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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…

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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.

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Watershed Task Force To Meet

The Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force meets today in Pierre.

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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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University Partnership With Software Company Working

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University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.

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Short Budgets Make Finding Teachers Hard

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Finding teachers for South Dakota school districts will continue to be difficult due to budget shortages.

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Teacher Shortage Studied

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Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Planning Committee heard about the problems school districts are having finding qualified teachers.

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase

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An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law fully goes into effect in several months, requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering.

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Shortage Of Lawyers In Rural Nebraska

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Too many rural Nebraska counties have no practicing lawyers.