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Police investigate reports of ‘zombie’ raccoons

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Police are investigating reports of “zombie-like” raccoons in northeast Ohio. WKBN-TV reports Youngstown police have received more than a dozen calls in the past three weeks about raccoons acting strangely in the daytime. Photographer Robert Coggeshall says he was playing with his dogs outside his home last week when one...
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Survey: US businesses add a healthy 241,000 jobs in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months. Payroll processor ADP says the gains were strong across different industries, with construction, manufacturing and professional services such as accounting showing healthy gains. The figures come...
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House panel says Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify April 11

WASHINGTON (AP) – The leaders of a House oversight committee say Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the panel on April 11. In an announcement Wednesday, Reps. Greg Walden and Frank Pallone say the hearing will focus on the Facebook’s “use and protection of user data.” Facebook is facing scrutiny over its data...
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Walworth County Commission Meeting 4-3-18

The Walworth County Commission at their April 3rd meeting passed a motion to sign a 5-year plan option to purchase material and access easement with LaVon Hettich for the Hettich pit east of Java, and later in the meeting they accepted the low bid for gravel crushing at the pit…  An agreement will be...
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Ag Trade Group: China Tariffs a Tax on Farmers

A U.S. agricultural trade group says the tariffs announced by China are a tax on U.S. agriculture. Farmers for Free Trade, a coalition formed to promote agricultural trade, says the tax stems from protectionist trade policies by the Trump administration. Max Baucus, the organization’s Co-Chair, says the new tariff’s “are a drag” on farmers...
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Black Hills Mountain Lion Hunting Season Ends

The Black Hills mountain lion hunting season officially closed on March 31, 2018. The harvest limit for the Black Hills season was 60 total mountain lions or 40 female mountain lions. This year, hunters harvested a total of 31 mountain lions; 19 of those were female. The season remains open for areas outside the...
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Midlife financial loss may lead to death, study suggests

UNDATED (AP)- A new study suggests a big financial loss may shorten your life. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden economic blow are more likely to die during the following years than those who didn’t. About 1 in 4 people in the study faced what researchers called a “wealth shock,” or a loss of...
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Hawaii mulls bill to help Hawaiians keep ancestral land

HONOLULU (AP) – A Hawaii Senate committee is scheduled to hear a bill that would force landowners into mediation before they are allowed to file lawsuits to acquire small parcels awarded to Hawaiian commoners during mid-19th century land reforms. The bill was introduced after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in late 2016 filed lawsuits to...
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Employer Webinar on Registered Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a free webinar Wednesday, April 11, at 10 a.m. (CDT). “Start Today SD” will cover how businesses can build a qualified workforce with the exact skills needed to fill job openings and reduce employee turnover using the earn and...
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Cheyenne River Youth Project Teens Earn Naming Ceremony

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Apr. 2, 2018) — The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that the five Lakota teens who are participating in its innovative “Growing into Wowachinyepi” program have earned their naming ceremonies, certificates of achievement and a wopila (thank you) dinner. They will receive all this at a special honoring event on...
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