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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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Radon Testing Encouraged

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This week is National Radon Action Week, and the Cancer Prevention Center is encouraging radon testing to reduce the number of Americans exposed to the gas.

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Loan Guarantees For Electric Companies

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The US Department of Agriculture has announced over one point four billion dollars in loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives across the country.

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Healthcare Faces Challenges

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The new President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton says healthcare in general will face many challenges in the next few years.

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Christmas Upon Us In Stores

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It is all around us now, when you go into any large retailer in the state.

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Drop In Oil Prices Reflected In Gas Prices

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Dropping oil prices are partly responsible for a drop of prices at the gas pump.