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Investment Company: Quick Beef Plant Sale Needed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An investment company that loaned a troubled South Dakota beef plant $35 million last September says Northern Beef Packers has no cash and a quick sale is needed to preserve the value of the state-of-the-art facility. The plant filed for protection under Chapter 11 last month. The bankruptcy court...
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Former DM&E President to Join Regents Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is appointing former Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad president Kevin Schieffer to the South Dakota Board of Regents. Schieffer left DM&E in 2008 after Canadian Pacific Railway bought the company following 12 years at its helm. He also served as U.S. Attorney for South Dakota from 1991...
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State Opposes Man’s Bid to Change Life Sentence

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State prosecutors are opposing a man’s request to be resentenced for a slaying committed when he was 14 years old. Paul Dean Jensen Jr., of Pierre, was sentenced to life without possibility of parole after he was convicted of murder, kidnapping and other charges for the 1996 killing of...
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Mitchell to Chamberlain Rail Project Wins Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota railroad rehabilitation project has captured regional acclaim from a national organization. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Mitchell to Chamberlain project was recognized in the America’s Transportation Awards for its best use of innovation. Crews working the $28 million project replaced 61.6 miles of rail...
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