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Department Failed To Use Federal Money

State Auditor Mike Foley says the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has failed to use all of the federal dollars available to the state.


Senator Blames Governor For Corrections Mess

A state senator says Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman cannot escape responsibility for the prison miscalculation scandal.

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Power Issues Traced to Substations

Southeastern Electric customers experience problems with their electricity last night.

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First Half of January Expected to Be Colder Than Normal

The National Weather Service is predicting frigid temperatures and low wind chills for the weekend.

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Common Core to Be Debated in SD Legislature

South Dakota legislators intend to revisit Common Core.


New Senators Getting Up To Speed

South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says it took some time to get caught up on all the international affairs for his new position in Washington.

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Nebraska Senator In Line to Chair General Affairs Committee

District 40 Senator, Tyson Larsen, is getting ready to return to Lincoln next week.

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Economic Conditions Index for Midwest Jumps in December

Economist Ernie Goss explains the economic conditions that led to an increased index for the midwest.

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Iowa Temperatures Reach Records To End 2014

The last few days of 2014 had temperatures low enough to make the record books.


Job Growth Expected to Grow in Nebraska

Nebraska's job growth is projected to top 1 million jobs in 2015.

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Nebraska Senator Leaving After 32 Years of Service

Senator Mike Johanns is leaving the Senate after over 30 years of public service within government.

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Six Cases of Measles in South Dakota

The SD Department of Health has confirmed six cases of measles in unvaccinated individuals.

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Red Cross Aided More Home Fires in 2014

The Red Cross aided more families affected by home fires in 2014 than any other disasters combined.


Nebraska Housing Programs Received over $100 Million in 2014

USDA Rural Development grants benefited rural Nebraska communities in 2014.

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Insurance Coop Shut Down

A cooperative health insurance company set up under rules created by the federal health insurance law has been ordered to quit writing policies in Nebraska.

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Lawsuits Involve Not Checking For Utility Lines

Iowa's Attorney General announced seven lawsuits in six counties in cases where construction started without a call to check for underground utility lines.


Online Voter Registration Proposed

Iowa Secretary of State-elect Paul Pate says he hopes to have on-line voter registration available before the 2016 primaries.

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New Knee Replacement Surgery Performed In Norfolk

A Nebraska surgeon has performed a ground-breaking knee-replacement surgery that allows for greater mobility and quicker patient recovery.


Rounds Still Favors Pipeline

Despite falling oil prices, the Keystone XL pipeline still needs to be built.

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More Justice Reform To Be Proposed

A justice reform bill passed by the 2013 South Dakota legislature is still being implemented, and may be expanded in the 2015 session.

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use


A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law


A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge


Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks


South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.