Smoke detector credited with saving Vermillion man

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Officials are crediting hardwired smoke detectors with saving the life of a Vermillion man when a fire consumed most of his trailer Oct. 31. The elderly man awoke shortly before 8 a.m. that day when the hardwired smoke detector in his bedroom went off. “That’s a … Read Article

Rounds and Daugaard used foreign-investor visa system to fund South Dakota projects

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau Use of the federal EB-5 visa program for attracting foreign investors to South Dakota was done by the current administration of Gov. Dennis Daugaard as well as the previous administration of Gov. Mike Rounds. The Daugaard administration approved four projects in the past two … Read Article

MSMSAC asks public to outline sediment management priorities on Missouri River

The public is invited to weigh in on sedimentation management priorities in the Missouri River reservoirs through an online survey. The Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, requests the public’s comments. MSAC is dedicated to educating the public about sedimentation problems in the Missouri River reservoirs and to … Read Article

Junior Achievement of South Dakota receives national honor

Junior Achievement of South Dakota is the recipient of the Junior Achievement USA® Platinum Summit Award, one of the nonprofit organization’s highest honors. It is given by the National Office to local JA operations that have reached outstanding success in financial health, management effectiveness, and program quality and growth. JA … Read Article