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Nebraska Responds to Lawsuit Opposing Pipeline Law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The state of Nebraska has responded to a lawsuit filed by three opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry Canadian tar sands oil south through Nebraska and other states to Gulf coast refineries. The lawsuit says the law that established the review process is unconstitutional because it doesn’t...
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SD House: Military Training Counts for Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a bill that would allow military training and experience to count toward getting state licenses or certifications in civilian occupations. Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to send the bill to the Senate for further debate. The bill’s main sponsor, Rep. Scott Parsley of Madison, says...
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ND Has Better Winter Wheat Snow Cover Than SD

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota winter wheat farmers are enjoying better snow cover protection for their crops than their counterparts in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says protection for winter wheat in North Dakota is rated 28 percent poor, 44 percent adequate and 28 percent excellent. That compares with 84 percent poor in...
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Dangerous Wind Chills Blanket the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dangerously cold weather has settled over the Dakotas, but it should be gone by the weekend. The National Weather Service on Thursday issued wind chill advisories and warnings throughout North Dakota and South Dakota into Friday morning. Forecasters said wind chills in some areas could drop to as low as...
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