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Petition Drive To Increase Minimum Wage

The details are still being worked out on a potential ballot initiative that would let voters in South Dakota decide on raising the minimum wage.

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Railroad Sale Still Possible

The former D.M. & E. rail line through South Dakota may be sold, or it might not.


Iowa Named Top Party School

The Princeton Review’s annual listing of the top colleges in the country has moved Iowa up from number two to number one in the category or party schools — though a university spokesman says the ranking doesn’t make sense.


King Blasts Embassy Closings

Iowa Congressman Steve King opposes the Obama Administration’s decision to close 19 U.S. embassies in Northern Africa and the Middle East all week due to terror threats.


Dentist Shortage In Nebraska

Out of the 93 counties in Nebraska, 48 are designated as a dentistry shortage area and 20 counties don’t have a dentist at all.


Economist says Minimum Wage Increase Is A Bad Idea

im Vokal is the Executive Director of the Platte Institute and says they conducted a study on how minimum wage increases impact workers and the economy. He doesn’t recommend it.

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Work On Property Tax Continues

The change to taxing farmland based on what it produces is still a work in progress in South Dakota.

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Program Promotes Sharing

An Iowa Department of Education official says the organization is taking a cautious approach in instituting updates to a program that provides school districts with extra state financial help if they share positions to cut costs.


Opportunities Missed On Farm Bill

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says the House missed a real opportunity to approve reforms to the Farm Bill, which was barely approved after stripping the food stamp portion from it.


“Dreamer” Defends Status

A so-called “DREAMer” from northwest Iowa who was brought into the U.S. illegally by his parents when he was one isn’t sure what he’d do if a proposal Congressman Steve King shepherded through the House becomes law.

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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.

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Avoid Sharing the Flu

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If you've been sick and get up ready to head out to a family Thanksgiving celebration, you might want to think about staying home.

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts; Change Refugee Policy


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is sticking with his call for the country to halt any acceptance of Syrian refugees until the process can be completely vetted.

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One Killed in Two Vehicle Accident West of Wolsey

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One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday morning, eight miles west of Wolsey, S.D.

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Snow Plow Crews Ready in North East Nebraska

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With snow forecast across central and eastern Nebraska, the snow moving equipment is ready.