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Broadcaster Press 5 July 3, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Gov. Daugaard Announces Academic Offerings Respond Nearly $10.484 Million For To State Workforce Needs Environmental Projects PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $10.484 million for water, wastewater and solid waste projects. The board met today over the Digital Dakota Network. The $10,483,700 total includes $2.35 million in grants and nearly $8.13 million in low-interest loans, with $3.77 million in principal forgiveness. The grants and loans awarded by the board are administered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). “I am pleased to announce that this financial assistance is available,” said Gov. Daugaard. “These grant and loan awards will result in better drinking water, improved wastewater treatment and enhanced protection of the environment.” A grant was awarded to: • James River Water Development District, $500,000 grant for South Central Watershed Implementation A loan was awarded to: • Butte Meade Sanitary Water District, $413,000 loan for water line replacement Loans with principal forgiveness were awarded to: • Grenville, $352,000 loan for water meters and valve replacement, with $282,000 in principal forgiveness • Leola, $1.891 million loan for water system improvements, with $1.615 million in principal forgiveness • Marion, $522,000 loan for water meter replacement, with $99,000 in principal forgiveness • Presho, $4.048 million loan for wastewater and storm sewer replacement, with $1.4 million in principal forgiveness Grant and loan packages were awarded to: • Cavour, $956,000 for wastewater collection improvements, which includes a $764,000 grant and $192,000 loan • Rapid City, $1.5 million which includes a $1 million grant for cell 18 liner and leachate collection and a $500,000 for East Rapid City water system expansion, with $375,000 in principal forgiveness • Sheridan Lake Homeowners Association, $301,700 for system purchase refinancing and upgrades, which includes a $90,000 grant and $211,700 loan Nutritional Supplement Manufacturing Company In Woonsocket Approved For REDI Fund Loan SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Newly formed entity, Dak Pak, LLC, was approved earlier this month by the Board of Economic Development for a $1.08 million REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loan. Dak Pak’s affiliated company, Max One Nutrition LLC, dba Max Muscle Nutrition, specializes in manufacturing and selling active nutrition and supplements. Its new owner, South Dakota entrepreneur Terry Wieting, chose to relocate the headquarters to Sioux Falls, while simultaneously opening the new manufacturing plant, Dak Pak, in Woonsocket, SD. The Woonsocket plant, known locally as the “McKenzie Building,” will begin blending and packaging Max Muscle’s newest nutritional supplements later this year. “Terry is a South Dakota farm-raised, self- driven entrepreneur. His background in software development, including his agriculture app, ‘AgSense,’ pioneered precision irrigation and remote management solutions for farmers around the globe. We’re pleased Terry chose to grow his entrepreneurial portfolio in South Dakota and this new business venture will likely prove to have an impact on global nutrition for years to come,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Wieting purchased the 144,000 square-foot building in Woonsocket earlier this year. Monies from the REDI Fund loan will be used to renovate the interior of the facility and purchase the equipment necessary for blending and packaging supplements. The establishment of Dak Pak will help bring jobs back to the Woonsocket community after a local taxidermy company closed. “I’m the type of person who seeks out business opportunities wherever I can,” Wieting said. “I’ve made it my mission to develop and grow businesses that bring people to South Dakota, with an ultimate goal of helping them succeed. I’d like to thank the Board of Economic Development and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) for their assistance and partnership throughout this process. I’m hopeful we’ll see Woonsocket thrive in the years to come.” Wieting says Dak Pak will be operational soon. For more information about Max Muscle Nutrition’s products and services, go to www.maxmuscle.com. For information about the State’s REDI Fund program and other finance programs available, go to www.sdreadytowork. com/finance. BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic program requests from four public universities to meet emerging workforce trends across the state. The following actions, sorted by the university making the request, were approved: Dakota State University • Transition of existing doctor of science (D.Sc.) degrees in cyber operations and information systems at Dakota State to the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. No changes to curriculum or coursework are planned. However, DSU officials say the Ph.D. serves as the more commonly accepted terminal degree in these fields. Northern State University • A new minor in legal studies, which will provide Northern students with a stronger foundation for law school admissions. The minor also prepares graduates for careers as law enforcement officers, paralegals, and other positions within the criminal justice system. • Creation of a standalone major leading to the bachelor of fine arts degree in digital media. NSU will convert an existing specialization in graphic design within its art major to the stand-alone degree. The degree prepares graduates in highly technical areas such as commercial photography, video production and editing, web design and programming, 2-D