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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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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike

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A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Cold January Expected

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal

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South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.