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More Clashes To Come

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns sees even more clashes over money matters ahead in Congress.

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Michels Named To Retirement System Board

South Dakota Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels has been named to the board of directors of the South Dakota State Retirement System.

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Noem Introduces Healthcare Bill

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem has introduced a bill that she says would help rural health care providers and their patients.


Iowa Lottery Breaks Records

The head of the Iowa Lottery said the lottery generated a record pay out to players and return of dollars to the state.


Effort To Keep I-80 Fatality Free

Law enforcement in the 11 states along I-80 are teaming up on a campaign lasting through the end of the month.


Still Tense In Senate

A couple of resolutions to some sticky problems in the United States Senate haven’t brought total peace between majority Democrats and minority Republicans.

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Thune Introduces New Bill

South Dakota Senator John Thune says Congress passes spending bills every year that does not look at long term financial impacts….

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New Student Testing

Schools in South Dakota are moving toward a new process that will evaluate teachers and administrators on an objective scale….


South Dakota Ends Fiscal Year in the Black

The State of South Dakota ended the fiscal year in the black, and was able to transfer about twenty four million dollars to the reserve fund…..

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High Lottery Sales in Nebraska

A milestone for the Nebraska Lottery….

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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.

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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.