
Decision makes 'level playing field' for small businesses
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House passes its version of farm bill on tight vote
Farmers, farmworkers openly diverge on immigration crisis
'Ideal shape for a great winter wheat crop'
Trump promises to improve American economy at Duluth meeting with miners
Rapids edge Loons with goal deep in stoppage time
Beltre, Chirinos pace Rangers past Twins
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Parkston's Van Laecken honored by national induction
Cindi D. Mulder
Audrey Jane (Bosworth) Sonne
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WOSTER: Considering cleanliness and creativity
LETTER: Noem isn't governor material
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Silent auction opens gateway for giving
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
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Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
ATV group celebrates birthday of leader, 92, with 50-mile ride
Callin' all catfish: James River study puts reward tags on whisker-faced creatures
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Dolores (Lori) Kelsey
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
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.
December 13, 2013 - 8:24pm