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Dakota Access Pipeline Backers Working on Final Easements

The Dakota Access Pipeline Project continues to secure the necessary easements in preparation of construction of the more than eleven hundred mile crude oil pipeline.

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SD Ballot Issue Backers Ready for the Campaign

“Marsy’s Law for South Dakota,” an organization composed of citizens and victim rights advocates, is ready to start the campaign for their ballot issue.

SD Senator Mike Rounds

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SD Senator Mike Rounds Sticking by Mike Huckabee for President

Despite the fact that republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee polls mostly in the single digits, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds is sticking with him…

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Iowa Medicaid Call Center Improves Service

Nearly half of the people who telephoned a special state-run call center in early December for information about Iowa's Medicaid switch hung up.

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Job Numbers Grow in Iowa

State job numbers in Iowa show the unemployment rate for December stayed the same as November at three-point-four percent.

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Nebraska Medicaid Expansion Offers Short Term Hope

A Nebraska resident who voluntarily reduced her hours to care for an aging parent says if the legislature refuses to expand Medicaid she will have to declare bankruptcy.

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Starting a Small Town Revolution

One American small town is going to win a $500,000 makeover for their main street.

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Iowa Water Plan Gets Federal Boost

The 97-million dollar grant announced for Iowa from the U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development will go toward flood reduction, but it will also be used for water quality improvement.

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New Regional Administrator for the SBA

Betsy Markey has been appointed Region Eight Administrator for the Small Business Administration.

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Fine After Traffic Accident

Governor Pete Ricketts is fine after being involved in a traffic accident.

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SD Legislators Look at Teacher Pay Options

South Dakota legislators have been talking about options for increasing teacher pay. While Governor Dennis Daugaard proposed a half cent sales tax increase to pay for them, no bill has yet been introduced.

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Earlier Numbers for SD Lawmakers

The plan this year is for South Dakota legislators to have an idea of revenue and spending at least two weeks before the end of the session.

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Minnesota Money for a SD Based Water Project

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has included sixteen million dollars for construction of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System in his bonding proposal he has given to the legislature.

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Iowa House Pushes Two Percent for Schools

Iowa House Republicans have voted to increase the general level of state taxpayer support for Iowa's public schools by two percent, starting July 1st.

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SD Legislators Need to Keep an Eye on Property Taxes

While much attention in the South Dakota Legislature is focused on teacher pay and sales taxes, at least one lawmaker says they also have to look at rising property taxes.

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SD AARP Members Go to Pierre

A contingent of AARP members will be in Pierre today, for their annual lobby day.

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Yankton City Commission Agrees to Extend Retail Study

The Yankton City Commission agreed to fund the second phase of a retail market survey.

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SD Legislators Looking at Sales Tax Exemptions

As South Dakota lawmakers look for dollars to fund higher teacher pay this year, many are turning to sales tax exemptions.

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Vermillion Apartment Fire Forces Four Families Out

No one was hurt but four families were displaced in an apartment building fire in Vermillion.

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Education Funding & Medicaid Expansion Linked in SD

Most lawmakers agree the two big issues facing the South Dakota legislature this year are increasing teacher pay, and Medicaid expansion.

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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.

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Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws

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The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

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Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

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A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

1 day ago in Local

Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.