New Ads Criticize Former Governor Rounds Over EB-5

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A national group is spending $200,000 for political ads criticizing the way former Gov. Mike Rounds handled South Dakota’s immigrant investor program. The Argus Leader reports Every Voice Action unveiled an ad campaign Thursday that alleges Rounds sold citizenship to wealthy immigrants for a profit. The commercials condemning his...
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Native Americans Getting Final Settlement Payments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans across the nation have started receiving the final cash payments this week from one of the largest government settlements in U.S. history. Checks ranging from $869 to nearly $10 million were sent beginning Monday to more than 493,000 people by the administrators of the...
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Jackson County Sued Over Indian Voting Issue

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A group representing four members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Jackson County, claiming it doesn’t give equal voting access to Native American voters. Part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is located in the county. Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed...
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Economy Remains Slow in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday that crop prices are significantly lower than last year, and that’s a drag on the economy...
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