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PHOTO: A new proposal would provide doctors an easy way to practice in multiple states, and could especially help rural, medically underserved areas. Photo credit: the Federation of State Medical Boards.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission to practice medicine ...Read More

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PHOTO: As the FCC closes its comment period on Internet speeds, many websites, including this one from Vimeo, have used a symbolic slowdown to downloads to push for continuing a free and open Internet. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - This is the last day the Federal Communication Commission is taking public comment on a controversial plan that could change how the Internet works. The idea of letting some deep-pocketed broadband providers divide bandwidth into "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" and charge more for ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program is a voluntary effort that encourages farmers to address resource concerns in new and innovative ways. Those farmers whose contracts are up this year must renew by Sept. 12 to continue with the program. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

YANKTON, S.D. - Time is running out for South Dakota farmers who want to continue receiving federal assistance to improve soil, water, air and habitat on their land. Since the Conservation Stewardship Program launched five years ago, more than 60-million farm acres nationwide have been enrolled. Sop...Read More

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PHOTO: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) became the first federal agency to acknowledge the potential health risks from using cell phones earlier this year. Then, just last week, the agency backtracked from its earlier statements of caution. Photo credit: Hoclab/Wikimedia Commons

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Centers for Disease Control became the first federal agency to acknowledge health risks from cell phone use and then suddenly backtracked. Sometime before early June the CDC posted significant new wording in a "Frequently Asked Questions" section on its website. To the questi...Read More

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's labor unions say Labor Day should be more than a long weekend at the end of summer. It should also be time to recognize the hard work - and workers - around the state. Mark Anderson, president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, said too many people and...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation outlines how climate change is connected to a proliferation of menacing outdoor pests, from poison ivy to ticks. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

YANKTON, S.D. - Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, with a new National Wildlife Federation report detailing how those changes are affecting the outdoor experience in South Dakota. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with NWF, emphasizes what hunters, anglers, bird watcher...Read More

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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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