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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Dentist Shortage In Nebraska

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Out of the 93 counties in Nebraska, 48 are designated as a dentistry shortage area and 20 counties don’t have a dentist at all.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Economist says Minimum Wage Increase Is A Bad Idea

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im Vokal is the Executive Director of the Platte Institute and says they conducted a study on how minimum wage increases impact workers and the economy. He doesn’t recommend it.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Activist Group Protesting Hog Housing In South Dakota And Iowa

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Activist group, Mercy for Animals is holding a protest outside Walmart Stores this week in South Dakota and Iowa. Today,…

Pigs

Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Pork Leader Says Housing Decisions Best Left To Producers

In Agriculture

The question of whether gestation crates should be used should be up to individual pork producers. That’s according to National…

Sheep

Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

R CALF Passes Policy Backing Sheep Industry And COOL

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R CALF members wrapped up their convention in Pierre, South Dakota over the weekend by passing a resolution in support…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Work On Property Tax Continues

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The change to taxing farmland based on what it produces is still a work in progress in South Dakota.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

American Farm Bureau Buys Cygnus

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The American Farm Bureau announced Monday they’ve purchased Cygnus Business ag media events and publications.  This includes Dakotafest in Mitchell,…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

OCM Wants NCBA Removed As Beef Checkoff Contractor

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The Organization of Competitive Markets wants the Cattlemen’s Beef Board to remove the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as a contractor…

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Twins Smashed By Royals

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Jeremy Guthrie pitched a four-hitter and Eric Hosmer drove in a career-high five runs to help the Kansas City Royals rout the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Monday night.

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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

Vikings Near Action

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The Vikings continue training camp this week as they prepare for Friday’s preseason opener.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

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Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.

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State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder

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State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

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Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.