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Todd Epp is a writer and lawyer from Harrisburg, S.D. He is also the editor and publisher of Northern Plains News, a digital news service covering South Dakota and the Upper Midwest. Besides practicing law, Todd has been a broadcast journalist in South Dakota at S.D. Public TV, KSFY-TV and KDLT-TV and in Kansas at KTWU-TV. In the summer of 2013, Todd returned from an 18 month stint as a consultant at the Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. He is married to Donna Osment-Epp, Ph.D. and has two adult children, Sarah and Matt.
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Democrats Unveil New Trove of EB-5 Documents to Committee

PIERRE, S.D. -- Democrats presented a thick black binder of what they say is new evidence in the ongoing EB-5 scandal Wednesday at the South Dakota Legislature’s Government Operations Committee.

 

For the last 10 months, the EB-5 visa foreign investment program’s administration under the Mike Rounds’ and Dennis Daugaard’s governorships has been under various state and federal investigations.

 

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Barth Sues Rounds, Others Over EB-5 Matter

Democratic Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth filed a petition in U.S. District Court on Monday requesting that former governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds and others preserve or turn over files from the South Dakota Regional Corporation

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Dueling Press Conferences Announce Home Stretch of 2014 Election

With absentee voting starting Friday, the U.S. Senate race heated up Thursday with the state’s two political parties flinging charges and countercharges over issues old and new.

Noon Thursday, the South Dakota Democratic Party held a follow-up news conference with their lawyer, Patrick Duffy, of Rapid City, noting a new charge against EB-5 administrator Joop Bollen — securities law violations

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South Dakota Libertarian Party Selects Candidates

South Dakota Libertarian Party South Dakota constitutional candidates line up following the SDPL convention Saturday in Sioux Falls. Left to right: Emmett Reistroffer, secretary of state candidate (and new SDPL chair); Kurt Evans, state auditor candidate; Ryan Gaddy, Public Utilities commissioner candidate; John English, School and Public Lands commissioner; Chad Haber, attorney general candidate; and Ken Santema, treasurer candidate

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NBP/NPN POLL: About Half Think State Headed in Right Direction, Immigration and Same Sex Marriage Support Problem for Candidates

A plurality of South Dakotans think the state is headed in the right direction.

Or looked at another way, just over half the respondents polled in the Nielson Brothers Polling/Northern Plains poll in late July think the state is headed in the wrong direction--or they can’t make up their minds

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