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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use

A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law

A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge

Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks

South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.

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Thune’s Committee To Study Internet

South Dakota Senator John Thune held his first hearing as Chair of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He says…

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More Power Lines Going Underground

As the growth in electric customers and consumption continues for Southeastern Electric, they are upgrading and protecting their system by putting more power lines underground.

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Bill Introduced to Change Poker From Gambling to Skill

District 40 Senator, Tyson Larson, wants to change poker from gambling to a game of skill.

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Search On For U Of I President

The president of the Iowa Board of Regents promises an open search that includes a lot of input for the new University of Iowa president to replace Sally Mason who is retiring at the end of July.

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Water Suit Called An Insult To Family Farmers

An Iowa State Representative says managers of the Des Moines Water Works have insulted "every family farmer in northwest Iowa" by threatening to sue three counties over nitrate pollution in the Raccoon River.

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Online Voter Registration For Iowans

The Iowa Voter Registration Commission is moving ahead with plans to let all eligible Iowa voters with a state-issued photo I-D register to vote online, but it will be up to the Iowa Department of Transportation to determine just when it can start.

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Thune Sees No Plan In President’s Speech

South Dakota Senator John Thune says the President did not lay out a plan for the future in his State of the Union speech…

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Fischer: No Answers For Middle Class In SOTU

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says it was encouraging to hear the President place a priority on providing more opportunity for middle class families.

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Bill Introduced to Allow Schools to Start Earlier

Governor Terry Branstad is against a bill that would allow Iowa schools to begin classes earlier in August.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder A Problem in Iowa

There will be around 300 babies born in Iowa this year with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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Minnesota Company Headed to Northwest Iowa

Capital Armament Company is moving south to Sibley, Iowa.

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Yankton Bald Eagle Days This Weekend

Yankton's annual Bald Eagle Days will be held this weekend at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center.

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Water Quality Project For Big Sioux River

The City of Sioux Falls has successfully secured funding from the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program to begin improving water quality in the Big Sioux River.

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Trade Could Be Area Of Agreement

Many members of Congress are looking to fast track Trade Promotion Authority, which would give the President more power to sign trade deals more quickly.

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Legislators Return To Pierre

South Dakota legislators are back in session today, for a four day week following the Monday holiday. Democratic Senator Bernie…

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use

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A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law

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A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge

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Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks

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South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.