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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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REPORT: S.D. State and Local Employees Increased in 2012, N.D.’s Decreased

(NPN) -- Despite state cuts to education in 2011 and cries from the governor and legislature for austerity during difficult economic times, South Dakota’s state and local government employment grew by over 4 percent

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Demonstration Held In New York Against Russia's Recent Moves Against Ukraine

Conclusions About the Ukrainian Crisis While Beached in Front of My TV This Weekend

Spending some time beached in front of my TV this weekend absorbed in the Ukrainian crisis, I came to some conclusions:

 
1.    That Russian President Vladimir Putin could give a rip about what the United States, the European Union, the “international community” (whatever that is) and generally civilized people think. Oooh, we’ll ban Russia fr

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STUDY: Sequester Cuts Cost 239 S.D. Families Their Housing Benefits

(NPN) -- Federal budget sequestration in 2013 cost 239 South Dakota families their subsidized housing vouchers, according to a new study.

According to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, some 70,000 fewer low-income families used housing vouchers to rent private housing in December than a year earlier

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House on pile of money

STUDY: Dakotas, Region Rank Well in Household Financial Security

(NPN) -- South and North Dakota and other Northern Plains states rank well in a new study examining household financial security across the United States.

The study by Washington-based Corporation for Enterprise Development ranked North Dakota second and South Dakota 12th in household financial security

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Zombies Walk In Venice

S.D. Politicians’ Zombie Tweets Live on at Politiwoops

(NPN) -- Politicians and their careers eventually end up in graveyards actual and political. But their Twitter posts—even ones they’ve “killed”—remain zombies—undead--on Politiwoops.

Even South Dakota’s major politicians have found their “oops” moments documented on the site

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Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 15

Goodbye, Sochi — And the 2 and a Half Periwinkle into a Double Toe Jam

So long, Sochi Olympics, land of side-by-side toilets, unfinished hotel rooms and Bob Costas' horrific case of pinkeye. I'm going to miss you. Well, not really.

But I will miss NBC's nonsensical figure skating prime time announcing team of Scott Hamilton, Tom Hammond and Sandra Bezic

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