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Report: Bakken job openings steadily increase

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A recent report says job openings are booming in central North Dakota and the Bakken oil patch. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Job Service North Dakota released its regional report last week. The report found job openings in Divide, McKenzie and Williams counties were at their highest level last month...
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Forget April showers, Midwest covered under blanket of snow

CHICAGO (AP) – People in the Midwest woke up to a scene that looked a lot more like January than April. A weather system that moved through the region left behind snow. Aberdeen, South Dakota, saw up to 8 inches. Minnesota and Iowa got up to 6 inches, and the Chicago area had up...
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Thune Ready to Question Facebook CEO About Privacy

(WNAX)- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint meeting of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees tomorrow. (Tuesday). South Dakota Senator John Thune, Chairman of the Commerce Committee, says he has some questions for Zuckerberg……   Thune says it appears Facebook has at the least, allowed itself to be manipulated…….   Thune...
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National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 9-13

PIERRE, S.D. –  “Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility” National Work Zone Awareness Week for 2018 is April 9-13, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and state transportation departments across the country to remind motorists to drive safely through work zones. The department is asking...
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Farm Island Recreation Area Closed on April 10

Farm Island Recreation Area outside of Pierre will be closed tomorrow (Tues.) for railroad crossing repairs. The closure is expected to last from 6 am- 6 pm. Bicycle and pedestrian access to the park from the trail along SD Highway 34 will be restricted. No vehicles will be allowed into the park during this...
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Woman dies in one-vehicle crash near Marion

MARION, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a 36-year-old woman has died in a one-vehicle crash south of Marion this weekend. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the woman was driving a 2001 GMC Yukon on a gravel road Saturday night when she went off the road and rolled in the ditch. The woman was...
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Boys and Girls Club Raising Funds for Operating Costs and a New Facility

The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area kicks off two fundraising campaigns this month. Chief volunteer officer with the club Tad Perry says the first is the “Great Futures Campaign.”   The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area currently operates out of a building owned by the City of Pierre....
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Report: Airlines getting better in key areas except delays

UNDATED (AP) U.S. airlines are getting better at many things except getting you to your destination on time. They are losing fewer bags. Complaints are down. And on the anniversary of a man getting dragged off a plane because a crew member needed his seat, airlines are bumping fewer passengers. That’s the upshot of...
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Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube

UNDATED (AP) A coalition of child advocates and consumer groups is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube for allegedly violating children’s online privacy by collecting kids’ data and targeting ads to them. A complaint scheduled to be filed Monday with the FTC argues that Google, which owns YouTube, has profited off the...
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Police, fed up with lingering cold weather, ‘arrests’ winter

DEPEW, N.Y. (AP) – An upstate New York police department fed up with lingering cold weather has placed winter under arrest. The Post-Standard reports the Depew Police Department wrote Friday in a humorous Facebook post that it had arrested the season. Police said any more snow winter produces would be held against it in...
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