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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

More Land Deals

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The South Dakota Department of School and Public Lands leased out almost twenty eight thousand acres during their summer auction last month.

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Loan Rates Stabilized

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Interest rates on student loans have stabilized for the moment, although nothing is official yet.

Capitol

Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

South Dakota Coalition Formed To Push For Farm Bill Passage

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  The BACK THE FARM BILL Coalition held a news conference in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to announce their push…

CornDry

Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Yankton Chamber Joins Back The Farm Bill Coalition

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The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the 17 groups initially making up the BACK the Farm Bill…

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

River Study Extended

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The public comment period for the Ponca-Niobrara Land Protection Plan has been extended to the end of September.

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

AGP Expands Soybean Processing Plant In Hastings Nebraska

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AGP is expanding its soybean processing facility in Hastings, Nebraska.  AGP’s Vice President of Corporate and Government Relations Matt Caswell…

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Biodiesel Board Likes EPA Volume Requirements For The Fuel

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  Not only is the ethanol industry pleased with the Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements released by the Environmental Protection…

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Iowa Redesigns Absentee Ballot

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Iowa election officials hope a new design for the absentee ballot request form will remove any uncertainty voters might have — especially college students.

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Abortion Video Conferencing Rules Debated

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The Iowa Board of Medicine has proposed rules that would no longer allow doctors to dispense abortion-inducing pills via a video-conferencing system.

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Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

Grand Bargain Unlikely

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Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns dismisses President Obama’s call for a grand bargain on tax rates and federal spending.

Recent Headlines

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Strong Winds, High Fire Danger

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A wind advisory and a fire watch have been issued for our area.

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Huron Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

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Huron man dies in a single vehicle accident.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.