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Health Insurance Premiums Jump

Those needing to buy health insurance through the federal marketplace are seeing premium sticker shock.

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SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem Welcomes Change in House Leadership

The transition in leadership in the US House should be a good one. That from South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem.

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Yankton Middle School Hosts Veterans Day Program

Yankton Middle School students and staff hosted a Veterans Day program Tuesday morning entitled “Honoring Our Veterans.”

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SD Senator Mike Rounds Waiting on TPP Decision

The details of the just completed Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP trade deal were released to members of Congress last week.

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SD GOP Gears Up for 2016

The 2016 general election is now just under a year away, and political parties are organizing.

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Yankton Housing Development Underway

A major housing development is underway on West City Limits Road in Yankton.

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer Supports Transportation Bill

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer is pleased the House has approved a long-term transportation bill.

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University of Iowa Study Shows Early Hearings Aids Help

A first-of-its-kind study by the University of Iowa on hundreds of children with mild-to-severe hearing loss finds those kids don't learn to speak or communicate as well as others who have good hearing.


Sioux Falls Mayor Driven by Public Service

While he still has two years to go in his time as Sioux Falls Mayor, Mike Huether is being mentioned as a possible democratic candidate for Governor in 2018.

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SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem; House Republicans Taking Control of Budget Process

The next step in the federal budget process will be debate over the omnibus spending bill.

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Blue Ribbon Taxes May Be Tough to Pass SD Legislature

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has, in general, recommended about seventy five million dollars in extra funding to raise teacher pay.


Coalition Looking for Compromise to Expand Medicaid in SD

A coalition of government, tribal, and health care organization is working to come up with a proposal that could lead to the expansion of Medicaid coverage in South Dakota.

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Road Funding Gap Growing in Minnesota

The State of Minnesota is looking at a shortfall of about $16-billion in transportation funding over the next 20 years without significant changes.

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Iowa 19th in Premature Births

Iowa ranks 19th among the states in a new report on premature birth rates.

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NEA Head Visits Iowa

The head of the National Endowment for the Arts has wrapped a visit to Iowa's capital city.


SD Senator Mike Rounds; Progress on Transportation Bill

The US House voted to approve a six year, three hundred forty billion dollar transportation funding bill. It would end a series of over thirty short term extensions on funding.


SD Legislature to Decide School Gender Policy

The South Dakota High School Activities Association has been working through policy dealing with transgender students, and where they could be placed in athletics.

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SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Waiting for Blue Ribbon Task Force Report

Like most in the state, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is waiting to hear the conclusions of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education.

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Iowa Groups Agree on “Too Much Money in Politics”

The conservative Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition and the liberal group Progress Iowa have joined the campaign that's calling for an end to outside spending on political races.

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Keystone XL Review Decision “A Surprise”

US State Department officials say its review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline application will continue.

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Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.

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No Major Travel Disruptions Expected for Thanksgiving


While it looks like we may see some precipitation later this week, it should not be a big disruption for Thanksgiving plans.

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Insurance Co-op Failures Predictable Under ACA

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says something must be done in wake of the collapse of health care CO-OPs under the Affordable Care Act.