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Net Neutrality Debate Continues

South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioners, Chris Nelson, discusses the debate over the freedom of the internet for companies.

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Nebraska Senators Concerned with Federal Land Acquisition

Senators Fischer and Johanns have written the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as well as the Corps of Engineers about acquisition around the Ponca Confluence.

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Electric Rates for Nebraska Public Power to Remain Steady

The electric rates for Nebraska Public Power District customers will remain the same in the coming year.

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Prairie Pothole Region Protection Plan Questioned

A public interest group says a federal program to protect the prairie pothole region has its own potholes.

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Stevens New House Majority Whip

Representative Mike Stevens of Yankton was elected as one of four majority whips by republican House members at their gathering last weekend.

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Sutton Elected Senate Minority Leader

Senator Billie Sutton of Burke has been elected leader of the democratic caucus for the 2015

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Fischer Ready To Be In Majority

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says she's excited about becoming part of the majority in the United States Senate after serving two years in the minority.

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King: President Could Cause Constitutional Crisis

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King says President Obama will provoke a "constitutional crisis" if he follows through with an executive order that would shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

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Iowa Regents Approve Consultant’s Recommendations

The Iowa Board of Regents approved the eight remaining recommendations from a consulting firm that are projected to make the operation of the three state-supported universities more efficient.

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Nebraska Voter Turnout Called Disappointing

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says he's disappointed with the voter turnout this year.

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South Dakota Planning Committee Looks at Education Funding

At a meeting today in Pierre, the South Dakota Planning Committee is expected to prepare for their January session.

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South Dakota Minimum Wage To Rise In January

The minimum wage will rise to eight-50 an hour in South Dakota starting January first.

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GOP Promising Changes In Senate

When republicans take control of the US Senate in January, they are promising change.

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Some Warmer Weather On The Way

With snow and cold over most of the northern plains now, that leads to worries of a long, cold winter.

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Property Tax System Being Studied

A legislative task force that monitors the evolving property tax system in South Dakota will meet again tomorrow (Tuesday) in Pierre.

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Home Fires On The Rise

The recent drop in temperatures has led to an increase in home fires across Iowa.

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Fewer Iowa Law Students Passing Bar

The passage rate for Iowans taking the Bar Exam fell 11-percent when compared to the previous year.

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New Nebraska AG To Defend Marriage Law

Nebraska Attorney General-elect Doug Peterson says he will defend Nebraska's definition of marriage.

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EPA Extends Comment Period For Clean Air Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the deadline for comments on its clean air policy to mid-December.

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Pipeline Bill Passage Uncertain In Senate

It now appears that members of the US Senate and House will vote on the Keystone XL pipeline next week.

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Four Dead in Sisseton Shooting

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Authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with a multiple homicide in Sisseton.

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Democrats Trying To Improve Performance

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Democratic activists from across the state are coming together in an effort to better prepare future candidates for election success.

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Yankton Sales Tax Trend Positive

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The positive sales tax trend for the City of Yankton is continuing.

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Rounds Looking Forward To January

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South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he is glad the campaign is over, and he is looking forward to January in Washington.

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Noem Opposes President’s Immigration Order

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President Obama told the American people that the time to change the nation's immigration system is now, and he's taking action to make that happen.