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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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Financial Report Released

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The South Dakota Bureau of Finance and Management has released the states comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2014.

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Wait On For Revenue Numbers

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South Dakota lawmakers are back in Pierre today (Tuesday) to start the last nine days of the main run of the 2015 session.

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Ag Land Use Study Killed

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A bill that would have set up a committee to study the actual use of ag land in South Dakota was killed on the Senate floor.

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Report: Government Programs Helping Poor

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A new report shows that government programs have been effective in helping families with children out of poverty.

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Rustling Laws Considered

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Getting caught stealing a horse was a serious crime in the old west.