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Broadcaster Press 9 October 2, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Lukkes Appointed Regents’ General Counsel PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents announces that Nathan Lukkes has been named general counsel for the board and the public higher education system in South Dakota. Since April 2014, Lukkes served as the system assistant vice president for research and economic development in the regents’ central office in Pierre, where his responsibilities involved working with the public universities, state and federal agencies, and the private sector to stimulate and build research capacity and performance across South Dakota. He replaces Guilherme Costa, who left the general counsel’s office in August for another position. Lukkes began his professional career as an attorney in Sioux Falls, practicing primarily in the areas of business and transactional law, general litigation, and estate planning. Prior to his work with the Board of Regents, Lukkes was deputy commissioner of the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development and, before that, director of legal services for the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. He also served as a Judge Advocate with the South Dakota Army National Guard and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010-2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Lukkes received his juris doctorate in 2006 and his undergraduate degrees in political science and criminal justice in 2003, all from the University of South Dakota. He also volunteers for Junior Achievement of South Dakota, teaching ethics and business to local youth. “Given his experience as an attorney in both the private and government sectors, along with his time spent working on economic development initiatives for the state of South Dakota and the public university system, Nathan is an outstanding choice to be our next general counsel,” said Paul B. Beran, the regents’ executive director and CEO. “We look forward to his valuable counsel.” Gov. Daugaard Appoints Lucas Lund To Board Of Regents PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Lucas Lund, of Sioux Falls, to the South Dakota Board of Regents. Lund will serve as the board’s student member. “Lucas Lund is an impressive young leader,” said Governor Daugaard. “The student regent brings an important perspective to the leadership of our university system, and I appreciate that Lucas is willing to dedicate his time to this role.” Lund is a senior at the University of South Dakota, where he is majoring in Spanish, international studies and political science. This year, he began the university’s master of public administration program, which he plans to complete in May 2020. “It is truly an honor to be selected to serve as South Dakota’s next student regent,” said Lund. “This is an extraordinary learning opportunity for which I am extremely grateful, and I eagerly look forward to working alongside the Regents and our institutional leaders for the advancement of higher education in South Dakota.” On campus, Lund works as a student assistant in the office of the Dean of Students and has taught Spanish to college-bound high school student populations through the Upward Bound summer program. He is chapter president of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and serves on the General Fraternity’s International Board of Directors. Lund is a co-founder and chairman of the Student Alumni Association, has been involved with Student Government and the Interfraternity Council, and was the President’s New Student Leader of the Year in 2016. The South Dakota Board of Regents is the governing board for the state’s six universities and two special schools. By state law, the board’s nine members include one member who is a current university student. Lund will succeed Conrad Adam, of Pierre, as the student regent and will serve a two-year term. Stories you missed this week because you’re not a Plain Talk subscriber Coverage of grand opening events at McVicker Plaza, a historic building in downtown Vermillion that has been renovated to serve as the home of the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company, and provide space for Charlie’s, a retail store operated by the University of South Dakota, a visitor’s center and a new collaborative co-working and entrepreneurial center. A story about the change in command at the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 730th Area Support Medical Company based in Vermillion. A report of the groundbreaking for a new preservation center for the National Music Museum that will be constructed east of Polaris in the Riverbend Business Park. And if you want to see: A story about the introduction of a new interactive app made available by the Vermillion Plain Talk and the Broadcaster Press that will allow images printed in these two publications come to life on your smart phones. A full report of University of South Dakota President Sheila’s Gestring’s first State of the University address, presented Thursday, Sept. 27 in Aalfs Auditorium. Coverage of former University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, who was keynote speaker at the Rotary District 5610 annual conference held in Vermillion last weekend. A report from Vermillion’s Oktoberfest, held Sept. 28-29 at Ratingen Platz. 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 Gov. Daugaard Announces Nearly $34 Million for Environmental Projects PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $34 million for water, wastewater and solid waste projects. The board met today in Pierre. The $33,850,255 total includes $7,000 in grants and nearly $33.9 million in low-interest loans, with $951,255 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 upgraded drinking water systems, improved wastewater treatment, more recycling opportunities and enhanced protection of the environment.” A grant was awarded to: •Burke, $7,000 grant to purchase a recycling collection trailer Loans were awarded to: •Harrisburg, $24,487,000 loan to construct a wastewater treatment facility •Mitchell, $8,345,000 loan for the Sanborn Boulevard water system, storm water and sanitary sewer improvements and to install nonpoint best management practices in the Firesteel Creek watershed Loans with principal forgiveness were awarded to: •Raymond, $1,011,225 loan, with $951,225 in principal forgiveness, for lift station and wastewater treatment facil- ity improvements. The grants and loans were awarded from DENR’s Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program and Solid Waste Management Program. The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, funded in part by revenues from the Petroleum Release Compensation Tank Inspection fee and the sale of lotto tickets, provides grants and loans for water, wastewater and watershed projects. The State of South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. The State of South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for wastewater, storm water, water conservation, and nonpoint source projects. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower. The Solid Waste Management Program provides grants and loans for solid waste disposal, recycling and waste tire projects. 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