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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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Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

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The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

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Positives Seen In New Internet rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

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Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

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For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.

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Speed Limit Increase Clears Committee

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A bill that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on many miles of interstate highways in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate.

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Push For Constitutional Convention

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Nebraska lawmakers will be asked by representatives of the “Convention of States Project” to join their effort to change portions of the U-S Constitution.