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Minimum Wage Petitions Turned into SD Secretary of State

Petition signatures calling for a higher minimum wage in South Dakota were turned into the Secretary of States office.

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SD Kids Lagging From the Start

A new report shows how important early childhood education is to the later achievement of kids.

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Yankton Helps Kick Off SD’s 125th Anniversary

Yankton was the host for the kick off of South Dakota’s 125th anniversary celebration.

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SD Democrats Still Searching for A Governor Candidate

SD Democrats are still looking for a candidate for governor next year.

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Congress Still Looking for a Budget Deal

Part of the deal Congress passed to end the government shutdown would be a budget agreement by the end of the year.

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Feeding South Dakota Starts $6 Million Dollar Campaign

Feeding South Dakota is starting a fund raising campaign to help them expand their facilities across the state.

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Natural Gas Prices Lower Than Last Year

As the heating season begins, natural gas customers could pay less than last year.

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Midwest Economy Starting Downward Trend

A survey of business managers in 9 midwest states shows the economy could be shrinking in the months ahead.

SD 125th Anniversary Part Starts This Weekend in Yankton

The 125th anniversary of South Dakota’s statehood is next year, but the celebration starts this weekend in Yankton.

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Yankton To Celebrate State’s 125th Birthday

The State of South Dakota will celebrate the one hundred twenty fifth anniversary of state hood next year.

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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.