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2 Broadcaster Press February 9, 2016 www.broadcasteronline.com Mickelson Raised More Than Jackley Did In ‘15 gifts and donations to charitable causes. Michels finished 2015 with $15,678.98 in the account. U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has shown interest in seeking the Republican governor nomination in 2018 but is focusing on re-election to a fourth term in the U.S. House this year. Noem currently doesn’t operate a state-candidate account. Mickelson is preparing to be a Republican candidate for governor in 2018. His father, George S. Mickelson, and his grandfather George T. Mickelson were governors of South Dakota. The Mickelson PAC report Monday showed income that included small non-itemized contributions of $4,023, itemized contributions from individuals totaling $515,269.99, donations from other businesses totaling $63,150 and a donation from another candidate’s committee of $801.06. The 2015 campaign-finance report for his legislative campaign committee wasn’t immediately available Monday. Mickelson’s PAC filing showed multiple contributions of $10,000. Among the businesses that gave the maximum amount were Bell Inc., Gil Haugan Construction and ethanol company POET, all of Sioux Falls. Individuals giving $10,000 included Emilia Buchanan of Mill Valley, CA; Tad Buchanan of Mill Valley, CA; Harry Christianson of Rapid City; Dana Dykehouse of Sioux Falls; George Lund of Scottsdale, AZ; the legislator’s mother, Linda Mickelson Graham of Sioux Falls; Larry Ness of Yankton; Elaine Pacquin of Sioux Falls; Thomas Reaves of Sioux Falls; Brooke Schieffer of Sioux Falls; and Kevin Schieffer of Sioux Falls. Mickelson’s PAC report also showed approximately 146 other contributions ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 from individuals and businesses and hundreds of smaller donations as well. Jackley didn’t report any $5,000 or $10,000 contributions to the PAC. His largest contribution was $4,000 from Sioux Falls businessman Phil BY BOB MERCER State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – Money doesn’t guarantee votes, but the 2015 fundraising numbers said something Monday about the 2018 contest for the Republican nomination for governor. State Rep. George Mark Mickelson of Sioux Falls raised three times more money, and in less time, than state Attorney General Marty Jackley of Pierre did last year. The 2015 campaign finance report filed for Mickelson’s political action committee Monday showed an ending balance of $558,641.79. The PAC received $583,244.05 in income and spent $24,602.26 from its Aug. 27, 2015, start through Dec. 31. Jackley meanwhile finished 2015 with $416,405.63 in his attorney general account and $56,261.17 in his political action account. They are using PACs because businesses can donate to a PAC under South Dakota law but can’t donate directly to a candidate. PACs also can accept up to $10,000 annually from a contributor while a candidate committee can receive a maximum of $4,000 per year. A PAC isn’t limited on the amount it can donate to a candidate. The Jackley PAC reported receiving $56,300 and spending $38.25, while his still-existent campaign committee for attorney general reported receiving $114,361.88 and spending $23,135.42. Jackley is term-limited as attorney general. Mickelson is seeking election to a third term in the state House of Representatives. Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, R-Yankton, doesn’t appear to be aiming to be part of the 2018 field for governor. He didn’t receive any money to his still-existent lieutenant governor campaign account in 2015. Michels made $100 donations to Rep. Don Haggar, R-Sioux Falls, and Mathew Wollmann, R-Madison, and spent $5,450 on other items, mostly Mentors And Youth Sought The Clay-Union foundation is seeking new mentors and youth members in Clay and Union county. The program matches youth age 5-17 with adult mentors. The mentors are interviewed and have a background check before their match is completed. Mentors spend 2 hours/ week with their match, and the program benefits everyone, as they build a relationship together. Sonstegard to his attorney general committee. His PAC showed seven $1,000 contributions. His attorney general committee showed 47 contributions in the range of $1,000 to $2,000. Jackley’s PAC income included $30,350 in itemized contributions from individuals, $23,700 from political organizations in South Dakota, $1,600 from federal-level political action committees and $500 from his campaign committee for attorney general. The income