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Dakota State sues Sioux Falls-based Stratton Group over failed Sioux Falls Startup Week:


The event's planned dates were key. Bushee was involved in the Sioux Falls visit by entrepreneur and startup investor Paul Singh, CEO of http://www.ResultsJunkies.com, set for the last week in April. ...


South Dakota Senate Repeals Voter-Backed Anti-Corruption Law:




South Dakota Republicans are about to get rid of the state's first independent ethics commission:


South Dakota Republican are on the verge of doing something that backfired spectacularly for congressional Republicans earlier this year: Getting rid of an independent ethics commission. By Amber ...


South Dakota Governor Daugaard to feds: Pay Native American health care costs:


Gov. Dennis Daugaard wants congressional delegates to keep Native Americans in mind as they work to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He's asking the state's delegates to solidify or ...


Larger Farms, Smaller Families Mean School Closings in South Dakota:


As the rural landscape in South Dakota changes, so does its education. Some schools close down, others open up. Over the last 30 years, the number of public school districts in South Dakota has dropped ...


Sioux Falls ranks No. 2 on Forbes list for business, careers:


Forbes has ranked Sioux Falls no. 2 on its annual list of "Best Small Cities for Business and Careers." Cities were ranked based on 14 factors related to job growth, costs, income and economy growth, ...


Minnehaha County to join White House data-driven program:


Minnehaha County officials signed a letter of commitment Tuesday to join the White House's latest effort to lessen the burden on local jails. The Data-Driven Justice Initiative https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/30/fact-sheet-launching-data-driven-justice-initiative-disrupting-cycle ...


In South Dakota, Voters Get Rare Chance to Transform Politics:


Advocates around the country are weighing in on ballot measures that would drastically change South Dakota's elections, weaken the state's Republican Party and send a message all over. by Daniel ...


Aberdeen, S.D., Plans Maker Spaces to Engage Millennials:




Could You Be the Next Dakota Rising Fellow?:


Dakota Rising is a Dakota Resources program that helps rural entrepreneurs discover new ways to grow their business. Dakota Rising mentors entrepreneurs who have passion, drive, and a will to take their ...


Biosciences could be huge for South Dakota economy:


Speaking on USA TODAY and Wells Fargo's Real Economy panel in South Dakota, state commissioner of economic development Pat Costello talked why the state is investing so much in growing the biosciences ...


University of South Dakota on billboard typo: '**it happens':


Photos of the University of South Dakota's new billboard popped up across social media over the weekend. And their (sic) not the most flattering. The billboard, which is on Interstate 90 east of Sioux ...


Foreign Investors Claim South Dakota EB-5 Program Tricked Them:


Thirty-five investors who lost nearly $20 million in South Dakota's EB-5 program sued the state Wednesday, accusing the state and its agents of committing fraud and misrepresenting the viability of ...


Swett, South Dakota - ghost town up for sale, at reduced price :


The southwestern South Dakota ghost town of Swett is once again for sale, and this time the asking price is a lot cheaper. Swett is home to about 6 acres of land, an empty house reputed to be haunted ...


Finally: S.D. awaits Obama's first visit as president:


Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States. Barack Obama makes his first appearance as commander-in-chief in South Dakota later this week. It's the first visit to South Dakota by a POTUS ...


Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Struggles With Suicides Among Its Young:


Since December, nine people between 12 and 24 years old have killed themselves on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, and dozens of others have tried, but failed. A few days before ...


South Dakota video ad campaign: At Least We're Not Mars:


South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development is trying to convince people to move there with an ad campaign reasoning the state is 'better than Mars.' Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) Video: ...


South Dakota Tops List of State Policy Environments for Entrepreneurs:


When asked what policymakers can do most for entrepreneurs, sometimes the response has been "get out of the way." That seems to be the overarching message of the latest report from the Small ...


What is Dakota Rising?:


Dakota Rising is a three-year Dakota Resources program that helps rural entrepreneurs discover new ways to grow their business. Dakota Rising mentors entrepreneurs who have passion, drive, and a will ...


Documents link state-sponsored EB-5 visa program, Keystone XL:


The EB-5 visa program, a longstanding federal program in which wealthy foreigners can get green cards for investing $500,000 into certain U.S. projects, is at the core of a still-unfolding scandal in ...


When jobs fall short, job-creation loan recipients pay penalty:


The state Board of Economic Development adopted a new policy today for businesses that receive low-interest state loans for projects but don't fulfill their job-creation agreements. The board will ...


South Dakota farmers on buying binge - Ag equipment sales fueled by economy, pent-up demand and new technology:


From 2005 to 2013, South Dakota's estimated tax receipts from farm equipment sales exploded from $12 million to more than $41 million, a bonanza for state coffers and tractor dealers alike. The boom ...


State, federal officials investigate South Dakota office of economic development:


State and federal authorities are investigating "alleged misconduct" several years ago at the South Dakota economic development office. Gov. Dennis Daugaard acknowledged the investigation Wednesday ...


Growing a Wine Destination in South Dakota:


We buzzed past fields of corn and soybeans, down slippery dirt roads and around the occasional tractor. At times, my wife and I heard cattle groan and whiffed the acidic scent of manure amid a landscape ...


Flip side of state business-friendly climate: low wages:




Google, South Dakota company team up on balloon project for Internet Connectivity:


Sioux Falls-based Raven Industries http://ravenind.com/ is partnering with Google to provide high-speed wireless Internet accessibility to rural, remote and underserved areas. Raven Aerostar division ...


The Rural Imperative - Rural Renaissance:


What can we learn from a city designated as a " Smart 21 Community of 2013" https://www.intelligentcommunity.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Smart21_2013&category=Events -- one of only 21 around the ...


Looking for a way to grow your businesses and sustain your community? Become a Dakota Rising Site:


Community leaders in five locations across South Dakota are unanimous in their praise for Dakota Rising, the unique and effective entrepreneurial development program that builds local economies. A statewide ...


In era when small-town lawyers are vanishing, South Dakota tries subsidies:


"South Dakota has enough attorneys--they're just not in the right locations," said state Senator Mike Vehle, who sponsored the bill. "We do this for doctors, dentists and nurses, so why not lawyers?" By ...


South Dakota Legislature comes up with economic incentives plan:


Saying they've come together with a bipartisan compromise, the top Democratic and Republican leaders in the Legislature unveiled a complex economic development package Thursday. If passed, the deal ...

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