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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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Iowa Rolls Out Messaging System

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The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management rolled out a new statewide electronic notification and emergency messaging system at the department's annual conference in Des Moines.

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Iowa Unemployment Higher

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The Iowa Workforce Development agency is reporting the state's unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in September from 4.5 percent in August.

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TransCanada Committed To Pipeline

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A TransCanada executive denies an ambitious new project by the company is being undertaken as an alternative to the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Flu Shots Encouraged

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State health officials urge Nebraskans to get vaccinated for the flu.

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Today Is Winter Awareness Day

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Today is “Winter Weather Awareness Day” in South Dakota.