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Iowa Legislature Urged to Help Schools with Transportation Costs

The Iowa Legislature has received recommendations from a legislative committee to find ways to help schools with the burden of transportation costs.

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Report Released on Prison Miscalculations

A final report on the investigation into the premature release of inmates in Nebraska has been released.

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Governor Announces More Funds for Rail Projects

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has announced several million more dollars for rail projects.

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Wind Energy in South Dakota Falling Behind Neighboring States’

The Wind Energy Association will hold their annual meeting Wednesday to discuss how to improve the South Dakota wind energy's competitiveness.

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Major Construction for McCook Central School Underway

The construction on McCook Central School in Salem has begun.

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2015 South Dakota Legislature Will Be Busy

Senator-elect Bernie Hunhoff says the legislature will have lots of major issues to discuss beginning in January.

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South Dakota Democratic Party Chair from Beresford

Ann Tornberg has been elected as the Democratic Party Chair for South Dakota.

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Abnormally Dry Conditions in Iowa

Drought conditions from the Dakotas and Minnesota are starting to make their way into northwest Iowa.

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Nebraska Congressman Voted For Flawed Budget

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says a flawed budget is better than government shutdown.

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Iowa State Tax Collections Could Grow

Budget experts predict Iowa's lower gas prices could affect the state's tax collections in the next five years.

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Nebraska Has Plan to Fix Prison Overcrowding

A plan has been released to utilize probation and supervision, instead of extra beds, to ease overcrowding.

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Scott Phillips Named Wildlife Damage Specialist of the Year

Scott Phillips was named the Wildlife Damage Specialist of the Year for his extensive trapping abilities and hard work to improve relations with South Dakota ranchers.

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South Dakota Congresswoman Hoping to Join Ways & Means

Congresswoman Kristi Noem is hoping to join the Ways & Means Committee in January.

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Nebraska Senator Says Reforming Property Tax Won’t Be Simple

Senator Tyson Larson says property taxes will be a priority that will not be easily fixed.

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South Dakota Attorney Attended Tribal Nations Conference

Federal agencies are having talks with South Dakota Native Americans to improve law enforcement across reservations.

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South Dakota Senator Pledges Against Current Affordable Care Act

Senator John Thune has joined newly elected republican Senators in a campaign to repeal or replace Obamacare.

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California Storm to Bring Snow

The storm that hit California could bring some snow into the region this weekend.

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Animal Confinement Evaluation Resolutions Due During January

Iowa counties have the chance to weigh in on the rules that animal confinement operations follow.

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Budget Not to Help Lewis and Clark Regional Water Project Much

The budget approved by Congress last night will help rural water projects, but not necessarily Lewis and Clark.

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The Iowa Chamber Alliance Releases Legislative Goals

Improving the Iowa workforce is at the top of ICA's agenda for the upcoming year.

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

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A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Cold January Expected

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal

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South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.