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Who Pays The Most Taxes In Nebraska?

The OpenSky Policy Institute wanted to check out the perception by folks in urban Nebraska that they subsidize taxes for those living in rural areas.

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Cold Conditions To Continue

It looks like the area will see lots of wind and cold the next few days.

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Meetings On Pesticides To Be Held

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and SDSU Extension are hosting a series of meetings around the state to certify private pesticide applicators.

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Woods To Chair Yankton County Commission

Todd Woods was elected Chairman of the Yankton County Commission for 2015.

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South Dakota PUC Denies Tribe’s Request

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has denied a request from the Yankton Sioux Tribe to dismiss the Keystone XL pipeline re-certification application.

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Expanded Broadband Proposed

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has said he'll push again this year for legislation that would somehow speed up broadband service and expand its reach in Iowa.


Water Quality Problems For Iowa Utility

Iowa's largest water utility may soon file a lawsuit challenging the state's voluntary approach to dealing with farm fertilizer run-off.

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Energy Companies Encourage Conservation

While energy companies are in the business of selling electricity and natural gas, there is also an interest in helping customers become more efficient.

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Busy Legislative Session Ahead For Nebraska

The 2015 session of the Nebraska legislature opens tomorrow with eighteen new Senators and a lot on the agenda.


SD Legislators Face Massive Transportation Bill

Bills for the 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature are being filed in advance of the session start next week.

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Nebraska Governor On His Way Out

Governor Dave Heineman has completed his time as Nebraska's governor.

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Campaign Spending Lacks Transparency

The disclosure of campaign spending dollars in Iowa's races received a failing grade.

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Phone Scams Across Region

The holidays have brought an increased number of phone scams across the region.

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Thune Happy To Be In Majority

Republicans officially take control of the US Senate this week when newly elected Senators are sworn in. The GOP will have a fifty four to forty six member majority.

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Warnings About Short Term Loans

The holidays are over, but the bills that follow may have some people considering a short-term loan to cover their expenses.

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Krebs Sworn In

South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs got a head start on the duties of her office by being sworn in on Friday.


South Dakota Legislature To Deal With Juvenile Justice

Juvenile justice reform may be among the big issues the 2015 South Dakota legislature will deal with.

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Foster Parenting Rights To Be Considered

The 2015 South Dakota legislature may be asked to consider a bill that would more clearly define the rights of foster parents.


Greenhouse Gasses Drop In Iowa

The Department of Natural Resources “2013 Iowa Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report” shows a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions for the second straight year.


Climatologist Warns Farmers On Climate Change

A new report on climate change offers a warning for farmers across the Midwest to prepare for significant weather-related challenges in the years ahead.

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use


A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law


A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge


Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks


South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.