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New Disease Bugging Americans

Physicians in the U-S are learning more about the exotic-sounding illness that originated in the Caribbean called chikungunya.


Range Camp Held

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.


Blood Needed

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

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4-H Chooses Community Project

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


Donation For Heartland Humane Society

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

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


Immigrant Children In Iowa

An Iowa Latino leader says several children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who crossed into the U.S. along the southern border are now living in Iowa, but their arrival has been kept quiet to avoid controversy.

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Nebraska Tax Revenues Exceed Expectations

State revenue in Nebraska exceeded expectations during the last fiscal year, but the legislature's Appropriations Committee chairman wants to maintain a cautious approach to the state budget.


New Management Plan Being Developed For Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drafting an updated management plan for Fort Randall Dam and Lake Francis Case.

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Board Will Name Stuff

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is holding a meeting next week to gain public input on the naming of a creek and an island near Sioux Falls.

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Noem Supports Perry National Guard Decision

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she supports the move by Texas Governor Rick Perry to move one thousand national guardsmen to that states southern border.


Home Heating Bill Now Law

A bill sponsored by South Dakota Senator John Thune that would ensure deliveries of home heating fuels in the dead of winter was passed by Congress and signed by the President.

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Pressler Floats Museum Idea

South Dakota independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler is proposing an international North American Native American Holocaust Memorial Museum, to be built at Wounded Knee in south west South Dakota.

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Land Assessment Task Force Meets

The Agricultural Land Assessment Oversight Advisory Task Force, set up by the South Dakota Legislature met yesterday (Tuesday) in Pierre.


Iowa Rates High In Kids’ Survey

Iowa moved up four spots in the annual "Kids Count" survey, to third in the country this year.

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TV In Background Bad For Children

Researchers at the University of Iowa are encouraging parents to turn off the television if their children are in the room and not watching the TV as well.

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Johanns Co-Sponsor Of Immigration Bill

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns co-sponsored a bill that would tweak the 2008 law on illegal immigrant children, create a swifter immigration process for children, and add 40 immigration judges.


University Partnership With Software Company Working

University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.

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Short Budgets Make Finding Teachers Hard

Finding teachers for South Dakota school districts will continue to be difficult due to budget shortages.

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Teacher Shortage Studied

Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Planning Committee heard about the problems school districts are having finding qualified teachers.

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More College Students in Need of Financial Aid

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College students, including those at Mount Marty College in Yankton, are experiencing more debt and need more access to funds.

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Utility Rates Expected to Increase with New EPA Rule

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The pollution may come down, but utility rates will rise if a new proposed rule by the EPA is put to use in the nation's power plants.

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Teacher Pay on Radar for 2015 Legislature

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Although the state ended the fiscal year with a surplus, Senator Bill Van Gerpen says South Dakota's education might not benefit all that much.

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Midwest Economics Sank in July


Ernie Goss, Ph.D., says the Business Conditions Index for the region was down in July.

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New School District Ready for Fall


The Hartington-Newcastle district is gearing up for classes to begin today.