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Minnesota Governor Dayton See Fire Damage in Medelia

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton was in Madelia and got a first-hand-look at the damage from this week's fire that leveled several businesses along Main Street.

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Standard Time Bill Moves in the SD Legislature

A bill that would keep South Dakota on Standard time year-round has emerged in the legislature.

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1 week ago

Yankton County Commission Debates Bridge Costs

Talk about replacing a small township bridge led to a wider discussion about the state of roads and possible repair in Yankton County by the County Commission.

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“Intestinal Fortitude” May Help You Stay Healthy

The National Institute of Health is part of an ongoing study to better understand the makeup of “Gut Microbiomes.”

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MidAmerican Energy Expands Wind Power in Iowa

Iowa’s largest utility company has wrapped up work on its eighth and ninth wind farm projects, and is preparing to start work on its 10th wind project his spring.

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Iowa Senator Wants Apology from Stanford

A state senator says Iowa shouldn't stand for what Stanford's band did at halftime during the Rose Bowl last month.


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Bald Eagles Thriving in Nebraska

The number of active bald eagle nests in Nebraska is at an all-time high.

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Searching for Long Term Solutions for the Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service and its shortcomings were the topic of a hearing yesterday of the US Senate’s Indian Affairs Committee. A number of problems have been documented for many years, with the latest being the closure of the emergency room at the IHS hospital on the Rosebud Reservation.

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Testing Opt Out Bill Tabled in SD House Committee

While there won’t be a head on challenge to “Common Core” education standards in the South Dakota legislature this year, there will be bills dealing with some of its details.

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SD House Committee Narrowly Passes Meningitis Vaccination Bill

The South Dakota House Health & Human Services Committee narrowly approved a bill that would add a meningitis vaccination to the list of mandated immunizations needed before a child could go to public schools.


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Northeast Nebraska Disaster Preperation Group Meeting

The Northeast Nebraska Long Term Recovery Team (NNLTRT) has broadened their scope.

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1 week ago

SD Senator John Thune; IHS Needs to be Accountable

The Indian Affairs Committee of the US Senate held a hearing yesterday dealing with the Indian Health Service and the problems they are having delivering services.


1 week ago

Iowa Democratic Caucus Results Are “Final”

Iowa Democratic Party chair Andy McGuire says the results of her party's caucuses "are final" and there will be no "recount" despite the photo-finish.

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Bill Passes Cutting Federal Grant Loopholes

President Obama has signed into law a bill co-sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer that would close old grant accounts and…

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Deer Disease Spreading in Nebraska

Nebraska Game and Parks officials report chronic wasting disease is spreading through the deer population.

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Another Big Month for Conceal Carry Permits in SD

South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says the increase in conceal carry weapon permits has continued into 2016.


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SD Medicaid Expansion in SD Could Help Fill the Gap

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, the State of South Dakota decided not to expand the Medicaid program. Now, Governor Dennis Daugaard has raised the possibility of expanding the state’s program.

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2 weeks ago

SD Legislators Still Undecided on Teacher Pay Plan Taxes

Education funding and teacher pay were the prime topics at the District 17 legislative forum Saturday in Vermillion.

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2 weeks ago

SD Legislators Back at Work; Waiting on Teacher Pay Bills

South Dakota legislators return to Pierre today to pick up the fourth week of the session.

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2 weeks ago

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Nebraska Groundwater Levels on the Rise


A new report shows groundwater levels are up in Nebraska, on average, six inches.

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SD Senator Mike Rounds Questions Fed Fiscal Policy

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South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was among a group of Senators that met with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen this week. She oversees the board that sets fiscal policy for the country.

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SD Senator John Thune; Messages in Presidential Races

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Even though he has not officially endorsed a Presidential candidate, South Dakota Senator John Thune is paying close attention to both races.

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Record Year for Land Sales in Yankton County

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Yankton County saw a record level of land sales in 2015.

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Minnesota Home Sales Up in 2015


2015 was a good year to sell a home in Minnesota.