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New Warning Sirens Coming

Yankton County Commissioners are proceeding with the installation of warning sirens throughout areas west of Yankton near Lewis & Clark Lake.


Education Funding Discussed

The South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute held a public meeting focused on education funding in Vermillion.


Propane Season Approaches

It's not yet clear what propane supplies and prices will be in the upcoming crop-drying and home heating season and state officials say they're closely monitoring the situation.


Better Pheasant Season Expected For Iowa

Pheasant hunters can expect to have a little more success in Iowa this fall compared to recent years.


Prison Reform On Nebraska Agenda

Senator Burke Harr of Omaha believes one of the first things lawmakers will address in January is prison reform.


Heineman: State Can’t Rest On Laurels

Nebraska has a strong economy...but Governor Dave Heineman says the state cannot be satisfied with its high rankings on certain business-climate lists or its low unemployment rate.

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Farmers Co-op Optimistic Despite Lost Corn

Jeff Holtz, Operations Manager of the Eastern Division of Farmers Co-op Society, says a large harvest will help the recovery process after spontaneous corn fire this week.


Grain Storage Facility Burns

A fire inside a massive grain storage facility in northwest Iowa is believed to have been sparked through spontaneous combustion. It started around 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Farmer's Co-op Society of Sioux Center.

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Property Taxes Big Issue In Nebraska

Rising property taxes in Nebraska has become one of the main issues in the Governor’s race between democrat Chuck Hassebrook, and republican Pete Ricketts.

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Public Lands Make Money For South Dakota

The State of South Dakota has seen rising financial returns from the lease of public lands over the past few years, and that trend should continue.

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Thune: Reid Controls Senate Agenda

Members of Congress will return to Washington next week for a few days before heading out for the stretch run to the November elections.

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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.


State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder

State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.

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Congress Back to Work After August Break

SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem says there are issues Congress needs to deal with this fall.


Getting the Public Involved in SD School Funding

The South Dakota Budget & Policy Institute will hold a number of meetings to talk about education funding and teacher pay.

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Mid America Economy Solid; Some Future Worries

The monthly Mid America economic report shows continued slow growth, for now.


Second Year of SD Tuition Freeze in the Works

South Dakota University Presidents are working with the Board of Regents in the hopes of another freeze in tuition.

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Clean Up Underway After Strong Storms

Clean up is underway in Dakota City Nebraska and Sergeant Bluff Iowa after strong storms moved through late Sunday afternoon.

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US Facing Critical Issues in the Mid-East

South Dakota Senator John Thune says the US needs strong leadership to confront terror in the mid-east.

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Yankton Receives Road Grant

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The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

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School Districts Report Scam

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School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.

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Early Voting To Start


Early balloting for South Dakota voters starts Friday.

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STB Reform Bill Clears Committee

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The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee gave bipartisan approval of South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill, which he introduced along with Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia.

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Fischer: ISIS Money May Just Be Down Payment

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The Obama Administration is asking Congress for five hundred million dollars to expand the battle against ISIS terrorists in the Middle East.