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Nebraska Governor Opposes Gas Tax Increase

Preliminary approval has been given by the Nebraska legislature to a six-cent increase in the state gas tax.

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Young Boy Missing in Missouri River

Emergency crews are searching the Missouri River at Yankton for a missing six year old boy.


Warmer Weather Means Ticks

The warmer weather is drawing more people outdoors, and tick season is on the way.


South Dakota Seeks Additional Workers

Workforce development is a major focus of many communities throughout the state.

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Issues Remain For Iowa Legislature

While Iowa legislators are still struggling to find agreement on increasing aid to education, at least one other big issue will have to be decided before the session can wrap up.


Task Force To Begin Work

Initial appointments have been made to “The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students” by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.

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Budget Deal On House Agenda

Congressional republicans are set to begin work on budget bills when they return to Washington next week. Among the major…

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Thune: Iran Agreement A Bad Deal

President Obama is now turning his efforts to selling the tentative deal reached with Iran last week in Switzerland.


More Issues At New Iowa Prison

It appears there is another problem at the not-yet-opened Iowa state prison in Fort Madison, along with new concerns from legislators that the facility may sit empty for months if cost overruns are not resolved before the legislature adjourns this spring.

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Hospital Association Touts Medicaid Expansion

The Nebraska Hospital Association says the state is passing up an economic opportunity by refusing to expand Medicaid.

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Prairie Dog Debate Heats Up

Controversy has arisen again in the Nebraska Unicameral, again involving Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha.


South Dakota Counties Share Non-Emergency Grant from FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given South Dakota $250,000 dollars to supplement assistance programs for people suffering from non-disaster related emergencies.

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Daugaard: President Invited To South Dakota

President Obama visited Utah this week, leaving South Dakota as the only state that he has not yet visited during his term in office.


Nebraska Lawmakers Set Budget Framework

While Nebraska lawmakers will not debate the budget until later in the legislative session, the framework is being developed.

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Iowa Lawmakers Disagree on Education Spending

Iowa lawmakers will take the long Easter weekend to reconsider one of the last roadblocks to ending the legislative session.

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University Tuition Increasing in South Dakota

The South Dakota Board of Regents, meeting at USD this week, agreed on a five point eight percent increase in tuition for next fall.


New Boat Rules Target Invasive Species

New rules are being implemented in South Dakota waterways in the way that water and boats are handled.

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Dry Conditions Persist

The region is lacking a lot of needed moisture going into the growing season, but climatologists are hesitant to classify the dry conditions as drought.

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Medicare Fix Stalled

It appeared Congress was on track to finally find a permanent solution to the so called “Medicare doc fix” before it got derailed in the Senate.

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Worker Shortage Continues

Helping companies find qualified workers in South Dakota is difficult, but still a priority.

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Minnesota Legislature Continues Budget Discussion

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Minnesota legislative Democrats and Republicans continue to seek common ground as they work to balance the state budget for the next two years.

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Dallas County

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Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another Iowa County.

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Nebraska Continues Death Penalty Debate


Nebraska lawmakers debated and passed a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty law.

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Bill to Repeal Mandatory Prison Sentences Passes Nebraska Legislature


Nebraska legislators have advanced a bill that would scrap mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute.

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Red Cross Takes Fire Prevention To Homes

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The American Red Cross recently made a few house calls in Yankton.