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PHOTO: A new report that examines educational programs in juvenile justice facilities finds most are doing more harm than good. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - When you have a captive audience, there is great opportunity - but such opportunities are too often not taken advantage of. A new report from the Southern Education Foundation on educational programs in juvenile justice facilities across the country finds that most may be doing m...Read More

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PHOTO: A new rule clarifying where the Clean Water Act applies seems to be drawing a lot of support from farmers like Steph Larsen, seen here watering her sheep. Photo courtesy of Steph Larsen.

YANKTON, S.D. - A change in federal clean-water rules appears to be popular with some major stakeholders, especially farmers, hunters and anglers. Two federal court decisions had muddied the rules on where the Clean Water Act applies, but a new revision has been proposed to clarify the issue. Acco...Read More

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PHOTO: Swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy swung in favor of "big spenders" in the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

YANKTON, S.D. - Another important campaign finance decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court is provoking both celebration and consternation across the country. The five-to-four ruling in "McCutcheon vs. the Federal Election Commission" means it's unconstitutional to limit how much an individua...Read More

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PHOTO: "Amelia the Clutter Queen" says kids' rooms, office spaces and kitchens often are the most clutter filled. Photo credit: David Brown

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With spring just getting under way, many people across South Dakota are in the mood to do some cleaning. With a few simple tips, the process doesn't need to be so daunting. According to professional organizer Amelia Hatcher, for most people, it's not realistic to maintain a home ...Read More

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PHOTO: Attorney Allison Zieve with the watchdog group Public Citizen says it's time for the FDA to allow manufacturers of generic drugs to update labels with newly discovered information regarding risks and side-effects without going through a lengthy government approval process. (Photo supplied by Public Citizen)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - There could be a legal problem lurking among the pills and potions in your medicine cabinet. According to Allison Zieve, an attorney who is director of litigation for the watchdog group Public Citizen, most people are not aware that when you take generic drugs, you may have unwit...Read More

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PHOTO: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has called diabetes a "silent epidemic" affecting those who have served in the military, and is dedicating resources to better management of the disease. Courtesy of CDC.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has called diabetes a "silent epidemic" affecting those who have served in the military, and is dedicating resources to better management of the disease. Type 2 affects almost 20 percent of veterans who use VA health care, compared to about...Read More

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PHOTO: A bill that would include CPR as a recommended skill for all high school students in South Dakota is on the way to the governorís desk.

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Legislature has passed a bill that would make CPR a recommended skill for all high school pupils before they graduate. The House and Senate passed the bill (SB145) unanimously and sent it on to the governor. According to EMT Brian Hambeck, executive director of the ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new AARP study identifies the characteristics of a person most likely to fall victim to an online scam, based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that can increase their vulnerability to fraud. CREDIT: Microsoft Images

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Many South Dakotans are vulnerable to Internet fraud, according to a new study from AARP. Called "Caught in the Scammer's Net," the survey found that one in four Internet users across the state may be at increased risk of being victimized, based on this new profile. Sarah Jenni...Read More

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