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Spending Still To Be Worked Out

The two year budget agreement that Congress worked out last month just sets the framework.

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Johnson Hopes Cuts Will Be Restored

The two year budget deal approved by Congress will move away from the cuts that were mandated under sequestration, but those effects will linger for a while.

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Rail Line To Be Sold

Canadian Pacific has reached agreement to sell the western parts of the former DM&E railroad to a group called Genesse & Wyoming.

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Nelson Gets National Post

South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson has been selected to chair the Committee on Telecommunications for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

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House Fire Leads to Meth Bust

House fire leads to a meth bust.

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Election Filing Season Underway

The start of the New Year opens the gates for those interested in running for public office in South Dakota.

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Hanson To Run For Reelection

Current South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Chairman Gary Hanson says he plans to run for re-election this year.

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Pressler Announces Senate Bid

Former South Dakota Senator Larry Pressler made it official last week by announcing he will run as an independent for the seat he held for three terms.

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Warmer Weather In Our Future?

Despite the brutally cold conditions expected this weekend into next week, there could be a warming trend later this month.

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Economy Continues Improvement

For a second straight month, the Mid-America Business Conditions Index is moving up.

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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.