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Sioux Falls Mayor Speaks to Yankton Students

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is making the rounds in his hometown of Yankton today, with an optimistic theme.

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Avera Hospital Focus Group Attendance Slim

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is required to hold Community Health Needs Assessments every three years.


Yankton County Commission Endorses Pipeline

The Yankton County Commission passed a resolution in support of Trans Canada and the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Presidential Visit A Big Deal

President Obama will make his first visit to South Dakota to deliver the commencement address next month at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown.

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Juvenile Justice Changes Coming

One of the most significant issues passed by this year’s South Dakota legislature is the juvenile justice reform bill.

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Nebraska On Track for Economic Growth

Nebraska remains on track for economic growth.


Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Nebraska Committee

A medical marijuana bill has cleared a Nebraska legislative committee and heads to the full legislature for debate.

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Rules Under Review

The Rules Review Committee of the South Dakota legislature worked through a long agenda at their meeting yesterday (Monday) in Pierre.


Transportation Bill Deadline Looms

More discussions on a long term transportation funding bill may be held this week in Congress.

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Blue Ribbon Committee To Begin Work

The “Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students” was formed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to deliver a data based report on the state of education to the 2016 legislature.


Utility Frustrated With River Nitrate Management

Iowa’s largest water utility is restarting special equipment to remove nitrates from the water it uses from the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers to its customers.


Nebraska Governor Not to Support Death Penalty Repeal

Governor Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills.

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Sioux City Teens Hospitalized, One Dead After Smoking Synthetic Drug

A Sioux City teenager died and three others were hospitalized after police say they became ill while smoking a synthetic drug.


Nebraska Legislators Debate Death Penalty Repeal

Nebraska legislators have given preliminary approval to a bill to do away with the death penalty.

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Health Checks Part Of Safety Precautions

When it comes to safety preparedness, most people think about smoke alarms, disaster kits, and escape plans.

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Tornado Siren Test Scheduled

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota, a time when communities help prepare residents for the upcoming storm season.

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Area CEO Honored

The C.E.O. of Sioux Falls based SDN Communications has been honored by a telecommunications trade magazine.

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Lynch Vote Expected

There may be a vote in the US Senate this week on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next US Attorney General.

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Another Pipeline Seeks Approval

While the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is in the middle of a full round of hearings about the recertification of the Keystone XL pipeline route, preparations are underway for another proposed pipeline.

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Minnesota Legislature Continues Budget Discussion

Minnesota legislative Democrats and Republicans continue to seek common ground as they work to balance the state budget for the next two years.

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University of Nebraska President Calls for Major Impact on Water Resources


University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the support the university receives from the state attracted him to the position.

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Iowa Lottery Considering Online Gaming


Iowa Lottery officials are monitoring states that are experimenting with the electronic sale of lottery tickets.

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Yankton Middle School to Add Art Teacher

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The Yankton School Board has decided to add a full time art teacher back to the staff at the Middle School.

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Dakota State University Names New President


José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., will become the 23rd president of Dakota State University.

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City Budget Process Begins

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The Yankton City Commission has begun the initial work to put together a budget for 2016.