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Courthouse Security Costs At Issue

A legislator from Maquoketa -- the site of a courthouse shooting this fall -- says security measures at Iowa's county courthouses should be a shared responsibility between state and county governments.

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Drug Cartel Arrests Made

Local, state and federal law enforcement joined efforts in the arrest of 20 people Tuesday in Omaha connected to a Mexican Sinaloa methamphetamine drug cartel.


Nebraska Prison Reform Proposed

If Nebraska will take a few steps, it could reduce its prison population and avoid spending hundreds of millions of dollars to build a new prison.


Back To The House For Jean Hunhoff

District 18 Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton is a new member of the South Dakota House, having moved from the Senate after she was term limited last year.

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FFA Foundation Wants To Improve Agricultural Education

The South Dakota State FFA Foundation is working to improve agricultural education throughout the state by partnering with businesses to increase the resources available to both students and instructors.


Smart Devices Available To Disabled South Dakotans

The South Dakota Department of Human Services is going to offer smart devices for qualified disabled residents.

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Branstad Addresses Iowa Legislature

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad delivered the annual "Condition of the State" message to legislators yesterday, with a "Together We Can" theme.

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Road Funding An Issue In Iowa

A Republican from north central Iowa who's been an outspoken advocate of raising the state's gas tax says he won reelection last November by his largest margin ever.


Why Did Regents Choose Bounds?

University of Nebraska Board of Regents chairman Howard Hawks says the board chose Hank Bounds as the new university president in part because of his vision for Nebraska.


Proposal To Reduce Property Taxes

A Nebraska state senator proposes a different approach to public school funding...in an effort he says to better balance school funding and lower property taxes.


Boys & Girls Club Launches Campaign

Boys & Girls Club members in Yankton will enjoy a brand new facility thanks to community support.

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House Fire East Of Yankton

Yankton and Gayville firefighters were called to a house fire eight miles east of Yankton on old Highway 50.

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Nebraska Wary Of Mussels

Two South Dakota waterways are under observation after the discovery of invasive mussel species this fall.

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School Districts Watching Legislature

School districts across South Dakota are again watching the actions of the legislature as the 2015 session begins.

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Minimum Wage Law Adjustment Possible

Voters in November approved an increase in the minimum wage in South Dakota to eight fifty an hour, tied to the rate of inflation.

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Roberts To Lead South Dakota GOP

Republican leaders in South Dakota have turned to a familiar figure to be the next Chair of the state republican party.

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Legislators React to Governor’s Proposed Tax Increases

Governor Daugaard is proposing increased taxes and fees in order to support increased funding for road and bridge repair throughout the state.

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South Dakota Governor Addresses Road Improvements

In his State of the State address, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard suggests ways to improve road conditions.


Iowa to Study Delayed Opening of State Prison

An Iowa committee will study the delayed opening of a maximum security prison within the state.

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Iowa Republicans Calling for Less State Government

Iowa Republican legislators are hoping to reign in the state's governmental control during the 2015 session.

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South Dakota Democrats Talk Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.

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House Education Committee Repeals Foundation Funding

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The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.

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Lots Of Lobbying On Gas Tax Proposal


One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.

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Sioux Falls Flood Map Discussed


South Dakota’s Congressional delegation met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to talk about new flood maps for the City of Sioux Falls.

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More Money Requested For Higher Education

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South Dakota legislators will again be asked to provide higher funding levels for the higher education system.