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Higher Water Bills Now, Construction Later

Yankton residents will see higher water bills this month, but City Manager Amy Nelson says there will not be any visible construction for quite some time.

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AP: High Environment Cost of Ethanol

The Associate Press has released a story critical of the environmental impacts of ethanol production, especially in land conversion.

Riverside Baseball Park in Yankton to get Artificial Turf

Riverside Baseball park in Yankton will get artificial turf and an honorary name.

Two Years Needed for Water Plant Design

The City of Yankton will have to wait at least two years for design of a new water plant.

Eagle Creek Software Building on schedule..

The new building for Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion is on schedule, and should open in May.

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Water Rates Rising in Yankton

Water rates in Yankton will be rising because of the need to finance the construction of a new water plant and wells.

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Community Health Services Expanding to Yankton

The Union County Health Foundation is getting a grant from the federal government to expand community health services into Yankton.

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Food Stamps Remain Sticking Point In Farm Bill

House and Senate members of the Farm Bill conference committee are working through differences in their versions in hopes of…

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Nelson Says Money Won’t Decide Race

South Dakota republican Senate candidate Stace Nelson says despite a lack of resources, he can be competitive in the republican primary.

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Dropped Calls To Be Tracked

The Federal Communications Commission has approved rules that should help complete phone calls in and out of rural areas. Some…

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Daugaard Has Fond Fair Memories

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The South Dakota State Fair is underway in Huron, continuing through Monday.

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Cooler, Wetter Weather Ahead

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The longer range forecasts now appear to favor a wetter, cooler trend for the northern plains.

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Changes Coming To Retirement System

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The Retirement Laws Committee of the South Dakota Legislature voted this week to begin the process of changing some of the rules of the state retirement system.

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Iran Debate Unlikely

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It was expected that the Senate would have a lengthy debate next week over the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

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Lots Of Pheasants In Iowa

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A statewide survey by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources shows the pheasant population has increased for the second year in a row.