for his attorney general account included $1,094 in non-itemized small contributions from individuals, $91,970 in itemized contributions from individuals, $2,000 from in-state political action committees, $19,250 from federal-level or out-state political action committees, $500 from his political action committee and $47.87 in interest. Democrats haven’t identified a candidate for governor yet for 2018. One possible candidate is state Sen. Billie Sutton, D-Burke. Sutton formed the Cowboy Caucus PAC last year. Its purpose: “To elect candidates with a rural and agriculture based focus to public office.” Sutton’s PAC raised $6,850 in 2015 from current and recent Democratic legislators. Sutton contributed $3,000 from his legislative candidate committee and $500 from his personal checkbook. In turn the PAC spent $4,000 on consulting. Gov. Dennis Daugaard spent approximately $1.2 million to win the five-way primary in 2010 for the Republican nomination. In 2007, as lieutenant governor, Daugaard started fundraising for 2010 and received $424,711.98 that year. Daugaard’s campaign treasurer was Linda Mickelson Graham, widow of George S. Mickelson, who was killed in 1993 in the state plane crash while he was governor. Monday marked the deadline for many candidates and committee to file their 2015 campaign-finance reports. BE SMART. Applications are online at www.clay-unionfoundation. org under the sign up tab. Or call John Gille at 605-4215050 for more information. The program is sponsored by local donations and two fundraisers a year. Scan our QR code with your smart phone and discover the Broadcaster Online! BroadcasterOnline.com “Get Your Clicks!” 0 Foot Pain + Comfort = LOVE A Sweetheart of a Smile We have the insole & arch support right for you! Make life better everyday without foot pain! Boston Shoes to Boots 312 W. 3rd • Yankton • 665-9092 Every Friday during Lent Catfish or Walleye Dinner Small $7 Large $9 Mini Butterfly Shrimp $8.50 All served with Au Gratin Potatoes, Slaw and Dinner Roll Starts at 5 pm till gone Dr. Richard Knutson, D.D.S • Dr. Matthew Knutson, D.D.S 605-624-6291 www.KnutsonFamilyDentistry.com ’ Leos Sports Bar & Grill 11 Market St. • Vermillion • 624-9991 UNION COUNTY, SD LAND AUCTION 160 +/- Acres, Civil Bend Township Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 10:30 AM We will sell the following real estate at public auction which is located from I-29 Jefferson, SD Exit # 9, 1 ½ miles west on County #105 (330th St), 3 miles south on 480th Ave and ¼ mile west on 333rd St. Auctioneers Note: The auction will be held at Southeast Farmers Coop Grain Terminal Office meeting room located approximately 4 miles southeast of Elk Point, SD on County Road 1B. If you are looking for a good productive farmland located approximately 12 miles northwest of Sioux City, IA, don’t miss this auction. The land is in a corn/soybean rotation and is available to the new owner for the 2016 crop year. The land has an irrigation permit and well. The pivots and irrigation equipment currently on the property are not owned by the seller and will be removed by March 1, 2016. According to the FSA there are 142.8 acres of cropland with a 72.9 acre corn base with a 137 bushel PLC yield and a 63.4 acre soybean base with a 46 bushel PLC yield. The land includes approximately 17.8 acres of trees with excellent hunting potential. Missouri River access is 1 ½ miles west of property. The land includes 6.6 acres of CRP with an annual payment of $1400. The CRP contract is in the 6th year of a 15 year contract which expires 09/30/2025. County soil rating of .647. According to Surety/AgriData the land has a productivity rating of 62 and predominate soils include: Percival silty clay, Grable silt loam and Albaton silty clay, Taxes: $4162.32 If you are looking to expand your current farming operation or purchase land as an investment, be sure to attend this auction! Legal Description: W ½ NE ¼, E ½ NW ¼, 3-89-49, Union County, SD TERMS: 15% nonrefundable down payment day of sale with the balance due at closing on or before March 21, 2016. Title insurance and closing costs split 50/50 between buyer and seller. 2015 taxes due in 2016 paid by the seller. 