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APNewsBreak: Feds looking into SD beef plant

October 31, 2013 • Business


In this April 2, 2012 file photo construction employees continue work inside the Northern Beef Packers processing plant, in Aberdeen, S.D. Federal authorities are investigating the finances of an idled beef plant and a federal immigration program that supplied much of its funding, two former plant insiders told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the finances of an idled beef plant and a federal immigration program that supplied much of its funding, two former chief players in the company told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The revelation comes a day after Gov. Dennis Daugaard said the state’s economic development office was being investigated. Daugaard declined to provide details of that investigation, and state officials on Thursday refused to say whether the investigations are the same. News of the probes comes soon after a former top official in the development office was found dead with a gunshot wound.

Dennis Hellwig, who stepped down as Northern Beef Packers’ general partner more than four years ago, and Bob Breukelman, the Login to read more

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