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Tax Break For Historic Sites

Property owners in South Dakota have until November 3rd to apply for a state property tax moratorium designed to support historic sites.

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Noem Meets With Former VP

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem was among House republicans that met this week with former Vice President Dick Cheney to talk about the terror threat from ISIS.

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Dam Road To Be Closed

The Corps of Engineers says Crest Road, that crosses Gavins Point Dam across the Missouri River, will be closed again Monday night through late Tuesday afternoon.

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Iowa Moisture Good

Continued rains in September are adding to a wet August and have all but a portion of Iowa with good soil moisture levels.

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Concerns About Regents’ Budget Request

The Iowa Board of Regents has approved its budget request to the legislature, but regents raised questions about the new funding formula.


Democratic Candidate Questions Republicans’ Integrity

Democrat Chuck Hassebrook says the resignation of Lavon Heidemann as Nebraska lieutenant governor and as Republican Pete Ricketts' running mate should weigh on voters' minds when they go to the polls in November.


Ricketts Back On Campaign Trail

Nebraska republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts is working to get his campaign back on track.

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Mental Health Care Available To Yankton Students

An expansion of mental health care offered to students and their families was outlined to the Yankton School Board at their meeting this week.

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First Lady’s Grave Site Marked

A former First Lady of Dakota Territory has been lost…but now has been found…..and remembered.

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Fish Killed In Lake Yankton

The process to renovate the fish population in Lake Yankton is underway.

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Thune Addresses Rail Car Shortages

Senator John Thune restated the ongoing concerns of South Dakota shippers due to continued rail service issues throughout the state and region.

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Branstad Unveils Tuition Plan

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad visited two university campuses Tuesday to tout ideas he says would make a college education more affordable for Iowa students.

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Parents Protest Cannabis Oil Red Tape

Parents of children with severe epilepsy went to the Iowa statehouse Tuesday to complain about a state agency's rules for implementing the new state law that decriminalizes possession of cannabis oil.

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Counties Take A Look At Security

The executive director of the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) expects officials in many of Iowa's 99 counties will be reevaluating their courthouse security measures following the fatal shooting in Jackson County.


Ricketts Chooses New Running Mate

Nebraska republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts has chosen a veteran of state government as his new running mate.

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AFP Comes To South Dakota

Americans for Prosperity has established a new chapter in South Dakota.

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More Utility Rate Increase Requests

A number of utilities are asking the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to consider rate increases for both gas and electric service.

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City Amends Annexation Agreement

The Yankton City Commission this week agreed to modify an annexation agreement made ten years ago with SAPA Manufacturing.


Iowa Jobs Outlook Positive

A fairly upbeat job market is anticipated in Iowa over the final three months of the year, according to a new survey released today.

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Virus Affecting Children

An infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha hopes to calm fears about a virus that has sickened more than a thousand children in at least 10 states.

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

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A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

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The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

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South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program


It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.