2016 taxes due in 2017 to be paid by the buyer. The acres in this property are based on acres stated in the county tax records with acres to be understood to be “more or less”. The sellers do not warranty or guarantee that the existing fences lie on the true and correct boundary and new fencing, if any, will be the responsibility of the purchaser pursuant to SD statutes. The property is sold in as is condition and as a cash sale with no financing contingency. Sold subject to existing easements, restrictions, reservations, or highway of record, if any. Information is deemed to be correct but it is not guaranteed. All prospective buyers are encouraged to inspect the property and verify all data provided. Statements made the day of sale take precedence over all written advertising. Real Estate licensees are agents for the seller. Sold subject to confirmation of owner. For additional information, maps and pictures visit: www.westraatkins.com Stekl Farm, Owner Joel R Westra, Broker, Beresford, SD 605-310-6941 Pete Atkins, Broker Associate, Tea, SD 605-351-9847 Joel A Westra, Broker Associate, Chancellor, SD 605-957-5222 Phil Eggers, Broker Associate, Renner, SD 605-351-5438 Mark Zomer, Vande Vegte Zomer Auctions, Rock Valley, IA 712-470-2526 SD Stockgrowers Request Flight Information from Ellsworth The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association sent a request to Ellsworth Airforce Base this week requesting more safety information be provided to private pilots within the Air Force's Powder River Training Complex (PRTC). The expanded Air Force training area increased military flight traffic over parts of South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming where hundreds of ranch pilots also operate small aircraft. "Stockgrowers Association understands the importance of training our military pilots, but we want to ensure that rural, ranch pilots have access to information that protects everyone's safety in the air," explained Bill Kluck, President of the SD Stockgrowers Association. "The Air Force committed to making sure that flight information is made available to pilots and rural communities, but we do not believe that they have followed through with that in a very effective way." The expanded Powder River Training Complex was approved and became an active training area for the Air Force in mid-2015. The Stockgrowers Association has continued to voice concerns about the safety of those ranch families who use small aircraft to manage their ranching operations, and the potential impact to rural airports. The increased flights of large, fast military planes has increased the risk to those small pilots who share their airspace and live below. In the final plan approved by the U.S. Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration, Ellsworth officials committed to communicating with pilots of small aircraft regarding airspace occupancy, and accommodate reasonable requests for large aircraft to avoid flights that could impact ranching operations for things such as calving or other seasonal considerations. SD Stockgrowers Assoc. requested that Ellsworth officials contact all pilots registered with the FAA within the four state training area with information that can be used to determine real-time flight activity for military aircraft in the airspace, and direct contact information for flight data from Ellsworth Air Force Base including a phone number. Additionally, the Association requested that Ellsworth authorities provide information to the general public regarding temporary avoidance areas. "Our office was able to find airspace maps of the military flights in the expanded area with help from Senator Thune's office and have done what we can to distribute the information, but we're frustrated that the Air Force has not contacted these pilots directly," said Kluck. "These rural pilots and communities are learning to live with the added flights and training exercises. We're just asking for additional information and resources to make sure everyone's safe." The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association was established in 1893 as a grassroots organization of independent livestock producers in South Dakota. Today we represent more than 1000 ranch families and our mission has remained unchanged, "to promote and protect the South Dakota livestock industry". For more information, contact silvia@ southdakotastockgrowers.org or call 605-342-0429. SBA Revises EmployeeBased Size Standards for Manufacturing and Other Industry Sectors WASHINGTON--The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published two final rules to revise small business size standards for Manufacturing industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 31-33 and industries with employee-based size standards that are not a part of NAICS Sector 31-33, Sector 42 (Wholesale Trade), and Sector 44-45 (Retail Trade). The final rules were published in the Federal Register on January 25th and will be effective February 26, 2016. As