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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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STUDY: Some, Not All Northern Plains Congresspeople Have Statehouse Experience

Before they hit the “big league” in Washington, D.C., how many legislators served in the “minor leagues” of Pierre, Bismarck, St. Paul, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Helena?

For example, two-thirds of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation previously “did time” in Pierre in the dead of winter in January and February

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Call, Post or Tweet Your Ideas About Improving Our Democracy Today on VPU!

Recent polling shows that a vast majority of Americans think Congress is doing a lousy job, most disapprove of the President's job performance and a majority of us think the country is headed in the wrong direction

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The 124 States of America: The Dakotas Divided by 3 Plus 66% of Montana Equals X

Prof. Andrew Shears' 124 States of America map, used with permission and courtesy the author at andrewshears.com.

 

(NPN) -- Question: What’s North and South Dakota divided by three plus a chunk of Montana?

Answer: Dakota, Pembina and Chippewa, states

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This Spring, We’ll Discover Which Candidates are Crocuses, Which are Croakers

(NPN) -- We have been watching a gardening reality show of sorts these past months in 2013 in South Dakota. Charitably, we could call it “Who Wants to Be a Senator/Governor/Representative?”

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Adweek Ranks Hoy Trial Lawyers ‘Will You Please Stop’ Ad to Top 25 Advertising “Fails” of 2013

 

(NPN) -- Adweek named the recent Hoy Trial Lawyers "Will You Please Stop" TV spot as its 25th worst brand "fail" of 2013.

The magazine released "The 25 Biggest Brand Fails of 2013" online Monday.

The Hoy spot, which played on local TV and has now become something of

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STUDY: Dakotans Are More Polite, Less Profane; ‘Minnesota Nice’ Is in Doubt

(NPN) --  Why thank you! And by golly, North and South Dakotans are polite and don’t swear—at least anywhere near as much as Ohioans.

A study earlier this year found that people in the Dakotas are among the most polite and least profane in the country

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