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Bollen: EB-5 ‘Scandal’ Result of Media, Politics

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The man who formerly administered the federal investment-for-green-card program in South Dakota says he was interviewed twice by the FBI last year regarding the program. Joop Bollen’s responses to 75 questions posed by the state Government Operations and Audit Committee became public Tuesday ahead of the group’s scheduled Thursday meeting....
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Anxiety Leads SD Investors to Conservative Moves

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The group that manages South Dakota’s financial assets is putting the state’s $13 billion in a more conservative portfolio out of anxiety over the stock market. The Argus Leader reports the state’s trust funds and retirement funds have earned less than 1 percent since the fiscal year that began...
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Parts of Dakotas Experience Subzero Wind Chills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Parts of the Dakotas experienced subzero wind chills a day after heavy snowfall in parts of the two states. Wind chills in the western Dakotas early Tuesday were mostly in the teens below zero, and in the low 20s below zero in Dickinson. High temperatures Tuesday were forecast to...
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Flags Across the Bridge Display for Veterans Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge for Veterans Day.  Today’s display is sponsored by Raymond James Financial Services of Pierre and Marc Schmitz.  Also, over 130 businesses in the Pierre area are flying the flag as part of...
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Veterans Day Being Noted Today as Current and Former Servicemembers Honored

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today brings Veterans Day programs to many locations-to honor those who have and are currently serving our country. Pierre elementary schools and Georgia Morse Middle School are holding programs and veterans activities throughout the day today. Students at Stanley County Schools will present the Veterans Day Program at 2:30 p.m....
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U.S. Transportation Secretary to Visit SD Today for Transportation Roundtable and Tours

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) U.S. Senator John Thune, Governor Dennis Daugaard and other officials will be holding a transportation roundtable with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today. During the visit, state leaders will get the chance to discuss various transportation priorities with Foxx and the importance of an efficient system to...
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South Dakota Row Crop Harvest Progresses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers made significant progress on the corn, sorghum and sunflower harvests over the past week, before snow began falling. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 70 percent done, near the average pace. The corn harvest is 84 percent done...
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2014 Ag Horizons Conference Coming to Pierre Next Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2014 Ag Horizons Conference will be December 2 and 3 in Pierre.  The theme for this annual conference is “Growing Our Future”.  Ag Horizons is hosted by SD Wheat Inc., the SD Pulse Growers, the SD Oilseeds Council, the SD No-Till Association, the SD Crop Improvement Association and...
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Registration Now Available for Scoop It Snow Removal Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Once again this year, a program is being offered which provides free snow removal during winter months for elderly and disabled homeowners in Pierre and Fort Pierre.  This is the tenth year that Capital Area United Way has made the service available-teaming up with the Department of Corrections.  Property...
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Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest in Upper Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields. At least 4 inches of snow could fall overnight in South Dakota where about 40 percent of the crop remains, and in Minnesota where about a third remains. Most of...
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