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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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South Dakota Senate Candidate Speaks on Border Control

Gordon Howie, Independent candidate for the South Dakota Senate seat, says border control should be Washington's priority.

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Akron, Iowa Deaths Could Lead to Double Homicide

Plymouth County authorities are investigating the death of an elderly couple.

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Avera Receiving $8 Million for Facility Improvements

Avera Health will be receiving over $8 million from the Health Care Innovation Award to fund service improvements.

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Yankton County Officials Identify Bridge Needing Repair

Yankton County Commissioners are proposing repair costs to the James River Water Development District Board of Directors for bridge repair.

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Possible Higher Incentives for Stream Buffering Projects

The James River Water Development District will vote on higher incentives for stream improvements in September.

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Highway Trust Funds are Running Out

The Highway Trust Funds will expire at the end of this month, and Congress is trying to extend that money through next year.

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Iowans Support Immigration Reform

A study finds that the majority of Iowa residents support some kind of immigration reform.

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Nebraska Pays the Least to Federal Crime Victims

When it comes to compensating federal crime victims, Nebraska falls very short of the national average.

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Pilger Recovery Slow, but Certain

The residents of Pilger, Nebraska are keeping their hopes up while rebuilding.

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James River Group Meets

The James River Water Development District hopes to reinstate the Total Daily Maximum Load Program to last another year.

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Lincoln County Tallies Flood Damage

Lincoln County officials have assessed flood damage from last month’s heavy rains.

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Wismer Makes Medicaid An Issue

South Dakota democratic gubernatorial candidate Susan Wismer is starting her first post primary campaign tour of the state, and she is focused on Medicaid expansion.

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Border Crisis May Affect School Funding

The wave of people coming across the southern borders of the country may have an effect on funding for our schools.

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Iowans Getting Refunds From Scamming Companies

Iowa residents who thought they were getting memberships with Vertrue, Incorporated will be refunded the membership fees.

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Litter Makes for Costly Cleanup

Iowa roadways are being littered, causing high costs to clean up the mess.

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Minimum Wage Could Be on Nebraska’s November Ballot

Minimum wage increase supporters have been gaining signatures to put the issue on November's ballot.

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Bioscience Jobs See Growth

Bioscience jobs are seeing tremendous growth in South Dakota.

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Deer Population Low

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A D-N-R expert predicts a "very significant" drop in Minnesota's deer harvest in 2014 under new regulations that aim to rebuild the deer herd after two tough winters.

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News Conference Focuses On Unemployment

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A key labor group and two liberal advocacy groups organized a news conference featuring an Iowan who lost his job three years ago.

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New Disease Bugging Americans

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

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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.