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Battle On Against Consumer Fraud

Identity theft and other forms of fraud pose a serious threat in South Dakota. Fraud and scams cause billions of dollars in loses every year.

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Thune Votes Nay On Budget

The US Senate passed a bipartisan budget deal that will help Washington return to some fiscal normalcy after years of gridlock.

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Johnson Votes Yea On Budget

The US Senate reached agreement on a bipartisan, two year budget deal, passing it on a 64 to 36 vote, and sending it on to the President for his signature.

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No New Money For Water System

As the Senate prepares to vote on a two year budget agreement this week, it appears unlikely that any increased funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water Project will be included.

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Tuition Freeze Proposal Lauded

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is including extra money in his budget proposal for the Board of Regents, which would allow them to freeze tuition for the next year at state universities.

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Questions Remain On Health Plans

While most school districts in South Dakota are dealing with tight budgets, all will have to work through changes to their health insurance plans

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Merger Plan Moves Ahead

Plans for the merger of the Newcastle school district with Hartington Public in north east Nebraska continue to move forward.

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5th Candidate Joins SD Senate Race

A fifth candidate is entering the republican primary race for the US Senate.

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USD Searching For New Provost And VP

The University of South Dakota has formed a 16-member committee that will assist the University in its pursuit to replace Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Chuck Staben, who was named the 18th president of the University of Idaho last month.

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Hospital Expansion Completed Early

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton is opening their new “Northern Lights” addition a few months early.

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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.