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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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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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