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Rail Line Sale Still Possible

The sale of the former DM&E rail line from western Minnesota through South Dakota is still possible, but no decisions will be made until sometime next year.

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Traffic Camera Debate Continues

The director of the Iowa D-O-T says there’s “mixed” research data about whether automated traffic enforcement cameras improve safety or…


State Money Mishandled

A state audit disclosed the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services mishandled hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Thune Has Doubts About Iran Nuke Deal

Western countries have reached a tentative deal with Iran to slow development of their nuclear capabilities.


Watershed Task Force To Meet

The Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force meets today in Pierre.

Planning Committee To Meet

The Legislative Planning Committee meets today in Pierre.

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Regional Economy Improves

After declining in October to its lowest level since 2012, the monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region, increased for November.

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SD Retailers Look for Positive Returns

SD retailers are set up for a strong finish to the year following Black Friday.

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SD Legislative Committee Still Dealing With Drainage Issues

A SD legislative task force still working through watershed issues.

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Small Business Saturday

This Saturday is the day to visit your local businesses, to round out your holiday shopping.

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SD Blue Ribbon Task Force Differences

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While the final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has been delivered to Governor Dennis Daugaard, details of the legislative plan associated with it are still being worked on.

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New Sr James Care Center Dedicated in Yankton

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The newly expanded Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton was officially dedicated and blessed this week.

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Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.