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Flash Drought This July

Many are calling this dry spell in July that followed the wettest spring on record a “flash drought.”

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Compromise Reached But Not Long Term

A pitched fight between Democrats and Republicans in the U-S Senate has ended in compromise….

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Campaign Cash Being Raised

A political watchdog group says many Nebraska state senators continue to raise campaign cash during the…

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New Party Chair Needed for SD Democrats

South Dakota democrats are looking for a new party chairman after former Chair….

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Affordable Care Act Mandate Delayed

There has been more discussion and debate over portions of the Affordable Care Act this week…

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Trying To Raise Minimum Wage in South Dakota

A petition drive will soon be underway in South Dakota that would let voters decide on a higher…

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Iowa Boats Must Be Cleaned

Boaters and others who use Iowa’s waterways have had to take a little more time this summer to clean their equipment….

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Heat Leads To Livestock Deaths

Some livestock deaths have been reported as Nebraska feedlot operators struggle with soaring temperatures….

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Summer Sun Requires Precautions

The summer sun is at its most intense period now, and health professionals are warning us to take precautions….

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Affordable Care Act Delayed For Businesses

Many of the mandated changes under the Affordable Care Act for business will be delayed for a year.

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More College Students in Need of Financial Aid

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College students, including those at Mount Marty College in Yankton, are experiencing more debt and need more access to funds.

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Utility Rates Expected to Increase with New EPA Rule

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The pollution may come down, but utility rates will rise if a new proposed rule by the EPA is put to use in the nation's power plants.

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Teacher Pay Could Drop Back in January

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Although the state ended the fiscal year with a surplus, Senator Bill Van Gerpen says South Dakota's education might not benefit all that much.

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Midwest Economics Sank in July

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Ernie Goss, Ph.D., says the Business Conditions Index for the region was down in July.

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New School District Ready for Fall

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The Hartington-Newcastle district is gearing up for classes to begin today.