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Plenty of Rail Cars for Harvest

A near record harvest doesn’t appear to be putting much pressure on the rail system in the state.


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts: Tax Cuts Needed to Stay Competitive

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says possible tax cuts top his list of priorities for the 2016 legislative session.

Iowa Adds Programs to Help Drug Addicts

The Iowa Department of Public Health plans to give out three million dollars in federal funding to help provide more treatment for those with addictions to prescription drugs and heroin.


Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry: Budget Deal Best They Could Get

Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry defends the two-year budget deal as a way to avoid another government shutdown showdown.

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More Flex Fuel Pumps Coming to Minnesota

Officials predict a seven-fold increase -- more than 500 flex-fuel pumps at gas stations around Minnesota.

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SD DSS Head Goes Before Interim Legislative Committee

The Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services, Lynne Valenti appeared before the Government Operations and Audit Committee of the Legislature on Friday.

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SD Schools Wait for Details on Blue Ribbon Task Force

Now that the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has wrapped up the main part of its mission, school districts across the state are waiting on the details.


2016 ACA Enrollment Now Open

The sign up period for health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act is now open.

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Mid America Economy Continues to Slide

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for October, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, slumped for the month.

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Yankton County Commission Looking for Help With Roads

The Yankton County Commission wants to set up a committee that can look at road issues, and possibly come up with a solution.


Iowa Groups Looking at Racial Injustices

A committee appointed by the governor to examine racial disparities in Iowa's criminal justice system has released a series of recommendations.

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A Tight Budget Problem in Iowa

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says the next state budget plan he'll begin drafting soon must be "very frugal."

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Health Care Facilities Put Up Help Wanted Sign

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Health care facilities across the state are among employers not able to find all the workers they need.

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Iowa Farm Land Still Selling High


Despite low agricultural commodity prices, Iowa farmland still seems to be in high demand -- with buyers willing to pay near-record prices.

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Two Killed in Wrong Way Collision on Highway 50

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The Yankton County Sheriff’s office says two people were killed in a head on collision on Highway 50, about five miles east of Yankton.

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SD Counties Look to 2016 Legislature for Financial Help

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While education funding and teacher pay have gotten most of the attention, counties will also be standing in line when the 2016 session of the South Dakota legislature opens in January.

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SD Board of Regents to Consider Alcohol on Campus Policy


The South Dakota Board of Regents will consider a report at their meeting this week that could lead to allowing some use of alcohol on the six state university campuses.