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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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FEMA Funds For Nebraska

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Twelve Nebraska counties have been approved for Public Assistance from FEMA.  Recovery efforts are still underway for residents throughout the…

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Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

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Group Will Help Design Water Plant

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As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

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Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax

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While Congress continues to debate a band aid fix to the federal highway trust fund, at least one South Dakota candidate says gas taxes should go up…now.

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Bank Tax Collections Down

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When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.