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Yankton Habitat for Humanity Looking for Volunteers

"A Brush with Kindness" is a program by the Yankton Habitat for Humanity that needs volunteers for minor home repairs and painting.

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Pheasant Opener This Saturday

South Dakota's pheasant season begins Saturday, and the Department of Game, Fish and Parks is optimistic.

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Recruiting Education Majors Becoming a Priority

The University of South Dakota is changing how they teach college students majoring in education and boosting recruiting efforts.

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Daugaard’s Chief Of Staff Leaving

The Chief of Staff for South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, Dusty Johnson has announced he will be leaving that position in early November.

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Disaster Assistance Training Available

The Yankton County Office of Emergency Management is giving area residents the chance to learn skills needed in a disaster to better prepare the community.

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Medical Students Encouraged To Serve Rural Areas

There has been a big push in the last few years by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, and the legislature to encourage more medical students to think about practicing in rural areas.

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Yankton Schools Complete Head Count

All schools in the state do a headcount of their students on the last Friday of September. In the Yankton Public School District,

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Tuition May Go Up Iowa

The board that governs the three Iowa state universities will discuss proposals from a consultant designed to save money along with a proposal for the first tuition increase in two years at their meeting next week in Iowa City.

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Iowa Reports 3 Flu Cases

The medical director at the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says tests at the State Hygienic Laboratory have confirmed three cases of flu in the state.

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Health Club Memberships Offered

DAKOTACARE is now offering free gym memberships to their customers through a partnership with GreatLIFE Malaska Golf and Fitness Clubs.

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Landfill Fees To Increase

Fees paid by waste haulers to the landfill operated by the joint powers will be going up.

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Yankton ACT Scores Improve

Test results are showing improvements for Yankton High School students.

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Committee Studying Changes To Education Funding

A committee of legislators and school officials appointed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has been meeting since July, talking about school funding issues, and possible changes.

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Snow Removal Crews Hit The Road

There's no snow in the forecast, but motorists may be seeing some Iowa Department of Transportation snow plows on roadways this week.

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Drought Over In Iowa

The latest rains across Iowa continue to add to what is now a positive groundwater picture.

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Corrections Officials Defend Release

Nebraska State Corrections officials say they acted on the best mental evaluation they had received on Nikko Jenkins.

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Legislative Conference Being Held

The Nebraska Association of County Officials is holding their annual legislative conference this week.

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Cyber-Safety Training Offered

The Better Business Bureau is working to help local businesses be prepared in the event of a security breach.

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Medical Students Head To The Farm

The first FARM members from the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine are in the field, with a second group ready to join them next year.

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School Resource Officer Approved

The Yankton School Board has approved an agreement with the City of Yankton to provide a school resource police officer.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.