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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2018 


Four First Ladies take issue with separating kids from families at the border. Also on the rundown: Nebraska struggles to deliver summer meals and there are thriving rural counties in the USA.

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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

The FBI reports almost 50,000 people age 60 and older lost $342.5 million in 2017 to internet fraud and scams.(sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The number of Americans hitting retirement age is on the rise and, with it, an increase in elder abuse and exploitation is predicted. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is this Friday. Studies show that about 16 percent of people age 60 and older are subjected to psychological, phy

South Dakota has 13 state parks and 43 recreation areas where families can enjoy traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities. (pixabay/kalasoft)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The recreation industry, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations have teamed up to host Friday's annual National Get Outdoors Day, encouraging American families to participate in traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities. One goal of the day is to reach unde

For heart-healthy barbecues this summer, add veggies and fruit to the grill instead of making traditional dishes like potato or macaroni salad. (pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer – and for most people, barbecue season. Whether you prefer your meat on the rare side or really well done, it's never a good idea to insist on charring the surface – because there's some evidence it can be bad f

In South Dakota, 51 percent say they participate in some form of creative or artistic endeavor. (speedmuseum.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Key players in South Dakota's creative community will gather in downtown Sioux Falls this weekend for the first statewide arts conference in nearly six years. Jim Speirs, executive director of Arts South Dakota, says many people don't know that the downtown Sioux Falls Sc

One-third of consumer complaints of fraud and identity theft filed by South Dakotans last year were employment or tax related.(fraud.org) <br /><br />

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Scammers are estimated to have stolen $63 million from U.S. taxpayers in the past five years. This week, AARP of South Dakota is stepping up to help consumers learn how to protect themselves. One-third of consumer complaints of fraud and identity theft filed by South Dak

South Dakota seniors want candidates running for office in 2018 to know that livable communities for people as they age are a high priority for their vote. (Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – About 15 percent of the population in South Dakota is over age 65, and many in that age group say if candidates running for office in 2018 want their vote, they should promote "livable communities." AARP South Dakota State Director Erik Gaikowski notes in surveys, 80 perc

Agriculture may be the top industry in South Dakota, but kids who aren't from farm families may not be aware of where their food comes from. (sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A survey two years ago found that one in five grade-school children didn't know where their food came from – and today, a South Dakota education program is trying to change that. Ground Works Midwest is a nonprofit that has introduced "Agriculture in the Classroom,"

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