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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Dallas County

Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another Iowa County.

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Nebraska Continues Death Penalty Debate

Nebraska lawmakers debated and passed a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty law.

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Bill to Repeal Mandatory Prison Sentences Passes Nebraska Legislature

Nebraska legislators have advanced a bill that would scrap mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute.

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Red Cross Takes Fire Prevention To Homes

The American Red Cross recently made a few house calls in Yankton.

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Search On For Teachers

Schools districts across South Dakota are scrambling now to find teachers for the start of school later this summer.

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Tech Schools Could Move To A New System

Voters in South Dakota will decide on a constitutional amendment next year that would move the four state technical institutes to a state wide board similar to the Board of Regents.

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Federal Budget Process Continues

Congress will soon attempt to do what has not been done for several years, and that is work out a formal federal budget.

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Michels: Too Early To Think About Governors Race

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is term limited, so the race for the top spot will be wide open in 2018.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Pass Bill to Lower Wage for Teenagers

Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow businesses to pay teen workers less.

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Death Penalty Repeal Not Supported by Attorney General

Attorney General Doug Peterson rejects suggestions that doing away with the death penalty would save Nebraska money.

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Most Highway Fatalities Involve Lack Of Seatbelts

The number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes this year may be lower than this time a year ago, but the number of people who weren’t wearing their seatbelt is much higher.

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Fewer Infant Deaths In South Dakota

For the second year in a row, South Dakota has seen a decline in the number of babies that die before their first birthday.

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Estate Tax Debate Again

A bill to do away with federal estate taxes will be up for debate in the US House today (Thursday).

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New Rules For Banks

Community bankers across South Dakota and other states are facing pages of new rules passed after the banking scandals that helped create the great recession.

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SD Keystone XL Pipeline Hearings Scheduled

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is setting the stage for four days of hearings next month on the pipeline permit for Keystone XL.

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Rains Needed for Soil Moisture Throughout Region

The region could use some rain.

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Legislature Attempting to Address Overcrowded Nebraska Prisons

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says prosecutors must not be blamed for the state's overcrowded prisons.

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Nebraska Communities Target of Recent Utility Scams

Nebraska Public Power District officials are concerned about recent scammers targeting utility customers.

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Regents Executive Director Retires

Jack Warner, the Executive Director of the South Dakota Board of Regents will be retiring at the end of June.

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University Funding Tight

It was a fairly flat year for funding increases for education in South Dakota.

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Rail Reconstruction Bids Considered

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The South Dakota State Rail Board is taking another look at bids for reconstruction of a portion of line from Chamberlain west to Presho.

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Dry April For South Dakota

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Several South Dakota towns had some of the driest Aprils on record.

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South Dakota’s Credit Rating Upgraded

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A national credit rating agency has upgraded South Dakota to the highest rating it issues.

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Elder Abuse Task Force Formed

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The Elder Abuse Task Force that was authorized by the 2015 South Dakota legislature is taking shape.

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No Deal On Iowa Budget

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Iowa lawmakers return to Des Moines this week, with no apparent movement on the budget dispute.