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Mosquito Season Is Here

As summer heats up, the mosquito swarms will follow.

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Rhoden Throws Hat Into Senate Race

Former South Dakota legislative leader Larry Rhoden is planning to seek the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate.

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Lt. Governor Headed To Chicago

Iowa’s lieutenant governor will be in Chicago Sunday to launch an international effort to increase student participation in science, technology, engineering and math — the so-called “STEM” courses.

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Judge Misses Alternative Courts

A judge on the Iowa Court of Appeals is lamenting the demise of three of the state’s specialty courts which have kept the drug-addicted and the mentally ill from repeatedly returning to prison.

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Meeting With Governor Ends Quickly

A huge influx of alcohol from the small Nebraska town of Whiteclay into the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation remains a flash point at the Nebraska-South Dakota border after a very brief meeting at the State Capitol.

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Insurance Company Sanctioned

A Nebraska based insurance company is being sanctioned by the State of South Dakota.

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Raw Milk Off Committee Agenda

The Rules Review Committee of the South Dakota legislature will not be looking at deals with raw milk sales.

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School Board Holds Budget Hearing

The Yankton School Board held a public hearing on the proposed budget for the next school year at their meeting last night.

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No Sale on City Owned Land

The Yankton City Commission had planned to sell several acres of surplus land for affordable housing development, but could not find numbers that worked.

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Tougher Penalties For Child Sex Offenders Sought

The parents of Kathlynn Shepard are joining with a nonprofit group to push for tougher penalties in Iowa for sex offenders who target children.

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes

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Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays

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Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.