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South Dakota Business Gets National Recognition

Irish Twins Soap Company has made the final round of the Martha Stewart "American Made" Contest.

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College Fair in South Sioux City Attracts Hundreds

The Tri State College Fair attracted dozens of schools and hundreds of parents and students.

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Small SD School District Dealing With Tight Budget

The Gregory School District had to make adjustments following two failed opt out attempts.

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Ebola Virus is No Reason to Panic

Even though the ebola virus is something to be careful about, it's not a huge threat to the nation.

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Nebraska Senators Questioning Land Easements and Purchases

The Corps of Engineers and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are being questioned by Nebraska's senators about recent land purchases and easements along the Missouri River.

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Proposed Wind Farm in Lincoln County Not a “Done Deal”

WE CARE SD is a group of Lincoln County residents opposed to the possible development of a wind farm.

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Chronic Wasting Disease Not a Huge Threat to Wild Herds

While there have been multiple instances of CWD in captive deer herds in Iowa, the Department of Natural Resources says cases in wild herds are still rare.

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Area Schools Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor

Four schools in South Dakota, four in Nebraska, and five in Iowa received the National Blue Ribbon Award for their academic excellence.

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Utility Companies Reporting Scams Targeting Small Businesses

Several utility companies across the Midwest are reporting scams that are targeting their customers.

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Nebraska Ballot Change a Logical One

According to Nebraska Secretary of State, John Gale, changing the gubernatorial ticket to replace Lavon Heidemann's name with Mike Foley's avoids voter confusion.

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Avoidable Crimes Result of Premature Release of Inmates

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says most of the problems that led to the early release of hundreds of inmates are fixed.

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Midwestern Economy Down From August

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

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

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

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

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

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Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.

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Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.

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Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

Healthcare

CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.