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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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South Dakota Receives F for Anti-Human Trafficking Laws

Despite the considerable efforts by some South Dakota federal officials — U. S. Attorney Brendan Johnson and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) in particular — anti-human trafficking group says the state of South Dakota is not doing enough to stop the criminal exploitation of children

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(Photo by Donna Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)
(Photo by Donna Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)

It’s a South Dakota GOP Sweep!

For South Dakota Republicans, it was a night of historic proportions.

It was the first GOP sweep of all statewide offices in over 50 years.

It was the first time since 1963 that Republicans will control both South Dakota U

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(Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)
(Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)

Parties’ Election Watch Parties Get Hip

SIOUX FALLS – No more stodgy hotel ballrooms for election night parties in South Dakota. Both the Democrats and Republicans have gone hip.

The state Republican Party is holding its election watch party at The District, a large nightclub and restaurant complex just south of the Sioux Empire mall

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Political Whispers: And the 2018 Race for South Dakota Governor Begins!

And now the race for the 2018 South Dakota governorship begins. Yes, I know, we haven’t even re-elected Gov. Dennis Daugaard yet. That’s just a formality.

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NBP/NPN POLL: Daugaard, Noem Will Win, Initiated Measures, Q Look to Pass

SIOUX FALLS -- Republican incumbents Gov. Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem continue with strong leads over Democratic and independent opponents, according to the Nielson Brothers Polling/Northern Plains News poll, which has been tracking races and ballot issues since Oct

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(Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)
(Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)

Political Whispers: Sometimes When You Least Expect It, Mitt Happens

Having watched former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for over eight years on television running for President, I thought he was fake and stiff.

Well, maybe the cameras didn’t do him justice.

Gov

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(Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)
(Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)

Romney Stumps for Rounds, Talks Health Care

A relaxed and talkative Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, strolled Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls just after noon, campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate and fellow former Gov. Mike Rounds

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(Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)
(Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.)

Political Whispers: Vote for Mike! Why? He’s Not Rick!

The Rounds for Senate campaign has reduced its message to six words: Vote for Mike, he’s not Weiland.

Some proof?

A nice lady rang my doorbell earlier this week. She asked whom I was voting for

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