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Vikings Face Off Field Issues

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he was released by the team before the season for his outspoken support of gay marriage.

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Jacks Have Postponement

Weather conditions in the Northeast forced South Dakota State and Buffalo to postpone the men’s basketball game scheduled for Jan. 3 in New York.

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Wild Run Wild

Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville and Jason Zucker all scored in the second period as the Wild cruised past the Sabres 4-1 at The X.

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Huskers Hold Off Georgia

Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, including a 99-yarder in the third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl.

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Hawkeyes Come Up Short

Jeremy Hill rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns, helping No. 14 LSU and inexperienced quarterback Anthony Jennings hold off Iowa 21-14 in the Outback Bowl.

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Timberwolves Even Mark

Ricky Rubio filled up the stat sheet with 13 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks as the Timberwolves cruised to a 124-112 win against the Pelicans at the Target Center.

SDSU Women Face Notre Dame

The South Dakota State women’s basketball team (9-6) finishes its nonconference schedule when it travels to Notre Dame, Ind., to take on the second ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) Thursday.

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Coyotes Play At Home

The South Dakota Coyotes are back in action tonight as they host Cal State Northridge at The DakotaDome.

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Nebraska Tackles Georgia

Nebraska takes on 22nd-ranked Georgia in the Gator Bowl today.

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Hawkeyes Face LSU

Iowa and LSU clash today in the Outback Bowl from Tampa, Florida.

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No Special Session for South Dakota Education

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The call for a special session of the South Dakota legislature has failed.

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Governor Addresses Camp for Gifted Students

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard told students at the wrap up of the “Governors Camp” at USD in Vermillion today that their future is bright, but they have to make good choices.

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Historical Sites Eligible for Restoration Funding Assistance

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Private, public, and non-profit land owners are invited to apply for grants through the Deadwood Fund program.

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Keystone XL Groundwork Continues

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The groundwork is still under way as Trans Canada waits for final approvals of its plans to build the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

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South Dakota Congresswoman Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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As members of Congress continue to scrutinize and debate the nuclear deal struck with Iran, South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem is in clear opposition to the deal.