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Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

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During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - SD: Cultural Resources

Ten percent of South Dakota's campsites were unavailable in 2019 because of conditions created after severe spring flooding. (Nate Wek/listen.sdpb.org)

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota parks saw a decrease in usage this year because of spring flood damage. And now state residents are being asked to comment on a proposed rate increase. As of July 1, revenue from user fees for entrance and camping were down by nearly $2 million compared with 2018,

The apatosaurus, such as this concrete replica at Dinosaur National Park near Rapid City, roamed the state during the Mesozoic Era, 150 million years ago. (Wikimedia Commons)

PIERRE, S.D. — Most people associate South Dakota with the nearly 80-year-old Mount Rushmore National Monument, not with dinosaurs that roamed here more than 80 million years ago. But one reporter would like to change that. Every week in the Pierre Capital Journal, David Byrnes pens "Great M

Sioux Falls gets high marks for livability from its residents over age 50 in a new survey. (Wikimedia Commons)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new survey shows that older residents of Sioux Falls find it a desirable place to live, and they want to stay in their homes as long as possible. In the survey, sponsored by AARP South Dakota, 81 percent of respondents - all age 50 or older - said they own their homes,

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging families to create a disaster kit and emergency plan. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — September is National Preparedness Month, and South Dakota safety advocates are urging residents to make plans in case of emergencies such as natural disasters. Safety experts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency remind people to buy or put together an emergency supply k

Hundreds of thousands of South Dakotans could see a sharp decline in Social Security benefits, if changes to the program aren't made soon. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — As the November election draws ever closer, South Dakota groups are pushing for more details on the presidential candidates' plans for Social Security. The system faces growing solvency challenges as more Baby Boomers reach retirement age. According to AARP, if no changes are

Thousands of South Dakotans will be walking to raise money for cardiovascular research and education programs aimed at reducing people's risk of heart attacks and strokes. (American Heart Association)

PIERRE, S.D. - Thousands of South Dakotans will be focusing on heart health this weekend. The annual Sioux Falls Heart Walk starts Saturday, and the idea is to raise money to help fight heart disease and stroke - two of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to the American Heart Associati

New data shows hundreds of South Dakotans have recently fallen victim to identity theft scams, and consumer watchdogs are trying to help. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — New data shows South Dakota reported fewer fraud complaints than almost every other state, but thousands of local residents are still falling victim to scams. According to AARP's Fraud Watch Network, South Dakota ranks 49th in the nation for fraud complaints, but in 2014, near

As part of Latino Conservation Week, community members are being encouraged to show their passion for protected areas, including the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Hispanic Access Foundation)

PIERRE, S.D. -- This week marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, and organizers are shining a spotlight on the Latino community's concern for preserving South Dakota's natural resources. Several groups, including the National Park Service, encouraged Latinos to go camping and hiking and

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