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Crypto Cases Should Ease

The outbreak of cryptosporidiosis or “crypto” continues as many kids are returning or getting ready to go back to school.

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Juvenile Home Could Go Private

Governor Terry Branstad is suggesting the state should consider having a private organization take over the management of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.


Is The Pipeline About To Be Killed?

Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry says it isn’t just President Obama who has set a negative tone on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline…its other members of the administration.


SDSU Prepares For School Year

Campuses across the state are preparing for the rush of students returning next week.


Groundbreaking Big Step For Vermillion

The groundbreaking for Eagle Creek Software Services in Vermillion this week was a big step for the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company.

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Social Security Marks Anniversary

Sarah Jennings, state director of AARP-South Dakota, says the Social Security program is still financially sound.

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New Clinic Opening

Horizon Healthcare opens a new clinic building in DeSmet Thursday.


More Wind Power On The Way

Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy has identified the sites where the company will put up to 448 new wind turbines to generate electricity.


100 Year Farms Honored

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey handed out certificates at the Iowa State Fair to honor those who have had a farm in their family for 100 years.

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Better Test Results In Nebraska

State education officials report 77-percent of the students who took the tests met or exceeded state reading standards, compared to 69-percent three years ago.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.

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No Major Travel Disruptions Expected for Thanksgiving


While it looks like we may see some precipitation later this week, it should not be a big disruption for Thanksgiving plans.

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Insurance Co-op Failures Predictable Under ACA

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says something must be done in wake of the collapse of health care CO-OPs under the Affordable Care Act.

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Minnesota Prosecutors Critical of Sentence Reductions


A state commission would cut prison sentences for some criminal drug offenders in an effort to reduce Minnesota's prison overcrowding.

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Nebraska Congressman Cautious on Syrian Refugees

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The United States House overwhelmingly approved a measure barring Syrian refugees from entering the country until a more stringent vetting process has been put into place.