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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.

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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Nebraska On Track for Economic Growth

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Nebraska remains on track for economic growth.

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Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Nebraska Committee

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A medical marijuana bill has cleared a Nebraska legislative committee and heads to the full legislature for debate.

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Rules Under Review

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The Rules Review Committee of the South Dakota legislature worked through a long agenda at their meeting yesterday (Monday) in Pierre.

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Transportation Bill Deadline Looms

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More discussions on a long term transportation funding bill may be held this week in Congress.

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Blue Ribbon Committee To Begin Work

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The “Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students” was formed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to deliver a data based report on the state of education to the 2016 legislature.