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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Public News Service - SD: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

South Dakota's prison population has increased by nearly 400 men and women over the past two years, according to the state's Corrections Commission. (doc.sd.gov)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new billboard on a busy Sioux Falls street is part of the ACLU of South Dakota's Smart Justice reform campaign, ahead of the November election. South Dakota corrections officials have acknowledged that they're struggling to manage a growing prison population due to the

South Dakota is second in the nation for distracted-driving accidents by motorists under age 19, which is one group at which the

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota's television ad that portrays the Grim Reaper as a driver's conscience was so popular when it debuted during last week's Super Bowl that at least eight similar ads are already planned. In the commercials, "Jim Reaper" is dressed in black, carries a scythe and trie

Two South Dakota companies and the city of Sioux Falls are being honored for helping employees work out at the workplace. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Two South Dakota companies and a city are being honored today for taking steps to become some of the healthiest workplaces in the state. The American Heart Association is designating Avera Health and Dakotacare as platinum level fit friendly workplaces, while the City of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The U.S. Veterans Administration has proposed closing its medical facility in Hot Springs, South Dakota, after a decade of slowly moving services out of the area. In response, the "Save the VA" committee has organized, working to keep and expand veterans' services in southwest So

Sioux Falls, SD - Making a New Year's resolution to improve health and reduce the risk of serious disease or cancer can be a challenge; it can be difficult to sift through all the information available. The American Cancer Society hopes to simplify things for South Dakotans with a new tool. Angie Ba

Watertown, SD – More than 50 after-school programs in 30 South Dakota communities will take part in a nationwide rally this week. The goal of "Lights on Afterschool" events is to bring children, parents and community leaders together to raise public awareness about the critical need for after-

Sioux Falls, SD – Gotta smoke? If you want to ditch the habit, you have plenty of company, and the time is ripe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 percent of the 48 million adults who smoke want to quit. So the American Lung Association, which lists smoking as the

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