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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

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Wind Farm Facing Opposition

A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

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Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

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Iowa To Count Critters

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.

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Gambling Addiction Treatment working

The Iowa Department of Public Health's annual report on problem gambling treatment is showing continued success.

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Nebraska Health Insurance Choices To Shrink.

Blue Cross - Blue Shield insurer Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54-billion deal.

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Yankton City Commissioner Resigns

Yankton City Commissioner Brooke Blaalid announced her resignation, effective next month.

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Keystone XL Hearings Begin in South Dakota

Hearings on the re-certification of the Keystone XL route across the state begin in Pierre on Monday.

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City Moves to Help Yankton Mall

The Yankton City Commission will hold a hearing next month on a special assessment for the Yankton Mall.

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Changes Ahead for SD Pharmacies

The SD legislature approved rules changes for pharmacy technicians.

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New Ethanol Storage Facility Headed to Le Mars

The city of Le Mars has completed plans to build a large ethanol storage facility in its industrial area.

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Nebraska Senator Hears Details of Iran Nuclear Deal

Nebraska Senator, Deb Fischer sat in on an hour and a half meeting on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Poultry Producers Recovering From Avian Flu

Avian flu is loosening its grip on Minnesota farms with the control area quarantine lifted in Kandiyohi County.

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Branstad Proposes Tax Credits for Byproduct Uses

Governor Terry Branstad wants Iowa to become the first state to offer a tax credit for transforming the "biochemicals" that are a byproduct of ethanol production.

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SD Highway Patrol Looking For a Few Good Females

There are only seven female troopers that currently work for the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

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Agreement Could Lead to a Grain Facility For the Napa Rail Junction

The Yankton County Commission this week approved an agreement with Dakota Plains of Parkston that could lead to development of a grain loading and fertilizer facility at the Napa rail junction.

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Rail Backlogs Not Expected This Year in SD

With harvest looming on the horizon, it doesn’t look like there will be the backlog of rail cars this year that caused long delays the past couple of years.

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SD Senator John Thune Urges Passage of Transportation Bill

South Dakota Senator John Thune, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, used a floor speech to urge his colleagues to pass the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act.

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Hunters and Fishermen Call for Small Stream Protection

A new survey finds more than four-out-of-five Minnesota hunters and anglers want federal Clean Water Act protections to apply to smaller streams and wetlands.

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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

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A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

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Wind Farm Facing Opposition

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A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

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Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

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Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

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Iowa To Count Critters

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.