EB-5 Investor Visa Program

Feb 25, 2014
EB-5 Investors Magazine

Last week Republican State Representative Stace Nelson sponsored a bill that would ban the federal EB-5 investor visa program in South Dakota saying it has done more harm than good.  The bill was defeated 12-1.  Pat Costello of the Governor's Office of Economic Development opposed the measure.  He said he believes there are opportunities to use EB-5 in the future as an economic incentive tool for very large projects. 

Dust Of War

Sep 24, 2013

South Dakota filmmaker Andrew Kightlinger and actor Bates Wilder discussed the making of Dust of War.  Kightlinger and Luke Schuetzle filmed most of the feature-length post-apocalyptic story near Pierre.  The movie is featured at this year's South Dakota Film Festival, September 26-29, at Capitol Theatre in downtown Aberdeen.

The World War II Pheasant Canteen

Aug 19, 2013

Casey Weismantel of the Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau talks about the World War II Pheasant Canteen. Tonight at 7:00, the WWII Pheasant Canteen Team is premiering, at the Capitol Theatre in Aberdeen, their historic documentary of the Red Cross/USO Canteen in the Milwaukee Depot during 1943-1946 along with the activities of the WWII Pheasant Canteen Team since 2006. There is no fee for admission, but a free will offering is accepted. This event marks the 70th anniversary of the pheasant canteen that opened on August 19, 1943.

Northern Beef Packers Filing For Bankruptcy

Jul 23, 2013

The Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Friday. Aberdeen Mayor Mike Levsen says that Northern Beef Packers' current situation is not a death sentence. AJ Munger with Northern Beef Packers says the details are still being worked out and more information will come out by the end of the day or first thing tomorrow morning.

Vintage Aircraft Visits South Dakota

Jun 27, 2013

The volunteers of the Experimental Aircraft Association are traveling around the United States this summer to give the public a taste of the “old days” with aviation. For 75 dollars, people can take a ride on a 1929 Ford Tri Motor Airplane and see a stepping-stone in avionics history. The Tri Motor was the worlds first mass-produced airliner.

Boys State Basketball Tournaments

Mar 13, 2013

Mike Henriksen, host of Sportsmax and co-host of Calling All Sports with Mark O & Mike H, and SDPB's Steve Thum previewed the South Dakota Boys State Basketball Tournaments.  Henriksen is part of the team in Aberdeen covering the State B on SDPB 1.  Thum is covering the State AA in Sioux Falls on SDPB 2.  State A games in Rapid City can be seen starting Thursday on SDPB 3.

Opening statements began Monday at a trial in Aberdeen where a former Deputy States Attorney and a child advocate are accused of misdemeanor counts of unauthorized disclosure of child abuse and neglect information; and multiple counts of subornation of perjury.

The origins of the case date back to 2011, when two Lakota girls accused their white foster parents of sexual abuse.

Attorney Brandon Taliaferro and children’s advocate Shirley Schwab assisted the girls in bringing their foster father to justice.  The man is now serving one sentence for rape of a child.

South Dakota Film Festival

Sep 27, 2012

Tom Black, co-producer of the South Dakota Film Festival, says there's nothing like cinema on a big screen and that thrill is the reason the Festival seeks out and invites films of all kinds to participate in this pique event for the state.  The goal of the South Dakota Film Festival is to screen the best films submitted regardless of their geographic origin.  The Festival runs today through Sunday in Aberdeen with most of the films being shown at the Historic Capitol Theatre.