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Nebraska Senators Questioning Land Easements and Purchases

The Corps of Engineers and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are being questioned by Nebraska's senators about recent land purchases and easements along the Missouri River.


Proposed Wind Farm in Lincoln County Not a “Done Deal”

WE CARE SD is a group of Lincoln County residents opposed to the possible development of a wind farm.

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Chronic Wasting Disease Not a Huge Threat to Wild Herds

While there have been multiple instances of CWD in captive deer herds in Iowa, the Department of Natural Resources says cases in wild herds are still rare.

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Area Schools Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor

Four schools in South Dakota, four in Nebraska, and five in Iowa received the National Blue Ribbon Award for their academic excellence.

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Utility Companies Reporting Scams Targeting Small Businesses

Several utility companies across the Midwest are reporting scams that are targeting their customers.


Nebraska Ballot Change a Logical One

According to Nebraska Secretary of State, John Gale, changing the gubernatorial ticket to replace Lavon Heidemann's name with Mike Foley's avoids voter confusion.


Avoidable Crimes Result of Premature Release of Inmates

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says most of the problems that led to the early release of hundreds of inmates are fixed.

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.


Changes To Iowa Snap Program

It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.

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Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.

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Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.


CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.

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2013 Blizzard Makes Extreme Weather List

Last year's blizzard made the American Meteorological Society's list of extreme weather events and isn't likely to be repeated.


South Dakota Schools Finish Student Headcount

Student head counts are in for state funding projections in South Dakota.

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Iowa Senate Debate Questioned Loyalties

U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley debated this weekend, accusing each other of special interest loyalties.

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Iowa Health Summit to Gather Rural Health Professionals

The Heartland Rural Physician Alliance will be holding its annual summit to discuss the future of primary care.

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Committee Proposes Changes To Liquor Taxes


An interim South Dakota Legislative committee has agreed to a package of bills dealing with alcohol tax changes.

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Pressler Weighs In On Ebola

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Former South Dakota Senator and current independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler disagrees with the Obama Administration on their handling of the ebola outbreak.

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Expanded Gambling On South Dakota Ballot


Voters in South Dakota next month will be deciding on expanded gaming for the casinos in Deadwood.

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Time To Think About Winter


Despite the nice fall weather, it is time to think about the onset of winter…..at some point.

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Farmer Dies In Combine Accident, Neighbors Respond


A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.