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2013 Blizzard Makes Extreme Weather List

Last year's blizzard made the American Meteorological Society's list of extreme weather events and isn't likely to be repeated.

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South Dakota Schools Finish Student Headcount

Student head counts are in for state funding projections in South Dakota.

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Iowa Senate Debate Questioned Loyalties

U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley debated this weekend, accusing each other of special interest loyalties.

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Iowa Health Summit to Gather Rural Health Professionals

The Heartland Rural Physician Alliance will be holding its annual summit to discuss the future of primary care.

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Climate Change Debate Over

A report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has confirmed the human impact on climate change.

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Protecting Water and Land From Keystone XL

A concert featuring Neil Young and Willie Nelson, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, was held Saturday at a farm north of Neligh Nebraska.

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Thousands Gather to Protest Keystone XL

Thousands gathered Saturday at the Tanderup farm north of Neligh Nebraska to protest the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Yankton Teacher Resigns

Then Yankton School Board accepted the resignation of a teacher Friday afternoon.

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Climate Change Could Impact Midwestern Agriculture

A new UNL climate study has found the changing climate could impact Nebraska agriculture.

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Teacher Shortage May Lead to Changes in State Sales Tax

Competition for qualified teachers is leading to a teacher shortage in South Dakota and possible changes in the state sales tax.

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Republicans Winning Senate Control Seeming Slimmer

South Dakota Senator, John Thune, says the race for control in the Senate is tight.

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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.