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Transportation Bill Signed

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed Senate Bill one, which adds a number of fees and taxes for road and bridge funding.

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Polaris To Expand in Vermillion

A big distribution center for Polaris Industries in Vermillion is going to get bigger, and add more jobs.

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Beaver Lake Property Owners Face Game, Fish and Parks

Landowners surrounding Beaver Lake in Yankton County are in distress about changes to the lake that occurred after reconstruction of the bridge and spillway on the south edge.


Iowa Home Prices Increase

Home prices and the number of homes sold across Iowa both rose last month compared to February of 2014, according to the Iowa Association of Realtors.


Iowa’s Teams Spike Bets

With three Iowa teams in the N-C-A-A basketball tournament, it's a good bet there are a lot more people interested in tournament pools this year.

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Republicans Continue to Defend Open Letter to Iran

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer defends her signing of an open letter to Iran that has been harshly criticized by President Obama.


New Rules Target Invasive Species

The discovery of some invasive species in waterways around the region is setting off a reaction.

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Revenue Estimates Kept SD Legislators Frugal

South Dakota lawmakers were worried toward the end of the session that they may not find the dollars to fill out promises made at the beginning of the session.

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Bill Changes Water Drainage Management

A bill passed the 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature that will make major changes to the way water drainage is managed.

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Freeman Regional Health Names CEO

The Freeman Regional Health Services board of directors has named Nick Brandner as CEO of the system.


Youth Substance Abuse Dropping

The Iowa Department of Public Health's 2014 Youth Survey finds substance abuse among high school kids has dropped.

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Skin Cancer Cases Increase In Iowa

The annual "Cancer in Iowa" report shows the number of skin cancer cases in Iowa has been increasing.


People Returning To Small Nebraska Communities

Rural Nebraska’s small towns are starting to see more young individuals and families interested in returning to their communities.

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Hunhoff Disappointed With Legislative Session

South Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the main run of the 2015 session late Friday night with the final passage of the budget.

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Nebraska Gas Tax Increase Clears Committee

The Revenue Committee of the Nebraska legislature approved a bill last week that would raise the gas tax six cents a gallon over the next four years.


Eagle’s Nest Could Affect Water Project

Bird watching will have to be part of the ongoing construction for new wells for the City of Yankton.

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Rounds Defends Open Letter To Iran

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was among the forty seven republican Senators that signed an open letter to the leaders of Iran, warning them about any potential deal with the United States over nuclear weapons development.


Warmer Weather Has Farmers Wanting To Hit The Fields

Warmer temperatures have melted away much of the snow cover and that has farmers to starting think about getting into the fields.

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Abortion Bill Passes Iowa House

The Iowa House has voted to require doctors to offer women seeking an abortion the opportunity to see an ultrasound image and hear the heartbeat of the fetus.

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Eminent Domain Debated

A legislative hearing at the state Capitol in Lincoln served as a forum to air grievances about TransCanada and its potential use of eminent domain to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska.

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Strong Winds, High Fire Danger


A wind advisory and a fire watch have been issued for our area.

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Huron Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

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Huron man dies in a single vehicle accident.

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Marijuana Production on the Way for Iowans


A bill that would legalize the use of marijuana as treatment for certain medical conditions that cause seizures.

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Census Data Says Iowa is Growing

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The U-S Census Bureau released estimates this week showing Iowa's population has increased by two percent since 2010

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Omaha Police Appalled by Senator’s Comments

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The backlash against comments made by Omaha State Senator Ernie Chambers continues.