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Questions Raised About State’s Use of EB-5 in 2008

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State officials began upping their oversight of a private company contracted to solicit foreign investors in 2012. But questions were first raised about South Dakota’s use of the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards immigration program four years earlier. The Government Operations and Audit Committee in 2008 wanted information about a little-known...
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Free Pits for Livestock Disposal in Pennington County Closing Next Week

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Free drop sites taking carcasses of livestock killed in the early October blizzard will close next week. The Pennington County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to close the Livestock Loss Drop Points near Owanka and Quinn on Thursday, Nov. 14. The county says that since the sites opened Oct....
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Cool, Wet Conditions Slow SD Row Crop Harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The row crop harvest in South Dakota is being slowed by cool, wet conditions. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that the sunflower harvest is 31 percent done, the corn harvest 63 percent complete and the soybean harvest 92 percent done. The soybean and...
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Nearly Half a Foot of Snow Expected in Southern SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Parts of South Dakota are in for a wintry day. The National Weather Service says the southern part of the state could see nearly half a foot of snow by Tuesday night. The snow is expected south of Interstate 90, with higher amounts near the Nebraska border. Meteorologist Mike...
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Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament Donates

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) All teams are filled for the 2014 Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament taking place January 11th, with the expo opening January 9th. On October 22, 2013 the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Committee decided, in a unanimous decision, to donate all proceeds from the sale of team spot #75 in...
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AG Jackley Says SD Claims $2.9M of $2.2B Settlement by Drugmaker

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota will receive a share of the $2.2 billion drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay to resolve criminal and civil allegations. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state’s share of the global settlement will be nearly $2.9 million. The U.S. government will keep $1.9...
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Family Sues BIA for $2.1M Over SD Jail Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The family of a man who died after a fall in a jail on an American Indian reservation in South Dakota is suing the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs for wrongful death. The lawsuit alleges that jailers at the federally run detention facility on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation...
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Panel Appointed to Guide SD Judge Candidates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – All 41 of South Dakota’s circuit judges are up for re-election next year – something that happens every eight years. So to guide candidates through election laws, Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson has appointed a nine-member commission that will also investigate ethics complaints. The Argus Leader reports the state...
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Former Pierre Resident Debuted Sunday as Wild Guide for Wild Kingdom Webisodes

UNDATED – (DRG News) A Riggs High and SDSU graduate made her official debut Sunday as the new “Wild Guide” for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.   Stephanie Arne was chosen in July to host Mutual of Omaha’s all new online webisode series on www.wildkingdom.com and the Wild Kingdom TV YouTube channel.  The release for...
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Mobridge City Council Meets

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held their regular meeting for November 4, 2013 at city hall. The council heard from Matt Reichert, Zoning Officer and a building permit was approved. Police Chief Justin Jungwirth presented a Merit Award to Officer Jordan Majeske.  Officer Majeske received the award for responding to a...
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