Local: News

News

nebraska-state-capital

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.

mosquito

West Nile Reported In Nebraska

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

SDCapitol

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

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.

tuition

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.

MoneyDollars

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.

fat

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.

mailboxes

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Rounds Still Hopes For Pipeline

Fresh
rounds

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he hopes the Congressional setback for the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t end up killing it.

in Local

Higher Property Tax Revenue Expected In Nebraska

Fresh
Ricketts

A report from the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board shows that taxes for the current fiscal year will be more than sixty two million dollars higher than expected.

in Local

State Education Spending Debate Continues

Fresh
state capitol pierre

State aid to education is a big issue for the South Dakota legislature.

in Local

Iowa University Funding Debated

Fresh
College Money Student

Iowa Legislators are raising questions about the new "performance-based" formula for directing tax dollars to the three state-supported universities.

in Local

Bill Approved to Address Elderly Abuse

state capitol pierre

The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee approved a bill (Friday) that would set up an elder abuse task force in the state.