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Congressman Steve King Defending Comments

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King is defending comments he made last week that sparked controversy…..

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Weather Enters Erratic Period

A climatologist with Iowa State University Extension says regional weather patterns have entered an erratic period….

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Commission Debates Noise Issue

The Yankton City Commission again debated noise, and what to do about it at their meeting this week.

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First Lady Promotes Foster Care

South Dakota First Lady Linda Daugaard is on the road this summer promoting the need for foster families.

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New Plans For Vets Home

Plans for a new state Veterans Home in Hot Springs are in the process of being redrawn.

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Summer Brings Health Risks

Summer is the time when all kinds of bugs can get you, including those that don’t crawl or fly.

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City Finances Sound

Finance Director Al Viereck said the books are in pretty good shape right now

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Tax Incentives Approved

The Yankton City Commission approved sales tax incentives to help spur development of lots located on Highway 81 adjacent to Menards.

Democrats Hold Meeting

Legislative democrats took time to get together this past weekend in Burke.

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Tax Study Continues

A special legislative committee reviewing Nebraska’s tax system might serve more as a guide to possible legislation next year.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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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.