Friday, September 30, 2022


Florida begins a long effort to recover from Ian, an Arkansas school works to attract more students to higher education, and Massachusetts Narcan trainers enlist the public's help to prevent overdose deaths.


Hurricane Ian leaves severe flooding and millions without power in Florida, the Senate passed a spending bill to keep the government running to December, and senators aim for greater oversight of federal prisons.


Baseball is America's pastime, and more international players are taking the stage, rural communities can get help applying for federal funds through the CHIPS and Science Act, and a Texas university is helping more Black and Latina women pursue careers in agriculture.

South Dakota

Researchers say if states required more lighting and reflection on farm vehicles, traffic crashes involving this heavy equipment could decrease by more than half. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Rules of the Farm Road: Safety Tips for Fall Harvest

As the fall harvest season takes shape in South Dakota, an agricultural specialist said there are many ways motorists and farmers can avoid crashes …

Educators from across South Dakota say newly proposed social studies standards might help students memorize facts for tests but will not help them develop critical-thinking skills for the outside world. (Adobe Stock)
SD Holds First Public Hearing in Social Studies Standards Debate

A South Dakota education panel has kicked off the public-hearing phase in the state's latest effort to update social studies standards. Many …

Federal health officials say falls result in more than three million injuries each year that require an emergency-room visit. (Adobe Stock)
Helping Older Populations Reduce Their Risk for Falls

From COVID infections to dangerously hot weather, older South Dakotans have had a lot of warnings the past couple of years to adhere to. But experts …

A new statewide poll in South Dakota showed a majority of likely voters, including 94% of Democrats and 75% of Republicans, don't want the state to hinder implementation of Medicaid expansion if voters approve the idea this fall. (Adobe Stock)
Latest Poll Shows Continued Support for Medicaid Expansion in SD

New poll results released today showed a majority of South Dakota voters support the expansion of Medicaid. This fall, South Dakotans will be asked …

Some environmental groups say carbon capture might be worth exploring, but only on a smaller scale to ensure it can work as part of climate-change solutions. (Adobe Stock)
Policy Expert: Too Many Unknowns about Carbon Capture

South Dakota regulators could get an updated map proposal this fall from a company behind a multistate pipeline for underground storage of carbon diox…

South Dakota has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, with 20 suicide deaths per 100,000 residents. (Adobe Stock).
Suicide Prevention Month: A Focus on Spotting Warning Signs

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Despite more public willingness to address the issue, mental-health advocates in South Dakota say …

Roughly 30% of South Dakota high school graduates do not move on to post-secondary education. That's prompted calls for making college more affordable to ensure these students can obtain more credentials before joining the workforce. (Adobe Stock)
Student Loan Forgiveness Impact on SD Trade Schools

Reactions keep pouring in following this week's student loan forgiveness announcement by President Joe Biden. In South Dakota, the trade school …

Around 72% of survey participants in a new college affordability study for Indigenous students reported running out of money at least once in the last six months. (Adobe Stock)
New Study Details College Cost Barriers for Indigenous Students

The biggest obstacle facing Indigenous students completing college degrees is cost, according to a collaborative study by the National Native …

A new Indigenous academy in South Dakota, geared for younger students, says it wants the kids to have a deep sense of belonging, higher engagement and motivation. (Adobe Stock)
New SD Tribal Academy Readies for Fall Start

Organizers behind a new Indigenous school in western South Dakota hope they can give young Native American students a more optimal learning environmen…

In South Dakota, supporters of Medicaid expansion say rural hospitals and first responders are going above and beyond to keep their doors open as communities struggle to recruit and retain health-care providers. (Adobe Stock)
SD Medicaid Expansion Effort Gets New Endorsements

More officials from South Dakota's health care community are speaking out in support of Medicaid expansion. Voters will decide this fall whether to …

An annual report measuring child well-being puts South Dakota in the bottom half of states in such areas as health, education and family/community. (Adobe Stock)
Mental Health is Focus of New SD Child Well-Being Summary

A new report said South Dakota has made strides in the past decade to improve child well-being, but its authors say there are still plenty of …

Americans received roughly 50 billion automated phone calls in 2021, and about 42% were placed by scammers, according to the National Consumer Law Center. (Adobe Stock)
New Nationwide Battle Against Robocalls Includes South Dakota

South Dakota is joining a nationwide effort to crack down on illegal robocalls. Along with attorneys general from 49 other states, South Dakota has …


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