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Inmate Richard Beckwith

State Prison Inmate Back in Custody

A state prison inmate that left his work release job in Yankton last weekend is back in custody….

Joe Gertsema

Gertsema Ending Yankton Career

Yankton School Superintendent Dr. Joe Gertsema cleaned out his office this week as he wrapped up twenty three years in the district.

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Senator Not Pleased With Tax Study Committee

District 40 Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill doesn’t like the make-up of the study committee

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Nebraska Schools To Get More Money

The Nebraska legislature wrapped up the 2013 session by passing a budget that includes a five percent increase in state aid to education each of the next two years.

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Domestic Abuse Study Committee To Meet

The Domestic Abuse Study committee of the South Dakota legislature will hold its first meeting Monday in Pierre.

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River Flows Below Normal

The Corps of Engineers is still predicting below normal run off and flows in the Missouri River system.

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Student Loan Rates Set To Rise

The interest rate on subsidized student loans is set to double on July first to six point eight percent.

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Thune Not Ready To Call Clapper A Liar

South Dakota Senator John Thune says he is not ready to call James Clapper a liar.

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Audit Finds Problems

A new state audit has confirmed the financial wrongdoing that led a group of county officials from northwest Iowa to plead guilty to a variety of charges earlier this year.

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Sioux City Casino Controversy Continues

The company that runs the casino riverboat in Sioux City, but lost its bid to build the new land-based casino, is taking more legal action.

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GOP Retreats On DHS Funding

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Republicans in Congress had to retreat a bit, and pass a so called “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Severe Weather Season Approaches

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It is another one of the signs of spring. The beginning of severe weather spotter training classes.

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Weaponized Drones Targeted In Protest

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A candlelight vigil is planned this evening (Wednesday) outside the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines to protest the use of weaponized drones.

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No Speed Limit Change, But Texting Bill Advances

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A bill that would have raised the speed limit on Iowa's interstates has hit a dead end in the Iowa Senate, but legislators are advancing bills targeting those caught texting and driving on Iowa roads.

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Electoral Vote Change Bill Clears Hurdle

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A measure proposing Nebraska revert to the winner-take-all distribution of presidential electors has cleared an important hurdle, yet still faces an uncertain future.