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Iowans Support Immigration Reform

A study finds that the majority of Iowa residents support some kind of immigration reform.

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Nebraska Pays the Least to Federal Crime Victims

When it comes to compensating federal crime victims, Nebraska falls very short of the national average.

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Pilger Recovery Slow, but Certain

The residents of Pilger, Nebraska are keeping their hopes up while rebuilding.

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James River Group Meets

The James River Water Development District hopes to reinstate the Total Daily Maximum Load Program to last another year.

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Lincoln County Tallies Flood Damage

Lincoln County officials have assessed flood damage from last month’s heavy rains.

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Wismer Makes Medicaid An Issue

South Dakota democratic gubernatorial candidate Susan Wismer is starting her first post primary campaign tour of the state, and she is focused on Medicaid expansion.

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Border Crisis May Affect School Funding

The wave of people coming across the southern borders of the country may have an effect on funding for our schools.

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Iowans Getting Refunds From Scamming Companies

Iowa residents who thought they were getting memberships with Vertrue, Incorporated will be refunded the membership fees.

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Litter Makes for Costly Cleanup

Iowa roadways are being littered, causing high costs to clean up the mess.

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Minimum Wage Could Be on Nebraska’s November Ballot

Minimum wage increase supporters have been gaining signatures to put the issue on November's ballot.

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Bioscience Jobs See Growth

Bioscience jobs are seeing tremendous growth in South Dakota.

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James River Water Development District Will Set Budget

The Board of Directors will decide on a budget for James River water quality projects.

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No Flooding Expected On Missouri

The Corps of Engineers is predicting higher than average run off into the Missouri River this summer, but it should stay well below flood stage.

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Pressler Invites President To Talk Healthcare

Former Senator Larry Pressler says he would like President Obama to come to South Dakota to talk about the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on rural states…

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Hay Harvest on Iowa Roadsides

Motorists are being told to take caution when driving as farmers harvest hay along roadsides.

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Northeast Nebraska Residents Could See New Area Code

Residents in Northeast Nebraska getting new phone lines could also receive a new area code.

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Iowa Head Sees Mobile Gaming in the Future

Mobile gaming may be a gambling feature in Iowa's future.

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Flap Over Outhouse Float

A Norfolk (Nebraska) float builder who sparked controversy over the acceptable limits of political expression says people have misinterpreted the float.

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Wine Sale Rules Being Considered

A South Dakota interim legislative committee heard testimony yesterday about direct wine sales to consumers.

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Medicare Reform Unlikely

With only a limited number of legislative days on the Congressional calendar, many important issues will not see any action in Washington this year.

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FEMA Funds For Nebraska

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Twelve Nebraska counties have been approved for Public Assistance from FEMA.  Recovery efforts are still underway for residents throughout the…

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Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

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South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

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Group Will Help Design Water Plant

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As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

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Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax

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While Congress continues to debate a band aid fix to the federal highway trust fund, at least one South Dakota candidate says gas taxes should go up…now.

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Bank Tax Collections Down

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When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.