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Noem To Support Trade Authority

The US House may vote today on giving the President authority to approve international trade deals under new Trade Promotion Authority.

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Yankton Budget Process Underway

Yankton City Commissioners will go through the planning process next week for their 2016 budget.

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Hack Of Federal Workers’ Info Concerns Thune

It now appears that hackers have obtained personal data, including Social Security numbers for all federal employees.


Delmont on the Way to Long Term Recovery

A meeting was held in Delmont, South Dakota last night to address long term recovery efforts after a tornado completely totaled 40 homes and left 8 more with major damage on May 10th.

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Traffic Cameras Under Attack

The top two leaders in the Iowa legislature say lawmakers should establish statewide standards for traffic enforcement cameras.

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No Skilled Worker Shortage In Iowa

Researchers at Iowa State University say the common complaint that companies in Iowa and elsewhere they can't find enough skilled workers doesn't seem to hold up.

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Sasse Slams TSA

There are more disturbing reports regarding the Transportation Security Administration and their ability to keep travelers safe. Two reports shows…


Ricketts Promotes Nebraska Trade

Governor Pete Ricketts is pitching Nebraska during a trade mission to Europe.

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Mice Raise Risk of Hantavirus

What may seem like a harmless rat’s nest may actually be cause for extra precautions.

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Change Coming To River Management

A major change in water management in South Dakota starts on July first with natural resource districts replacing water management districts.


Thune Makes His Mark On Twitter

The Twitterverse jumped all over a Tweet sent by South Dakota Senator John Thune.

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Letter Calls For Stop To Tar Sands Oil Development

More than one hundred climate scientists, economists and biologists have signed an open letter, calling for a moratorium on tar sands oil development in North America.

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Daugaard Defends Blue Ribbon Task Force Process

The “Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students” has started its round of public meetings across the state.


Casey’s Set to Expand

The Iowa-based Casey's General Stores will be growing even bigger in the coming year.


Petition for Death Penalty in Nebraska

Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty are taking aim at a group that is mounting a petition drive to put the issue on the ballot.

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Avian Flu Continues

The numbers are staggering.


Help Available Free to Those With Pension Plan Questions

More than 50 percent of working Americans have some kind of pension plan through their employer.


Rounds Concerned About Possible Ozone Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will release final rules on ozone pollution by this fall.

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Thune: ACA Falling Apart

South Dakota Senator John Thune has been sharply critical of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.


Appropriations Committee Hits The Road

The Interim Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota legislature will be on the road this week.

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Drunk Boating Monitored


Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes


Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays


Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.