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Disaster Aid Denied

The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected South Dakota’s request for Individual Assistance programs to aid residents affected by tornadoes and flooding last month.

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Weiland Marks Year On Campaign Trail

South Dakota democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland has been on the road for one year, since he announced his candidacy, going from town to town, and is now starting a second round…

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Highway Bill Passage Uncertain In US Senate

The US House this week passed an eleven billion dollar highway funding bill.

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Wismer Organizes Campaign

The democratic candidate for Governor in South Dakota is working to set up her campaign organization.

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Primary Run Offs For Iowa?

The potential price tag doesn't seem to be a deterrent to the idea of holding run-off elections in Iowa to choose party nominees if the winner isn't chosen during primary voting.

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Iowa Home Sales Down

Iowa home sales decreased by 3.4 percent over the first half of this year compared to the first six months of 2013.

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Nebraska To Submit Disaster Request

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says state officials will be submitting a request for a presidential disaster declaration for areas of Nebraska hit hard by tornadoes and storms last month.

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Washington Talks of Common Core Standards

The American Association of School Administrators discussed Common Core educational standards in Washington this week.

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South Dakota Senator Questions EPA Proposal

Senator Jason Frerichs met with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss the "Waters of the US" proposal.

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Fleegs Bridge Might Have to Wait

Johnson Engineering representative, Dan Johnson, told the Yankton County Commissioners that the Fleegs Bridge is ineligible for federal funding now.

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Cell Tower on School Property

The Yankton County School Board is considering a lease agreement with SBA that would allow a cell tower on Yankton Middle School's grounds.

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SD PUC Waiting On Trans Canada

The permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota has expired.

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New Member for Yankton School Board

Frani Kieffer was sworn in during Monday's meeting to join the Yankton School Board, replacing the seat Jay Williams left after his term expired.

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Yankton School Budget Hearing Shows a Struggle to Balance

Yankton School Board members held a preliminary budget hearing Monday evening to discuss balancing a budget deficit.

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Shigellosis Cases Spike in South Dakota

A severe diarrheal disease is spreading across South Dakota.

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Siren Testing to Happen in Yankton Next Week

Siren testing will be conducted for the western side of Yankton next week in order to best identify where sirens should be installed.

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James River Back-ups Have Yankton Officials Concerned

The sediment that washes into the mouth of the James River has caused several back-ups, but the Corps of Engineers isn't interested in fixing it.

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Legislation to Block Federal Acquisition of Nebraska and South Dakota Lands Failed

An amendment that would have prevented the federal government from acquiring Nebraska and South Dakota lands without state approval failed in the Senate last week.

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South Dakota Adds to the Budget Reserve Fund

Senator Tim Rave says the state has nailed the budget for another year, adding more surplus dollars to the Budget Reserve Fund.

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Michigan Company Chosen for South Dakota Autism Services Study

Health Management Associates out of Lansing, Michigan will be studying South Dakota's services for autism spectrum disorders.

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Range Camp Held

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The Society for Range Management, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and SDSU Extension Service hosted a Range Camp for South Dakota youth to learn more about land management.

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Blood Needed

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The LifeServe Blood Center is looking for volunteers to donate blood this summer.

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4-H Chooses Community Project

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The South Dakota State 4-H Youth Council has chosen the Ronald McDonald house as the state community project for the year.

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Donation For Heartland Humane Society

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The Heartland Humane Society on East Highway 50 in Yankton has received a third donation from the Otto Ullrich Memorial Trust.

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Rounds: Highway Bill Stalled Due To Mistrust

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Differences between the US House and Senate are slowing the progress of any new highway funding bill.