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Iowa Governor Does Not Promote Higher Property Taxes

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says school administrators who're complaining about the level of state support for schools should NOT resort to raising local property taxes.


Reduced Liabilities Coming for Agritourism

Many Nebraska landowners shy away from developing agritourism on their property due to liability in case someone gets hurt.


Nebraska Senator Not Satisfied After Cyber Attack

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had a two-word statement when he learned the head of the Office of Personnel Management had resigned in wake of the hack attack.

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Reaction to Iowa Governor’s State Aid Funding

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has vetoed about fifty five million dollars in state aid to education that was passed by this year’s legislature.


Teacher Supply Falling in South Dakota

As a number of school districts in the state scramble to fill teaching vacancies for this fall, it looks like it could take some time to fill the gap.

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More Talk on a Special Session on Education Funding

At least one legislative democratic leader thinks a special session may not be a bad idea.

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Blue Ribbon Task Force Starts Second Round

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students was appointed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to re-evaluate the current funding formula.

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Two Yankton Residents Killed in Two Vehicle Accident

Two Yankton residents were killed Sunday afternoon in a two car collision near Lewis & Clark Lake.

Soil Workshop in Pierre

South Dakota soil isn’t just dirt.


Nebraska Homebuyers Have Help

Home buying is a process that most people go through, but few people fully understand.

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Expect More Utility Rate Hikes in SD

SD Utility rate payers can expect more rate increases in the future.

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SD Special Session Not Likely

SD legislators say it is too soon to talk about a special session for education funding.

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Algae Blooms Found in Iowa Lakes

Some potentially dangerous algae blooms are being reported in some Iowa lakes.

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US Senate Working on New Education Bill

The US Senate is working on a replacement to "No Child Left Behind." The new act gives states more authority to set standards.

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SD Special Legislative Session “Unlikely”

SD Governor Dennis Daugaard doesn't think the legislature is ready for a special session on education funding.


SD Voters to Decide Election Law

SD voters will get the chance to weigh in on election law changes.

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Homeless Numbers Rise in South Dakota

The number of people considered homeless in South Dakota rose in the last year.

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Millions in Unclaimed Dollars

The SD State Treasurers Office is holding millions of dollars, looking for the rightful owners.

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Law Enforcement Stepping Up

Extra law enforcement will be on Minnesota roads to crack down on lead-footed drivers starting Friday.


Minnesota Find West Nile Confirmation

West Nile has been confirmed in a mosquito in St. Paul, Minnesota and cases have been reported in surrounding states.

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No Special Session for South Dakota Education

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The call for a special session of the South Dakota legislature has failed.

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Governor Addresses Camp for Gifted Students


South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard told students at the wrap up of the “Governors Camp” at USD in Vermillion today that their future is bright, but they have to make good choices.

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Historical Sites Eligible for Restoration Funding Assistance

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Private, public, and non-profit land owners are invited to apply for grants through the Deadwood Fund program.

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Keystone XL Groundwork Continues


The groundwork is still under way as Trans Canada waits for final approvals of its plans to build the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

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South Dakota Congresswoman Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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As members of Congress continue to scrutinize and debate the nuclear deal struck with Iran, South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem is in clear opposition to the deal.