Jason Gant

Secretary of State Gant: SD Sees Record Number of Corporate Filings in December

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota saw a record number of new corporate filings in December. Secretary of State Jason Gant says that suggests the state’s economy is improving. Corporate filings in December totaled 827, a 23 percent increase over the year and the highest number on record. Gant tells the Argus Leader...
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State GF&P to Stock Trout in Two Areas Near Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state fisheries biologist says rainbow trout will be stocked in two areas near Pierre starting the first week of April. Robert Hanten of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says the department will stock catchable-size rainbow trout at Oahe Marina and Downs Marina. Trout released in Downs...
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SD Department of Transportation

State Department of Transportation Releases Travel App

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Traveling in South Dakota? There’s an app for that – on Android smart phones, anyway. The state’s Department of Transportation has released the South Dakota 511 mobile app, providing information on road conditions, highway closures and travel advisories. The app has the same information as but is formatted for...
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South Dakota Pilot Makes Emergency Landing in North Dakota

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – A South Dakota pilot made an emergency landing south of Jamestown, North Dakota Tuesday when the plane he was piloting started experiencing mechanical problems. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Keith Melius, of Faulkton, S.D., landed the 1978 Cessna 172 on a snow-covered field about 17 miles south of...
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President Barack Obama

Obama Commends Johnson for His Three Decades of Work

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – President Obama on Tuesday commended retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson for his work to improve the lives of South Dakotans. Johnson announced Tuesday that he will not seek a fourth term. Obama says that in Johnson’s more than three decades in office, he worked tirelessly to protect the environment,...
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Larry Pressler

Former Senator Pressler Applauds Johnson’s Courage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former U.S. senator whose 22-year congressional career ended in 1996 when he was defeated by Democrat Tim Johnson says Johnson’s decision to continue to serve despite medical difficulties made him a figure of national courage. Johnson announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fourth term. Republican Larry...
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Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

Former Representative Says She Hasn’t Decided on Senate Run

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has been named as a possible successor to retiring South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, but she is declining to say whether she will run for the post. Herseth Sandlin told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she appreciates the encouragement she’s received but added,...
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Rounds Thanks Johnson for Years of Service to SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds on Tuesday thanked retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson for his many years of public service to South Dakota. The 66-year-old Johnson announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking a fourth term. The move gives Republicans one of their best chances to gain...
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Senator Johnson Says No Election Looming is ‘Strange’

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says it’ll be “strange” to not have an election looming. Johnson told reporters Tuesday that he won’t run for any office in 2014. Asked what it will be like to not have an election looming, he said it’ll be odd. Johnson said, “I’ve run for...
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DSCC Chair Says Johnson Will Be Greatly Missed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says retiring Sen. Tim Johnson has been a tireless advocate for South Dakotans and for farm communities across the country. The 66-year-old Johnson announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado says he appreciates that Johnson...
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