part of its comprehensive size standards review required by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, SBA evaluated employee-based size standards for all 364 industries in NAICS Sector 31-33 and 57 industries and five exceptions that are not in NAICS Sectors 31-33, 42, or 44 45 to determine whether they should be retained or revised. In the first final rule, SBA increased size standards for 209 industries in Sector 31-33. SBA also increased the refining capacity component of the Petroleum Refiners (NAICS 324110) size standard to 200,000 barrels per calendar day total capacity for businesses that are primarily engaged in petroleum refining. The rule also eliminates the requirement that 90 Online bidding available at www.bigiron.com! UNRESERVED FARM MACHINERY & SHOP EQUIPMENT RETIREMENT ONSITE AUCTION THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 - 10:00 A.M. CT START 51156 859 ROAD - EWING, NE 68735 Directions: From Orchard, Nebraska - 4 South, 1 1/2 West. From Highway 275, Orchard Road Intersection - 6 North 1 1/2 West. Semi Trucks & Trailers: 2002 Freightliner Columbia Day Cab, 2009 Timpte 4266 42 Ft. Super Hopper Grain Trailer, 2012 Timpte 4266 42 Ft Super Hopper Grain Trailer, 1997 Freightliner FLD112 Day Cab, PLUS MORE! 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Tires, Tanks & Miscellaneous Items: Titan 380/80r38 Tires On John Deere Front Axle Rims (2), Shop Built 1000 Gal Fuel Tank On Tandem Axle Trailer With Honda 5.5 Hp Engine, Power Unit Cart With Generator Mounting Bracket, Set Of 10 Bolt Magnum Tractor Rear Dual Hubs, PLUS MORE! Shop Items: Nussbaum 12,000 Lb Hydr. Press Mcs 5500 Nd Heavy Duty Floor Hoist With Stands (4), Emerson 220 Canister Air Jacks (2), Emerson 12 Ton Capacity Jack Stands, Miller Matic 252 Wire Welder, Kent Power Shop Edge 28b Floor Sweep/Broom, PLUS MORE! For more information and photos, please visit www.bigiron.com! Gordon & Ralynn Shrader, Owners Contact - 402-340-3581 www.bigiron.com 1-800-937-3558 percent of a refiner’s output being delivered should be refined by the bidder. In the second final rule, SBA increased the employeebased size standards for 30 industries and three exceptions and decreased them for three industries that are not in Sectors 31-33, 42, or 44 45. Additionally, in the second rule, SBA amends Footnote 18 to SBA’s table of size standards by adding the requirement that the supply (i.e., computer hardware and software) component of small business setaside Information Technology Value Added Resellers (ITVAR) contracts must comply with the nonmanufacturing performance requirements or nonmanufacturer rule. In the proposed rule, the SBA sought comments on eliminating the ITVAR exception under NAICS 541519 (Other Computer Related Services) together with its 150-employee size standard. In the final rule, SBA maintains ITVAR exception” under NAICS 541519 with the 150-employee size standard. The second rule also eliminates the Offshore Marine Air Transportation Services exception under NAICS 481211 and 481212 and Offshore Marine Services exception under NAICS Subsector 483 and their $30.5 million revenues based size standard. Accordingly, the rule also removes Footnotes 15 and 18 from the SBA’s table of size standards. The new size standards will enable nearly 1,650 more businesses in those industries to obtain or retain small business status; will give federal agencies a larger pool of small businesses from which to choose for their procurement programs; and will make more small businesses eligible for SBA’s loan programs. When reviewing size standards, SBA takes into account the structural characteristics of individual industries, including average firm size, startup cost and entry barriers, the degree of competition, and small business share of federal government contracting dollars. This ensures that small business size definitions reflect current economic conditions and federal marketplace in those industries. Public comments on the proposed rules are also important to this process. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 requires SBA to review all size standards at least every five years. A White Paper entitled, “Size Standards Methodology,” explaining how SBA establishes, reviews, or modifies its receipts based and employee based small business size standards, is available at http://www.sba. gov/size. For more information on SBA’s revisions to its small business size standards for various industry sectors, click on “What’s New with Size Standards” on SBA’s Web site at http://www.sba.gov/size.
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