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SD Congresswomen Kristi Noem Says Trump Blocking Good Candidates

While Donald Trump may be leading republican preference polls across the nation at the moment, one South Dakota republican leader doesn’t think it will last.

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SD Legislators Brace for Dollar Demand

While the 2016 South Dakota legislative session is over four months away, those wanting dollars are lining up.

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Zebra Mussels Found In Lewis And Clark Lake

Boaters enjoying South Dakota’s Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton should expect to have their boats inspected when coming off the water in upcoming weeks after several boats moored in the marina were discovered to have zebra mussels attached.


Gas Prices Dropping Slowly

Gasoline prices shot up like a rocket last week, but have been floating back down slowly as though there were being held up by a large parachute.


Questions Over Death Penalty Drugs

ACLU of Nebraska officials have written the US Attorney requesting her to investigate the state's effort to obtain lethal injection drugs.

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Fatal Crash On Interstate 90

Names have been released of those involved in a two-vehicle head-on fatal crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on Interstate 90, three miles east of Alexandria, S.D.

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Committee Studies County Government

Members of an interim South Dakota legislative committee looking at county governments heard from state and local officials on how counties raise revenues and the financial challenges they are facing.

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Railroads Make Improvements Ahead of Harvest

There is hope that the railroads that serve the northern plains may be in a better position to move grains as harvest begins.

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Rains Brings End To Drought Conditions in the Northern Plains

Rains over the northern plains have now wiped away most traces of dry soil.

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SD Legislators Take Control of Gender Policy

After several hours of public input and debate, the interim High School Activities Committee of the South Dakota Legislature voted to have a bill written that would determine gender policy for the state’s schools.

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Minnesota Foreclosure Rate Lower Than Most States

The July foreclosure numbers are in and Minnesota fared well compared to other parts of the country. RealtyTrac’s Daren Blomquist…


Drivers Don’t Understand Gizmos in Their Cars

A University of Iowa study finds many drivers don't fully understand the life-saving technologies that are built into their own vehicles.


Denison Students Return To School

Students in the western Iowa town of Denison will return to classes next week at a time when many of their parents are looking for work.

Iowa Legislature

Iowa House Elects Woman Speaker

Republicans in the Iowa House have elected the first woman speaker of the house in state history.

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Nebraska Hospital Receives Grant

The University of Nebraska Medical Center received a grant from the U-S Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to bring online respite care to caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Holding Town Hall Meetings

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has been holding town hall meetings across the state over the past few weeks.

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Transgender Issue Back Before SD Legislative Committee

Transgender policies in state schools will again be in front of an interim legislative committee.

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SD Blue Ribbon Committee Updated

Members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education, meeting in Pierre yesterday, were updated on the public meetings held earlier this year.

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Safer Year on Iowa Lakes

Two people were thrown off their tube this past weekend when a rope broke as they were being pulled on the Mississippi River near Clinton.

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Senator Proposes Healthcare Changes in Nebraska

State Senator Merv Riepe of Millard (Nebraska) plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming Legislative session that would enable direct contracting for primary health care in the state.

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Property Tax Increases Faces Vote

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The Yankton County Commission passed a property tax increase last month that would be used to fund road and highway maintenance.

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Committee To Talk Money

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The South Dakota Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education meets again next week, and at least one member hopes that talk of money will be on the agenda.

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Downtown Incident Being Investigated


An entire block of Third Street in downtown Yankton, between Pine and Capitol is barricaded with police cars at both…

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September is Obesity Awareness Month


September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in Iowa.

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Death Penalty Opponents To Continue Fight


Opponents of the death penalty vow to continue their fight, even if capital punishment makes the ballot next November.