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Jacks Begin Playoff Run


The South Dakota State University football team will make its fourth consecutive Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearance, traveling Saturday to face the University of Montana in first-round action.

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Showdown In Lincoln

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It's the last game on the regular season schedule and it has great significance for Iowa and Nebraska.

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SDSU Women Edge Pittsburgh


Junior Kerri Young’s 3-pointer in the closing minutes helped the South Dakota State women’s basketball team defeat Pittsburgh, 55-54, in its opening round game of the Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands.

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Iowa Women Win, Men Lose


The nationally ranked Iowa women posted a basketball win on Thanksgiving while the unranked Hawkeye men lost a decision.

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MVFC Tabs Season Honors


The Missouri Valley Football Conference has announced its top honors and they include RB Marshaun Coprich of Illinois State; DB Deiondre' Hall of UNI; QB Aaron Bailey of UNI; DE Andrew Van Ginkel of South Dakota and coach Bob Nielson of Western Illinois.

National Sports

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Referees struggle with respect amid growing hostility


The founder of the National Association of Sports Officials is worried that recent violence against referees is hurting efforts to retain officials around the country.

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Rangers replace Maple Leafs atop hockey’s most valuable list


The Rangers, who return to the top of the rankings for the first time since 2004, were valued at $1.2 billion

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Rams’ Bailey in critical condition after shooting


The suspended Rams wide receiver was shot during an incident late Tuesday night.

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Baseball great Willie Mays, 16 others, receive honors from Obama


Yogi Berra, Barbra Streisand, Itzhak Perlman, and among 14 others were given the highest U.S. civilian honor.

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Warriors crush Lakers for best start in NBA history


The Golden State Warriors registered the best start in NBA history with their 16th straight victory in a blowout win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.


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Three ways to curb holiday spending


Ah, the holidays. A time to get together, celebrate with family and make questionable life choices.

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SPECIAL SECTION: Thanksgiving, Black Friday & more


Check out the latest shopping tricks, turkey tips, and Black Friday ads.

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Secrets for getting the best pieces of turkey


Tips for making sure your turkey is moist and flavorful this Thanksgiving.

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Retailers give shoppers new reasons to use mobile phones in stores


Retailers are using apps for smartphones to help drive shoppers to their stores, and make shopping easier.

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De-stress Thanksgiving by simplifying the sides


Here's two veggie sides that can be prepped ahead of time and popped right in the oven alongside the turkey.


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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts


Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.


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Dairy Group Wants Milk Trucker Provision In Highway Bill

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The dairy industry is hoping conferees will move on a transportation bill the first part of December and include in…

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Senator Has Concerns About Keeping Crop Insurance Deal

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The agreement that was reached between Congressional leaders calling for restoration of crop insurance cuts when they worked out the…

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NCGA Committee Chair Pleased With FSA ARC Modification

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The Farm Service Agency has made a modification to allow growers on a farm with one or more tracts outside…

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Corn Grower Disappointed With EPA Enlist Duo Decision


The decision this week by the EPA to withdraw approval of Dow Chemical’s Enlist DUO herbicide is disappointing to Mitchell,…

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Dow Chemical Responds To EPA Decision On Enlist Duo

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This week the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew its approval of Dow Chemical’s Enlist DUO herbicide. The move came just over…

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Online Help Scam


Iowans may be sitting down to a turkey dinner , but don't be surprised if, even today, the phone rings and it's someone offering to help you and your "ailing" computer.

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Avoid Sharing the Flu

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If you've been sick and get up ready to head out to a family Thanksgiving celebration, you might want to think about staying home.

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts; Change Refugee Policy


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is sticking with his call for the country to halt any acceptance of Syrian refugees until the process can be completely vetted.

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One Killed in Two Vehicle Accident West of Wolsey

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One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday morning, eight miles west of Wolsey, S.D.

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