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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.

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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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.