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Iowa Groups Agree on “Too Much Money in Politics”

The conservative Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition and the liberal group Progress Iowa have joined the campaign that's calling for an end to outside spending on political races.

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Keystone XL Review Decision “A Surprise”

US State Department officials say its review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline application will continue.


Major Change to Iowa Medicaid

An Iowa statehouse committee spent a lot of time hearing about what's being called a massive change in how health care in Iowa is delivered to the poor and disabled.

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer; US Policy in Syria “Failed”

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says the Obama Administration needs to insure Congress...and the American people...that it has a plan to defeat the Islamic State.


SD Health Insurance Rates Going Up

The cost of health insurance continues to rise, and it looks like that will continue in 2016.


South East Tech Starts Planning Process

Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls has begun a strategic planning process that will ultimately result in the creation of a five-year Strategic Vision Plan.

Iowa Conservancy Adds Land Donation

The Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids in west-central Iowa is making plans for 12-hundred acres of land left to the organization by the Garst family.

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Iowa Taxes Show Slow Growth

Iowa state tax revenues continue to lag.

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Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse; Senate Out of Touch

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse took the opportunity of his first speech from the Senate floor to lament how far it has fallen from its ideal.


Wind & Solar Power Talk in Omaha

he 8th Annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference is going on in Omaha this week.


Development Plans Moving at Napa Junction

The Yankton County Commission got the first look at the outlines of a developer’s agreement that could lead to the construction of a grain loading facility at the Napa rail junction.

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Details Released in Platte Multiple Murder – Suicide

Scott Westerhuis of rural Platte used a shotgun to kill his wife and four children, then set fire to their home and used the same shotgun to kill himself.

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Dry October, Mild November in Iowa

he just ended month of October was warmer and drier than normal across Iowa.

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UNMC Add Real World Mind Testing

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine announced the creation of the Mind and Brain Health Labs.

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Northern Plains Winter;El Nino Effects Expected

Winter shouldn't be as cold as normal this year, according to Nebraska state climatologist Ken Dewey.

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Push is on for Medicaid Expansion in SD

The South Dakota Health Care Solutions Coalition will meet again Wednesday in Pierre.

SD HSC Struggling to Fill Vacancies

The South Dakota Human Services Center in Yankton is struggling to fill staff vacancies bottom to top.

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Plenty of Rail Cars for Harvest

A near record harvest doesn’t appear to be putting much pressure on the rail system in the state.


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts: Tax Cuts Needed to Stay Competitive

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says possible tax cuts top his list of priorities for the 2016 legislative session.

Iowa Adds Programs to Help Drug Addicts

The Iowa Department of Public Health plans to give out three million dollars in federal funding to help provide more treatment for those with addictions to prescription drugs and heroin.

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SD Blue Ribbon Task Force Differences

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While the final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has been delivered to Governor Dennis Daugaard, details of the legislative plan associated with it are still being worked on.

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New Sr James Care Center Dedicated in Yankton

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The newly expanded Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton was officially dedicated and blessed this week.

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Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.