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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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Take Back Drug Program Reinstated

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The director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy is applauding a recent decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reinstate its National Prescription Drug Take Back program.

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Search for U of I President Continues

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Sally Mason has stepped into retirement.

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Nebraska Senator Says Change is Needed In Highway Funding

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill.

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Congress Left With Few Days to Finalize Budget

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When Congress returns from the August recess after Labor Day, they will have only a few days to work through the budget and keep the government funded into the new fiscal year which starts on October first.

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Death Penalty Petition Continues in Nebraska

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has been holding town hall meetings around the state in the last couple of weeks.