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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.


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.

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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Sioux Falls Catholic Bishop Paul Swain; Treat Refugees as People in Need

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has joined with other governors from across the country to express concerns about federal policies on Syrian refugees.

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SD Retailers Dealing with Lots of Competition

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While a number of stores will be open today, most retailers start early and stay late tomorrow, on “Black Friday.”

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SD PUC Ready to Decide on Dakota Access Pipeline

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission may make a decision Monday on the route application for the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Group Gathers to Protest Refugee Policy in Iowa


Around 50 people gathered outside the state capitol in Des Moines to rally against Governor Terry Branstad's order blocking Syrian refugees from settling in Iowa.

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Expect More Security at UNL – Iowa Game


Husker fans are being urged to arrive early at the Nebraska-Iowa game Friday.