1 Great Service Star Program Logo

156 Businesses in 46 SD Communities Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Tourism has recognized more than 150 businesses and organizations across the state for their outstanding customer service.  Jim Hagen, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism says the Great Service Star Program identifies and recognizes businesses that develop and complete hospitality training programs...
Keep Reading »
Plowing on Pleasant Drive April 9, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Pierre/Fort Pierre List Street Parking Rules in Preparation for Winter Plowing

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department placed notices yesterday on about 80 boat trailers, campers, homemade trailers and other items-as warnings of the city’s overtime parking rules.  Each year in the fall, the city asks residents to move trailers off the sides of Pierre streets to help crews that work each winter...
Keep Reading »
Looking Glass

FBI Says Investigation Into SDRC Still Active

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An FBI spokesman says an investigation into the South Dakota Regional Center and a federal investment-for-green card program is still active. Spokesman Kyle Loven confirmed to KELO-TV this week that a federal probe into the EB-5 program and SDRC, the private entity that managed the program for South Dakota, remains...
Keep Reading »
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...
Keep Reading »