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Thune Grills Sebelius On Obamacare

Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions about the issues with the website healthcare.gov.

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Candidate Continues Tour Of State

South Dakota democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland is counting up the towns as he works his way around the state.

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High Price At Land Sale

About one hundred sixty acres of land southwest of Gayville was sold at auction yesterday, bringing about eleven thousand dollars an acre.

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Johnson Defends Obamacare

The healthcare reform debate continued in Washington as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared before the Senate Finance Committee.

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Judges To Appear On Ballot

South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson has created the Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention.

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Interim Committees See Attendance Problems

Low attendance and sporadic scheduling has some South Dakota legislators concerned about the usefulness of interim committees.

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Group Seeks To Help Rural Communities

Dakota Resources, a leadership and economic development organization for South Dakota communities is looking for new sites to join their “Dakota Rising” program.

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Iowa Flu Cases Identified

State health officials say three types of flu have been identified in Iowa.

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Candidate Tours Region

Pete Ricketts, a republican candidate for governor in Nebraska is on the road this week, touring ag and manufacturing locations.

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Utility Wins Rate Adjustment

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a natural gas rate adjustment for Montana-Dakota Utilities.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.