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AG’s Express Privacy Concerns

Nebraska’s attorney general has joined with 12 others raising concerns about consumer privacy and the federal health care law.

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West Nile Reported In Nebraska

State health officials report 11 human cases of West Nile virus have been discovered in Nebraska.

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Senate Republicans Need New Leader

Republicans in the South Dakota Senate will have to choose a new leader following the resignation of Majority Leader Senator Russ Olson of Wentworth.

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Nebraska Offers Tuition Breaks To South Dakotans

The Nebraska College System Board of Trustees has decided to add South Dakota residents to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact tuition rate of one hundred fifty percent of the resident tuition rate.

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Students Line Up Financing

Saying that the lines in her office “went out the door, around the corner and down the stairs”, University of South Dakota Financial Aid Director Julie Pier says they are dealing with a crush of students finalizing their loans for the fall term that starts next week.

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Medicaid Expansion Discussed

The Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges Task Force met this week in Pierre to consolidate their report on the merits and costs of expanding Medicaid coverage in the state.

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Obesity Problem In Iowa

Two out of every three Iowa adults is obese or overweight, according to a new national report, ranking the state 12th in the U-S for poorest health — the same as a year ago.

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Little Change In ACT Scores

The results from Iowa students who took the A-C-T college entrance test this year showed little change from the year before in the four subject areas of English, reading, math and science.

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USPS To Reduce Hours

Post offices seeing fewer people will be open for fewer hours each day.

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Noem To Hold Town Hall

Kristi Noem will hold a town hall meeting this afternoon at Dakotafest in Mitchell.

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Wildland Fire Academy To Start

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As fears of wildfires flare with dry conditions in many parts of the state, the seventh annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to begin this coming weekend and run through early May.

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Microsoft To Build West Des Moines

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Microsoft has been identified as the company behind another big economic development project in West Des Moines. The company will…

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Pipeline Stalled

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State Department officials say they will not move on the Keystone XL oil pipeline due to the legal wrangling over the route through Nebraska.

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It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

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This is Severe Weather Awareness Week across South Dakota. It’s mostly used as a reminder of what weather terms, like…

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Larson Hopes To Bring Back Electoral College Bill

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A bill that would have joined Nebraska to a Presidential vote compact was withdrawn from debate in the last weeks of the session.