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Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

Fairly Dispersing State Funds

In News

Finding a fair way to disperse state funds for education continues to be a contentious issue for Nebraska lawmakers…

Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

Senators Introduce Farm Bankruptcy Legislation

In Agriculture

Senators Chuck Grassley and Al Franken have introduced legislation to reverse a Supreme Court ruling that is making it tougher…


Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

Study Shows More E 85 Use Could Topple Blend Wall

In Agriculture

  An Iowa State University study indicates that the E 10 blend wall can be overcome by increasing incentives for…

Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

NPPC President Excited About Trade Deal Possibilities

In Agriculture

  United States Trade Representative Michael Froman heads off this month to Tokyo for talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership.  …

Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

State Official Says South Dakota’s Trade Success Due To Agriculture

In Agriculture

According to the Business roundtable research and U.S. government data, International trade supports an estimated 124,000 jobs in South Dakota…


Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

Vikings Open Pre-Season

In Sports

The Vikings open up preseason play Friday against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome.


Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

Twins Face Sox

In Sports

The Twins play a doubleheader with the White Sox Friday in Chicago.

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Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

NSIC Tabs Volleyball Favorite

In Sports

For the tenth consecutive season the Concordia University, St. Paul Golden Bears have been picked by the league coaches in the NSIC Preseason Volleyball Poll.

Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

Cyclones See Lineup

In Sports

The Big 12 announced its men’s basketball schedules Thursday.


Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

South Dakota Ag Secretary Congratulates Coalition For Pushing For Farm Bill

In Agriculture

The South Dakota Back The Farm Bill Coalition is on the right track calling on Congress to pass a comprehensive…

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