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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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Public News Service - SD: Water

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

PHOTO: Fallow season in South Dakota could turn into growing season. New reports from the National Wildlife Federation encourage producers to think about cover crops for in-between seasons. Photo courtesy NWF.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Fallow season in South Dakota could turn into growing season. A pair of new reports from the National Wildlife Federation encourage producers to think about cover crops for in-between seasons. Report author Lara Bryant, agriculture program coordinator for the NWF, makes the case

YANKTON, S.D. - Heavy snow on the northern plains this past winter followed by drenching rains caused record flooding on the Missouri River. That was followed by a record dry fall across much of the same region. A report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that more ex

VERMILLION, S.D. - A 143-acre parcel of land in the Missouri River Valley in Clay County, S.D., will be preserved through a perpetual conservation easement. Jerry and Norma Wilson are donating the easement on land that includes the historic Severson Cabin, which is recorded on the National Register

PIERRE, S.D. - Global warming is having odd effects on winter weather in South Dakota and around the northern United States, and the National Wildlife Federation has just released a report that details some of the extremes. Chris Hesla with the South Dakota Wildlife Federation says the unusual condi

Rapid City, SD – Conservation and environmental groups, including the South Dakota Sierra Club, say data contained in the new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), detailing the impacts of global warming, show that climate-driven changes will create significant

St. Paul, MN - A controversional decision pits "old" energy against "new" today (Tuesday) as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hears final arguments over the Big Stone II transmission line permits. At stake is whether to allow new power lines to stretch into Minnesota from the proposed Big S

Rapid City, SD - Environmental and conservation groups, including the Sierra Club of South Dakota, warn that water pollution will be a major concern if the Canadian-based mining company Powertech USA is given a state permit to mine for uranium near Edgemont. Shirley Frederick, with the Sierra Club'

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