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STUDY: Some, Not All Northern Plains Congresspeople Have Statehouse Experience

Before they hit the “big league” in Washington, D.C., how many legislators served in the “minor leagues” of Pierre, Bismarck, St. Paul, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Helena?

For example, two-thirds of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation previously “did time” in Pierre in the dead of winter in January and February

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Call, Post or Tweet Your Ideas About Improving Our Democracy Today on VPU!

Recent polling shows that a vast majority of Americans think Congress is doing a lousy job, most disapprove of the President's job performance and a majority of us think the country is headed in the wrong direction

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Mayor Candidate Jamison Proposes New Disclosure Rules

City Councilor, and Mayoral Candidate, Greg Jamison wants to include the names of all investors in any city tax increment financing district.

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The 124 States of America: The Dakotas Divided by 3 Plus 66% of Montana Equals X

Prof. Andrew Shears' 124 States of America map, used with permission and courtesy the author at andrewshears.com.

 

(NPN) -- Question: What’s North and South Dakota divided by three plus a chunk of Montana?

Answer: Dakota, Pembina and Chippewa, states

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A Candidate, A Legislator, A Deer Hunter, A Rock and Roller On VPU

Paula Hawks, Dist. 9 legislator will be an important adjunct professor on Viewpoint today.

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2013 IN NUMBERS: This Past Year in South Dakota, In Data We Trust(ed)

(NPN) -- Sometimes the results are serious, sometimes silly.

But whatever the results, they are based in data. Mostly just the facts, ma’am.

Northern Plains News wrote a number of stories in 2013 based on studies, reports and surveys—data

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Resolutions: A Promise of Success Or An Invitation To Failure?

Counselor Dr. Mary Jones, and Avera fitness czar, Barbara Sogn Frank will be on Viewpoint University today at 4:15 pm.

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This Spring, We’ll Discover Which Candidates are Crocuses, Which are Croakers

(NPN) -- We have been watching a gardening reality show of sorts these past months in 2013 in South Dakota. Charitably, we could call it “Who Wants to Be a Senator/Governor/Representative?”

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SECOG Helps Local Governments Help Us

This year the South Eastern Council of Governments(SECOG) secured nearly $11.4 million to help local units of government in Clay, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner and Union counties, complete projects to benefit their citizens. .

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Sen. Deb Peters On VPU To Talk S.D. Budget

State Senator Deb Peters, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee will be on Viewpoint today to discuss money issues and choices to be made during the legislative session.

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