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Lower Chance For El Nino

The odds of an El Nino weather pattern occurring are changing.

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Lake Yankton to Get a Makeover

The Corps of Engineers is asking for public comments on a plan to kill off all the fish in Lake Yankton, and then restock it.

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South Dakota Education Groups Hold Summer Meetings

Two South Dakota education groups are holding their joint convention in Sioux Falls.

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New Grain & Fertilizer Rail Facility to be Built Near Tabor

Dakota Plains Ag Center of Parkston wants to build their next grain loading - fertilizer facility near Tabor.

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No Need For Federal GMO Label Law

SD Senator John Thune says he opposes efforts to label foods that contain GMO's.

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Senator Fischer Back From Border

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says her visit to the southern border has helped her better understand the problem of unaccompanied minors entering the country from Central America.

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Teacher Leadership Program Underway

The "leadership symposium" for Iowa teachers and principals underway in Ankeny is attracting more than just teachers and principals.

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Branstad Undecided On Pipeline

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says he remains undecided whether to support or oppose a proposed pipeline that would carry crude oil through Iowa.

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Sanford Health Working With Genetic Cancer Treatments

Sanford Health is looking for cancer patients willing to take part in a new genetic treatment trial.

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Citizens Need to Help South Dakota Highway Committee

Members of the SD Highway Needs and Financing Committee are looking for the public's help.

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State of South Dakota Gets Good Credit Review

S&P has given the State of South Dakota a credit rating bump.

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No Lottery Tickets For Sale At Fair

You can buy everything from a corn dog to a tractor at the Iowa State Fair, but this year one thing you won't be able to buy on the fair grounds is a lottery ticket.


Keeping The Iowa Caucuses First

The chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa says his "number one, long-term priority" is keeping Iowa's Caucuses first-in-the-nation.

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Smith Supports Lawsuit Against President

House Republicans have pushed ahead with a measure to sue President Obama, claiming he has violated the Constitution through several executive orders.

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Congresswoman Kristi Noem; Send Guard to the Border

SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she supports moves by Texas Governor Rick Perry to send the National Guard to the Mexican border.


New Month, Same Weather

It may be August, but the weather won't feel like it.


SD Democratic Senate Candidate Rick Weiland; Build Rural SD

SD democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland releases his rural policy proposals.

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Congress Gone; Issues Remain

SD Senator John Thune says the American public is frustrated at the lack of action in Congress.

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More College Students in Need of Financial Aid

College students, including those at Mount Marty College in Yankton, are experiencing more debt and need more access to funds.

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Utility Rates Expected to Increase with New EPA Rule

The pollution may come down, but utility rates will rise if a new proposed rule by the EPA is put to use in the nation's power plants.

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Daugaard Ready To Answer EB5 Questions

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South Dakota democrats this week called for subpoenas of state officials in connection with the EB-5 visa investigation.

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Good Weather For Crops Expected

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The cool, fairly wet summer is causing concern for farmers across the region.

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Senate Candidates Face Off At Dakotafest

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The four candidates for the US Senate in South Dakota met for the first debate of the campaign at Dakotafest.…

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SD Candidates For Governor Debate


The three candidates for Governor in South Dakota met in the first debate of the year at Dakotafest in Mitchell.

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Fewer People Attend Iowa State Fair

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Fewer people attended this year's Iowa State Fair than any time since 2010.