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Mike Rounds September 29, 2014

Rounds Aware of Benda Conflict Before Changing Job

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Rounds was aware that his economic development secretary Richard Benda would be leaving his state job to work for an investor in a scandal-smeared beef plant in Aberdeen. The Argus Leader reports Rounds learned of Benda’s future about the time the governor approved Benda’s proposal to...
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Sully County Fire Burns 1,500 Acres of Sunflowers, Wheat Stubble and Pasture

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that started in a Sully County sunflower field being combined yesterday spread quickly and burned more than 1,000 acres.  Onida Fire Chief Brian Ring says the fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and began at a location about four miles west of Onida.  Ring says high...
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Weiland Raises $400,000 at Tight Senate Race’s End

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Democrat Rick Weiland’s U.S. Senate campaign says it has raised about $400,000 in the final fundraising period disclosed before the November elections. Campaign adviser Steve Jarding says Weiland raised the funds between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15. Reports detailing expenditures and money raised in that period are due on Thursday....
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Noem Sailing Toward Win, Robinson Lacking Traction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two weeks are left before the general election and Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is still seen as the prohibitive favorite for another term, while her Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson has struggled to build name recognition. Noem and Robinson are vying for South Dakota’s lone Congressional seat. Noem, seeking...
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