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Economist Discusses TIF Districts

Tax increment financing districts can be a good tool when used appropriately.

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Governor Says Iowa In Good Financial Shape

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.

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BCBS Rejects Deal

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.

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Negotiators Far Apart

Negotiators for the State of Iowa presented a contract proposal that differs greatly from the one submitted earlier this month by the largest state employees' union.


No Charges For Corrections Officials

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says the special legislative committee reviewing what went wrong in Corrections that led to the miscalculation of hundreds of prison sentences failed to stay focused.

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Zebra Mussel Found in Lewis & Clark Lake

One adult zebra mussel has been found in Lewis and Clark Lake, giving the lake a "suspect" status for contamination.


Yankton Community Holiday Feast on Wednesday

The city's annual Thanksgiving celebration is set for Wednesday evening.


Water Contract Approved

The Yankton City Commission approved one of the first major contracts for the water supply upgrade.

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Water Management Policy is the Focus in Pierre Today

The Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force of the South Dakota legislature is meeting to discuss water management policy.

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Prison Delays May Cause Legal Action

Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.

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Officials Say Power Transmission Line Would be Good For Nebraska

Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.


Ricketts To Offer Fresh Perspective On Corrections

Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.

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Rail Board Busy

With one major rail construction project on the board and several more possibilities, the South Dakota State Rail Board has become quite active.

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City May Change Plans For Land

A recent study by a Chicago consulting firm found that the retail market in Yankton is pretty well served, with little room for any more large stores.


Rounds Seeks Office Space

The foot work is under way as South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds continues the preparations to take his oath of office in early January.


Group Calls On Hy Vee To Stop Selling Tobacco

An anti-smoking group has gone public with a campaign calling on Iowa's largest grocery store chain to stop selling tobacco products and e-cigarettes in its stores that contain pharmacies or health care clinics.

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No Deal Between Insurer and Provider

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska turned down CHI Health's proposal that would end a contract dispute that places the health care provider out of network.

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President’s Order Draws Ire

The President's use of executive action to delay any move to deport as many as five million illegal immigrants has angered Nebraska Congressional Republicans.

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike


A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Cold January Expected


NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal


South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.