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Budget Deadline Looms

With only a few days left in the fiscal year, the federal budget appears to be deadlocked again in Congress.


Heating Assistance To Begin

The first payments for winter heating assistance will go out next month.

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Iowa Land Prices Fall

Low commodity prices are having an effect on Iowa land prices.

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Nebraska Representatives Want to Defund Planned Parenthood

Nebraska Representatives want to pull money from Planned Parenthood.


UNL Adds Early Education Focus

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is adding classes and staff focused on early education.

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Rounds: Pope’s Speech Positive And Inspirational

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the Popes speech to Congress was positive and inspirational.

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NTSB Investigates Rail Crash

Field agents of the National Transportation Safety Board have wrapped up their onsite investigation of the train derailment and fire near Scotland.

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Thune: Rail Safety Should Be A Priority

The ethanol train derailment and fire last Saturday shows safety has to be the top priority in moving products like ethanol.

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Healthcare Group Seeks Aggressive Agenda

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations wants to push “an aggressive agenda” in the next year.


China Buying Soybeans

The U.S. Soybean Export Council hosted a ceremony in Iowa to mark the sale of soybeans to China


Propane Prices Dropping

Fall arrived earlier this week, and a state fuels analyst says Iowans who heat their homes with propane are going to be in good financial shape for the cold weather months that lie ahead.


Saturday is Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and there will be a number of locations around Nebraska where residents can drop off unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications.

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Meth House Busted in Yankton, Two Arrested

Two people were arrested at a Yankton house, and charged with manufacturing and possession of meth.

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Tips For Avoiding Fraud

For more than four decades, Frank Abagnale has advised the FBI and other law enforcement agencies on how to outsmart con artists.

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Sewer Costs Evaluated

Another study will be done to see what the costs and benefits would be to extend sewer service west from the City of Yankton to areas near Lewis & Clark Lake.

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Rail System Needs Improvements

The derailment of ethanol tanker cars last weekend near Scotland is pointing out the need for improvements along BNSF rail lines in the state.

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River District Plans Spending

At their September meeting, the board of the James River Water Development District approved their 2016 operating budget.

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Yankton County Cleared Of Open Meeting Violation

The Yankton County Commission has been cleared of a charge of violating the open meetings law.

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State Forming Collection Agency

This year’s session of the South Dakota Legislature created the Obligation Recovery Center, which will be a state run collection agency.

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Test Results Released

School districts across the state are getting results back this week from the first “Smarter Balance” achievement testing.

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Twenty Years for the Iowa Environmental Council


The Iowa Environmental Council celebrated 20 years this weekend.

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Watching Russia Carefully

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says Russian military moves in Syria are concerning.

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ConAgra HQ Leaving Omaha

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ConAgra said this week it will move it;s corporate headquarters from Omaha to Chicago.

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Manufacturers Deal With Labor Shortage


Many manufacturing plants across the state have been reaching out this week with open houses and other events to mark “Manufacturing Week” and hopefully entice more people to work there.

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Daugaard Briefed On Task Force Meeting


The South Dakota Blue Ribbon Task Force on Students and Teachers met again yesterday (Thursday) in Pierre.