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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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PHOTO: July is National Park and Recreation Month, an initiative designed to encourage people to spend more time taking in the fresh air and scenery of the great outdoors. Photo credit: Tommy Hough.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakotans and others are being encouraged to head outdoors during 'National Park and Recreation Month' in July. Lauren Hoffman directs marketing and communications at the National Recreation and Park Association. She said her organization is challenging Americans to move an...Read More

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IMAGE: A first step toward ending big money in politics? The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to give Congress and states control of campaign spending limits, in response to recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Image credit: DonkeyHotey/Flickr

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A constitutional amendment giving Congress and states control of political campaign spending is moving toward a vote on the U.S. Senate floor, after winning approval Thursday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The goal of Senate Joint Resolution 19, said Jonah Minkoff-Zern, camp...Read More

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PHOTO: New research finds drivers of 2014 model vehicles are saving about 20 percent more on gasoline than those who drive a 2008 model. Photo credit: John Sense/morguefile.

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – South Dakotans who traveled the roads over the holiday weekend likely felt the pinch at the gas pump, but some spent a lot less money fueling up than others. New research from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) finds the average fuel economy of new cars has improved...Read More

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PHOTO: As South Dakotans celebrate the Fourth of July, they are being reminded to properly display the Stars and Stripes. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser / Morguefile.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - As South Dakotans honor the country this Fourth of July, they're being encouraged to follow proper flag etiquette when flying Old Glory. Mike Buss, deputy director at the American Legion National Headquarters, says the American flag represents our freedom and should be honored b...Read More

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PHOTO: Demonstrating hands-only CPR, the American Heart Association of South Dakota says its goal is to train students in all schools to perform this life-saving procedure. Photo credit: Jerry Oster.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation is being taught as a potential lifesaver, and efforts are under way to expand that training to all South Dakota schools. Pamela Miller, grassroots advocacy director for the American Heart Association of South Dakota, said her organization...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The new CDC National Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows 41 percent of teens admit to texting or e-mailing while driving. CREDIT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Less cigarette smoking, soda drinking and physical fighting, but more time at computers and other tech devices. That's the snapshot from the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Youth Risk Behavior survey. The government goal of reducing teen smoking nationa...Read More

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