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    PNS Daily News - August 4, 20150 

    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; reaction to the Obama administration’s clean energy plan; a church pastor in New Mexico pledges Sunday’s bombings won’t stop his church’s mission; and a controversy brewing over guns in parks in Tennessee.

Public News Service - South Dakota

Photo: Gen Z is beginning to enter the workplace, causing changes in expectations. Photo by GDNS.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - They're the first generation that has only known a life filled with cell phones, the Internet and social media, and now Generation Z is entering the workforce. "Gen Z" describes people born between 1990 and 1999, and new research by Robert Half, a human resources consulting fir...Read More

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Photo: A survey from USDA shows what small towns can do to survive. Photo by GDNS

WASHINGTON – A recent study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service focused on towns that are losing population. It featured several in South Dakota and other states on the northern plains. Study co-author John Cromartie, a USDA geographer, travel...Read More

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PHOTO: South Dakotans paid off some credit card debt in the first quarter of this year, but only after accruing significant debt at the end of last year. Photo credit: phototogo2/

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakotans joined the rest of the country in paying off almost $35 billion in credit-card debt in the first quarter of this year. That's according to a study released by CardHub. While the accomplishment may sound promising, Jill Gonzalez, spokeswoman with CardHub, says it'...Read More

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Photo: Caregivers are needed to help many family members across South Dakota with daily tasks. Photo by GDNS.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Family caregiving for relatives or close friends with chronic, disabling or serious health problems so they can remain in their home is nearly universal today. A new report, "Valuing the Invaluable," gives some hard numbers on that care. Taking care of our loved ones is a proud ...Read More

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Photo: Teachers are watching the Blue Ribbon Task Force on education, waiting to see what recommendations are made. Photo by GDNS.

PIERRE, S.D. - The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students was appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard to re-evaluate the current funding formula, meet with stakeholders and make recommendations to the 2016 Legislature. The group now has started the second round of meetings. Mary McCorkle, p...Read More

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PHOTO: With eight heatstroke deaths in the U.S. so far this year resulting from children left alone in parked cars, South Dakota parents are being reminded to never leave children inside a vehicle unattended. Photo credit: Malinda Welte/Morguefile.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With hotter temperatures forecast for this weekend in South Dakota a reminder to parents to remember the dangers of leaving your child unattended in a vehicle. There have been eight such heatstroke deaths in the U.S. already this year and while the voices that follow always sa...Read More

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PHOTO: A new South Dakota state law says drivers must give bicyclists a safety buffer of three to six feet, depending on the speed limit on the road. Photo credit: Jerry Oster, Greater Dakota News Service.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new law goes into effect today in South Dakota that should make it easier for people to get out and about on their bicycles. Michael Christensen, an advocacy committee volunteer with the American Heart Association, says the law should make it easier for bikers to use public st...Read More

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PHOTO: Ceiling fans are a good option for staying cool in the summer, but experts says it's a waste of energy to use them when you are not in the room. Photo credit: Pippa Lou/Morgufile.

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Summer is officially here and the need to stay cool typically translates into a higher electric bill. But experts say some simple measures can go a long way to reduce energy costs. Utility Consumer Counselor Anthony Swinger says summer is typically the most expensive time of year...Read More

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