animation, illustration, graphic design, and product/packaging design. South Dakota State University • New associate and bachelor degree offer- See what’s brewing on the job market. Have a Great Day Reliamax Surety Company Placed In Liquidation PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota process includes notifying policy to file claims,” said Deiter. Division of Insurance petitioned the holders, claimants and other interQuestions on the liquidation proHughes County Circuit Court on June ested parties of the liquidation status cess can be directed to the Division 12, 2018, to place ReliaMax Surety and providing established procedures of Insurance at 605-773-3563. Company into liquidation due to insolvency. The South Dakota-based insurance company writes surety bonds covering student loan repayment to financial institutions throughout the nation. Judge Patricia J. DeVaney approved the petition on June 27, 2018, and appointed Division of Insurance Director Larry Deiter as the liquidator and receiver of the company’s estate. Deiter says having the order in place allows the Division to provide protection to affected policy holders by preserving company assets for claims payment. The liquidation order Raise your expectations. directs the liquidator to take possession of and safeguard the property of the insurer and conduct the insurer’s business in the interim while taking the steps needed to bring the 101 W Main St | 605.624.4461 | CorTrustBank.com affairs of the business of the insurer to an end. ID 405612 “The next step of the INVESTED IN YOUR Success ings in data science. The programs will utilize data science-centered mathematics, statistics, and statistical computation courses created over the past several years by SDSU’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Studies indicate high job-growth potential for data scientists trained at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Instruction for these degree programs also will be available online. • Two new minors in ranch management and sustainability. •The ranch management minor aligns with SDSU’s land-grant institutional mission, providing introductory management coursework focused on ranching, finances, grassland, and livestock. • The minor in sustainability will prepare graduates to help their employers conserve energy resources and improve efficiencies. It should be of broad appeal to students pursuing careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations. • A graduate certificate in community development, intended for students already working in the development field and providing them access to cutting-edge practice and research. The 12 credithour certificate is part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, a partnership of 19 public universities that collaboratively deliver online academic programs in the areas of agriculture and human sciences. • An undergraduate certificate in new product and venture development. The certificate, consisting of 9 credit hours of study and available online, provides students with introductory skills needed to identify business opportunities and take products and services to the marketplace. The certificate may serve as a stand-alone credential, as a complement to a student’s major or minor, or as a credential to pair to the entrepreneurial studies major and minor at SDSU. • Permission to make both the Spanish minor and the undergraduate workplace intercultural competence certificate available through online delivery. SDSU intends to reach more students, including non-traditional learners and place-bound professionals, across the state and region. University of South Dakota • Three new minors—in sport medicine, linguistics, and non-profit studies. •Students in the sport medicine minor will gain knowledge and experience treating and preventing injuries related to sport and exercise. The minor also helps prepare those interested in graduate studies in athletic training or physical therapy. • The linguistics minor covers the systematic study of language, including related aspects of human behaviors and knowledge. This minor will be of particular interest to students majoring in world languages, education, sociology, anthropology, and related fields. • The non-profit studies minor prepares students to contribute to the nonprofit sector as employees, volunteers, board members, and external stakeholders. Non-profit organizations now constitute 13 percent of the private-sector employment in South Dakota. Help Wanted Section Stories you missed this week because you’re not a Plain Talk subscriber A feature and photos from the 149th Midsommar celebration of Scandinavian heritage at Dalesburg Lutheran Church held Friday, June 22. A story detailing the record amounts of precipitation that have been recorded in Vermillion in late June. Reports from Monday’s Vermillion School Board meeting which approved amended versions of the district’s policy prohibiting alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs and a policy regarding service animals in school buildings. Coverage of the Dakotas Tour, South Dakota Pro Am Open held at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion June 21 through June 24. And if you want to see: A story about the impacts recent heavy rains are having on the Vermillion community. A report from Monday’s Vermillion City Council meeting. Mayor Jack Powell and aldermen who were elected to serve on the city council will take the oath of office. Coverage of youth baseball activities from last weekend. Pick up this Friday’s Plain Talk! Local news since 1884! Here for you yesterday, today and tomorrow. 201 W. Cherry, Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-2695
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