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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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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.

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Group Studies Iowa Businesses

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A group that seeks to place women in top jobs has announced plans for a first-of-its-kind study of the state's businesses.