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Common Core Standards Questioned

A meeting on the Common Core education standards was held last weekend in Rapid City.

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Concern Raised About New Mortgage Lenders

As the housing market recovers from the recession, it appears there are more companies emerging to offer home mortgages.

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Energy Squeeze AT USD

Students at the University of South Dakota got an email this week from the Dean of Students asking them to cut back on electricity usage as much as possible.

Heat Is Double Edged Sword

The heat is on across Iowa, and while days where the temperature tops the 90-degree mark won’t help some crops, it’s not a bad thing for all corn and soybeans.

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Drunk Driving Campaign Underway

A nationwide campaign to remove drunk drivers from the road is underway and will run through September 8.

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Iowa Seeks Approval For Health Plan

State officials have finally submitted their formal request to the federal government, asking for approval of Iowa’s version of Medicaid expansion.

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Animal Control Laws Discussed

The Yankton City Commission took a look at the first draft of a comprehensive update to animal control laws at their meeting Monday night.

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Domestic Abuse Study Continues

The Domestic Abuse Interim Study Committee of the South Dakota legislature held another field hearing in Yankton Monday.

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Head Injuries To Be Studied

Cutting-edge research could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of concussions…as well as a range of brain injuries in the renovated East Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

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Insurance Scam Targets Iowans

owa Attorney General Tom Miller is warning that scammers are targeting uninsured Iowans who will use the state’s “Insurance Exchange” this fall to shop for coverage.

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Scholarship Program Announced

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Workforce development continues to be a critical issue in South Dakota as employers struggle to find qualified workers to fill skilled positions.

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Ag Property Taxes On Legislative Agenda

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The South Dakota legislature will have to again deal with property taxes on ag land.

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Water Project Still Short On Funds

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The just passed federal budget bill includes more money for rural water projects, but no dollars specifically for the three…

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Details Of Omnibus Bill Coming Out

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The one point one trillion dollar, seventeen hundred page omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week has lots of details, which are starting to come out.

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Group Wants More Medical Marijuana

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A group of Iowans announced a campaign at the state capitol dedicated to promoting regulated access to medical marijuana for patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions.