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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.


West Nile Reported In Nebraska

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Education Pencils

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.


USPS To Reduce Hours

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

Kristi Noem

Noem To Hold Town Hall

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

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SD Counties Look to 2016 Legislature for Financial Help

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While education funding and teacher pay have gotten most of the attention, counties will also be standing in line when the 2016 session of the South Dakota legislature opens in January.

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SD Board of Regents to Consider Alcohol on Campus Policy


The South Dakota Board of Regents will consider a report at their meeting this week that could lead to allowing some use of alcohol on the six state university campuses.

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SD School Boards Set Legislative Priorities


The Associated School Boards of South Dakota held their annual delegate assembly last week to help set direction for the 2016 legislative session.

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A Dialysis Center Opens at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

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A new outpatient dialysis center has opened at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

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SD Businesses Watching Ballot Issues


There will be eleven ballot issues for South Dakota voters to consider in next November’s election.