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Fewer Infant Deaths In South Dakota

For the second year in a row, South Dakota has seen a decline in the number of babies that die before their first birthday.

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Estate Tax Debate Again

A bill to do away with federal estate taxes will be up for debate in the US House today (Thursday).

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New Rules For Banks

Community bankers across South Dakota and other states are facing pages of new rules passed after the banking scandals that helped create the great recession.

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SD Keystone XL Pipeline Hearings Scheduled

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is setting the stage for four days of hearings next month on the pipeline permit for Keystone XL.

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Rains Needed for Soil Moisture Throughout Region

The region could use some rain.

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Legislature Attempting to Address Overcrowded Nebraska Prisons

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says prosecutors must not be blamed for the state's overcrowded prisons.

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Nebraska Communities Target of Recent Utility Scams

Nebraska Public Power District officials are concerned about recent scammers targeting utility customers.

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Regents Executive Director Retires

Jack Warner, the Executive Director of the South Dakota Board of Regents will be retiring at the end of June.

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University Funding Tight

It was a fairly flat year for funding increases for education in South Dakota.

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Different Approach Needed On Workforce Shortage

One of the big pushes for the last couple of years in the South Dakota legislature was work force development.

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Changes Coming To South Dakota Retirement System

The trustees of the South Dakota State Retirement System are looking at some changes to make sure the fund does not run short in the future.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Reject Extended Term Limits

Nebraska lawmakers have rejected a proposal to alter legislative term limits.

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Iowa Businesses Challenged to Volunteer

Today is the start of the seven-and-a-half week long "Give Back Iowa Challenge."

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Nebraska Continues Gas Tax Debate

Nebraska lawmakers have advanced to final round a six-cent increase in the state gas tax

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President Obama Coming to Watertown in May

President Obama is coming to South Dakota after all.

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Highway 50 Bid Rejected in Yankton

Plans for major reconstruction of Highway 50 through Yankton are on hold after the single bid for the project was rejected.

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SD Schools Deal With Two Percent Increase

The South Dakota legislature this year increased state aid to schools by two percent.

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Truck Fire Has Highway Closed South of Yankton

A truck fire has closed Highway 81 south of Yankton.

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Drowning Cause of Six Year Olds Death

The preliminary autopsy report shows a six year old boy died of accidental drowning.

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Internet Tax Bill Could Pass This Year

A bill taxing internet transactions could work it's way through Congress this year.

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Storm Spotting Class In Yankton

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We all have to take responsibility for our own safety when it comes to severe weather.

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Rounds Votes No On Lynch

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Lorretta Lynch was confirmed by a 56 to 43 vote in the US Senate as the next US Attorney General.

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Executive Board To Meet

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature holds its first post session meeting on Monday in Pierre.

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Mental Institutes in Iowa Old, But Effective

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Four employees at the state-run Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant testified before the Iowa Senate Oversight Committee Wednesday.

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New University of Nebraska President Tours State

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds is new to the position of heading up the university system...and new to the state.