$1 Million ‘Monster House’ Must Go, Court Rules

The South Dakota Supreme Court weighed in on a neighbor dispute in a historic, elm-lined district of Sioux Falls on Thursday morning, unanimously upholding an injunction against a bulky, canary-yellow home that broke code, made a neighbor’s fireplace useless, and has become known in the local press as the “monster house.”

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Congresswoman’s ‘Death Tax’ Saga a Lesson in Estate Planning

During her time as South Dakota’s lone congresswoman, Rep. Kristi Noem has long told a tale about the Internal Revenue Service’s crushing “death tax” on her farming and ranching family shortly after her father’s untimely death. But court documents suggest Noem’s story is less a tale of the taxman cometh, and more about bungled estate planning.

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South Dakota Preps Online Sales Tax Fight for SCOTUS

The South Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday that a 2016 state law requiring out-of-state merchants to pay state sales tax on goods and services purchased by South Dakotans is unconstitutional – and the official who defended the law was pleased with the result.

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Labor Secretary Touts Job Growth at Governors’ Conference

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta shared rogue tales of licensed dog-walkers and fortune tellers – while extolling the virtues of a college graduate who ditched his philosophy degree for a HVAC job – on Thursday to a crowded room atop the Holiday Inn City Centre in South Dakota’s largest city of Sioux Falls.

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