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Bollen Says He’s Pleased With Visa Program Report

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The former administrator of South Dakota’s investment-for-green-card program says he’s pleased with a recent report that lays blame for problems on a former state official who committed suicide. Joop Bollen tells the American News that the state Government Operations and Audit Committee report “summarizes everything.” The report says actions by...
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Weiland Won’t Run for Democratic Party Chairman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has decided not to run for chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party. Weiland publicly considered a bid to lead the party in the weeks after the Nov. 4 election, won by Republican Mike Rounds. The Argus Leader reports that Weiland in an...
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SD Group to Lead Measure to Limit Payday Lenders

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota men say they will lead the effort to put a measure on the 2016 ballot that would place restrictions on payday lenders. KELO-TV reports Republican state Rep. Steve Hickey and Steve Hildebrand, a Democrat who worked on President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, are pushing for...
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SD Tax Officials: Use Tax Due on Online Purchases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota tax officials are reminding shoppers this holiday season that use tax is due on online purchases. Doug Schinkel is director of the state’s Business Tax Division. Schinkel says many consumers don’t realize that most retailers are not collecting sales tax on online sales, so use tax would be...
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