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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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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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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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Rick Weiland
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Political Whispers – Why Did U.S. Senate Candidate Rick Weiland Torch the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

When did Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland know the end was nigh for the 2014 race? Thursday.

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Todd County High School Locked Down Tuesday Morning

Todd County High School in Mission was under lockdown from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police and the school have different versions of the cause of the lockdown.

Superintendent Roger Bordeaux said “there was something that happened l

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NPN/NBP Poll Keeps Daugaard and Noem Comfortably Ahead

Gov. Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem are maintaining health leads over their opponents, according to a new NPN/NBP tracking poll released today.

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