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Is the Drought Over in South Dakota?

An expert says the West River blizzard and rain throughout South Dakota have pretty much eliminated the drought from the state.

But the end of the drought came at a high price.

Laura Edwards, an Extension Climate Field Specialist at South Dakota State University, says the U

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Any Winners in the Shutdown?

The pundits are tallying up the wins and losses in the federal government shutdown, which came to a merciful end, but won't stop the rancor between the parties.

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Smokers Urged To Kick The Habit During Great American SmokeOut

Polluted Air v. Cigarette Smoke – Which is Worse?

The Associated Press has a story that says new research has shown polluted air to be a more serious cause of cancer than second-hand cigarette smoke.

When I saw this, I wondered why it makes a difference, and I'm still wondering about it

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Sioux Falls Man Attacked While Sleeping

The assault of a man who was attacked with a hammer and a crowbar as he slept is under investigation by Sioux Falls Police.

Officer Sam Clemens says the man told police he was sleeping on a couch early Tuesday in an apartment in the 4200 block of West Valhalla Boulevard when several people came in and attacked him

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Sioux Falls is a Bicycle-Friendly Community

A bicycle-related organization has again given an award to Sioux Falls for being friendly to two-wheeled transportation.

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Casino Robbed in Southwest Sioux Falls

A late-night robbery of a casino in southwest Sioux Falls has police looking for suspects.

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A New Worry for Flooding Victims

There is something new to worry about, this time if you have experienced flooding.

An expert at South Dakota State University says flooding increases the risk of surface water getting into the well, which could put contaminants into your water supply

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My Bet: South Dakota Teens Still Eager to Drive

I saw a story in USA Today that surprised me a bit. Turns out many young people aren't all that anxious to get a driver's license.

Now, I became old enough drive quite a few years ago, and I'm guessing the trend isn't as common in South Dakota as it might be in large cities or more densely-populated states, so the situations then and now aren't the same

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Limited Access to One Leaf Drop-Off Site in Sioux Falls

Access to one of the leaf drop-off sites in Sioux Falls will be restricted for two weeks.

The City says that from the 15th through the 29th of this month, construction crews will work on Lyon Boulevard between West Madison Street and West 12th Street, so Lyon Boulevard will be closed to through traffic

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Swine Flu Vaccine Testing Begins In Iowa

Season’s First Influenza Diagnoses in South Dakota

The first influenza cases of the season have been detected in South Dakota, two of them in Minnehaha County.

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