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Committee Meets

The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature meets today in Pierre.

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Former South Dakota Secretary of State Dies

Former South Dakota Secretary of State Alice Kundert died yesterday in Mobridge.

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State Prison Inmate Still Missing

A search is still underway for a missing state prison inmate Richard Beckwith.

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Veterans Home Topic Of Special Session

South Dakota legislators will be asked to approve up to ten million dollars in additional state funding for construction of a new veterans home in Hot Springs.

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More High School Students On The Way

New projections show that the number of high school students in the state will start increasing in the next few years.

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Iowa Legislative Session Ended In Compromise

Iowa schools will see more money and more rules following this year’s legislative session.

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Noem Questions Surveillance Programs

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem said it appears these programs are part of a disturbing pattern

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Governors Race Wide Open

A long-time Iowa Democratic operative says Tom Vilsack’s decision to remain as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture rather than run for governor in 2014 opens the door for other Democrats who’ve been thinking about the race.

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Hospital Topic Of Special Session

South Dakota legislators will be asked to approve additional state funding for a new veterans nursing home in Hot Springs.

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No Decision On Nuclear Plant

Iowa’s largest utility company has completed its nuclear feasibility study.

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January Thaw To End

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Our pleasant mid-winter weather is going to change back to form later this week.

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Another Pipeline Proposed

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Four public meetings have been held across eastern South Dakota by backers of a proposed crude oil pipeline.

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Regional Cooperation Touted In Meeting

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Regional cooperation was the theme of the “One Million Cups” meeting yesterday in Yankton.

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

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Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."