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Photo: Those who receive Medicare benefits can now update their prescription coverage under Part "D". Phone by GDNS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The signup period is open to enroll in or make changes in Medicare Part "D" prescription coverage. People age 65 and older on Medicare can decide to add the additional coverage. "If you love your Medicare Part D plan, and it's meeting all your medical needs, you can go ahead and...Read More

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PHOTO: The Clean Water Act was passed 42 years ago to protect surface water. Changes have been proposed that have become controversial. Photo credit: Jerry Oster

YANKTON, S.D. - The Clean Water Act celebrates its 42nd anniversary this weekend. It was passed in 1972 to protect the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation's surface water. Trisha Jackson, a research geologist from South Dakota State University in Brookings, says clean water is...Read More

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PHOTO: Changes to USDA loan programs have increased their flexibility, and could help more beginning farmers make a profit. Photo credit: Jerry Oster.

YANKTON, S.D. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is improving farm loans by expanding eligibility and lending limits to more beginning farmers. Traci Bruckner, senior associate for agriculture and conservation policy at the Center for Rural Affairs, says the changes are part of the micro-loan pro...Read More

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PHOTO: October is Attachment Parenting Month, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of Attachment Parenting International. Photo credit: Spirit-Fire/Flickr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – While times have changed tremendously over the past two decades for families in South Dakota and across the country, that’s not necessarily true for the main philosophies of parenting. Janet Jendron is board president of Attachment Parenting International, a group ce...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from AARP confirms that too many people do not protect their smartphones with a password. Photo by GDNS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The report, "Identity Theft; Who's At Risk," shows Americans continue to ignore time-tested consumer protection tips that are known to help protect personal information from identity thieves. Sarah Jennings, state director of AARP-South Dakota, says the survey found too many of u...Read More

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PHOTO: Experts warn a child should be at least 4 feet 9 nine inches tall to ride with just a seat belt. Otherwise, when driving, leave children in safety seats until they reach that height. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Some kids may want to act like grown-ups, but experts say riding in a car without a safety seat is something that should be put off for as long as possible. A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide finds a majority of parents move their children to seat belts before they are big eno...Read More

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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: 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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