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New Options for the Napa – Platte Rail Line

A new operator has been selected for the Napa - Platte rail line.

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SD Medicaid Expansion Discussions Continue

Expansion of Medicaid may again be before SD legislators in 2016.

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Property Taxes Number One Issue

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says property tax reform was the number one issue he heard about during his round of town hall meetings across the state.

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Worker Shortage For Human Services Center

Finding enough workers is a problem for the Human Services Center in Yankton as it is for a number of other health care providers in the state.

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Rounds Speaks Against Iran Nuke Deal

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds made a speech on the floor of the Senate yesterday about the Iran nuclear deal.

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Deer-Car Crash Risk Increases

Fall arrives next week, a dangerous time of year as it's much more likely Iowa motorists may collide with deer.


Demand High For Skilled Workers

The manager of an Iowa apprenticeship program says there's more demand for skilled workers than his program that trains plumbers, welders and technicians who work on heating and air conditioning systems can supply.


Death Penalty Petition Certification Near

Secretary of State John Gale says he's confident the group, Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, has met the threshold to force a vote on capital punishment.

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Property Tax Relief Difficult

It is still a few months before the Nebraska Legislature is back in session but it is likely that tax reform will be a priority.

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Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese Dealing With Changes

After a series of meetings across the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese last year, a number of small parishes were merged and centralized.

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Yankton City Commission Fills Vacancy

The Yankton City Commission is back to nine members after Amy Miner was appointed last (Monday) night to fill a vacancy.

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Yankton City Commissioner Questions Cash Balance

A routine presentation on the annual financial report sparked some questions from Yankton City Commissioners.

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Yankton School District Facilities To Be Studied

The Yankton School Board will hold a special meeting later this month to choose a consulting firm that will study all the facilities in the school district.


Efforts To Make Roads Safer

54 high-risk areas around Minnesota are in the process of getting "intelligent transportation systems" to help reduce crashes and improve safety.


Minnesota Planning Efforts To Increase Pheasant Population

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will likely unveil its plan this week to increase the pheasant population in Minnesota, which is well below the long-term average because farmers have been taking acres out of the Conservation Reserve Program.


Drug Use Increasing

A national survey find one in 10 Americans age 12 or older have used illegal drugs in the past month.

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Nebraskans Complain About Property Taxes

Governor Pete Ricketts says Nebraskans remain upset about the rate of their property taxes.

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Corps Officials Concerned About Zebra Mussels in Lewis & Clark Lake

The discovery of a growing population of zebra mussels in Lewis & Clark Lake has users scrambling, including the Corps of Engineers.

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Yankton City Commission To Consider New Member

The Yankton City Commission may appoint a new member at their meeting tonight.


El Nino Expanding

Weather experts have been watching as the El Nino expands in the Pacific Ocean.

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Candidate And Activist Forum Ahead


The South Dakota Democrat Party is hosting the Senator Tim Johnson Candidate and Activist Training Camp this weekend in Sioux Falls.

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Pheasant Season Arrives


Resident Only pheasant hunting season beings this weekend in South Dakota, while the main season starts next Saturday.

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Push On For Medicaid Expansion

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A large working group appointed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is looking at a plan that could expand Medicaid coverage.

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Mumps Cases on the Rise at the University of Iowa

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Cases of mumps are being seen at the University of Iowa.

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Nuts to Bats

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Bats are very active right now, and should be avoided.