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Twins Come Up Short

Austin Jackson’s two-run homer highlighted a four-run fourth as the Tigers went on to a 4-2 win over the Twins at Target Field.

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Vikings Arrive In London

The Vikings landed in London, England on Tuesday

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Jacks Win Own Invite

South Dakota State grabbed both the men’s and women’s team titles in the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational golf tourney.

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New Ring For Royals Star

Former Royals outfielder Willie Wilson is the recipient for a new 1985 World Series ring.

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Twins Walk Off Tigers

Josmil Pinto hit an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Minnesota Twins overcame 12 strikeouts by Justin Verlander to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Monday night.

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Mauer’s Season Over

The Minnesota Twins are shutting down All-Star catcher Joe Mauer for the rest of the season while he recovers from a concussion.

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Vikings Head To London

The Minnesota Vikings are bringing some extra baggage to London

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Gopher Quarterback Honored

Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

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Zenner Honored Despite Setback

For the second time this season, South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner has been honored as Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

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Vikings Lose Late Again

The Vikings lost in the final seconds for the second straight week.

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University Partnership With Software Company Working

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University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.

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Short Budgets Make Finding Teachers Hard

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Finding teachers for South Dakota school districts will continue to be difficult due to budget shortages.

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Teacher Shortage Studied

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Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Planning Committee heard about the problems school districts are having finding qualified teachers.

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase

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An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law fully goes into effect in several months, requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering.

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Shortage Of Lawyers In Rural Nebraska

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Too many rural Nebraska counties have no practicing lawyers.