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Bruning Rips DCS Lawyers

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning ripped lawyers at the Department of Correctional Services...and adamantly denies his office ever advised them to ignore decisions handed down by the state Supreme Court.

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Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Resigns

Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Lavon Heideman has resigned following a protection order against him.

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School Groups Have Plan to Raise SD Teacher Pay

Three SD education groups met with a legislative committee to talk about a play to raise teacher pay.

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City of Yankton Approves 2015 Budget

The Yankton City Commission has approved their budget for 2015.

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Yankton School Board Approves Current Year Budget

The Yankton SchoolBoard approved the budget for the current budget year at their Monday night meeting.

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Water Dispute Resolved

A Nebraska Supreme Court ruling has resolved a dispute between surface water Irrigators and NPPD over water rights.

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Yankton County Mulls Economic Development Failure

Concerns have been raised about the inability of Yankton Commissioners to secure a deal involving improvements and economic development potential for the NAPA Rail Junction.

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More Water Being Released

The Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division is increasing releases at the four lower dams on the Missouri River following heavy rains in August.

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Software Company Moves In

Eagle Creek Software Services is now moving into their new building in Vermillion, and on their way to about two hundred fifty employees.

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Good Tourism News For South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Tourism has several accomplishments recently, including the National Mercury Award for the best print advertising piece.

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Google Teams Up With Vermillion Music Museum

The Google Cultural Institute will feature the National Music Museum in Vermillion.

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Historic Schoolhouse Dedicated

A piece of history was the cause for celebration this week in Vermillion, as the first permanent school house in the Dakota Territory was dedicated.

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Daugaard: Shortage Of Skilled Workers

South Dakota’s low unemployment, and business expansions has created a shortage of skilled workers in many industries.

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SD Legislative Planning Committee Talks Teacher Shortage

The Planning Committee of the South Dakota Legislature meets Monday in Pierre, and one of the agenda items deals with the states teacher shortage and possible solutions.

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Missouri River Rising

A wet August across the northern plains is leading to higher stages on the Missouri River.

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Student Dies In Mitchell Fire

An eighteen year old student at Mitchell Technical Institute died this morning in a house fire in Mitchell.

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Nebraska To Push Voter Registration

A push is being made this month to increase the number of Nebraska residents who are registered voters.

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Heineman Links Education To Economic Development

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman tied education to economic development during a stop in Norfolk.

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Virus Found In Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting the first confirmed case of Chikungunya virus in Iowa.

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South Dakota Inmate Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

James McVay was found hanging in his cell Thursday morning.

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group released the monthly survey of economic indicators throughout the Midwest.

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Affect More Than Minimum Wage Workers

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A recent analysis of an increase in the minimum wage finds that workers making more than minimum wage could also see upward pressure on their income.

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South Dakota Infant Death Rate Down in 2013

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The number of babies that died during their first year of life was down in 2013.

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El Nino Could Mean More Winter Moisture

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South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the coming winter could be a wet one with milder temperatures.

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Changes To Iowa Snap Program

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It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.