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Phones Reducing Memory

Years ago most people had phone numbers of family and friends memorized.

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Poultry Producers Waiting to Restock

Two Iowans who testified at a Senate Ag Committee hearing on bird flu Tuesday say it will still be several months before their facilities are re-stocked and operating again.

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Noem Introduces Expansion to Poverty Program

In an effort to enhance the fight against poverty, South Dakota Congresswoman has filed a bill that expands the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.


South Dakota Blue Ribbon Taskforce Hears Formula Finances

During their first meeting, the South Dakota Blue Ribbon Taskforce on Teachers and Students was presented with lots of information and data related to how the current funding formula is structured.

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South Dakota Guard Sending More Units Overseas

Thirty-nine more South Dakota soldiers will be headed overseas.


Senate Hearing Finds Holes in Avian Flu Response

Two Iowans who participated in a U-S Senate hearing on the bird flu outbreak were critical of the government’s response.

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Iowa Democrats Calling For Special Session

The top Democrats in the Iowa Senate say they are sending a letter to all 50 senators seeking a special session to override Governor Terry Branstad's veto of one-time funding for the K-12 schools.


Nebraska Reports First West Nile Virus Case

Nebraska is reporting its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

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Gun Owners Taking More Responsibility for Their Safety

Those for and against the 2nd Amendment are speaking out after last month's massacre at a South Carolina church.

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Health Insurance Grants Over $4 Million

Nearly 80 organizations statewide have received 4.2 million dollars in MNsure grants.

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Minnesota Energy Company Can Reduce Costs by Retiring Coal Units

Environmental groups in Minnesota have analyzed Xcel Energy's own data and found the utility can lower its costs and reduce air pollution by retiring two units.

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Blue Ribbon Task Force Holds First Meeting

The first meeting of the South Dakota Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students was held yesterday in Pierre.

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New Paramedic Program at University of South Dakota

In a partnership between the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences and Sanford Health, a new program is available to students.

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South Dakota District 9 Representative to Resign

South Dakota’s legislature has accepted another resignation from its District 9 Representative.

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Warm and Dry Weather Good for Crops

Much of Iowa had mostly warm and dry weather last week that benefited crop production.

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Presidential Candidates Urged to Participate in Iowa Forum

Iowa Republicans like Governor Terry Branstad are joining with Iowa Democrats to urge presidential candidates to participate in an event sponsored by the Iowa Brown and Black Forum.


Iowa Republicans Dispute Governor’s School Spending Veto

The top-ranking Republican in the Iowa legislature disputes Republican Governor Terry Branstad's assertion that lawmakers "absolutely" knew he was likely to veto spending for Iowa's public schools.

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New Obesity Drug Not for Everyone

Residents throughout the region are hearing a lot about a new drug to help fight obesity.


Nebraskans Continue Petitions for Death Penalty Ballot Issue

"Nebraskans for the Death Penalty" continue to collect signatures to put the issue to the vote of the people.

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Minnesotans Push For More Rail Safety

Minnesota advocates continue their push for stronger safety measures on this second anniversary of the Quebec oil train disaster.

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Historical Sites Eligible for Restoration Funding Assistance

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Private, public, and non-profit land owners are invited to apply for grants through the Deadwood Fund program.

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Keystone XL Groundwork Continues


The groundwork is still under way as Trans Canada waits for final approvals of its plans to build the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

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South Dakota Congresswoman Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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As members of Congress continue to scrutinize and debate the nuclear deal struck with Iran, South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem is in clear opposition to the deal.

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Senate Passes Six Year Transportation Bill Extension

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The US Senate passed a six year extension of transportation funding, but there is no guarantee the House will go along.

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Pallid Sturgeon Confirmed in Missouri River


Information retrieved from some small fish show that habitat in the Missouri River may be helping an endangered species return.