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New President For Avera Sacred Heart

The new President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton is a long time employee.

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World Food Prize Events Underway

Many of the world's top scientists, agricultural researchers, and government leaders are visiting Iowa this week for the annual World Food Prize events.

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Results Of Corrections Investigation Turned In

Governor Dave Heineman says the Nebraska State Patrol has handed the results of its investigation into the prison sentence miscalculations by Corrections officials over to prosecutors.

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Early Voting Brings Change To Campaigns

Political experts say the phenomenon of "early" voting has changed the dynamics of modern campaigns.

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Chambers Spars With Governor On Corrections

A member of the special Nebraska legislative committee investigating the release of serial killer Nikko Jenkins from prison fired back at Governor Dave Heineman.

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Yankton Considers School Resource Officer

The Yankton City Commission at their meeting tonight will consider an agreement with the Yankton Public Schools to provide a school resource officer for the district.

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District Faces Funding Challenges

A state level committee has been looking at possible changes to the funding mix that South Dakota schools can use.

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Medical Officials Tracking Virus

While the Ebola infections in Texas are taking up most of the headlines, public health officials are also carefully watching the wide spread of another outbreak.

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Utilities Concerned About Natural Gas Supplies

With memories of last winter’s cold blast, some natural gas suppliers are looking for insurance.

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Drug Meetings Being Held

Two anti-drug groups are launching a series of town hall meetings that will be held in every one of Iowa's 99 counties.

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Federal Money At Risk

Governor Dave Heineman says he hopes the federal government will NOT pull money targeted to fight crime in Nebraska, because the Nebraska Crime Commission has failed to adequately document how the money is being spent.

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Lincoln Superintendent Defends Training Materials

Lincoln Nebraska Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel dismisses suggestions the school district is discarding the use of the terms "boys" and "girls" in favor of gender-neutral terms for students.

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USD Launches Campaign

The University of South Dakota, and the USD Foundation officially announced the kickoff of the two hundred fifty million dollar, “Onward, The Campaign For South Dakota” fundraising effort.

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Above Normal Releases To Continue On Missouri

In preparation for Missouri River operations next year, the Corps of Engineers is going to continue above normal releases at Gavins Point Dam for a while.

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Manure Spill Was Accidental

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a manure spill that put at least 200 thousand gallons of liquid manure from a feedlot into David’s Creek about 10 miles west of Guthrie Center.

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Grants To Study Human Nutrition

Sanford Health has teamed up with SDSU to provide five grants to research studies related to human nutrition, weight management and other dietary-related areas.

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Utility Offers Rebate

A new energy efficiency program has started for NorthWestern Energy customers.

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Rounds: Rail System Unbalanced

The back log of rail cars just as harvest is getting underway continues to cause problems for South Dakota companies and producers.

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Nebraska Nurses Get Help to Work in Underserved Areas

A grant has been given to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing for nurses from, or going to work in, underserved and rural areas across the state.

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Mountain Lion Shot in Northeast Nebraska

The population of mountain lions is unknown in northeast Nebraska, but it's no doubt that they are there.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.