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Tax Free Shopping Weekend in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's annual sales tax holiday is wrapping up as people across the state - and plenty from neighboring states like Nebraska and Missouri - scramble to get their back-to-school shopping done. The holiday is held…

University of Iowa offers lease gap housing to students

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa has launched a new program that offers temporary housing for students who have lease gaps. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the university's lease-gap program provides students with rooms at a…

School Zone: Music Lessons In The Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Summer is in session, which means a break from studying. But some of you, or your kids, may want to learn how to play an instrument or take vocal lessons but just don't know where to…

$190 Million Bond For New Schools Heading To Voters

SIOUX FALLS – Voters will have the final say on $190 million bond proposal for new schools in Sioux Falls. The school board voted Monday to send the referendum to a special election on Sept. 18. It would be the district's…

Legends for Kids Announces Record Breaking Fund Raising

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Legends for Kids exceeded funds raised to break a record in 2018, $220,000 was raised this year. This makes over $2 million raised since this began in 2005. Some of the money goes toward senior student-athlete…

School Zone: CyberPatriot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Cyber security and monitoring who's monitoring you is a growing concern throughout the nation and the world. This week CyberPatriot, a camp through Code Boot Camp held at the CTE Academy in Sioux Falls, teach students in 9th through…

University of Iowa lost nearly $1.2M from business campus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa lost nearly $1.2 million from its operation of a business campus in Des Moines. The Des Moines Register reports that university officials say the decision to close the former AIB College…

School Zone: Luverne Upgrades

LUVERNE, MN - Construction to enhance the campus of the High School and Middle School in Luverne is set to begin in August. The announcement came after the public voted unanimously in support of the 31 million dollar project, which…

School Zone: SDSU Performance Art Center

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The performing arts program at SDSU is getting a makeover in the form of a brand new, state of the art performance center. Construction is underway for the new performance art center, with an opening date set…

Regents OK naming precision ag project for Raven Industries

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Officials have approved naming a major new precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University after a company that donated $5 million for the project. The South Dakota Board of Regents voted Wednesday to grant SDSU's…

Regents could name precision ag project for Raven Industries

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Officials are set to debate naming a major new precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University after a company that donated $5 million for the project. The South Dakota Board of Regents is scheduled Wednesday…

School Zone: Precision Agriculture at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. - For this weeks edition of 'School Zone,' we highlight the Precision Ag program at SDSU. Many say that agriculture is the life-blood of the mid-west, and 'precision ag' is a term we're hearing more and more. Precision…

Senator Thune Talks Politics with Students in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Senator John Thune spoke to high school students in Sioux Falls this morning. The senator attended a government class at O'Gorman High School to share some of his first-hand knowledge. Thune told stories of…

School Zone: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Learning new tricks, trades, and hobbies is something many of us say we don't have time for, especially during the summer months. However, The Washington Pavilion is giving you the opportunity to pick up something new.…

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