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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.
Marty Jackley
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With Caveats, Jackley Says Troubled EB-5 Program Could Be Tool for South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS — It’s occupied a lot of his office’s time, but despite its problems, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the federal EB-5 economic development program could play a role in the state’s future

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Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In California

STUDY: Same-Sex Marriage Could Add $10 Million Annually to South Dakota Economy

Legalizing same-sex marriage in South Dakota could also mean a nearly $10 million economic bump for the state’s economy, according to a recent study.

The financial website Nerdwallet.com looked at each state’s consumer spending on weddings, the number

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
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Political Whispers: Duagaard Not in Favor of Repeal of Minimum Wage Measure This Session

Is the Republican S.D. Legislature & newly re-elected Gov. Dennis Daugaard planning to repeal the increase in the minimum wage or its cost of living increase?

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FILE: Human Trafficking, Kidnapping, Sex Crime
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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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