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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A simple change in lifestyle can make a big difference in a person's long-term health outlook. Getting people to make that change is one of the goals of the Eastern South Dakota Heart Walk, to be held Saturday in Sioux Falls. Chrissy Meyers, director of media relations for the A...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds a staggering number of young athletes hide their injuries in order to continue playing, or feel pressured to play while hurt. Photo credit: Roxannah/Morguefile.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - As young South Dakota athletes prepare to take the field for football and other sports this fall, a new survey finds a growing number will likely face an injury during the season. According to research from Safe Kids Worldwide, an alarming number of young people are hurt as a re...Read More

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PHOTO: According to the Center for Rural Affairs, rural areas have higher percentages of households receiving SNAP benefits than urban areas or small cities. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Flickr.

YANKTON, S.D. – The issue of hunger is often associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high. But a new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America's food supply is grown and raised. Jon Bailey, director of rural public policy program f...Read More

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PHOTO: As Medicare marks its 49th birthday, a report suggests health-care reform has helped to improve the program's solvency. Photo credit: Kristine Kisky/morguefile.

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – Medicare is now 49 years old, but questions linger about how many more birthdays the program will be able to celebrate. The influx of baby boomers reaching retirement age and increasing medical costs have lawmakers looking for options to prevent the program from going bank...Read More

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South Dakotans may be able to keep some of the worst effects of climate change at bay if new EPA rules to cut back on carbon emissions from power plants go forward. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kizer/Morguefile.

YANKTON, S.D. - Hundreds of people came before a regional hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Denver this week, as the agency takes public comments on rules that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Many scientists believe power plant emissions are the...Read More

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PHOTO: Those opposed to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) protested during negotiations in March in Brussels, Belgium, where the latest round of talks is under way this week. Photo credit: Greens / European Free Alliance / Flickr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With the latest round of talks on a proposed trade agreement between the United States and the European Union under way "across the pond," concerns are being raised here at home. The aim of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - or T-TIP - is to remove barriers and...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A simple "Where's Baby?" reminder could save a child's life this summer, says Children's Mercy Hospital. It has teamed up with the Nat'l. Highway Transportation Safety Administration to encourage parents to place a sticker in their vehicle. Graphic courtesy Children's Mercy Hospital.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It's a parent's worst nightmare, but it happens every summer: Kids suffer heatstroke after being left in hot cars. In some cases, they even die. Children's safety advocates are working to help parents and other caregivers prevent such deaths. According to Phyllis Larimore, a nu...Read More

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YANKTON, S.D. – More women in South Dakota are becoming active in owning or managing farmland, and rural advocates say some basic information can help them find success and improve their land. The Center for Rural Affairs recently held a workshop to provide some tips. Traci Bruckner, a sen...Read More

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