03/07/14 05:15 AM
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Davenport real estate developer has started serving a one year prison sentence after being convicted of embezzling money from business partnerships he managed. A court document released Thursday shows Charles Ruhl Jr. arrived at a minimum-security federal...
02/24/14 09:45 AM
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — One of the South Dakota lawmakers behind a failed effort to ease restrictions on hemp production said he expects the issue to come before the Legislature again next year. A resolution urging the federal government to reconsider hemp's status as a controlled substance and...
By Kenric Ward | 02/21/14 05:33 PM
Bankruptcies and an FBI investigation have cast a pall over foreign investment ventures in South Dakota. The state legislature voted last week to launch hearings into five EB-5 investor-visa projects as the controversial immigration program appears at the center of another scandal....
By Associated Press | 02/10/14 08:59 AM
The so-called navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature.
By Rebecca Berg | 02/07/14 08:47 AM
Prominent national Republicans will offer their stamp of approval to former Gov. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican, with a fundraiser in Washington later this month. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.,...
02/06/14 09:11 AM
PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota Senate committee killed a bill on Wednesday that would have established drug testing of welfare recipients. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to defeat the measure. Similar bills have been rejected by South Dakota lawmakers in recent years. The...
02/06/14 09:08 AM
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress pressed the U.S. agriculture secretary Wednesday to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard. The nearly $100 billion-a-year federal farm bill, which awaits President Obama's...
By Dirk Lammers | 02/05/14 08:48 AM
Weiland, the sole Democrat running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tim Johnson, pledged to introduce legislation letting anyone of any age the opportunity to buy health insurance from the government program.
By Associated Press | 02/01/14 01:24 PM
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Friday he will once again ask federal officials to let South Dakota expand its Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services only to those most in need.
By Associated Press | 02/01/14 09:09 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds took in more than $516,000 in campaign contributions during the final three months of 2013, far outpacing his fellow candidates in the race for one of the state's U.S. Senate seats, according to reports filed Friday with the Federal...
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