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More Jobs Lost in Minnesota

For four straight months in a row, Minnesota employers cut jobs.

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SD Senator John Thune Critical of US Strategy vs ISIS

South Dakota Senator John Thune says the Presidents strategy against ISIS is not working, and needs to be redirected.

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Report on Iowans Health Risks

A new report indicates the percentage of Iowans who were overweight or obese was almost identical in 2013 and 2014, however two-thirds of Iowans still fit into that category.


Nebraska Starts Financial Program for Those with Disabilities

Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg says a special savings program for the disabled will be operational by the summer.

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Task Force Pushes Medicaid Expansion in SD

A task force assembled by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is moving rapidly toward an agreement over possible Medicaid expansion.

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Rural Electric Co-ops Get Storm Ready

As a winter storm makes its way across the region, rural electric cooperatives are bracing for possible power issues and outages.

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Deadly Nebraska Highways

As one of the busiest and most dangerous travel holidays of the year approaches, a report finds the number of motorists and motorcyclists who have died on Nebraska's roads this year is rising significantly.


Changes Ahead for the Nebraska National Guard

A major restructuring is underway at the Nebraska Army National Guard.


Heat Help for Low Income Iowans

The chief of Iowa’s energy assistance bureau says more than 31-thousand low income Iowa households already have qualified for help in paying their utility bills this winter.

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Iowa Medicaid Changes Coming

A move to privatize Medicaid services in Iowa has created a political storm.

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Yankton County Highway Department Will End the Year in the Red

The budget for the Yankton County Highway Department will end the year in the red.

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Area Banks Keeping an Eye on the Federal Reserve

The US federal prime interest rate has been held at one quarter of a percent for the last several years, dropping to that level in an attempt to help recover from the recession of 2008.

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Development Agreement Signed for Napa Junction

Dakota Plains of Parkston has signed a developer’s agreement with Yankton County that will lead to development of a new grain loading facility at the Napa rail junction south of Utica.

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SD Businesses Looking at Workers Comp Fix

A ruling by the South Dakota Supreme Court on workers compensation may get some discussion in the 2016 legislative session.

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Yankton Fire Department Adds New Ladder Truck

The Yankton Fire Department has been training on a recent addition to the force.


Omaha Tribe Approves Steps Toward Legalizing Marijuana

Omaha Tribal members voted in three referendums earlier this month that would give the Tribal Council authority to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes on their reservation in northeast Nebraska.

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First Flu Deaths Reported in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports two people have died from the flu.

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Iowa Moving to Managed Medicaid

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says some health care providers are trying to scare the public about the state's transition to a privately managed Medicaid system.

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer; Suspend Syrian Refugee Program

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says the Syrian refugee program should be suspended while the U.S. reviews its procedures.

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Blue Ribbon Taxes Tough to Pass

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education is backing a plan to raise the state sales tax to increase teacher pay by seventy five million dollars.

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One Killed in Two Vehicle Accident West of Wolsey

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One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday morning, eight miles west of Wolsey, S.D.

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Snow Plow Crews Ready in North East Nebraska

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With snow forecast across central and eastern Nebraska, the snow moving equipment is ready.

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Sioux Falls Catholic Bishop Paul Swain; Treat Refugees as People in Need

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has joined with other governors from across the country to express concerns about federal policies on Syrian refugees.

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SD Retailers Dealing with Lots of Competition

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While a number of stores will be open today, most retailers start early and stay late tomorrow, on “Black Friday.”

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SD PUC Ready to Decide on Dakota Access Pipeline

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The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission may make a decision Monday on the route application for the Dakota Access pipeline.