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Criticism Of ACA Builds

The focus on the Affordable Care Act continues to sharpen on Capitol Hill as more problems pop up.

Bills Will Deal With Ag Property Tax

At least two bills dealing with ag land property tax assessments will find their way to the 2014 South Dakota legislature.

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City Approves First Water Plant Contract

The Yankton City Commission this week approved the first contract connected to the design and construction of a new water treatment plant.

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Conservation Plan Being Developed

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is working through the comments for the proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas.

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Medicaid Expansion Still Under Consideration

The South Dakota Legislatures Planning Committee took some time during their meeting this week to again talk about the possible expansion of Medicaid.

More Affordable Housing Options

More affordable housing options may be coming to Yankton.

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SD Medicaid Expansion Still on Hold

A SD legislative committee again heard testimony about the state expanding Medicaid.

Yankton City Commission Donates $25 Thousand Dollars to Mead Building Project

The Yankton City Commission agreed to donate $25 thousand dollars to the Mead Building Project.

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Iowa Insurance Division Talking Healthcare Reform

The Iowa Insurance Division is holding meetings to help people understand the insurance changes coming from the Affordable Care Act.

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Sioux City Murder with SD Connection

The body of a Sioux City man was found in a ditch near Canton Sunday Morning. Sioux City police are investigating as a murder.

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Questions Headed To South Dakota Ballot

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At least two more ballot issues will be in front of South Dakota voters in the 2016 general election.

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Special Election For Vermillion

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Voters in Vermillion this week decided to keep two ordinances passed by the city council that had been referred.

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Positive Outlook For Minnesota Economy

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A new government survey finds business services firms remain positive about Minnesota's economy.

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Iowa 4-H Conference Underway

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"Dare to Discover" is the theme of this year’s Iowa 4-H Conference underway this week on the Iowa State University campus.

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Iowa Water High In Bacteria

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The weekly tests of the water near 10 state park beach areas in Iowa showed high levels of bacteria last week -- the most since the second week of testing when there were 13.