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Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

King Blasts Embassy Closings

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Iowa Congressman Steve King opposes the Obama Administration’s decision to close 19 U.S. embassies in Northern Africa and the Middle East all week due to terror threats.

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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,…

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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…

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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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Farm Bureau Calls Judge’s Ruling A Win

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Late last week a Judge ruled Nebraska must pay Kansas $ 5 million in a dispute involving overuse of irrigation…

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Ag Secretaries Tout TPA for President

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Eight secretaries of agriculture have teamed up to show their support for granting the President Trade Promotion Authority. Ag Secretary…

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Feds clear officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

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The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.

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Supreme Court divided over Obamacare challenge

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Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

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Search On For Workers

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The main mission of Yankton Area Progressive Growth over the years was to recruit new businesses to move and bring jobs to the area.