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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2018. 


Californian’s now facing a pair of wildfires; Also on the Tuesday rundown: Higher education in New Jersey: a racial split; plus food resources still available despite the “public charge” proposal.

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For retirement readiness, South Dakota ranks lowest among the states, according to a new survey by Ubiquity Retirement and Savings. (aarp.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The cost of living increase, or COLA, that takes effect in 2019 for people on Social Security will be the most generous in years - but it's still mostly grocery money and not a trip to the beach. The average South Dakota recipient collects about $1,300 a month from Social

In 2016, 72.6 percent of registered voters in South Dakota cast ballots, with the lowest voter turnout in rural counties, according to the South Dakota Secretary of State's office. (pbs.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota voters age 50 and older will go to the polls next month concerned about elder financial abuse, improved transportation options, access to tele-health and quality home care services, among other issues. And they can learn more about how candidates in three maj

Pheasants, deer, greater prairie chicken, turkeys, butterflies and bees are often attracted to farm land set aside in the Conservation Reserve Program.(somoag.org)

PIERRE, S.D. – The future of nutrition assistance in the stalled 2018 Farm Bill has dominated news headlines, but Midwest farmers and ranchers are equally concerned about what will happen if conservation programs are not renewed. Programs in jeopardy include the federal Conservation Reserve

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

A scheduled visit by President Donald Trump to South Dakota on Friday will be the first since he announced his bid for the presidency. (Ricki Hoffarth/stlpublicradio.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – President Donald Trump makes a visit to South Dakota this week as the first payments begin for commodity producers hurt by an ongoing trade war. The Market Facilitation Program allows producers of soybeans, wheat, corn, sorghum, cotton, pork and dairy to receive money fro

The National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to examine a project's potential environmental consequences, including public hearings and comment periods. That could change under the Trump administration. (climateprotection.org)

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Environmental groups worry the next target of the Trump administration is the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA is the process used by federal agencies to assess the environmental, public health and community impacts of major projects. In South Dakota, a judge rece

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has 60 days to ban a pesticide used on crops because of its link to compromised infant brain development. (organicconsumers.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Midwest farmers and other users of the pesticide chlorpyrifos can continue applying the chemical to crops for the next two months, when the Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to ban its use. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 last week that use

Agriculture is South Dakota's number one industry. (ams.usda.gov)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Farmers in South Dakota want to trust that President Donald Trump will succeed on getting them better deals by imposing tariffs on trade partners, but as the fall harvest looms, they're getting nervous. Scott Vanderwal is the president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau. He

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