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Retaining Labor A Priority For South Dakota

The Administration of South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has made workforce development one of their top priorities since he was elected in 2010.

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ACA Enrollments Bring Challenges

Now that the first round of sign up for the Affordable Care Act is over, the focus turns to the health care benefits that enrollment will bring.

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Rail Line Work Pending

The 2014 South Dakota legislature set aside six million dollars for a rail road rehabilitation project.



Bill Sponsor Not Discouraged

The sponsor of a measure that would have added sexual orientation to Nebraska’s workplace anti-discrimination laws says she's encouraged, even though the measure died this legislative session.

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Iowa Governor Signs Dyslexia Bill

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed a bill that supporters hope will help improve the identification and help for those with dyslexia.



Fischer Explains No Vote On Equal Pay Bill

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says she couldn't vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act, because Senate leadership wouldn't allow the Senate to debate changes to the bill.


April 10, 2014

Answers Sought On Hush Money

Democrats in the Iowa Senate say Republican Governor Terry Branstad's top aides and others in the Department of Administrative Services need to testify before legislators and reveal what they knew and were told about the "hush money" payments to laid off state workers.

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April 10, 2014

ISU Festival Cancelled

This year's Veishea celebration at Iowa State University has been cut short following violence in Ames.

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April 10, 2014

Chronic Wasting Disease Found In Iowa Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease, for the first time, has been detected in a wild deer in Iowa.

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April 10, 2014

Yankton County Commissioner Will Not Seek Re-election

Yankton County Commissioner Allen Sinclair says he will not run for re-election this fall.


April 10, 2014

Small SD School District Running Out of Options

Voters in the Gregory SD school district voted down another opt out attempt this week.


April 10, 2014

SD Birds Looking for Land

The SD Pheasant Restoration Taskforce met again this week in Pierre, looking for ideas on restoring bird numbers.

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April 9, 2014

Overnight Riot Near Iowa State University

A student run celebration in Ames iowa got out of hand overnight, causing injuries and damage.

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April 9, 2014

Yankton County Planning for Rail Junction Improvements

The Yankton County Planning Commission held another public hearing on proposed improvements to roads around Napa Junction.


April 9, 2014

State of SD Moving to Improve Bond Rating

The State of South Dakota is working to increase its bond rating.

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April 9, 2014

Yankton Voters Elect City Commissioners

Yankton voters elect one new member to the city commission, and oust the incumbent Mayor.

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April 9, 2014

Iowa Governor Seeks Funding For Reading Program

Governor Terry Branstad is calling on legislators to boost state spending for the Iowa Reading Research Center.


April 9, 2014

Historic Horse Race Wagering Heads To Nebraska Ballot

Reconsideration works...and the issue of historic horse racing will go to a vote of the people in November.


April 9, 2014

Sexual Orientation Bill Dies In Nebraska Senate

Opponents of the sexual orientation in the workplace bill in the Nebraska legislature succeeded in talking the bill to death.

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April 8, 2014

Trans Canada Still Working on Keystone XL Pipeline

While waiting for final permission, Trans Canada continues to lay the ground work for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Recent Headlines

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SD Cold Case Closed With Public Help

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SD Attorney General Marty Jackley said they could not have solved the cold case of the missing Vermillion girls without help from the public.

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Green Island Added to Missouri River National Recreational River

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The National Park Service officially accepted Green Island from the State of Nebraska as part of the Missouri River National Recreational River

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Tuition Freeze Deai In Doubt

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Republicans in the Iowa House have voted to try to change the terms of a deal that would freeze in-state tuition for students at Iowa, Iowa State and U-N-I this fall.

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More Testimony On “Hush Money”

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An official from the Iowa state agency under fire for confidential settlements that included “hush money” for laid off workers…

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Nebraska Water Bill Becomes Law


Legislation that grew out of the work of the Nebraska Water Sustainability Task Force last year has been signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman.