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Ponder Hopes To Return

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is optimistic that he’ll be able to play this week.

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Timberwolves Finally Beat Lakers

The Timberwolves snapped a six year losing streak Sunday.

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USD Women Suffer Setback

UC Irvine survived a late comeback attempt to top the South Dakota’s women’s basketball team 68-64 at the Bren Events Center on Sunday afternoon.

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Coyotes Lose Heartbreaker

Ellis Henderson’s 98-yard kickoff return with 1:36 to go in the fourth quarter helped No. 12 Montana survive South Dakota 31-27 Saturday at the Dakota Dome.

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Jacks Win Home Finale

The South Dakota State University football team closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule with a 29-0shutout victory over Indiana State.

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Viking Receiver Arrested

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is dealing with some legal issues after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

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Vikings Rally For Victory

Adrian Peterson’s one-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter gave the Vikings the lead as they held on to beat the Redskins 34-27 at Mall of America Field.

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Home Finale For SDSU Gridders

The South Dakota State University football team closes out the home portion of its schedule Saturday, hosting Indiana State in Missouri Valley Football Conference action.

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Wild Streak Snapped

Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal of the overtime shootout, leading the Capitals to a 3-2 win over the Wild at the Verizon Center.

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SDSU Men Open On Road

The South Dakota State men’s basketball team opens the 2013-14 season this weekend with a pair of games at the USD Classic in San Diego, Calif., hosted by the University of San Diego.

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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

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Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.

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State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder

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State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

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Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.

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Congress Back to Work After August Break

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SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem says there are issues Congress needs to deal with this fall.

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Getting the Public Involved in SD School Funding

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The South Dakota Budget & Policy Institute will hold a number of meetings to talk about education funding and teacher pay.