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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.

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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.

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Eagle Creek Software Breaks Ground

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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13 hours ago in Local

Yankton School Board Gets Facility Study Update

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The Yankton School Board got an update at their meeting last night on the facilities improvement study that is underway.

14 hours ago in Local

Avera Sacred Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Recertified

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The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton were recently re certified after undergoing a peer-reviewed accreditation process.

16 hours ago in Local

Yankton County Commission; Budget Reserve Fading

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Both Governor Dennis Daugaard and state legislators are telling counties to “be patient” as dollars from new taxes and fees imposed last year continue to flow down to local governments.

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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

2 days ago in Local

SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.