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Todd D. Epp, LL.M.

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Harrisburg, SD (Sioux Falls metro area)

Todd D. Epp, LL.M.

Writer, lawyer and consultant with over thirty years of writing and photography experience.

While my areas of writing expertise include history, travel, politics, foreign affairs, aviation, the environment and law, I believe a good writer should, with enough research, be able to write about anything.

Good writing is good writing.

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Pre-Trial Robo-Call Latest Twist in the Annette Bosworth Saga

Annette Bosworth saga continues, with a robo-call from a former Michele Bachmann campaign aide hitting phones across South Dakota Tuesday evening. Peter Waldron, calling on behalf of a group called No Compromise in Sioux Falls, said in the call that South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley was trying to take away Bosworth’s medical license.
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Seven Puppies Dumped at Rosebud Dialysis Clinic Amid Wild Dog Crackdown

A dialysis unit on the Rosebud Indian Reservation became the temporary home of seven unwanted puppies Tuesday amid a roundup of wild canines following a deadly dog attack this weekend. When staff opened the Davita dialysis clinic north of Rosebud early Tuesday morning, they found seven scared, mix-breed puppies behind a large spool and a corner of the building.
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South Dakota reservation rounds up feral dogs after fatal attack

(Reuters) - The Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota began rounding up and destroying wild dogs on Tuesday under an emergency order issued after a woman was fatally attacked on the reservation over the weekend. Julia Charging Whirlwind, 49, was attacked by a pack of wild dogs on Saturday morning in the Lower Swift Bear community on the reservation in south-central South Dakota, officials said.
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Governor Dennis Daugaard Discusses Why No Mention of Medicaid, Education Funding in Address

Following Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s State of State Address Tuesday, he held a news conference where he further explained how his $50 million road and bridge funding proposal differed from the legislature’s interim committee’s recommendation for a $100 million plan. The Governor also discussed why he made no mention of education funding or increasing Medicaid coverage to 48,000 South Dakotans in his addressed and outlined his ideas in those areas.
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POLITICAL WHISPERS: Did the FBI Say No, Good?

Was retired FBI agent John Good’s disappearance from independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler’s news conferences Friday in Watertown, Aberdeen and Rapid City because of illness or “the blue flu?”. Good was the agent in charge during the FBI’s Abscam sting in the late 1970s. Pressler was approached for a bribe but refused.
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Abscam FBI Agent Says Follow The Money in EB-5 Scandal

An old hand at investigating government corruption had one piece of advice for the FBI, which admitted yesterday (Wednesday) that it had an “active” investigation ongoing into South Dakota EB-5 scandal — follow the money. Retired FBI agent John Good, the agent in charge of the Bureau’s Abscam stings in the 1970s, made the comment today (Thursday) while appearing on behalf of independent U.S.
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BREAKING: Rounds, Daugaard, et al File Response to Barth's EB-5 Petition; Rounds Says He Doesn't Have Personal Files on Matter

Former governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds says in an affidavit that he does not have any personal files related to the EB-5 scandal. However, in the same affidavit filed in U.S. District Court Monday, he did state under oath that he has “several CDs from the State that contain copies of official documents, records, and correspondence while I was in office.”.
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Rounds, Daugaard file answers in EB-5 litigation

Former governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds says in an affidavit that he does not have any personal files related to the EB-5 scandal. However, in the same affidavit filed in U.S. District Court Monday, he did state under oath that he has “several CDs from the State that contain copies of official documents, records, and correspondence while I was in office.”
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Don’t Expect EB-5 Road to Go Through Rounds

The road to clarity about South Dakota’s EB-5 scandal will not run directly through former Gov. Mike Rounds. That is not saying the same thing as the Republican front-runner for the open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota is or is not culpable. Just don’t expect a direct answer to questions about the scandal.
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Democrats Unveil New Trove of EB-5 Documents to Committee

Democrats presented a thick black binder of what they say is new evidence in the ongoing EB-5 scandal Wednesday at the South Dakota Legislature’s Government Operations Committee. For the last 10 months, the EB-5 visa foreign investment program’s administration under the Mike Rounds’ and Dennis Daugaard’s governorships has been under various state and federal investigations.
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BREAKING: Democrat Commissioner Jeff Barth Sues Mike Rounds, Others Over EB-5 Matter

Democratic Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth filed a petition in U.S. District Court on Monday requesting that former governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds and others preserve or turn over files from the South Dakota Regional Corporation. The lawsuit is another page in the ongoing EB-5/Northern Beef Packers’ scandal that has dogged Rounds for nearly year since the death of Richard Benda, his former secretary of tourism and economic development.
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The Beef with Those Chinese Visas in South Dakota Senate Race

A dead guy. A bankrupt slaughterhouse. Red Chinese Communists. An open U.S. Senate seat. No, it isn’t a 21st-century All the King’s Men but rather the facts and innuendo swirling around prohibitive favorite Mike Rounds’ attempt to turn a blue Senate seat red in South Dakota—and maybe return control of the U.S.
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Todd D. Epp, LL.M.

Editor and publisher of Northern Plains News, a daily digital news service for South Dakota and upper Midwestern news outlets.

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