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Good Tourism News For South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Tourism has several accomplishments recently, including the National Mercury Award for the best print advertising piece.


Google Teams Up With Vermillion Music Museum

The Google Cultural Institute will feature the National Music Museum in Vermillion.

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Historic Schoolhouse Dedicated

A piece of history was the cause for celebration this week in Vermillion, as the first permanent school house in the Dakota Territory was dedicated.

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Daugaard: Shortage Of Skilled Workers

South Dakota’s low unemployment, and business expansions has created a shortage of skilled workers in many industries.

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SD Legislative Planning Committee Talks Teacher Shortage

The Planning Committee of the South Dakota Legislature meets Monday in Pierre, and one of the agenda items deals with the states teacher shortage and possible solutions.

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Missouri River Rising

A wet August across the northern plains is leading to higher stages on the Missouri River.

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Student Dies In Mitchell Fire

An eighteen year old student at Mitchell Technical Institute died this morning in a house fire in Mitchell.


Nebraska To Push Voter Registration

A push is being made this month to increase the number of Nebraska residents who are registered voters.

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Heineman Links Education To Economic Development

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman tied education to economic development during a stop in Norfolk.

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Virus Found In Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting the first confirmed case of Chikungunya virus in Iowa.


South Dakota Inmate Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

James McVay was found hanging in his cell Thursday morning.

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Veterans Open House To Be Held

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with area departments and service agencies to host an open house event for veterans in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa.

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Kube Focuses On Tax Fairness

Tax fairness, especially with property taxes is becoming a major election issue in Nebraska this year.

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Westward Ho! Wagon Train Heading To Pierre

The wagons were circled yesterday at the Yankton rodeo grounds as the South Dakota 125th Anniversary Wagon Train prepared to head out on the trek to Pierre.

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New Warning Sirens Coming

Yankton County Commissioners are proceeding with the installation of warning sirens throughout areas west of Yankton near Lewis & Clark Lake.


Education Funding Discussed

The South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute held a public meeting focused on education funding in Vermillion.


Propane Season Approaches

It's not yet clear what propane supplies and prices will be in the upcoming crop-drying and home heating season and state officials say they're closely monitoring the situation.


Better Pheasant Season Expected For Iowa

Pheasant hunters can expect to have a little more success in Iowa this fall compared to recent years.


Prison Reform On Nebraska Agenda

Senator Burke Harr of Omaha believes one of the first things lawmakers will address in January is prison reform.


Heineman: State Can’t Rest On Laurels

Nebraska has a strong economy...but Governor Dave Heineman says the state cannot be satisfied with its high rankings on certain business-climate lists or its low unemployment rate.

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GPS Tracking Suggested For Accused Stalkers And Domestic Abusers

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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