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Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – According to a new study, children of low-income families have slower rates of growth in a number of areas, including two key parts of the brain, the parietal lobe and the frontal lobe. The problem is described by one of the researchers involved, psychology professor Seth Pollak. “Poverty seems to...
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Flu Season Ramping Up in South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – The flu season is beginning to ramp up in South Dakota, with focal points of the virus in Yankton and the Rapid City metropolitan area. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells the Yankton Press and Dakotan (http://bit.ly/1lrq66O ) that the virus will move statewide sooner than later. He says it will likely...
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SD One of Fastest-Growing States in Nation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that South Dakota is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, though it lags behind its northern neighbor. The state’s population grew by 3.5 percent over the past three years, to 844,877 people. That makes South Dakota the sixth-fastest growing...
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Changes in SD Probation System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new state law will make big changes in the way South Dakota handles criminal offenders placed on probation. Most offenders released on probation will be able to reduce their sentences if they behave themselves. Those who violate probation will face swift consequences from penalties tied to the severity of...
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