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Gas Prices Higher

The average price of a gallon of gas went up 13 cents this past week.

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Continued Growth Predicted For Nebraska

Economic growth is expected to continue in Nebraska, despite an anticipated drop in farm income.

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Water Bills On The Way Up

The Yankton City Commission will take the final steps at their meeting tonight to finalize new, higher water rates and surcharges needed to finance construction of new feeder wells and a water plant.

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Planning Committee Continues Work

The “Legislative Planning Committee” was set up by the South Dakota legislature as a permanent interim group to look at issues over the long term.

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Evaluations Underway

South Dakota school districts are working through the process of objective evaluations of teachers and principals.

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Johnson Optimistic On Healthcare

South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson says those covered by employer based insurance should not see much difference now, or in a year.

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Much Healthcare Unpaid For

An organization representing Iowa’s 188 hospitals is reporting they’re providing more than a billion dollars in uncompensated health care.

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Loan Rate Deal May Be Near

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns sees promise in the proposal to keep college student loan rates from doubling. . . A…

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SD Candidate Is On The Road

South Dakota’s democratic Senate candidate is on the road, meeting voters, and explaining his views….

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Myers Seriously Considering Governor’s Race

South Dakota may see an independent take a run at the Governor’s office next year….

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Another Try At Expanding Medicaid In Nebraska

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Another attempt is being made in the legislature to expand Medicaid in Nebraska.

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Prison Reform Bills Introduced

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Nebraska State senators who held hearings throughout the interim on various problems with the state prison system have proposed legislation for this session.

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Thune: Climate Change Cures Worse Than Problems

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During his State of the Union speech, President Obama pointed to climate change as the “greatest threat to the future,” due to increasing temperatures and sea levels.

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Holiday Gave Boost To South Dakota Retailers

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It looks like holiday shopping gave South Dakota retailers a small boost at the end of last year.

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Sturgeon Found On Missouri River

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The discovery of two small fish in the lower Missouri River is big news for researchers and wildlife officials all along the river.