Local

South Dakota State Senator Suggests Tax Abatement For Livestock Producers

South Dakota State Senator Larry Rhoden of Union Center says Western ranchers in need of disaster assistance might benefit from a tax abatement. He talked about the possibility at the recent Ag Land Assessment task force meeting. He says a change in the law would be needed as livestock are not considered real property so wouldn’t normally be eligible for tax relief.

Rhoden says another problem with giving ranchers an abatement is while it may be helpful it wouldn’t solve all of their financial difficulties.

He says yet another problem is the unintended consequences for local government if ranchers get a tax abatement for their livestock losses.

Rhoden says lawmakers need to come up with some solution in order to help those injured by the blizzard.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local Sports

Iowa Moves Up

Fresh
basketball approved clipart 2

The Iowa Hawkeyes moved up a notch into fourth place in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll which has a new leader in Villanova.

1 hour ago in Local

Yankton County Commission; Budget Reserve Fading

Fresh
Todd Woods 010615

Both Governor Dennis Daugaard and state legislators are telling counties to “be patient” as dollars from new taxes and fees imposed last year continue to flow down to local governments.

1 hour ago in Local Sports

NSIC Names Weekly Best

Fresh
nsic

Players from Augustana and Northern State are the weekly men's basketball award winners in the Northern Sun Conference.

1 hour ago in Local Sports

Timberwolves Drop Tilt

Fresh
orange basketball ball isolated on white background

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

18 hours ago in National

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus

zikavirus

The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.