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South Dakota Legislative Session Ended

The 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature has ended. Lawmakers had one final day on Monday to decide on three bills vetoed by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

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Medicare Changes in House Budget Resolution

The US House passed a budget resolution that could make major changes in how Medicare operates.

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SD Rail Service Getting Back On Track

Access to rail car and costs were big problems for producers and elevators across South Dakota for most of the last year.

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South Dakota Senator Steps Down from Legislature

District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.

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Topsoil Debate Continues in Iowa

The public comment period for the proposed change in a controversial rule dealing with the amount of topsoil developers are required to return to a construction site will end Wednesday.

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Nebraska Senators Debating Term Limits

Nebraska senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits.

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Plan for Iowa Caucuses On the Way

The leaders of Iowa's two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

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Severe Weather Season Underway

As spring continues to unfold across the northern plains, it normally means we need to pay attention to the potential of severe weather.

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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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Storm Spotting Class In Yankton

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We all have to take responsibility for our own safety when it comes to severe weather.

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Rounds Votes No On Lynch

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Lorretta Lynch was confirmed by a 56 to 43 vote in the US Senate as the next US Attorney General.

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Executive Board To Meet

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature holds its first post session meeting on Monday in Pierre.

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Mental Institutes in Iowa Old, But Effective

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Four employees at the state-run Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant testified before the Iowa Senate Oversight Committee Wednesday.

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New University of Nebraska President Tours State

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds is new to the position of heading up the university system...and new to the state.