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Senators Disagree On How To Stop Obamacare

Both Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Senator Mike Johanns oppose the federal health care law, but disagree on a strategy devised to derail it.


Students Return To USD

Students will be coming back to the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion next week to start the fall term.


Eagle Creek Software Breaks Ground

The official groundbreaking for Eagle Creek Software Services was held Tuesday in Vermillion.


Democrats Seek Candidates

While South Dakota democrats have a Senate candidate in Rick Weiland, they have yet to find anyone to run for Governor or the US House.

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Back To School For Some Area Districts

School is starting today for many districts in north east Nebraska.


New Weapon In Breast Cancer Battle

An Iowa doctor is touting the success of a relatively new piece of technology in the fight against breast cancer.

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New Test Replaces GED

The state Education Department is changing the test used for people who didn’t graduate from an Iowa high school, but want to get a high school diploma.


New Housing Options At SDSU

When students come back to the campus of South Dakota State University next week, they will find several new housing units.


Commissioner To Retire

South Dakota School and Public Lands Commissioner Jerrod Johnson will wrap up his time in that office Wednesday.

Domestic Abuse Committee Meetings Set

The Domestic Abuse Study Committee of the South Dakota legislature will hold public hearings around the state next week.

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.

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Online Help Scam


Iowans may be sitting down to a turkey dinner , but don't be surprised if, even today, the phone rings and it's someone offering to help you and your "ailing" computer.