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In Case Of Heart Attack, Call 911

The natural instinct for many people in rural areas is to jump in the car and hurry to the nearest hospital if there are signs of a heart attack.

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STDs On The Rise In South Dakota

Nearly 20-million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported in the United States last year.

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Government Operations and Audit Committee To Meet

The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature meets today in Pierre.

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Gas Prices Up

The statewide average gas price in Iowa has moved up each of the last four weeks.

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Death Penalty Bill Advances

Nebraska is one legislative step away from repealing the death penalty.

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Women’s Health Week Begins

Women’s Health Week across the nation is a reminder to ladies to take care of themselves.

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USD Students Named Fulbright Scholars

Three students from the University of South Dakota have been chosen as Fulbright Scholars.

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Regulations Put Coal Plants At Risk

New clean air regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency could cripple coal fired power plants, and cause electric rates to soar.

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Title 9 Discussed

When most people hear about Title 9, they think of schools and universities developing sports for females, but it is much more than that.

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New President for Mount Marty College

The Board of Trustees of Mount Marty College in Yankton have named Marcus Long as the next President of the College.

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Early Morning Fires in Yankton

It was a case of one fire leading to another.


Severe Weather Possible for Weekend

More rounds of severe weather are possible this weekend over the northern plains.

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South Dakota Senator Introduces Bill for Energy Flexibility

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing legislation.


South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Holds Electric Rate Hike Hearing

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission held a public hearing in Yankton last night on the proposed electric rate hike by Northwestern Energy.


Nebraska Debating Licenses for Immigrant Children

State senators have begun, but have yet to complete debate, on a bill that would allow the children of illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses in Nebraska.

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Iowa DOT Rejects Appeal for Speed Cameras

The Iowa Department of Transportation has rejected the appeals from four Iowa cities that all want to keep using speed cameras in their areas.


Nebraska Unicameral Discusses Prison Sentences and Criminal Statute

An effort to do away with minimum mandatory prison sentences and reduce the number of crimes subject to the habitual criminal statute met resistance.

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Free Fishing Weekend Offers Free Admission to State Parks

This weekend, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is inviting everyone to visit a state park for the annual Open House and free fishing weekend.


South Dakota Senator Introduces Weather Forecasting Legislation

South Dakota Senator John Thune, who Chairs the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is planning to introduce a bill that could lead to improvements in weather forecasting.

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Floodplain Maps Underway for Lewis & Clark and Big Sioux Watersheds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working on floodplain maps for the Lewis & Clark and Big Sioux watersheds.

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Plenty of Jobs in Agriculture


A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields.

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Nebraska Attorney General Questions Death Penalty Repeal


Attorney General Doug Peterson is raising questions about the legality of a section of the death penalty repeal law passed by the legislature.

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Crash Rates Highest for Teens


A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Governor Again


State legislators have overriden Governor Pete Ricketts again to pave the way for youth brought into the country illegally to apply for Nebraska driver's licenses.

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Minnesota Groups Supports Waters of the US Rule

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A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the EPA.