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Drunk Boating Monitored

Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes

Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays

Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.

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Teachers Win Presidential Awards

Two teachers in South Dakota received recognition from President Obama this week.

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Pipeline Hearing Set

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on the Keystone XL pipeline project.

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Haze Imported From Canada

Colorful sunrises and sunsets, hazy skies and an occasional whiff of smoke, it’s all related to massive fires far to our north in Canada.

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Cool And Wet Summer Forecast

The latest climate outlook for the northern plains points to a cool, relatively wet summer.

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Region On Terror Alert

“If you see something, say something.”

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New Law Encourages Bicycling

A new South Dakota state law should make it easier for people to get out and about on their bicycles.

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Walker Leading In Iowa Poll

A new poll of likely Iowa Caucus-goers shows likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker holds a slim lead over a six-pack of candidates who're essentially tied for second place.

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Wet June For Iowa

The just-ended month of June was the 10th wettest June on record for Des Moines, with records dating back 136 years, while for the state overall, it was the 22nd wettest June.

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Electronic Filing Available At All Iowa Courts

The Iowa court system reached a milestone this week as all 99 counties now have electronic filing.

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Ricketts Defends Donation

Governor Pete Ricketts is defending his donation to the group seeking to reinstate the death penalty in Nebraska.

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Questions Headed To South Dakota Ballot

At least two more ballot issues will be in front of South Dakota voters in the 2016 general election.

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Special Election For Vermillion

Voters in Vermillion this week decided to keep two ordinances passed by the city council that had been referred.

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Positive Outlook For Minnesota Economy

A new government survey finds business services firms remain positive about Minnesota's economy.

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Iowa 4-H Conference Underway

"Dare to Discover" is the theme of this year’s Iowa 4-H Conference underway this week on the Iowa State University campus.

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Iowa Water High In Bacteria

The weekly tests of the water near 10 state park beach areas in Iowa showed high levels of bacteria last week -- the most since the second week of testing when there were 13.

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes

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Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

Money Dollars

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays

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Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.