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Effort To Help Counties With Ag Expansion Requests

An effort is being made in the Nebraska legislature to help county officials better evaluate the agricultural expansion permits that come before them.

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Bill to Set River Basin Districts Survives Committee

A bill that would set up nine river basin districts in South Dakota survived a hoghouse attempt in the Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee today


Feedlot Workshops To Be Held In Iowa

Beef producers in Iowa will have a chance to learn about the pros and cons to each type of feeding facility.

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Ducks Unlimited to Support Conservation Programs

Ducks Unlimited has pledged $9 million to conservation efforts in South Dakota.


Rounds: Tax Reform Will Be Difficult

When republicans won control of the US Senate in last November’s election, they said one of their priority issues would be tax reform.

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Second Half Of Legislative Session Begins

South Dakota legislators are returning to Pierre for the second half of this year’s legislative session, with lots of bills still waiting action.


Voter ID Bill Vote Ahead

A bill that would mandate the use of an official i.d. to vote in Nebraska is on the agenda this week for the Unicameral.

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Legislators Return To Pierre

South Dakota lawmakers are back in Pierre today after a four day break for Presidents Day.

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Gas Tax Votes Loom

Legislation that would raise the state gas tax in Iowa will be up for votes in committees in both the House and Senate this week and Governor Terry Branstad is working behind the scenes to round up votes.

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Scam Targets Utility Customers

One of the largest utility providers in the region is warning customers about a phone scam.


Senator Threatens To Hold Up Legislation

Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who has tied up legislative debate already this year, warns fellow lawmakers he's not done killing legislation.

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Nebraska Corn Board and FFA Partnering for Ag Champions Contest

In an effort to increase agricultural advocacy, the Nebraska Corn Board and the FFA chapters around the state will be competing for funds for a program designed to educate the community.

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South Dakota 4-Hers Represent State in Denver

The Western National Round-up in Denver gave South Dakota youth the chance to test their skills.

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Legislative Deadlines Approaching

South Dakota lawmakers, on their four day Presidents Day break, are just past the halfway point of the 2015 session.

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Medicaid Expansion Discussions Continue

Democrats in the South Dakota legislature have said they want to restart the debate over Medicaid expansion.

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Dispute Holds Up DHS Funding

A bill that would fully fund the Department of Homeland Security is hung up in the Senate in a dispute between democrats and republicans.

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State Agencies Make Funding Push

The 2015 session of the South Dakota Legislature is just past the half way point of their schedule.

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Lennox Shooting Incident Update

The shooter that killed one man and injured two other people is believed to have shot himself yesterday in Lennox, South Dakota.

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Congress To Debate Military Authorization

President Obama has asked Congress for authorization to take further military action in response to the continued threats in the middle east from ISIS.

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Democrats Push Medicaid Expansion

South Dakota legislative democrats says they want to bring Medicaid expansion back for more debate.

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Search On For Workers

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The main mission of Yankton Area Progressive Growth over the years was to recruit new businesses to move and bring jobs to the area.

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Yankton County Treasurer Resigns


Long time Yankton County Treasurer Pam Marchand will be stepping down.

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Flooding Risk Low

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With dry conditions holding over from last fall, and very little snow pack, the flood outlook for eastern South Dakota is very low.

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February Cold and Snowy in Iowa

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Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says February will goes into the record books in the top ten in both cold and snow.

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Improvements Expected In Iowa Economy

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Most of the CEOs of Iowa's largest companies are expecting improved sales and steady or slightly higher employment levels over the next six months.