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Priest Sex Abuse Claims Linger

The deadline has passed for survivors of priest sex abuse to file claims against the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, but victims' attorney Mike Finnegan at Anderson and Associates does *not* expect those cases to be resolved very soon:

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Minnesota Officials Tour State

Minnesota lawmakers are traveling the state this week (TUE-THU) to visit potential bonding projects.

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Aquifer Initiative Continues

An initiative that began five years ago to preserve the Ogallala Aquifer will continue.


West Nile Confirmed In Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in Iowa this year.


Iowa GOP Prepares For Debate

Iowa Republican Party chairman Jeff Kaufmann and three key party staff members were closely watching the mechanics of Thursday night's debate that featured 10 of the party's presidential candidates.

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Free Tech School For Some

Over 300 students planning to attend South Dakota technical schools will be doing so for free this fall.

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River Group Formed

The newly established Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River (FOMNRR) is extending an open invitation to the public to attend their kickoff event Monday, August 17 at Riverside Park in Yankton.


South Dakota Democrats Look To 2016

The recent hiring of a new executive director shows the South Dakota Democratic Party is not dead, and will be aiming at the 2016 elections.

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No Change For South Dakota Health Insurance Exchange

The recent Supreme Court ruling that health insurance premium subsidies can continue for those with coverage from the federal exchange will not lead to any changes in South Dakota.

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River Basin Task Force To Meet

The River Basin Natural Resource District Oversight Advisory Task Force will hold their first meeting this week in Pierre.

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Two Injured in Plane Crash Near Yankton.

Two Yankton residents were injured in a plan crash in Cedar County Nebraska.


Minnesota DNR Restocking Mille Lacs

Minnesota lawmakers consider the impact on businesses from an early end to walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs.


Iowa State University Running Low on Housing

The housing crunch at Iowa State University isn't expected to ease this fall as projections show another increase in enrollment.

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New Iowa Standards for Science Education

The Iowa Board of Education unanimously adopted new state standards for what Iowa school kids in kindergarten through high school should know and be able to do in science.

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Fischer Calls for Iran Deal Debate

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says she hopes for an old-style Senate debate on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Nebraska Seeking Clarification on Same Sex Foster Parents

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has filed a motion, seeking clarification of a court ruling striking down a ban on same-sex couples becoming foster parents.

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South Dakota Hospitals Under Penalty

The federal government will penalize several South Dakota hospitals for having higher than average readmission rates for Medicare patients.

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Push For Yankton Bypass Continues

Supporters of a truck bypass around Yankton presented over seven hundred fifty petition signatures to state Department of Transportation officials at a meeting in Tyndall this week.

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PUC Pipeline Hearings End

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission wrapped up nine days of public hearings this week into the re-certification of the route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Surge In Attendance At Sturgis

A surge in attendance was expected for the 75th Anniversary Sturgis motorcycle rally, and it appears that is happening.

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Daugaard Has Fond Fair Memories

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The South Dakota State Fair is underway in Huron, continuing through Monday.

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Cooler, Wetter Weather Ahead

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The longer range forecasts now appear to favor a wetter, cooler trend for the northern plains.

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Changes Coming To Retirement System

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The Retirement Laws Committee of the South Dakota Legislature voted this week to begin the process of changing some of the rules of the state retirement system.

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Iran Debate Unlikely

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It was expected that the Senate would have a lengthy debate next week over the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

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Lots Of Pheasants In Iowa


A statewide survey by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources shows the pheasant population has increased for the second year in a row.