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Motel Fire Ruled Arson, ATF Asking For Help

A motel fire in Yankton has been ruled as arson, and the ATF is asking the public to help.

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Two Dead in Head On Collision

Two people died in a head on collision late Friday afternoon on Highway 81 north of Yankton.

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SDEA Lobbies For Education Funding

The 2014 legislative session in South Dakota begins this week in Pierre.

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Committee Begins Work

While the South Dakota legislature gets underway this week, it will take a few days for introduced bills to work their way into committee hearings.

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Bridge Plaza On City Agenda

The Yankton City Commission will get an update at their meeting tonight of progress on the proposed Meridian Bridge Plaza.

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Future Of Rail Line Still In Doubt

While there is a proposal for a large rail loading grain facility at the Napa Junction in western Yankton County, there has been little progress on restoring service on the rail line west from there into Charles Mix County.

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Anderson Ready For First Session

District 16 Representative David Anderson of Hudson will begin his first legislative session next week.

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Group To Study Pheasant Habitat

Governor Dennis Daugaard has appointed the members of a work group tasked with examining strategies for developing pheasant habitat in South Dakota.

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Larson To Seek Second Term

The official announcement will come later, but first term District 40 Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill says he plans to run for re-election this year.

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Common Core To Be Debated

While South Dakota legislators will have the usual debate this year over school funding, they will also talk about policy.

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Storm Spotting Class In Yankton

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We all have to take responsibility for our own safety when it comes to severe weather.

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Rounds Votes No On Lynch

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Lorretta Lynch was confirmed by a 56 to 43 vote in the US Senate as the next US Attorney General.

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Executive Board To Meet

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature holds its first post session meeting on Monday in Pierre.

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Mental Institutes in Iowa Old, But Effective

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Four employees at the state-run Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant testified before the Iowa Senate Oversight Committee Wednesday.

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New University of Nebraska President Tours State

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds is new to the position of heading up the university system...and new to the state.