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5 days ago

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard Says Drug Abuse is a Growing Problem

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says drug abuse is a growing problem in the state.

Summit of North American Governors and Premiers
National Governors Association
Colorado Springs, USA
October 31 2015

5 days ago

South Dakota Govenor Dennis Daugaard Still Considering Medicaid Expansion

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard recently met with the Federal Employee Defense Services (FEDS) discussing the next steps with Medicaid expansion in the state.


1 week ago

Sunset Heights Students Go on “Shower Strike” to Raise Money For Kenyan Wells

Second-graders at Sunset Heights Elementary School in Webster City, Iowa are vowing to go without showers or baths for seven days starting on Saturday.

Iowa Legislature

1 week ago

Iowa DOT Says Layoffs Possible Without Extra Money

Republicans in the Iowa House say the Iowa D-O-T got a significant budget boost when the state gas tax went up a dime-a-gallon last year -- and the agency should reallocate money within its budget to pay for negotiated employee pay raises.

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Minnesota House Passes Ag Buffer Bill

The Minnesota House on a strong vote today (Thurs) passed a bill clarifying Minnesota's new ag buffer law, sending the legislation to Governor Mark Dayton.


1 week ago

South Dakota State Board OKs Napa Rail Link

The South Dakota Railroad Board has unanimously approved Dakota Plains Ag Center’s (DPAC) request to connect to the Napa-Platte line at Napa Junction.

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1 week ago

ReGina Osborn Announces Run for South Dakota District 19

ReGina Osborn is looking to become District 19’s first woman legislator.


1 week ago

Illegal Immigrant Charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide in Omaha

The Douglas County Attorney is charging Orling Carrasco-Zelaya, also known as Edwin Elvir-Palma, with felony motor vehicle homicide and DUI in connection with the death of Margarito Nava-Luna Saturday

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1 week ago

Minnesota Gov. Dayton “Favorable” Toward Fantasy Sports Bill

Governor Mark Dayton says he's "favorable" towards a bill moving through the legislature that would clarify that fantasy sports are legal in Minnesota.

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1 week ago

$10 Million Project Set to Fix the Leaks in Iowa State Capitol Dome

Water leaks are damaging the golden dome of the historic Iowa State Capitol and legislators are planning a 10 million dollar restoration.

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1 week ago

Changes Coming to The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House in Sioux Falls


John Thune

1 week ago

John Thune Remains Optimistic with Republican Primary Process

It appears there is a good chance that no republican Presidential candidate will have a majority of committed delegates at the end of the primary process in June.


1 week ago

USDA Rural Development Announces Decrease in Home Mortgage Interest Rate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan Program.

Kristie Noem

1 week ago

Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service Hears About Problems in South Dakota

A deputy director of the Indian Health Service was in South Dakota recently, hearing firsthand about the issues Native Americans face with their health care.

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1 week ago

South Dakota Voters Will Vote on Ten Ballot Issues This November

South Dakota voters will see ten ballot issues this November. One longtime political observer says that shouldn’t be a big problem.

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2 weeks ago

Gov. Terry Branstad Says Legislators Should Table “Fantasy Sports” Bill

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says legislators should table a bill that would allow Iowans to legally claim the substantial prize money in online "fantasy sports" competitions.


2 weeks ago

Some Residents of Eastern Dodge County Angry Over Proposed Poultry Processing Plant

Some residents of eastern Dodge County Nebraska are up-in-arms about a proposed poultry processing plant that would be located in the Fremont or Hooper area.


2 weeks ago

Governor Mark Dayton is Calling on Minnesotans to Learn More About Water Quality

It's "Water Action Week" in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton is calling on Minnesotans to learn more about water quality in their communities and to set water conservation goals.

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2 weeks ago

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Vetos Redistricting Bill

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has vetoed the redistricting bill that made it out of the Unicameral last week, saying it is unconstitutional.

2 weeks ago

Major Fix-up Jobs for Key Iowa State Buildings Will Likely Be Delayed

Major fix-up jobs for some key state buildings are likely to be delayed for another year.

Recent Headlines

1 day ago in Local

Genetically Engineered Miniature Pigs Aiding in Research


A northwest Iowa company may be leading something of a shift to swine in medical research

1 day ago in Local

Minnesota Traffic Deaths Reach 100


There have been 100 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads so far this year.

1 day ago in Local

Iowa Legislators Struggle to Conclude the 2016 Session

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The Iowa D-O-T's request for an extra 10-million dollars to cover negotiated salary increases is one of the sticking points that remains as lawmakers struggle to conclude the 2016 legislative session.

1 day ago in Local

Rural Airports in Nebraska Can Now Apply for Federal Funding

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Rural airports in Nebraska will be able to apply for federal funding now that Congress has approved a rider to the FAA reauthorization sponsored by Congressman Adrian Smith

1 day ago in Local

Compromise In the Works For Family Planning Services

Pregnant Woman Holding Blocks Spelling "Baby"

A compromise may be in the works over where Medicaid patients in Iowa can get family planning services after July 1st.