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Stevens Wants More Money For Education

South Dakota lawmakers are still looking over the details of the budget plan outlined by Governor Dennis Daugaard this week.

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Superintendent Thankful For Proposed Education Increase

Governor Dennis Daugaard is proposing a two percent increase for state aid to education in the budget that begins next July first.

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Bridge Repairs Approved

The Yankton County Commission this week approved emergency repairs for a bridge across the James River.

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Fewer HIV Cases In Iowa

After years of gradual increases, the number of people diagnosed with H-I-V and AIDS in Iowa is on the decline, but officials say the numbers are still inconclusive.


Gas Prices Drop

Many Iowa motorists are getting an early Christmas gift as gasoline prices are at their lowest level in several years…

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Healthcare Open Enrollment Resumes

Open enrollment began the middle of last month for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It lasts until the middle of February.

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Nebraska To Continue Road Projects

Nebraska completed slightly more than 100 highway improvement projects this year.


South Dakota Juvenile Justice System Needs Change

High costs and high commitment rates in the juvenile justice system has a legislative work group considering changes to be presented to legislators.

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Audit Of Yankton County Shows Problems Fixed

The Yankton County Commission got the results of an audit done by the state Department of Legislative Audit at their meeting yesterday.


Legislators React To Budget Speech

Legislators gathered in Pierre yesterday to hear Governor Dennis Daugaard outline his budget plans for the year that begins next July first.

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Hunhoff Wants More Money For Education

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard officially delivered his budget proposal to the legislature yesterday.

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Daugaard Delivers Budget Plan

South Dakota Governor, Dennis Daugaard, addresses legislators to propose his budget plan for 2015.

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December Potentially Warmer Than November

The month ahead could be warmer than the November Iowa just finished up, according to the state climatologist.


Iowa Businesses Optimistic About 2015 Sales

The largest businesses in Iowa are optimistic about the first half of 2015 in terms of sales.


Heineman Didn’t Want to Spend For a New Prison

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he didn't want to build a new prison to ease overcrowding.

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Yankton County Master Transportation Plan Coming

A meeting Wednesday evening in Yankton will discuss the results of a transportation study and give county residents the chance to add their opinion.


Iowa Beef Packer Calling for BQA Certification

An Iowa beef packer is calling for all their cattle producers to be Beef Quality Assurance certified.


Yankton To Continue Wooing Retailers

The City of Yankton will continue to work to bring new retail development to the city.

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Final EB-5 Report Released

The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota Legislature has posted their final report on the investigation into activities surrounding the EB-5 economic development program.

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State Senator Headed to China

South Dakota Senator, Dan Lederman, is headed to China to make connections and talk possible markets.

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike


A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Cold January Expected


NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal


South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.