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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.

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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.

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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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Confusion Over Farm Program Sign Up

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The spring planting season is underway and local U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are getting calls from farmers, asking…

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Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers

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Key Democrats in the Iowa Senate are pressing forward with a bill that would forbid confidential settlements with laid off state workers.

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Economist Questions Economic Report

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A recent report that shows the best and worst taxpayer return on investment places Nebraska at number two. Creighton University…

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Executive Director Needed For LRC

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature meets again today in Pierre. They are in the process of looking…

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Talks With Railroads Continue

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The Surface Transportation Board held a hearing in Washington last week.