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Defense Bill Clears Senate

The US Senate has passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016.

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Rail Project To Continue

Despite being over budget, a rail reconstruction project in central South Dakota will continue.


Effort to Reform Iowa Campaign Financing Laws Underway

A new group called "Iowa Pays the Price" has formed to "educate" Iowans about the need for reform of campaign finance laws.


Health Conference Happening in Des Moines

The Healthiest State Initiative is holding its "Taking Back Our Health" conference in Des Moines.


Nebraska Correctional Services Showing Improvement

Nebraska State Corrections Director Scott Frakes says the culture is changing at the Department of Correctional Services.


South Dakota State Parks Set for A Good Season

Summer is underway, and South Dakota’s state parks are seeing some optimistic signs of a good season ahead.


South Dakota Ranked Worst for Teen Drivers

A recent study finds that South Dakota is the worst state for teen drivers.

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Minnesota Approves Funding For Water System

During the special session of the Minnesota legislature, lawmakers approved nineteen million dollars for continued construction of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System.

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Yankton Woman Joins Blue Ribbon Task Force

One of the new members of the “Blue Ribbon Task Force” joined the meeting held in Yankton yesterday.

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Blue Ribbon Task Force Comes To Yankton

The “Blue Ribbon Task Force” met in Yankton yesterday, holding separate sessions for educators, business people and the public, looking for input on the state of education.

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Iowa Woman Touts Medicaid In Washington

A northwest Iowa woman is in Washington, DC, along with dozens of other parents, to show their support for Medicaid coverage.


Homes Selling Fast In Iowa

Homes are selling faster in Iowa than any point in the last three years.


Death Penalty Petition Bring Out Both Sides

Petitioners are out across the state, asking Nebraskans to sign a petition to place the death penalty on the November ballot.

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Update on Marina Death

The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office says 54 year old Richard Minder, of Sioux Falls, drowned in the Lewis & Clark Lake Marina last night.


Native American Services Fair in Omaha on Thursday

Native American families will have an opportunity to access healthcare, supportive, specialty services with agencies lined up to offer help in an atmosphere that caters to family.

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Yankton County Considering Hiring Manager

The Yankton County Commission may add a manager to the list of county employees.

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Yankton County Land Owners Could Get A Surprise Letter

A number of landowners in Yankton County will soon get a letter from the Planning and Zoning Department, asking about changes made to structures on their property.


Transportation Bill Still Stalled

Federal lawmakers now have until the end of July to come up with some solutions for the long delayed transportation bill.

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Blue Ribbon Committee Comes To Yankton

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students will hold its three part session in Yankton today.


Bringing Back Chickens Will Take Time

The Iowa Department of Agriculture reported just one new case of bird flu last week, and says all the infected birds at the turkey facilities have been destroyed, and all but one of the chicken facilities have had their birds euthanized.

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Drunk Boating Monitored


Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes


Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays


Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.