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Wild Drop Another

Kyle Okposo scored twice in a three-goal third period for the Islanders in a 5-4 win over the Wild from the Xcel Energy Center.

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Coyote Standout Yearly Winner

South Dakota senior pole vaulter Bethany (Buell) Firsick has been named College Women’s Athlete of the Year by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.

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Vikings In Finale

The Vikings face the Detroit Lions on Sunday in the season finale for both team’s at Mall of America Field.

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Area Cagers Resume Schedule

South Dakota State and South Dakota are both in action on the hardwood this weekend.

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Timberwolves Return To Action

The Timberwolves return to action tonight as they host the Washington Wizards at the Target Center.

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Gophers In Bowl Action

The University of Minnesota football team continues to prepare for the Texas Bowl in Houston, which takes place on Friday evening.

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Vikings Prepare For Lions

The Minnesota Vikings end the regular season this Sunday at home against the Detroit Lions.

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Augustana In Learfield Top 20

At the conclusion of the
fall season, Augustana ranks 18th overall in the Learfield Sports Directors’
Cup Standings.

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Timberwolves To Host Wizards

The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Washington Wizards at the Target Center tomorrow.

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Huskers Getting Ready

The Huskers continue to prepare for their bowl game on New Year’s Day.

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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.