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Rounds says he was aware of $30M loan but not involved in the details

October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Former Gov. Mike Rounds said he was generally aware that $30 million in financing was being lined up for a faltering Northern Beef Packers in 2010, but also said he was not directly involved in the deal.

During an interview conducted in March 2014…continue reading on

Document contradicts Rounds’ answers to Legislature on EB-5

October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A legal document appears to show that former Gov. Mike Rounds’ office was served a summons pertaining to a lawsuit over the state’s handling of an investment-for-green-card program, contradicting Rounds’ recent claim to the contra…continue reading on

Dunn County to host candidate forum

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANNING — The Dunn County Farm Bureau is hosting a meet and greet as well as an open forum for all candidates of Dunn County elections from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Dunn County Courthouse.
Each candidate will have the opportunity to int…continue reading on

Great McGovern ForumUS Senate hopefuls urge political interest

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Three of South Dakota’s four candidates for U.S. Senate met Tuesday night in Mitchell and talked about the importance of being involved in the political process.

“You are going to make the determination in the direction this country goes,” Gordon …continue reading on

Discipline is rare for ND’s criminal investigators

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The agents at the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation are all veterans of law enforcement, an elite group of self-starters who receive limited supervision, and as it turns out, limited discipline.

In the past six years, a total…continue reading on

Funds through divisive visa system helped SD dairy

September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Carson Walker

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Rodney and Dorothy Elliott had a milking operation in Northern Ireland when a newspaper ad — “Wanted: Dairy farmers in South Dakota” — caught their attention. Along with more favorable regulations and ch…continue reading on

County commissioner sues to get EB-5 files taken from NSU

September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

A South Dakota official is suing for files from the South Dakota Regional Corporation.

Democratic Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth filed a petition in U.S. District Court on Monday requesting that former governor and Republican U.S. Senate…continue reading on

Dems: Bollen’s EB-5 activities needed securities regulation from state

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS — With absentee voting starting today, the U.S. Senate race heated up Thursday with the state’s two political parties flinging charges and countercharges over issues old and new.

At noon Thursday, the South Dakota Democratic Part…continue reading on

Minimum-wage hike finds hope in heartland; SD to vote on issue

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections.

Vo…continue reading on

Big pharmacies knock on door of oil-rich North Dakota

September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s oil boom has fueled a construction bonanza for new supermarkets, restaurants and clothing stores. But try finding a Rite Aid, Walgreens or other national pharmacy chain in the state, the fastest-growing economy in the natio…continue reading on