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New Rural Affairs Executive Director Excited To Start New Job

New Rural Affairs Executive Director Excited To Start New Job

Beginning September 1, Center for Rural Affairs Assistant Executive Director Brian Depew takes over as Executive Director.  He replaces Chuck Hassebrook who resigned to devote full time to running for Governor of Nebraska. Depew says he’s looking forward to the promotion.

Depew says he wants to continue helping rural communities thrive and to help create opportunities for rural businesses and producers.

He says part of his goal is to work for a new farm bill that will help family producers and those just starting to farm.

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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

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Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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SDHSAA Release First Round Football Pairings

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The first rounds of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs are set.  Here is a link to the SDHSAA…