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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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Transportation Bill Moves Closer to Finalization

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A major transportation funding bill will be up for final action next week in the South Dakota legislature.

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Official Revenue Numbers on the Way for Legislature

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The next big step for South Dakota lawmakers will come next week when they get the official revenue numbers for the current fiscal year, and the latest estimates for the next year.

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Bill Killed to Allow Cities to Raise Funds With Sales Tax

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A bill that would have allowed cities in South Dakota to raise their sales tax for specific projects was in front of the House State Affairs committee today.

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Napa Junction Development Still Possible

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The Yankton County Commission heard this week that development prospects at Napa Junction are not dead.

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Pipeline Project Still Alive

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Despite the failure of Congress this week to override the President’s veto of the Keystone XL bill, the project is not dead.