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South Dakota Ready for Women’s March 2.0

(Greater Dakota News Service)- One year after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, South Dakota women, men and families will be marching in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Vermillion tomorrow (Sat.) as part of the second Women’s March. Rapid City resident Suzanne Ludicello was in the nation’s capital for last year’s Women’s March...
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Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally taught in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the space shuttle Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts on the International Space Station will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes. As NASA’s first designated teacher in space, McAuliffe was...
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Walworth County Commission meeting 01-18-18

A commissioner has resigned, and the position is still open for a new emergency manager.  Karen Bricks has a report on the January 18th meeting of the Walworth County Commission.  Click to listen…
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Electronic Logging Device Comment Deadline is Tomorrow

South Dakota truckers and others who may be negatively affected by proposed changes to Electronic Logging Device have until tomorrow (Fri.) to voice their concerns. In November, the US Department of Transportation announced a 90-day delay of its ELD rules for live load truckers, which were originally scheduled to take effect last month (Dec....
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Rapid City man to plead guilty in medical laser scheme

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man who authorities say ran an illegal medical laser scheme has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced list of criminal charges and repay at least $16.7 million to customers. The Rapid City Journal reports that in exchange, prosecutors will drop charges against the longtime live-in...
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Developer says it’s moving forward with Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline says it is moving forward with its plans and hopes to begin construction next year. TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that its decision builds on the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s decision to approve a route through the state on Nov. 20. The company based...
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14 automakers list more models in Takata recall

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. Documents posted Thursday by the government include models from Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler Vans, Toyota, Tesla, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar-Land Rover, McLaren and Volkswagen. Toyota, Ford...
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Banker survey suggests economy remains slow in rural areas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall economic index for the region dropped to 46.8 this month, compared with the December reading of 47.8. The November figure was 44.7. Survey organizers say...
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Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration’s new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage. Expect their arguments to be echoed in lawsuits planned by opponents of work requirements. Last week, the Trump administration said it will let states require work as a condition...
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Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists say last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016’s record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they’ve seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures...
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