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Foster Parenting Rights To Be Considered

The 2015 South Dakota legislature may be asked to consider a bill that would more clearly define the rights of foster parents.


Greenhouse Gasses Drop In Iowa

The Department of Natural Resources “2013 Iowa Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report” shows a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions for the second straight year.


Climatologist Warns Farmers On Climate Change

A new report on climate change offers a warning for farmers across the Midwest to prepare for significant weather-related challenges in the years ahead.

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Department Failed To Use Federal Money

State Auditor Mike Foley says the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has failed to use all of the federal dollars available to the state.


Senator Blames Governor For Corrections Mess

A state senator says Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman cannot escape responsibility for the prison miscalculation scandal.

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Power Issues Traced to Substations

Southeastern Electric customers experience problems with their electricity last night.

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First Half of January Expected to Be Colder Than Normal

The National Weather Service is predicting frigid temperatures and low wind chills for the weekend.

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Common Core to Be Debated in SD Legislature

South Dakota legislators intend to revisit Common Core.


New Senators Getting Up To Speed

South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says it took some time to get caught up on all the international affairs for his new position in Washington.

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Nebraska Senator In Line to Chair General Affairs Committee

District 40 Senator, Tyson Larsen, is getting ready to return to Lincoln next week.

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Economic Conditions Index for Midwest Jumps in December

Economist Ernie Goss explains the economic conditions that led to an increased index for the midwest.

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Iowa Temperatures Reach Records To End 2014

The last few days of 2014 had temperatures low enough to make the record books.


Job Growth Expected to Grow in Nebraska

Nebraska's job growth is projected to top 1 million jobs in 2015.

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Nebraska Senator Leaving After 32 Years of Service

Senator Mike Johanns is leaving the Senate after over 30 years of public service within government.

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Six Cases of Measles in South Dakota

The SD Department of Health has confirmed six cases of measles in unvaccinated individuals.

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Red Cross Aided More Home Fires in 2014

The Red Cross aided more families affected by home fires in 2014 than any other disasters combined.


Nebraska Housing Programs Received over $100 Million in 2014

USDA Rural Development grants benefited rural Nebraska communities in 2014.

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Insurance Coop Shut Down

A cooperative health insurance company set up under rules created by the federal health insurance law has been ordered to quit writing policies in Nebraska.

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Lawsuits Involve Not Checking For Utility Lines

Iowa's Attorney General announced seven lawsuits in six counties in cases where construction started without a call to check for underground utility lines.


Online Voter Registration Proposed

Iowa Secretary of State-elect Paul Pate says he hopes to have on-line voter registration available before the 2016 primaries.

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Gas Tax Increase Could Be Costly


The leader of a group created nearly four decades ago to lobby for a smaller state government and reduced taxes say Iowa legislators will pay a price in 2016 if they support a gas tax increase in 2015.

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Motorcycle Wrecks Increase With Warmer Weather


The recent warm weather has allowed Nebraska motorcyclists to go on some rare January rides but with more two-wheelers on the roads, more accidents are being reported, some of them fatal.

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High Hopes For Prison Reform Bills


The chairman of the Nebraska Unicameral's Judiciary Committee has high hopes bills before his committee can help ease prison overcrowding by improving the odds inmates release from prison won't return.

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January Thaw To End


Our pleasant mid-winter weather is going to change back to form later this week.

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Another Pipeline Proposed


Four public meetings have been held across eastern South Dakota by backers of a proposed crude oil pipeline.