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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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Below Normal Run Off Expected in the Missouri River Basin

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The Corps of Engineers says runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was two point six million acre feet during April, eighty nine percent of average.

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Building the Future at SDSU

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The physical outline of the campus at South Dakota State University has changed quite a bit in the last few years.

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SD School Districts Working with New Funding Formula

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Schools across South Dakota are adapting to a new funding formula passed by this year’s legislature.

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Fortenberry Gives a Lukewarm Endorsement

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A lukewarm endorsement at best as Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry reacts to the swift change of events

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“Gun” Cell Phone Cases Banned in Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate unanimously passed a bill banning sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like guns