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Highway 50 Talks Continue

Discussions are continuing between the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the City of Yankton over the design of the Highway 50 project.

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Test Wells Started

The first steps in a major reconstruction of the City of Yankton’s water treatment process are underway.

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Chamber Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

Dave Owen, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says while they will probably oppose the increase, they won’t actively lead the opposition.

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SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Releases Statement on GOED Investigation

SD Governor Dennis Daugaard has released a statement on the investigation into the Office of Economic Development.

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Wind Energy Expansion Possible

Wind energy production in South Dakota could get a big boost if the Public Utilities Commission would set up a workable rate structure.

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Winter Weather Outlook Unclear

The National Weather Service has released its winter outlook, and for most of the northern plains, there are no great…

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EB-5 Program Raises Questions

The South Dakota Attorney General’s office is continuing its investigation into the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

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Plenty Of Issues For South Dakota Legislature

No major overriding issue, but plenty to talk about. That’s one prediction about the 2014 South Dakota legislature.

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Thanksgiving Travel Weather Looks Good

While we will see some cold and snowy weather into this weekend, it looks like there shouldn’t be any major problems with Thanksgiving week travel.

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Legislators Meet With Superintendents

Legislators from District 16 in south east South Dakota met this week with school superintendents to preview the 2014 legislation session.

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Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

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The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

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Positives Seen In New Internet rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

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Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

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For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.

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Speed Limit Increase Clears Committee

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A bill that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on many miles of interstate highways in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate.

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Push For Constitutional Convention

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Nebraska lawmakers will be asked by representatives of the “Convention of States Project” to join their effort to change portions of the U-S Constitution.