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South Dakota Legislature Overrides Veto

The South Dakota legislature has voted to overturn one bill that was vetoed by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

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Nebraska Unicameral and Governor Hold Contrasting Priorities

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was elected with a pledge of lowering property taxes as his highest priority.

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Legislature Wrapping Up Session

South Dakota legislators are in Pierre today (Monday) for the final day of the 2015 session. The main run wrapped up on March 13th.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Wrapping Up Session

South Dakota lawmakers are back in Pierre today to wrap up the final day of the 2015 legislative session.

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School Boards Collaborating Academics and Athletics

Several school boards in south east South Dakota are having discussions about possible cooperative efforts that could include athletics and academics.

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South Dakota Rabies Cases Lower in 2014

The number of rabies cases reported in South Dakota was down for the second year in a row last year, with only 21 reported.

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Huron Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

Huron man dies in a single vehicle accident.

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Marijuana Production on the Way for Iowans

A bill that would legalize the use of marijuana as treatment for certain medical conditions that cause seizures.

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Census Data Says Iowa is Growing

The U-S Census Bureau released estimates this week showing Iowa's population has increased by two percent since 2010

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Omaha Police Appalled by Senator’s Comments

The backlash against comments made by Omaha State Senator Ernie Chambers continues.

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Nebraska Senator Under Fire for Comments Against Police

A state senator called on Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha to clarify his controversial statements about the police.

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Chemical Warfare Meeting for Veterans in Pierre

Veterans and the public will have the chance to learn about the damage chemical warfare has on those who serve in the armed forces.

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Fundraiser for Albinism in Sioux Falls

Albinism is a genetic condition that many people don’t encounter on a regular basis, but it affects about one in every 17,000 boys and occurs once per 20,000 girls across the nation.

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New Budget By House Republicans Boosts Defense Spending

The new budget proposal backed by House republicans passed with a big boost in defense spending for the next year.

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Update on the Nebraska Unicameral

The Nebraska legislature is taking a three day weekend, and will take a longer break at the end of next week for Easter.

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Railroad Project Delayed by a Few Weeks

A planned railroad improvement project from Chamberlain west to Presho will have to wait a few weeks longer.

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School Start Date Bill Tabled in Iowa Legislature

A bill that would have set "on or after August 23rd" as the school start date in Iowa has been tabled in the Iowa Senate.

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Nebraska Senator Scorned for Comments Against Police

A Nebraska state senator has called on Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha to apologize for anti-police remarks made during a committee hearing.

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Surface Transportation Board Reform Bill Passes Committee

South Dakota Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, praised the committee’s bipartisan passage of his Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill.

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RiverWalk Benefit to Fund Yankton Sculptures

There will be few new bartenders in downtown Yankton this evening.

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Minnesota Legislature Continues Budget Discussion

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Minnesota legislative Democrats and Republicans continue to seek common ground as they work to balance the state budget for the next two years.

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Dallas County

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Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another Iowa County.

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Nebraska Continues Death Penalty Debate

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Nebraska lawmakers debated and passed a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty law.

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Bill to Repeal Mandatory Prison Sentences Passes Nebraska Legislature

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Nebraska legislators have advanced a bill that would scrap mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute.

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Red Cross Takes Fire Prevention To Homes

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The American Red Cross recently made a few house calls in Yankton.