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Rules Proposed For ATV’s in State Parks

More motorized vehicles are showing up in South Dakota state parks, and the Game, Fish and Parks Department is attempting to put some rules on those.

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Senate Immigration Bill Dead in House

The immigration bill passed by the Senate now moves to the House, but South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says it will not come up for debate.

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Health Centers Receive Grants

The US Department of Health and Human Services is handing out hundreds of millions of dollars to community health centers across the country as part of the roll out of the Affordable Care Act.

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Iowa Governor In Kosovo

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is in the midst of a trip to Europe that began with the signing of a sister-state agreement with Kosovo and will end with meetings with the “decision-makers” of dozens of European companies.

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Pipeline Becoming Political Football

Rayola Dougher is the Senior Economist with the American Petroleum Institute this last hurdle is turning into a political football.

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Nebraska Sales Tax Revenues Higher

State tax receipts in Nebraska finished the fiscal year strong with a robust June.

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It’s A New Year For School Board

The Yankton School Board began their new fiscal year this week, swore in elected members and re-organized.

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Noem: House Did Its Job On Student Loan Rates

Congress left Washington for the July fourth break without taking action on subsidized student loan rates, which let them double to six point eight percent. South Dakota

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Downtown Yankton To Become Movie Set

Part of downtown Yankton will be a movie set later this month.

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Asian Carp Invade Rivers

This could be a big year for Asian carp in South Dakota rivers, and that could be bad news for boaters and fishermen.

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Minnesota Test Scores Remain Steady

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The latest statewide tests of public school students in Minnesota show average scores in reading remained constant or increased slightly for all grade levels and ethnic groups.

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Demographics of Iowa Prisons Finds Highest Percentage of African American Inmates

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A third annual summit on racial disparities in Iowa's prisons, to be held next month in Ankeny, is being expanded to two days.

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Lobbyists Spend $14 Million in Nebraska

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Lobbyists spent a record $14 million dollars last year trying to influence the Unicameral.

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New Accountability Measure For Nebraska Schools

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About a thousand school administrators from across Nebraska are hearing about new state accountability measures during a conference in Kearney.

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Breastfeeding Promoted

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Society tends to have conflicted views of how new mothers feed their newborns, as breastfeeding is seen as the better choice… as long as it’s not done in public.