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NPN graphic by Todd Epp, used with permission.

A Look at South Dakota Senate Candidates’ Social Media Efforts

(NPN) -- Just a decade ago in South Dakota, a candidate website was still a fairly new phenomenon. A few campaigns had sites on Myspace, a rather clunky attempt at social media that started in 2003

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Today Is World Kidney Day

(NPN) — Today is World Kidney Day, a day to promote kidney health and its importance to overall health.

In South Dakota, approximately 713 people are on kidney dialysis because their kidneys don't function properly, according to the Dialysis Patient Citizens organization

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 7 Percent, As Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs In Nov.

STUDY: Don’t Worry About South Dakota’s 1 Percenters – They’re Doing Just Fine

(NPN) -- If you were worried about how the wealthiest 1 percent of South Dakotans have fared over the past decades and the Great Recession, fear not. They did just fine.

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Is South Dakota Budget Dependent on Uncle Sam?

(NPN) -- South Dakota politicians might want to think twice before calling for reduced federal spending and transfers to states.

According to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, South Dakota is one of the states most reliant on federal moneys, with Uncle Sam providing nearly 45 percent of the state budget in fiscal year 2011

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Annual Homeless Survey Aims For Accurate Census Of New York City's Street Population

SURVEY: Dakotas Among Best and Worst Poverty Rates in Region

(NPN) -- One Dakota has the best poverty rate in the region and one of the best in the nation. The other Dakota has the worst poverty rate in the region but fares OK nationally.

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REPORT: S.D. State and Local Employees Increased in 2012, N.D.’s Decreased

(NPN) -- Despite state cuts to education in 2011 and cries from the governor and legislature for austerity during difficult economic times, South Dakota’s state and local government employment grew by over 4 percent

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FDA To Propose Ban On Artificial Trans Fats

STUDY: South Dakota – Buckle of the Northern Plains’ Fat Belt?

While not in the bottom 10 states nationally for obesity, South Dakota - in the middle of the Northern Plains - has an obesity rate of 28.3 percent of the population, with Iowa a slim 0.2 points behind S.D. in fatness.

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Demonstration Held In New York Against Russia's Recent Moves Against Ukraine

Conclusions About the Ukrainian Crisis While Beached in Front of My TV This Weekend

Spending some time beached in front of my TV this weekend absorbed in the Ukrainian crisis, I came to some conclusions:

 
1.    That Russian President Vladimir Putin could give a rip about what the United States, the European Union, the “international community” (whatever that is) and generally civilized people think. Oooh, we’ll ban Russia fr

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Ohio Residents Gear Up To Vote In Crucial Swing State

REPORT: Dakotas’ and Northern Plains’ Percentage of Foreclosure Homes Among Least in Nation

(NPN) – Northern Plains states—including the Dakotas—have lower home foreclosure rates than most of the nation, according to a new report.

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STUDY: Sequester Cuts Cost 239 S.D. Families Their Housing Benefits

(NPN) -- Federal budget sequestration in 2013 cost 239 South Dakota families their subsidized housing vouchers, according to a new study.

According to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, some 70,000 fewer low-income families used housing vouchers to rent private housing in December than a year earlier

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