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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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Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.

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El Nino Could Lead to Muddy Fields This Spring

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An Iowa State University climatologist says the current El Nino weather pattern could mean slow planting this spring.

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Health Organizations in Nebraska Watching the Zika Virus

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Health organizations are carefully monitoring the spread of the Zika virus after a large outbreak in May of last year in Brazil.

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Property Tax Debate Continues in Nebraska

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Governor Pete Ricketts told a legislative committee Nebraskans demand property tax relief...and the Unicameral needs to respond this year.

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SD Legislature Keeps Conceal Carry Bill Alive

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The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee narrowly passed a bill that would allow people with an enhanced concealed weapons permit to possess those weapons in the state Capital and any county courthouse.