User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

29° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Storm for November 30, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Democrat Heidepriem Builds Bi-Partisan Ticket

June 1, 2010, 5:47 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Democrat Heidepriem Builds Bi-Partisan Ticket
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The only Democrat running for governor in South Dakota has picked a Republican as his running mate. Scott Heidepriem has tapped Sioux Falls businessman Ben Arndt as his Lieutenant Governor.

"Where he's gone he's been successful," Heidepriem said.

Heidepriem hopes his bi-partisan pick for Lieutenant Governor leads to a successful campaign for South Dakota's top job. 

"Our problems are serious and it takes a bi-partisan solution, that's what it takes," Heidepriem said.

Heidepriem made the announcement that 36-year-old Arndt will fill out his ticket on Tuesday. Arndt is a registered Republican and the Chief Operation Officer for Bell Incorporated in Sioux Falls. A Yale graduate, he's also worked for Proctor and Gamble and Microsoft, but the businessman doesn't see his party affiliation as a problem. 

"We agreed on the platforms. It's not really about what box you fit in from a party affiliation stand point as much as it is about addressing the issues and taking that agenda forward," Arndt said. 

Arndt also brings business experience to the ticket, something both men say will be an asset to fixing the state's budget problems.

"Fixing the budget problems that the state has, and creating jobs for South Dakota, I think those are the most important issues facing the state today. Those are some of the strengths I can bring and that's why I think Scott put me on the ticket," Arndt said. 

"Together, side-by-side, we will work to grow careers throughout South Dakota, making it clear that South Dakota is open for business," Heidepriem said.

And Heidepriem hopes reaching across the aisle will help him reach the goal of becoming South Dakota's next Governor.

Arndt is the son-in-law of Heidepriem's campaign chairman, Mark Graham, who owns Bell Incorporated, the company that Arndt works for.

Previous Story

Next Story




You may also like

Harrisburg High School Wins $100,000

11/25/2015 9:01 AM

Students at Harrisburg High School are celebrating Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Man Killed In Rollover Crash Identified

11/29/2015 1:05 PM

A Mitchell man has been identified as the victim in a rollover crash near Artesian, South Dakota on Friday.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
More Snow Headed To KELOLAND

11/30/2015 8:37 AM

Storms are tracking from the south along Interstate 29, and could dump between 6 to 8 inches of snow onto Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Brookings.

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

11/29/2015 3:42 PM

Temperatures over the next 2 days aren’t likely to chance much.

Full Story