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SDSU Athlete Dies

South Dakota State University cross country andtrack and field student-athlete Phillip LaVallee died Thursday afternoon in a car-pedestrian accident near Otsego, Minn.

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Vikings Open Pre-Season

The Vikings open up preseason play Friday against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome.

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Twins Face Sox

The Twins play a doubleheader with the White Sox Friday in Chicago.

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NSIC Tabs Volleyball Favorite

For the tenth consecutive season the Concordia University, St. Paul Golden Bears have been picked by the league coaches in the NSIC Preseason Volleyball Poll.

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Cyclones See Lineup

The Big 12 announced its men’s basketball schedules Thursday.

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Sargent Returns To SDSU

A former South Dakota State basketball standout is returning home.

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Coyote Women Add Recruit

South Dakota head women’s basketball coach Amy Williams has ed to announced the signing of Emily Smith from Ocean Springs, Miss., to a national letter of intent.

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Twins Lose In KC

Alex Gordon was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to help the Royals pull out a 5-2 win over the Twins to take two of three in Kansas City.

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Doumit On The Sidelines

The Minnesota Twins were expected to place catcher Ryan Doumit on the disabled list with a suspected concussion.

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T-Wolves Rookie Disciplined

Timberwolves rookie forward Shabazz Muhammad has been sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program.

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Yankton Receives Road Grant

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The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

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School Districts Report Scam

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School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.

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Early Voting To Start

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Early balloting for South Dakota voters starts Friday.

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STB Reform Bill Clears Committee

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The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee gave bipartisan approval of South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill, which he introduced along with Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia.

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Fischer: ISIS Money May Just Be Down Payment

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The Obama Administration is asking Congress for five hundred million dollars to expand the battle against ISIS terrorists in the Middle East.