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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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University Partnership With Software Company Working

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University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.

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Short Budgets Make Finding Teachers Hard

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Finding teachers for South Dakota school districts will continue to be difficult due to budget shortages.

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Teacher Shortage Studied

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Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Planning Committee heard about the problems school districts are having finding qualified teachers.

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase

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An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law fully goes into effect in several months, requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering.

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Shortage Of Lawyers In Rural Nebraska

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Too many rural Nebraska counties have no practicing lawyers.