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Drivers Need to Keep a Lookout for Bicyclists Who Still Have to Watch Their Own Backs

Three events stand out in the mind when it comes to the ever-tenuous relationship between cars and bicyclists in Sioux Falls from this past summer. 

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KSOO US Senate Debate with Gordie Howe, Larry Pressler and Rick Weiland
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Observations On South Dakota US Senate Forum On KSOO

I hosted a debate Wednesday, along with Todd Epp, between three of the four candidates for the South Dakota US Senate Race on Viewpoint University.

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Former Gov. Mike Rounds talks with a voter at the opening of his U.S. Senate campaign office in Sioux Falls in spring 2014. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern  Plains News, used with permission.
Former Gov. Mike Rounds talks with a voter at the opening of his U.S. Senate campaign office in Sioux Falls in spring 2014. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.

Rounds’ EB-5 Word Salad

Blogger Cory Allen Heidelberger excerpts this recent interview of Republican Senate candidate Mike Rounds in the Black Hills Pioneer on one of the many questions in the EB-5 scandal:

We Don't Fire a Guy for Getting Sued ... 
You have

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Could a Good Chocolate Cake Be Better Than Speed Dating?

The title of the recipe is “Triple Chocolate Mess,” but it could also be dubbed “The Matchmaker.” 

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Early Voting Begins In Iowa For Presidential Election

What Are the Limits of PACs Coordinating with U.S. Senate Campaigns? Good Question.

It seems the conventional "wisdom" among the South Dakota political operatives, reporters and bloggers is that political action committees can't coordinate with federal office seekers like the U.S. Senate race candidates.

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Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds
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Don’t Expect EB-5 Road to Go Through Rounds

The road to clarity about South Dakota’s EB-5 scandal will not run directly through former Gov. Mike Rounds.

That is not saying the same thing as the Republican front-runner for the open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota is or is not culpable

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When Candidates Go Too Far – The Restaging of Richard Benda’s Death

Call me skeptical.

I too think the explanation that Richard Benda, one of the key players in the ongoing EB-5 saga here in South Dakota, committed suicide seems difficult to believe. But there is a huge gap between my journalistic skepticism and actual proof

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So Is There Anything to This EB-5 Mess?

South Dakota Democrats see an opportunity before them and they are taking political advantage.  Whether it will bear fruit is another matter.

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Sioux Falls City Council Power Grab Halted

The Sioux Falls City Council has halted the proposed power grab from the Parks and Recreation Board.

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Van Eps Park, Sioux Falls
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Sioux Falls City Council Proposes Power Grab Against Citizen Parks Board

Sioux Falls City Council Member Greg Jamison is proposing a major power grab from the citizen parks board.

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