Local: News

News

Medical Stethoscope

Nebraska Scores Poorly In Cancer Study

Nebraska gets a poor grade on a report card ranking the states for efforts to prevent and fight cancer.

employment

Nebraska Unemployment Ticks Higher

The unemployment rate in Nebraska rose two-tenths of one percent last month to settle at 4-point-2 percent.

school tests

University Programs Expanding

The fall term begins later this week at state universities with move in weekend.

MoneyDollars

Group Receives Obamacare Grant

The US Department of Health and Human Services is giving community agencies over half a million dollars to help the uninsured sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

SDCapitol

State Government Officials Travel To Kentucky

The Council of State Governments is meeting this week in Lexington Kentucky. The CSG is made up of members of all three branches of state government.

vote

New Tool To Fight Voter Fraud

Iowa’s Republican secretary of state has been granted access to a federal database which he’ll use in his on-going voter fraud investigation.

slot machines

Casino Denied License

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 5-0 to deny a renewal of the gambling license for Penn Gaming, which operates The Belle of Sioux City gambling boat.

Capital 2

Tax Reform Subject Of Study

The House Ways and Means Committee broke into 11 working groups to study various aspects of tax reform.

education 2

Helping Students Prepare For Real World

A criticism aimed at universities is that they don’t prepare their students for real world jobs when they graduate.

JoeBenoit

MMC Begins Construction Project

A ground “blessing” was held to mark the start of construction of the new science center project at Mount Marty College in Yankton.

Recent Headlines

in Local

State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

inmate

A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

in Local

Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

Ricketts

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

in Local

Wind Farm Facing Opposition

WindEnergy

A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

in Local

Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

electric poles

Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

in Local

Iowa To Count Critters

deer fawn

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.