Dollars and Dollar Sign

State-Sponsored Company Wanted to Finance Pipeline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state-sponsored company that directed millions of dollars from foreign investors to the idled Northern Beef Packers plant in South Dakota attempted to finance the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Argus Leader reports that SDRC Inc. submitted an application to federal immigration authorities to list the pipeline’s operator as...
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Cultural Heritage Center

New Exhibition Opens at Historical Society Museum

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society has debuted a new exhibition that showcases the work of Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte. The exhibition is on display at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. It includes 50 original and reproduced works. A reproduction of Amiotte’s “Wounded Knee 3″ collage...
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Paul Trejo (Courtesy of SD Corrections)

Authorities Search for Missing State Prison Inmate

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are searching for a state prison inmate missing in Rapid City.      State corrections officials say 26-year-old Paul Trejo walked away from the Rapid City Minimum Unit between Saturday night and Sunday morning.     Trejo is described as a Native American male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet...
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Baby's Foot

SD Birth Rate on the Rise After Recession Slump

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s birth rate is on the rise after seeing a slump caused by the economic prospects during the recession. The Argus Leader reports that the higher unemployment rate and a bleak economy led to 500 fewer babies being born in 2010 compared to 2007. The state recorded almost...
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