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Winter Storm Avery takes lives, puts the brakes on commutes across the Northeast. Also on our Friday rundown: A first-of-its-kind report calls for policies to ease transitions of young people living in foster care. And "got gratitude" this holiday season? It could benefit your health.

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Public News Service - SD: Livable Wages/Working Families

The hardest-to-fill teaching positions in South Dakota are in math, science, high school language arts, special education, career and technical education, and English as a second language. (teacher.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota teachers no longer earn the lowest salaries in the nation, but a new report says that without vigilance, the progress could reverse itself and make it more difficult to retain good educators. This year, South Dakota teacher pay climbed to 48th among states - compare

The average student loan debt for a four-year degree from a public university in South Dakota was roughly $28,000 in 2016. (usd.edu)

VERMILLION, S.D. – Another semester has started at South Dakota's six public universities with many students aware that upon graduation, they will face the highest level of student loan debt in the nation. The unwelcome news from a recent study is not a surprise to administrators at the stat

The population of De Smet, S.D., declined more than 6 percent from 2010 to 2017, but the rural town raised money from local residents to expand the hospital and build an event center. (mapio.net)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The population of rural counties in South Dakota continues to decline, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but some rural towns are finding ways to boost resilience and keep young people from moving to larger cities. Jessica Schad, an assistant professor of Sociology and

Since 1993, the number of South Dakota households headed by women has increased 112 percent. (pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new report says the overall number of children living in poverty in South Dakota hasn't changed much in the past 25 years. What has risen sharply in the past two decades is the percentage of families led by single parents - both women and men. Carole Cochran, project d

South Dakota teacher salaries increased more than in any other state during for the 2016-2017 school year. (teacher.org)

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Education Association says work will need to continue if salaries for teachers are going to stay out of last place in the nation. Teachers learned this week that after 30 years, their salaries are no longer America's lowest. A National Education Association re

A neighborhood's walkability score can be an indicator of the health of its community members' hearts. (Don Graham/Flickr)

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – New research has found where people live has a strong influence on the health of their hearts. The study, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found higher rates of heart failure in more deprived neighborhoods. The study goes further

Open enrollment for health insurance on the federal marketplace has been cut from three months to 45 days this year. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. – The open-enrollment period to purchase health insurance on the federal marketplace begins Wednesday. Folks in South Dakota can go to healthcare.gov or get local help at getcoveredsouthdakota.org, which includes scheduling in-person meetings for help signing up. Shelly Ten Nape

Research shows that taking time off work is crucial for a mother's health after giving birth. (StockSnap)

PIERRE, S.D. – The internet is helping new moms take more time off from work after giving birth or adopting a child. The crowdsourcing network at mytake12.com helps support new mothers financially while they take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off work to recover and spend time with their babie

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