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Program Seeks To Find Employment For Disabled

When it comes to hiring people living with disabilities, South Dakota has an employment rate of 49.1 percent.

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Highway Patrol To Police Powwow

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe has invited the South Dakota Highway Patrol to once again be a part of their annual Powwow event this weekend.

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Yankton Fills Teacher Openings

While there are still school districts in South Dakota looking to fill teaching vacancies, the Yankton School District has all of their teachers under contract.

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Clean Air Rules Being Challenged

The recent release of new clean air rules from the Environmental Protection Agency are being studied and attacked legally.

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Minnesota Schools Allowed To Start Early

The legislature has given all Minnesota school districts permission this year only to start classes before Labor Day because the holiday falls so late -- and a new survey shows about a third will do it.

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Doubts About Need For Psychological Bed Space

The head of the Iowa Department of Human Services says he's "not sure" there's a need for more in-patient psychiatric bed space in Iowa for adults suffering from acute mental illnesses.

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Search For University President Continues

The 21-member committee charged with recommending finalists to become the new president at the University of Iowa conducted interviews with the nine remaining candidates over the last two days.

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Nebraska State Fair Approaches

The start of the Nebraska State Fair is around the corner.

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Transportation Bill Touted

US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx promoted a six-year transportation bill passed by the Senate during a stop in Nebraska.

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One Person Injured in a Wednesday Night Armed Robbery

Armed robbery: Police looking for three suspects.

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Busy Ballot For South Dakota

With over a year until the next general election, there are already nine initiated measures that could appear before South Dakota voters on a variety of issues.

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Cancer Report Released

It’s predicted that there will be 3,000 South Dakotans diagnosed with cancer this year, and more than 1,600 will die from it.

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Slower Growth Predicted

Several economic reports are pointing to slower growth in the northern plains over the next few months, with much of that related to low ag prices.

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Groundbreaking For Boys And Girls Club Building

Construction will soon begin on the new Boys & Girls Club in Yankton.

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Regents Chair Disappointed With AD Resignation

The chairman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents says the resignation of athletics director Norwood Teague amid allegations of sexual harassment is a disappointment and a setback.

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Field Day To Discuss Drones

An Iowa State University field day at the end of this month will feature a discussion on using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on the farm.

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Fortenberry Defends Trade Authorization

Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry defends Congressional action to make it easier for the president to negotiate trade deals with other countries.

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Lawmaker Questions Contracts

A top Republican lawmaker wants to know why State Auditor Rebecca Otto is asking Minnesota counties to sign a three-year contract for services, when she knows that next August they can select private firms if they wish.

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Yankton County to Hold Special Election

The Yankton County Commission has set September 29th as the date for a special election.

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Toxic Algae Found In Nebraska Lake

Toxic algae has been confirmed in Willow Creek Lake in Pierce County, Nebraska.

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SD Legislators Looking for Government Benchmarks

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The South Dakota Legislative Planning Committee spent several hours at their meeting this week talking about performance and benchmarks for state agencies.

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Blessing on New Yankton Apartments

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The ribbon cutting and blessing of the new Yankton Heights Apartment building was held yesterday (Wednesday).

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Survey Shows Economy Cooling

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The latest survey of the CEOs of Iowa's largest companies shows they're expecting the state's economy will be cooling off in the coming six months.

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Website Shows How Nebraska Ranks

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Information on how Nebraska ranks among the states on a number of issues is only a click of the mouse away.

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Fischer: The More, The Merrier In Presidential Race

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At last check there were at least sixteen Republicans running for president.