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LGBT Summit Held

The USDA held the nation’s third LGBT Rural Summit at Wayne State College on Friday.

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Rail Plan Approved

The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Yankton Receives Road Grant

The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

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School Districts Report Scam

School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.


Early Voting To Start

Early balloting for South Dakota voters starts Friday.

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STB Reform Bill Clears Committee

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee gave bipartisan approval of South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill, which he introduced along with Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia.

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Fischer: ISIS Money May Just Be Down Payment

The Obama Administration is asking Congress for five hundred million dollars to expand the battle against ISIS terrorists in the Middle East.

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Abbott: USD Works To Keep Up

The University of South Dakota is in a good spot, but has to work hard not to slip behind.

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GPS Tracking Suggested For Accused Stalkers And Domestic Abusers

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says it's time to give judges the authority to order electronic surveillance of some of the men and women who are accused of stalking or domestic abuse in Iowa.

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Iowa Home Sales Lower

Home sales in Iowa decreased last month by 9.2-percent compared to August 2013, according to a new report from the Iowa Association of Realtors.

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Lt. Governor Decision May Take Weeks

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says it might take a couple of weeks before he names a new Lt. Governor to replace Lavon Heidemann, who resigned.


Courts Might Overturn Ballot Decision

A constitutional law professor doesn't believe the courts will allow a change to the Nebraska Republican gubernatorial ticket to stand.

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Feeding South Dakota Seeks Grant

Wal-Mart is offering $3 million in grants to Feeding America food banks across the country.

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Younger Workers Leaving Area

With the expected addition of five to seven hundred jobs over the next few years, workers and housing will be critical issues.

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Kindle: No Opt Out Needed

Yankton School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kindle says the district should not have to ask for a property tax opt out, at least for the next few years.


New School District Completes First Month

It has been just over a month since school started in the newly merged Hartington-Newcastle district in north east Nebraska.

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Task Force Meets

The Ag Land Assessment Oversight Advisory Task Force of the South Dakota Legislature met earlier this week in Pierre.


Gas Prices Dropping

Fall arrives next week and gasoline prices are falling in Iowa.


Money Education Promoted

A group of educators and representatives from Iowa banks and credit unions is recommending a series of steps to boost what K-through-12 students in Iowa schools are taught about managing money.

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

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A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

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The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

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South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program


It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.