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State Prison Inmate Back in Custody

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

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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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South Dakota Senator Steps Down from Legislature

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District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.

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Topsoil Debate Continues in Iowa

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The public comment period for the proposed change in a controversial rule dealing with the amount of topsoil developers are required to return to a construction site will end Wednesday.

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Nebraska Senators Debating Term Limits

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Nebraska senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits.

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Plan for Iowa Caucuses On the Way

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The leaders of Iowa's two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

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Severe Weather Season Underway

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As spring continues to unfold across the northern plains, it normally means we need to pay attention to the potential of severe weather.