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Minnesota DNR Restocking Mille Lacs

Minnesota lawmakers consider the impact on businesses from an early end to walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs.


Iowa State University Running Low on Housing

The housing crunch at Iowa State University isn't expected to ease this fall as projections show another increase in enrollment.

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New Iowa Standards for Science Education

The Iowa Board of Education unanimously adopted new state standards for what Iowa school kids in kindergarten through high school should know and be able to do in science.

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Fischer Calls for Iran Deal Debate

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says she hopes for an old-style Senate debate on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Nebraska Seeking Clarification on Same Sex Foster Parents

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has filed a motion, seeking clarification of a court ruling striking down a ban on same-sex couples becoming foster parents.

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South Dakota Hospitals Under Penalty

The federal government will penalize several South Dakota hospitals for having higher than average readmission rates for Medicare patients.

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Push For Yankton Bypass Continues

Supporters of a truck bypass around Yankton presented over seven hundred fifty petition signatures to state Department of Transportation officials at a meeting in Tyndall this week.

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PUC Pipeline Hearings End

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission wrapped up nine days of public hearings this week into the re-certification of the route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Surge In Attendance At Sturgis

A surge in attendance was expected for the 75th Anniversary Sturgis motorcycle rally, and it appears that is happening.

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Minnesota Bonds on the Rise

The State of Minnesota sold over a billion dollars in bonds Wednesday.

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Iowa House Speaker Stepping Down

Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen announced that he will not seek reelection in 2016.

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Iowa Tuition to Rise

The Iowa Board of Regents talked about the proposed three percent tuition increase for students at the three state-supported schools during their meeting in Ames.


Area Hospitals Penalized

The federal government will penalize several South Dakota hospitals for having higher than average readmission rates for Medicare patients.

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Coal Fired States Fighting EPA

Nebraska is joining with other coal-dependent states to fight the Environmental Protection Agency's new emissions guidelines.


Tecumseh Employees Still in Emergency Operation

A state labor union has filed a complaint against the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services after workers at the Tecumseh prison remain on mandatory 12-hour emergency shifts.

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Water Issues Persist In South Dakota

More signs that prohibit fishing on waters that have flooded private land are popping up in the glacial lakes area in northeast South Dakota.

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New Executive Director For South Dakota Democrats

The South Dakota Democratic Party has a new Executive Director.


SD PUC Wraps Up Keystone XL Pipeline Hearings

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has finished nine days of hearings in the debate over whether to recertify the Keystone XL oil pipeline through South Dakota.


Minnesota Legislature Could Hold Special Session

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton wants to call a special session within a few weeks to pass an emergency funding package for businesses around Mille Lacs Lake.

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Tickets Flew in July for Minnesota Speeders

Law enforcement handed out over 16,000 speeding tickets in Minnesota during a stepped up enforcement campaign July 10th through the 26th.

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Two Dead in Northeast Nebraska Crash

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Two people were killed in a head on accident in Cedar County Nebraska.

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Petition Effort To Restore Death Penalty Completed


A referendum petition drive far exceeded the number of signatures needed to keep the repeal of the death penalty from taking effect...and to force a vote on the issue.

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Authorities Seek To Control Mussels

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Now that growing numbers of zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lewis & Clark Lake, the focus changes to slowing the spread of the invasive animal.

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South Dakota Students Above Average

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A.C.T. scores from last spring’s testing have been released by the South Dakota Department of Education, and the states students continue to score above the national average.

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School Districts Seek Additonal Funding

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A record number of Minnesota school districts -- 66 at last count -- are asking voters to increase property taxes this year so they can construct new buildings.