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Butterfly Population Lower

Several groups across Iowa are working together to address the declining population of monarch butterflies.

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Mentally Ill the Topic of Senate Debate in Iowa

Senators this week had an often bitter debate over the future of care for Iowans with acute mental illnesses.


Violence in Middle East Threatens Faith Community

A Nebraska Congressman worries that violence in the Middle East threatens the existence of an ancient faith community.


Teacher Mentors Critical to Students Entering Profession

A guiding hand early in a teacher’s career can be critical to keeping people in the profession.

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Transgender Policy Bill Debated Again

A bill that would have voided the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association was debated in the state Senate again yesterday.

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Republican Senators Sign Open Letter to Iran

Republican Senators who signed an open letter to Iranian leaders warning them that any nuclear deal signed with the Obama Administration could be changed are defending that move.

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Iowa Schools to Decide When to Start

The Iowa Senate has voted to let local school officials decide when the fall semester may begin.


Des Moines Water Works to Sue Iowa Counties

The Des Moines Water Works Board voted to proceed with a lawsuit against three northwest Iowa counties.


Nebraska Congressman Voted Against Homeland Security Funding Bill

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith isn't happy with the action taken to fund Homeland Security without any concession from President Obama on immigration.


Late Start for Severe Weather

Another quiet start to the severe weather season.

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Medicaid Expansion Talks in South Dakota Continue

Medicaid expansion is still under discussion among South Dakota legislators.

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Yankton Businesses Go to Boot Camp

Several Yankton businesses learned how to become destinations.


Missing/Endangered Person

John E. Tinker (52) is 5 Feet 8 Inches tall, 258 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes and  last seen…


Lawmakers Receive Official Revenue Numbers

South Dakota lawmakers got the official revenue numbers yesterday as they work through the final full week of the 2015 session.

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Water Bill Helps Lewis And Clark Water System

A water bill approved by the South Dakota Legislature will help the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System get more pipes in the ground.


Local Sales Tax Bill Fails

The House State Affairs Committee of the South Dakota legislature killed a bill last week that would have let cities add a fourth penny sales tax for special projects.


Renovations Needed To Yankton Football Stadium

The Yankton School Board will have to make some decisions about the future of the districts football field.


March Is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The manager of the Iowa Gambling Treatment and Prevention Program warns, for many people, placing a few small bets on…

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Iowa Hospitals Have Large Impact on Economy

A new report claims Iowa's health care industry adds $6.2 billion dollars to the state's economy.


Omaha Hopeful to Become Agribusiness Leader

Omaha hopes to benefit from Nebraska's strong agricultural sector to become one of the top five agri-business leaders in the world.

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Legislators Raise Taxes and Fees For Roads and Bridges


The 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature has ended. Lawmakers had one final day on Monday to decide on three bills vetoed by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

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South Dakota Legislative Session Ended

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The 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature has ended. Lawmakers had one final day on Monday to decide on three bills vetoed by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

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Medicare Changes in House Budget Resolution

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The US House passed a budget resolution that could make major changes in how Medicare operates.

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Rail Problems Seeing Improvements

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Access to rail car and costs were big problems for producers and elevators across South Dakota for most of the last year.

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South Dakota Senator Steps Down from Legislature


District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.