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Legislators Study Assisted Living

Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton, a member of the task force, says they are looking at additional services that could be offered by assisted living facilities…

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Changes May Affect Area Hospitals

A new report from the US Department of Health and Human Services could impact critical access hospitals across South Dakota.

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Brunner Enters Race

Ryan Brunner, currently deputy Commissioner of School & Public Lands in South Dakota says he wants to move up to…

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West Nile Risk Continues

Iowa’s top doctor says the risk of contracting the West Nile virus is not dropping even though summer is starting to wind down.

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Time Running Out For Congress

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns worries Congress might not have enough time to complete its work and keep the federal government funded as it enters a new fiscal year.

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Nebraska Economy Stalls

It appears the Nebraska state economy has stalled, at least somewhat.

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Rules Committee To Meet

The Rule Review Committee of the South Dakota Legislature meets again today.

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US Attorney Pleased With Sex Trafficking Arrests

Nine men were arrested during the Sturgis motorcycle rally and charged with commercial sex trafficking.

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Debt Limit Deal Pending

Several republican Senators are talking about a deal on extending the federal debt limit tied to defunding the Affordable Care Act.

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Funding Challenges For Mental Health

The Iowa legislature approved moving from a county-by-county mental health system to a regional system.

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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

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Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.

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State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder

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State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

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Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.

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Congress Back to Work After August Break

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SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem says there are issues Congress needs to deal with this fall.

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Getting the Public Involved in SD School Funding

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The South Dakota Budget & Policy Institute will hold a number of meetings to talk about education funding and teacher pay.