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Nebraska To Submit Disaster Request

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says state officials will be submitting a request for a presidential disaster declaration for areas of Nebraska hit hard by tornadoes and storms last month.


Washington Talks of Common Core Standards

The American Association of School Administrators discussed Common Core educational standards in Washington this week.

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South Dakota Senator Questions EPA Proposal

Senator Jason Frerichs met with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss the "Waters of the US" proposal.


Fleegs Bridge Might Have to Wait

Johnson Engineering representative, Dan Johnson, told the Yankton County Commissioners that the Fleegs Bridge is ineligible for federal funding now.


Cell Tower on School Property

The Yankton County School Board is considering a lease agreement with SBA that would allow a cell tower on Yankton Middle School's grounds.

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SD PUC Waiting On Trans Canada

The permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota has expired.


New Member for Yankton School Board

Frani Kieffer was sworn in during Monday's meeting to join the Yankton School Board, replacing the seat Jay Williams left after his term expired.


Yankton School Budget Hearing Shows a Struggle to Balance

Yankton School Board members held a preliminary budget hearing Monday evening to discuss balancing a budget deficit.

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Shigellosis Cases Spike in South Dakota

A severe diarrheal disease is spreading across South Dakota.

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Siren Testing to Happen in Yankton Next Week

Siren testing will be conducted for the western side of Yankton next week in order to best identify where sirens should be installed.

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James River Back-ups Have Yankton Officials Concerned

The sediment that washes into the mouth of the James River has caused several back-ups, but the Corps of Engineers isn't interested in fixing it.

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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.


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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FEMA Funds For Nebraska

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Twelve Nebraska counties have been approved for Public Assistance from FEMA.  Recovery efforts are still underway for residents throughout the…

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Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

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Group Will Help Design Water Plant


As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

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Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax


While Congress continues to debate a band aid fix to the federal highway trust fund, at least one South Dakota candidate says gas taxes should go up…now.

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Bank Tax Collections Down

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When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.