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Richard Benda

January 24, 2014
Gov. Dennis Daugaard talks with The Daily Republic's editorial board Friday at the newspaper's office in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)play button
Governor: Beef plant support not a mistake
January 24, 2014 - 10:30pm
December 27, 2013
Some records destroyed in EB-5 investigation
December 27, 2013 - 8:06pm
December 24, 2013
In this file photo from June 13, 2007, in Elk Point, South Dakota Tourism and State Development Secretary Richard Benda talks about a company's plan to build an oil refinery in southeastern South Dakota. Benda, who served in the position until 2011, was found dead Oct. 22 this year in a grove of trees near Lake Andes with a shotgun wound. The state attorney general ruled the death a suicide. (AP Photo)
YEAR IN REVIEW: October: Suicide, investigation dominate news
December 24, 2013 - 7:29am
November 22, 2013
The Benda Affair: A timeline
November 22, 2013 - 8:35pm
Benda attorney: ‘I did not imagine he would take his life’
November 22, 2013 - 8:28pm
Benda's sister doubts suicide ruling, wrongdoing
November 22, 2013 - 6:16pm
SD officials: More than half of $1M Northern Beef Packers grant diverted
November 22, 2013 - 3:03pm
November 21, 2013
Richard Benda, in a photo taken while he was secretary of tourism and state development from 2006 to 2010.
Death of former state official Richard Benda ruled a suicide
November 21, 2013 - 9:50am
November 4, 2013
MERCER: A lineup card for the GOED mystery
November 4, 2013 - 7:27am
October 31, 2013
Feds looking into SD beef plant
October 31, 2013 - 3:20pm
Feds looking into SD beef plant, link to GOED probe unclear
October 31, 2013 - 3:13pm
October 30, 2013
'Misconduct' at state office was under investigation prior to former official's death
October 30, 2013 - 5:25pm
October 24, 2013
Pictured here is the abandoned farmstead where Jim Johanneson said he found Richard Benda's body Tuesday in rural Lake Andes. (Luke Hagen/The Daily Republic)
Brother-in-law describes finding Benda's body
October 24, 2013 - 7:51pm
October 22, 2013
Former South Dakota cabinet official found dead of gunshot wound
October 22, 2013 - 6:01pm