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Deposition Shows Little Oversight for Visa Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A court deposition by the former leader of South Dakota’s investment-for-green card program indicates it had little state oversight. Joop Bollen headed the EB-5 program for the state when he led the South Dakota International Business Institute. The program was privatized in 2009 and turned over to a company...
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SD Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Named

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Nine bands from various decades make up the 2015 class of inductees to the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association announced the new members this week. The groups include longtime South Dakota favorite The Red Willow Band and the...
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Survey: Slow Growth in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey suggests slower economic growth ahead in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday falling grain prices and weak global growth are weighing down the economy in rural areas. The overall economic index for the region fell...
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14 Students in Dual Credit Classes in Stanley County Schools

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board was told Monday that 14 of the district’s high school students are currently taking part in dual credit classes. The dual credit option gives older students who meet admissions standards the opportunity to enroll in public postsecondary institutions in the state and earn...
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