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3 weeks ago

2016 SD State Fair Sets the Theme

The South Dakota State Fair is eight months and three seasons away, but planning is well underway.

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3 weeks ago

SD Schools Using Their Calculators on Sales Tax Plan

School districts across the state are running the numbers, trying to see what the impact will be of the Governor’s proposal to raise teacher pay.


3 weeks ago

SD Elder Abuse Task Force Sends Report to the Legislature

South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson again pointed to the issues of elder abuse during his State of the Judiciary speech to the legislature this week.

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3 weeks ago

First Ever “State of the Tribes” Address to the SD Legislature

The Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe gave the first ever “State of the Tribes” address to a joint session of the legislature Thursday.

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3 weeks ago

SD Legislators Struggling with Half Cent Sales Tax Increase

South Dakota legislators are still mulling over the Governor’s proposal to raise the sales tax a half cent to fund teacher pay increases.


3 weeks ago

Home Foreclosures Down in Minnesota

There were just under 11-thousand home foreclosure fillings across Minnesota in 2015.


4 weeks ago

Iowa Justices Focus on Racial Disparity

The Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court spoke about racial disparity during his annual update on the court system.

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4 weeks ago

Tour de Nebraska Route Set

As the icy winds of winter howl, sometimes it's comforting to think of a leisurely bike ride in the warm breezes of summer.

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4 weeks ago

President Obama Speaks to Packed House in Omaha

President Barack Obama brought an upbeat message to Nebraska the day after delivering his final State of the Union address.


4 weeks ago

Yankton Stars in Home Grown Movie

Residents of Yankton will have the opportunity to see a special screening of a new movie titled “Pre-Meditated.”

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4 weeks ago

Public Help Needed for Yankton Public Schools Improvement Plan

A Sioux Falls consulting firm has been looking at all the facilities in the Yankton School District, and presented an…

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4 weeks ago

IRS Opens Window for Tax Returns

The IRS has announced the 2016 tax filing season will begin on Tuesday, Jan.19th.

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4 weeks ago

Check the Date on Your Smoke Detector

A recent apartment fire in Yankton pointed out the importance of working smoke detectors.

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4 weeks ago

SD AARP State Director Moves to New Job

The longtime state director of AARP-South Dakota is moving to a different job.


4 weeks ago

Iowa Legislators Not Supportive of Water Quality Tax

Key Iowa legislators say the school infrastructure sales tax that Governor Terry Branstad wants to use a source for water quality initiatives isn't likely to be tapped.


4 weeks ago

Expanded Gambling Proposals Before Nebraska Lawmakers

Nebraska lawmakers will likely vote soon on Senator Tyson Larson's bill that is getting a lot of opposition from Nebraska's Gambling with the Good Life.

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4 weeks ago

Lockdown, Threat at Aberdeen Hospital

The Avera Hospital Campus in Aberdeen was placed on lock down at 12:45pm today due to a threat against the facilities.

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4 weeks ago

SD BBB Warns of Possible Powerball Scams

With Powerball now breaking records for the largest lottery jackpot in history, The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that scammers could take advantage of the situation to trick people into thinking they are winners.


4 weeks ago

SD Senator Mike Rounds Critical of President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was critical of President Obama and his approach in the State of the Union speech.


4 weeks ago

Nebraska Legislators See Property Tax Reduction Proposals

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is backing a package of proposals to provide property tax relief by limiting the growth of local government spending.

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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.

11 hours ago in Local

Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws


The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

12 hours ago in Local

Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

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A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

19 hours ago in Local

Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.