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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.

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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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

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A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

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Wind Farm Facing Opposition

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A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

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Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

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Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

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Iowa To Count Critters

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.