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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…

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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.

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Minnesota Legislature Continues Budget Discussion

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Minnesota legislative Democrats and Republicans continue to seek common ground as they work to balance the state budget for the next two years.

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Dallas County

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Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another Iowa County.

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Nebraska Continues Death Penalty Debate

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Nebraska lawmakers debated and passed a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty law.

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Bill to Repeal Mandatory Prison Sentences Passes Nebraska Legislature

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Nebraska legislators have advanced a bill that would scrap mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute.

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Making headlines this week

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