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Todd Epp

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.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
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NPN/NBP Poll Keeps Daugaard and Noem Comfortably Ahead

Gov. Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem are maintaining health leads over their opponents, according to a new NPN/NBP tracking poll released today.

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Wadhams Says Rounds Has Rebounded – Really in This Political Whispers

GOP strategist Dick Wadhams says recent poll numbers showing Mike Rounds at 48%, Democrat Rick Weiland at 24% and independent Larry Pressler at 16% are real.

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Mike Rounds
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.). Photo by Todd Epp/Results Radio.

Rounds Expounds on Keystone XL Pipeline

Former SD Gov Mike Rounds, Republican candidate for the US Senate, discussed his support of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast.

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South Dakota Democrats’ Most Important Election is Really in Early 2015 on Political Whispers

Unless U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland can pull off an upset Election Day, the South Dakota Democratic Party will be shut out of holding a single statewide office.

I’m not sure when the last time this has happened but I don’t recall it happening since I’ve been involved in South Dakota politics in some capacity starting in 1986

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Former US Senator Larry Pressler snaps a photo of The Washington Post's Dana Milbank with Steve Hildebrand, owner of Josiah's. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission.
Former US Senator Larry Pressler snaps a photo of The Washington Post's Dana Milbank with Steve Hildebrand, owner of Josiah's. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission.

Why Was The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank in Sioux Falls?

The Washington Post's ace political reporter Dana Milbank was in Sioux Falls Thursday.

Retired FBI agent John Good discusses the Abscam scandal independent US Senate candidate Larry Pressler at a news conference in Sioux Falls. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission..
Retired FBI agent John Good discusses the Abscam scandal independent US Senate candidate Larry Pressler at a news conference in Sioux Falls. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission..

Abscam FBI Agent Says Follow The Money in EB-5 Scandal

SIOUX FALLS — An old hand at investigating government corruption had one piece of advice for the FBI, which admitted yesterday (Wednesday) that it had an “active” investigation ongoing into South Dakota EB-5 scandal — follow the money

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Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds
South Dakota Government

Rounds Responds to Barth’s EB-5 Lawsuit, Says He Has No Personal Files

Former governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds says in an affidavit that does not have any personal files related to the EB-5 scandal.

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