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Hunters and Fishermen Call for Small Stream Protection

A new survey finds more than four-out-of-five Minnesota hunters and anglers want federal Clean Water Act protections to apply to smaller streams and wetlands.

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Lower Gas Prices Possible

We all may see significantly lower gasoline prices in the coming months.

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Pipeline Reaches Milestone

Trans Canada marked the movement of one billion barrels of oil through the Keystone pipeline this week.

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Red Cross Kept Busy By Fires

The month of July has been busy for the Red Cross in northwest Iowa.

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Fall Tourism Promoted

While the summer tourism season is hitting the high point right now, planning is underway for the fall, or shoulder season.

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Committee Looks At Revenue

The Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota Legislature met this week in Pierre.

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Vermillion Tries To Fill Vacant Building

Business developers are looking to turn a now vacant building into a prime expansion location.

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South Dakota Lagging On Wind Power

A new report from the American Wind Energy Association shows South Dakota falling behind neighboring states in bringing new wind project on line.

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Funds Given to Help Child Protective Services

Minnesota counties and tribes are receiving their first payments in new state funding--totaling $23 million--to help improve child protective services.

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Iowa Unemployment Lower in June

Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped again in June, to three point seven percent after holding steady in May.

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Nebraska Corrections Under Study

Nebraska State Corrections Director Scott Frakes says an independent agency will conduct an agency wide culture study.

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Nebraska Holds Onto Lowest Unemployment In Nation

Nebraska’s unemployment rate remains at 2.6 percent in June, which is the lowest unemployment rate in the country.

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SD Legislators Consider Special Session Call

South Dakota legislators are receiving their certified letters asking them to support a special session next month.

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SD Senator Mike Rounds Introduces Community Banking Reform Bill

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Missouri Senator Roy Blunt introduced legislation to support and strengthen lending in local communities.

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Supreme Court Decision Could Be Step to Medicaid Expansion

The recent decision by the US Supreme Court that federal subsidies for health insurance through the federal exchanges can continue could help lead to expansion of more services.

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Nebraska Cattlemen Touring State Speaking with Producers

Beef producer get a chance to hear from and talk to Nebraska Cattlemen staff this week.

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Minnesotans Seeing Positive Results of Medical Marijuana

Around 350 Minnesotans have been certified to receive medical cannabis.

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Iowa Democrats Pushing for Special Session

Iowa democratic leaders say they're "tired of the excuses" from Republican Governor Terry Branstad and his fellow republicans in the legislature.

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Hemp Association Pushes for Industrial Development

Nebraska farmers are missing out on a huge opportunity.

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Iowa Guard Reviewing Security After Chattanooga Shooting

The adjutant general of the Iowa National National Guard, Timothy Orr, will review the security at all guard facilities in Iowa after last week's shooting rampage in Chattanooga.

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No Special Session for South Dakota Education

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The call for a special session of the South Dakota legislature has failed.

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Governor Addresses Camp for Gifted Students

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard told students at the wrap up of the “Governors Camp” at USD in Vermillion today that their future is bright, but they have to make good choices.

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Historical Sites Eligible for Restoration Funding Assistance

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Private, public, and non-profit land owners are invited to apply for grants through the Deadwood Fund program.

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Keystone XL Groundwork Continues

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The groundwork is still under way as Trans Canada waits for final approvals of its plans to build the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

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South Dakota Congresswoman Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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As members of Congress continue to scrutinize and debate the nuclear deal struck with Iran, South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem is in clear opposition to the deal.