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Siouxland students get a lesson in politics from Senator John Thune

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U.S. Senator John Thune stopped by Yankton High School's AP Government class Wednesday. U.S. Senator John Thune stopped by Yankton High School's AP Government class Wednesday.
YANKTON, S.D. (KTIV) -

Some Siouxland students are learning about how government works from their very own senator.

U.S. Senator John Thune stopped by Yankton High School's AP Government class Wednesday.

He spoke to the students about what it's like behind the scenes of the Senate.

Students got their chance to ask Thune questions about the issues they care about.

"I think monetary policy and the Federal Reserve and also a lot of non-interventionist foreign policy. Those are the most important things facing our nation today that the government needs to address," Drew Konopasek, a Yankton Senior said.

"Also with healthcare, especially in South Dakota with Medicaid and Medicare, specifically. It's an important issue because I have family members that it effects specifically," Kayla Sylvester, a Yankton Senior said.

Thune is hoping to get students excited about the political process... even though, this election season, there are a lot of attack ads and name calling.

"It's important that good people run and we need people in this country who care enough about the future of the country to get involved, as I said on some level and for everybody, that doesn't necessarily mean running for an elective office but it is a very rough and tumble profession," Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota.

Thune is encouraging people to remember to get out and vote in this year's election.

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