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2 weeks ago

Sunset Heights Students Go on “Shower Strike” to Raise Money For Kenyan Wells

Second-graders at Sunset Heights Elementary School in Webster City, Iowa are vowing to go without showers or baths for seven days starting on Saturday.

Iowa Legislature

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Iowa DOT Says Layoffs Possible Without Extra Money

Republicans in the Iowa House say the Iowa D-O-T got a significant budget boost when the state gas tax went up a dime-a-gallon last year -- and the agency should reallocate money within its budget to pay for negotiated employee pay raises.

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Minnesota House Passes Ag Buffer Bill

The Minnesota House on a strong vote today (Thurs) passed a bill clarifying Minnesota's new ag buffer law, sending the legislation to Governor Mark Dayton.


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South Dakota State Board OKs Napa Rail Link

The South Dakota Railroad Board has unanimously approved Dakota Plains Ag Center’s (DPAC) request to connect to the Napa-Platte line at Napa Junction.

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ReGina Osborn Announces Run for South Dakota District 19

ReGina Osborn is looking to become District 19’s first woman legislator.


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Illegal Immigrant Charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide in Omaha

The Douglas County Attorney is charging Orling Carrasco-Zelaya, also known as Edwin Elvir-Palma, with felony motor vehicle homicide and DUI in connection with the death of Margarito Nava-Luna Saturday

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Minnesota Gov. Dayton “Favorable” Toward Fantasy Sports Bill

Governor Mark Dayton says he's "favorable" towards a bill moving through the legislature that would clarify that fantasy sports are legal in Minnesota.

Iowa state capital

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$10 Million Project Set to Fix the Leaks in Iowa State Capitol Dome

Water leaks are damaging the golden dome of the historic Iowa State Capitol and legislators are planning a 10 million dollar restoration.

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Changes Coming to The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House in Sioux Falls


John Thune

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John Thune Remains Optimistic with Republican Primary Process

It appears there is a good chance that no republican Presidential candidate will have a majority of committed delegates at the end of the primary process in June.


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USDA Rural Development Announces Decrease in Home Mortgage Interest Rate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan Program.

Kristie Noem

2 weeks ago

Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service Hears About Problems in South Dakota

A deputy director of the Indian Health Service was in South Dakota recently, hearing firsthand about the issues Native Americans face with their health care.

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South Dakota Voters Will Vote on Ten Ballot Issues This November

South Dakota voters will see ten ballot issues this November. One longtime political observer says that shouldn’t be a big problem.

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Gov. Terry Branstad Says Legislators Should Table “Fantasy Sports” Bill

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says legislators should table a bill that would allow Iowans to legally claim the substantial prize money in online "fantasy sports" competitions.


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Some Residents of Eastern Dodge County Angry Over Proposed Poultry Processing Plant

Some residents of eastern Dodge County Nebraska are up-in-arms about a proposed poultry processing plant that would be located in the Fremont or Hooper area.


2 weeks ago

Governor Mark Dayton is Calling on Minnesotans to Learn More About Water Quality

It's "Water Action Week" in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton is calling on Minnesotans to learn more about water quality in their communities and to set water conservation goals.

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2 weeks ago

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Vetos Redistricting Bill

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has vetoed the redistricting bill that made it out of the Unicameral last week, saying it is unconstitutional.

2 weeks ago

Major Fix-up Jobs for Key Iowa State Buildings Will Likely Be Delayed

Major fix-up jobs for some key state buildings are likely to be delayed for another year.


2 weeks ago

Delta Dental of South Dakota Orders Two New Mobile Dental Trucks

Delta Dental of South Dakota is ordering two new mobile dental trucks to continue serving kids across the state. The move provides two replacements vehicles.

Marty Jackley

2 weeks ago

SD Heroin Overdose Death Spurring Action

A heroin overdose death in a small South Dakota town is causing state wide reactions.

Recent Headlines

10 hours ago in Local

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Implements Pheasant Management Plan


The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is adopting a comprehensive pheasant management plan

11 hours ago in Local

Arson Week in Iowa Kicks Off

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This is "Arson Awareness Week" in Iowa.

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Nebraska Republicans Finally Have a Say


Nebraska Republicans get their chance to weigh in on the presidential race a week from today (TUE)

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Revenge Porn Could Soon be a Crime in Minnesota

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So-called "revenge porn" on the Internet would be a crime and a victim could also sue for damages

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Despite Wide Temperature Swings, Iowa Had an Average Month


April was a month of weather extremes in Iowa, from snow and frigid temperatures in the teens to warm, sunny days in the mid-80s.