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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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Nebraska On Track for Economic Growth

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Nebraska remains on track for economic growth.

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Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Nebraska Committee

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A medical marijuana bill has cleared a Nebraska legislative committee and heads to the full legislature for debate.

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Rules Under Review

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The Rules Review Committee of the South Dakota legislature worked through a long agenda at their meeting yesterday (Monday) in Pierre.

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Transportation Bill Deadline Looms

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More discussions on a long term transportation funding bill may be held this week in Congress.

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Blue Ribbon Committee To Begin Work

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The “Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students” was formed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to deliver a data based report on the state of education to the 2016 legislature.