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Ford recalls trucks, SUVs for transmission shifter problem

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Ford is recalling about 350,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico because they might be in a different gear than the one shown on the shift indicator. The recall covers the 2018 F-150 pickup and Expedition large SUV with 10-speed automatic transmissions. Also covered are 2018 F-650...
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US added modest 103K jobs in March, rate stays 4.1 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of bigger gains, though the government’s jobs report suggests the labor market remains healthy. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for the sixth straight month. Average hourly pay ticked up, climbing 2.7...
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Boss buzzing you after hours? NYC might let you say buzz off

NEW YORK (AP) – Technology that once promised freedom from the office has instead become a ball and chain in its own right. It’s blurred the lines between work hours and, well, any other hours. A New York City Council member wants to put a stop to that. Rafael Espinal has proposed legislation that...
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Fort Pierre Changing Annual Cleanup Event

Fort Pierre city officials have decided to try something new for the annual spring cleanup this year. Mayor Gloria Hanson says the event has evolved over the years.   Hanson says this year Fort Pierre residents will get a voucher to take a load to the dump for free.   Hanson says the city...
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Next Pierre Water Treatment Plant Informational Meeting April 23

The City of Pierre will host its second public informational meeting about a proposed $35 million water treatment plant April 23 at 5:30pm at Northridge Plaza.  City commissioner Jim Mehlhaff says the meeting is a chance for residents to learn more about the proposed facility and ask questions about it.   Pierre’s water service...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Junior Achievement Begins Fundraising Campaign

The Pierre/Fort Pierre Junior Achievement organization is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign this week.  Matthew Brakke with Junior Achievement says they started working with local students 16 years ago.   This school year, Junior Achievement has a presence in 63 classrooms reaching almost 14-hundred students in grades 3, 4, 5, 8 and high...
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SD Department of Revenue unveils new MySDCars account setup

The South Dakota Department of Revenue’s online motor vehicle customer portal, MySDCars, now features an improved, user-friendly login process. Motor Vehicle Division Director Lisa Weyer says users may now create an account through three steps, as opposed to the previous system’s seven-step method. Weyer says the updated system also allows users to link business...
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Long-term US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.40 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, benefiting potential homebuyers with the spring buying season underway. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dipped to 4.40 percent from 4.44 percent last week. The benchmark stood at an average 4.10 percent a year ago. The decline followed...
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Farmers Union and Farm Bureau Create Website to Combat Rural Opioid Epidemic

Two agriculture organizations have created a website with the objective of addressing the rural opioid epidemic. FarmTownStrong.org is a campaign launched by the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union. A-F-B-F’s Ray Atkinson says opioid addiction in rural farming areas is a major concern.   The joint campaign offers resources through its...
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Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

ATLANTA (AP) – The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is expected to speak on the new public health advisory Thursday morning at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in...
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