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Fading Federal Funds Could Threaten SD Budget

Decreasing federal support for state agencies could put more pressure on the state’s general fund.

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2 weeks ago

SD Legislators Continue to Push Medicaid Expansion

While it has been a long process, good progress is being made on a Medicaid expansion deal.

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Road Improvements Coming to Napa Junction

The Yankton County Commission got an update on the road improvement project at the Napa rail junction.

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City of Yankton Sees Solid Sales Tax Growth in 2015

The City of Yankton saw strong sales tax growth for last year.

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Old School Building in Salem Under the Wrecking Ball

A large piece of education and history will come down in the next few weeks in Salem as the demolition of the 1924 building starts.

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SD Senator Mike Rounds Supports Strong Military Action Against ISIS

The US Senate is setting the stage for possible quick approval of an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” or AUMF.

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SD School Districts Watching Sales Tax Debate

When Governor Dennis Daugaard proposed a half cent increase in the state sales tax to fund teacher pay increases, he also suggested a change in the formula used to distribute those dollars to school districts.

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2 weeks ago

2015 Was a Very Good Year to Visit SD

Record numbers were the story of the year for South Dakota tourism.

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3 weeks ago

Iowa Ag Officials Ask for Money to Fight Bird Flu

The state's poultry industry and Iowa's secretary of agriculture are asking legislators to set aside more money to prepare for the worst -- like another outbreak of the bird flu.

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Nebraska A.G. Asking for Prescription Drug Guidelines

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is backing a legislative proposal to fight prescription drug abuse.

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3 weeks ago

Nebraska Senators Filibuster Meningitis Vaccinations

A filibuster has prevailed and apparently killed a bill in the Nebraska legislature that would have required seventh grade students be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis.

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SD Retailers Keeping an Eye on the Legislative Session

The South Dakota Retailers Association, like a number of organizations, is keeping an eye on activity in the legislative session.

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3 weeks ago

SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Tells Cash Short Counties; “Be Patient”

Counties looking for more money had some mixed success in the South Dakota legislature.

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3 weeks ago

Lewis & Clark Wins Water Taste Test

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System won the best tasting water award at the contest held at the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems Annual meeting in Pierre last week.

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3 weeks ago

SD Senator John Thune; Don’t Trust Iran With Nuclear Deal

South Dakota Senator John Thune has been very critical of President Obama and his strategy with Iran.

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3 weeks ago

Rural Iowa Towns Struggle to Find Volunteer Firefighters

Continuing population declines are impacting Iowa's smaller communities in many ways -- including fire departments.

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3 weeks ago

Nebraska Senators Debate Medicaid Expansion

Supporters of expanding Medicaid say its past time for Nebraskans to take advantage of the federal government's promise to pay 90-percent of the cost.

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3 weeks ago

Democrat Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Sioux City; Focus on Economy, Big Banks

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of about 1000 last night at the Orpheum in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Eagle Shot Near Yankton; Nebraska Authorities Looking for Tips

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is looking for information related to the shooting death of an eagle in Cedar County.

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3 weeks ago

Yankton County Commission Approves Another Bridge Repair

The Yankton County Commission approved a repair plan for the “Johnson Bridge” over the James River, west of Volin.

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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.

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Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws

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The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

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Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

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A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

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Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.