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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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Bill Approved to Address Elderly Abuse

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The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee approved a bill (Friday) that would set up an elder abuse task force in the state.

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Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

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The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

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Positives Seen In New Internet rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

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Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

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For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.

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Speed Limit Increase Clears Committee

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A bill that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on many miles of interstate highways in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate.