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NFU Asks House Speaker To Get Farm Bill Conferees Named

National Farmers Union has written House Speaker John Boehner saying he holds the fate of the farm bill in his hands.  NFU Vice President of Government Relations Chandler Goule says Boehner needs to immediately name conferees and get the farm bill to a conference committee.

Goule says the farm legislation needs to get completed before the end of the year and while there is a sense of urgency there is time to get it done.

He says with the budget and debt ceiling discussions on hold, the farm bill may be the very best opportunity for any major forward looking legislation to pass this year.

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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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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…