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Mice Raise Risk of Hantavirus

What may seem like a harmless rat’s nest may actually be cause for extra precautions.

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Change Coming To River Management

A major change in water management in South Dakota starts on July first with natural resource districts replacing water management districts.

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Thune Makes His Mark On Twitter

The Twitterverse jumped all over a Tweet sent by South Dakota Senator John Thune.

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Letter Calls For Stop To Tar Sands Oil Development

More than one hundred climate scientists, economists and biologists have signed an open letter, calling for a moratorium on tar sands oil development in North America.

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Daugaard Defends Blue Ribbon Task Force Process

The “Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students” has started its round of public meetings across the state.

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Casey’s Set to Expand

The Iowa-based Casey's General Stores will be growing even bigger in the coming year.

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Petition for Death Penalty in Nebraska

Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty are taking aim at a group that is mounting a petition drive to put the issue on the ballot.

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Avian Flu Continues

The numbers are staggering.

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Help Available Free to Those With Pension Plan Questions

More than 50 percent of working Americans have some kind of pension plan through their employer.

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Rounds Concerned About Possible Ozone Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will release final rules on ozone pollution by this fall.

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Thune: ACA Falling Apart

South Dakota Senator John Thune has been sharply critical of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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Appropriations Committee Hits The Road

The Interim Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota legislature will be on the road this week.

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Special Education In South Dakota Studied

Almost 19,000 kids in South Dakota, between the ages of 3 and 21, have a disability such as speech or hearing impairment or a developmental delay.

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New Dean For USD College Of Education

Donald Easton-Brooks, presently Dean of the Colleges of Business and Education at Eastern Oregon University has been named the Dean of the School of Education at the University of South Dakota.

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Iowa Legislative Session Finally Ends

The Iowa legislature wrapped up their 2015 session last week, about a month in overtime after finally finding a budget agreement.

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Yankton City Commission Discusses Executive Sessions

The Yankton City Commission discussed the possibility of taking extra steps to preserve the content of executive sessions, but took no action.

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Nebraska Senator Disappointed with Ethanol Mandates

Nebraska ethanol producers aren't pleased with a proposal released by the EPA to reduce the biofuel requirement in the nation's gas supply.

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Mosquitoes in Full Force

Summer will arrive June 21st and already Iowans are being buzzed and bitten by mosquitoes.

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Push for Free Lunches to All Students

There is a national push to make school lunch free to every student.

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Iowa Budget Finally Passed

After nearly six months of wrangling, the members of the Iowa House and Senate put the finishing touches on a more than $7 billion dollar state budget plan.

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Yankton And Vermillion Hold Joint Meeting

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The Yankton City Commission and the Vermillion City Council held a joint meeting last night in Yankton to talk about common issues, and expanded cooperation.

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Frye Ends Wayne State Career

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Today is the last day on the job for Curt Frye, President of Wayne State College.

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Thune Seeks To Expand Surface Transportation Board

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A bill sponsored by South Dakota Senator John Thune would expand the numbers of members on the Surface Transportation Board, and give them more authority over railroad operations.

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Committee Studies High School Activities Association

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A legislative summer committee looking at the South Dakota High School Activities Association held their first meeting last Friday in Pierre.

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HIV Testing Encouraged

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State officials says HIV/AIDS is still a big problem in Minnesota and are urging people to get tested