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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.
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Opposites Attract – Senate Candidates Nelson, Weiland Attack ‘Big Money,’ Rounds

 

SIOUX FALLS (NPN) --A tea party Republican and a liberal Democrat came together in the public library today (Monday) to complain about “big money” in the U.S. Senate race in general and former S.D. g

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Hundreds Of Thousands Still Displaced As Recovery Efforts Continue In Haiti

STUDY: Variations in Purchasing Power of Minimum Wage Across the Dakotas

(NPN) -- Question: Where in the Dakotas is the real minimum wage less than the legal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour?

Answer: Minot and Pierre.

Question: And where in the Dakotas is the real minimum wage more than the legal minimum wage?

Answer: Fargo and Sioux Falls

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Wither Twitter and South Dakota Politicians’ First Tweets?

(NPN) -- In celebration of the eighth birthday of the microblog/messenger service Twitter, they’ve made it easy for users to discover their own—or others’ first tweets.

While still a relatively new campaign and officeholder communication tool, many of the state’s major—and minor—politicians have jumped on the social media platform

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SUNSHINE WEEK: Most Sioux Falls Metro Area Schools Quickly – and Happily – Comply with Request for Budget

(NPN) -- School districts in the Sioux Falls metro area were almost unanimous in their quick responses and transparency in either sending or providing a link to their 2013-14 budgets.

Northern Plains News contacted the Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Canton, Tea Area, Lennox, Brandon Valley, West Central, Tri-Valley, Dell Rapids, Parker and Garretson districts

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Lists Of Smoking Related Diseases Continues To Grow

STUDY: South Dakotans Smoking More Smuggled Smokes

(NPN) -- Over 25 percent of all cigarettes smoked in South Dakota in 2012 were smuggled into the state and are untaxed by South Dakota, according to a study released by the Tax Foundation Wednesday.

Citing results from a Michigan think tank study, the Tax Foundation noted that 26 percent of all cigarettes smoked in South Dakota were smuggled

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