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4 Broadcaster Press March 6, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com First Dakota National Bank March Sobriety Makes $500,000 Donation To Checkpoints Announced SDSU Precision Agriculture Building Project BROOKINGS, S.D. - March 1, 2018 - First Dakota National Bank has pledged a $500,000 donation to support the construction of a precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University. The donation will help support students who are pursuing the first four-year precision agriculture degree offered by a landgrant university in the U.S. “Today’s technology is increasing the speed of change on the farm and ranch. Producers who don’t embrace that change will get left behind. SDSU’s precision ag project will be critical to keeping our farmers and ranchers competitive. First Dakota is proud to make this investment in the future of the ag industry and our clients,” said Nate Franzen, First Dakota National Bank ag division president. Precision agriculture integrates sophisticated technology and action- able data into management practices. As farmers and ranchers strive to efficiently feed a growing population, the demand continues to rise for agricultural technology that helps maintain environmental stewardship and allows producers to optimize inputs and improve profitability on each acre. “Agriculture is our state’s No. 1 industry. First Dakota is heavily invested and committed to this industry. We are excited to help SDSU continue its vision to stay on the cutting edge of advancing the region’s agricultural interests,” said Larry Ness, CEO and chairman of the board of First Dakota National Bank. SDSU’s bachelor’s degree and minor in precision agriculture combines collaborative efforts encompassing the departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science, and the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering. Students are learning about cuttingedge developments at the rapidly evolving intersection of agronomics, high-speed sensor technology, data management and advanced machinery development. The First Dakota National Bank donation will help students learn in facilities that prepare them for lifelong careers supporting economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture. “SDSU is extremely grateful to First Dakota National Bank for its contribution to the precision ag project,” says Don Marshall, Interim dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. “We share a vision of the value of precision technology for efficient agricultural production and its importance in educating tomorrow’s ag-related workforce.“ South Dakota’s Economic Development Wins By Gov. Dennis Daugaard There are many things happening in our state that lead me to be hopeful about South Dakota’s future, especially in the realm of economic development. Overall, 2017 was a great year in terms of economic development wins. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development helped facilitate deals that total over $735 million in investment and are expected to create more than 1,400 new jobs. Last July, we broke ground on the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility at the Sanford Underground Research Facility – the old Homestake mine. This Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment will fire a beam of neutrinos from Fermilab near Chicago to huge detectors at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. The experiment hopes to unravel one of the great mysteries of the universe: the oscillation of neutrinos. This experiment will require a $400 million construction investment in Lead that will have an economic impact of nearly $1 billion. We also broke ground on a major new soybean processing facility in Aberdeen. When complete, AGP’s soybean plant will be the largest investment in their history, with capacity enough to process 20% of South Dakota’s entire soybean crop. In Sioux Falls, we supported Gage Brothers, a 100-year old South Dakota manufacturer, as it launched a new $40 million facility. We supported BalCon Enterprises’ plans to construct a new 22,500 square foot processing and warehouse facility in Elk Point, a project that will add 22 full-time jobs. In Beresford, we secured a commitment from Hendrix Genetics to build a $25 million commercial turkey hatchery, creating 79 new jobs. The facility will hatch over half a million baby turkeys every week. There were many other business expansions in 2017, including OtterTail Power in northeast South Dakota, Red’s All Natural Foods in North Sioux City, B9 Creations in Rapid City, Applied Engineering in Yankton, Performance Pet Products in Mitchell, Great Plains Processing in Yankton, Aero Trailers in Watertown and Harvard Integrations in Tea. This year, 2018 began with a major announcement from AgroPur of a $250 million expansion in Lake Norden. When complete, this expansion will increase the plant’s daily milk processing capacity from 3 million pounds to more than 9 million pounds, equal to the output of an additional 85,000 cows. We are seeing success because South Dakota allows businesses to prosper. We have a low tax burden – no corporate income tax, no personal income tax, no business inventory tax, no personal property tax or inheritance tax. We also have low costs and reasonable regulations. It is also thanks to the hard work of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and our economic development partners throughout the state. They do the work of identifying prospects from around the country and selling our state and our communities. More often, they work with local businesses, already in our state, to help them expand. By keeping South Dakota a businessfriendly state, I’m confident 2018 will be even better than last year. We’ve Spotted A better way to buy, sell or rent! 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Gregg Hanson, Clerk 47572 SD Highway 50 Elk Point, SD 57025 Jackie Williams, Clerk 31536 Princeton Ave. Vermillion, SD 57069 PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints are scheduled for 17 different counties during March. That is according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The checkpoints are held in different counties each month. The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The checkpoints are designed to discourage people from drinking and then driving. March checkpoints are scheduled for: Brookings, Brown, Butte, Codington, Custer, Davison, Hughes, Jerauld, Lincoln, Lyman, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Stanley, Walworth and Yankton. Both the Office of Highway Safety and the Highway Patrol are part of the Department of Public Safety. Gov. Daugaard Signs Bills Into Law PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Daugaard signed the following bills into law Feb. 28: HB 1017 – codify legislation enacted in 2017. HB 1028 – revise certain provisions regarding trust companies. HB 1029 – increase certain fees for self-insurance by employers. HB 1031 – revise certain provisions and references regarding real estate licensing. HB 1032 – exempt credit unions from the requirements to be licensed as real estate brokers. HB 1050 – revise certain provisions regarding the prompt payment act. HB 1052 – authorize the executive director of the Board of Pardons and Paroles to issue a warrant in the event of any escape from extended confinement. HB 1072 – revise certain provisions regarding trusts. HB 1078 – revise certain provisions regarding the removal of security freezes. HB 1079 – authorize certain physical therapists to perform dry needling as a treatment technique. HB 1082 – revise certain provisions regarding licensure for the lending of money. HB 1084 – revise certain provisions regarding garnishment disclosure forms. HB 1085 – adopt the Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act. HB 1086 – exempt certain assisted living facilities from the salon license requirement. HB 1087 – allow certain students to test for cosmetologist, esthetician, and nail technician licensure. HB 1088 – revise the consignment sales requirements for dealers of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, boats, and boat trailers. HB 1095 – revise certain provisions regarding clerk magistrate jurisdiction. HB 1096 – provide jurisdiction to magistrate judges for HOPE probation programs and to declare an emergency. HB 1097 – revise certain provisions regarding magistrate court jurisdiction over vulnerable adult protective or restraining orders. HB 1100 – require a name be printed on public contracts. HB 1112 – revise certain provisions regarding contested paternity. HB 1136 – revise certain provisions related to cooperatives. HB 1205 – require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage to persons with a serious medical condition for certain dental care services. HB 1219 – revise certain provisions regarding the use of night vision equipment in hunting. HB 1244 – revise certain provisions regarding the renewal of driver licenses by a member of the armed forces and their families. HB 1249 – authorize the training of tribal law officers at the Law Enforcement Training Center. Find the right job for you! Check Out The Broadcaster Help Wanted Section! 201 W Cherry Vermillion 624-4429 INVESTED IN YOUR Success ng i Cyber Stalk is real! Arrrrre you advertising in the Broadcaster? Watch the “treasure” pile up when you advertise in the Raise your expectations. 201 W Cherry Vermillion, SD 101 W Main St | 605.624.4461 | CorTrustBank.com in Vermillion Serving Clay, Union, Turner Counties in South Dakota 605-624-5311 ID 405612 Phone: (605) 624-4429 Fax: (605) 624-2696
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