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Twins Ink Pitcher And Catcher

The Twins have officially signed pitcher Mike Pelfrey and catcher Kurt Suzuki.

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Zenner Gains Another Honor

South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner was named to his fourth different All-America team in the past week, earning a spot on the American Football Coaches Association’s FCS All-America First Team.

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Cyclones Add To Fast Start

Georges Niang scored 22 points, and No. 14 Iowa State beat Akron 83-60 on Monday to match the best start in school history.

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GPAC Names Weekly Best

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has named its basketball Players of the Week.

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Wild Fail On Road

Wayne Simmonds scored twice as the Flyers handed the Wild a 4-1 loss at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Vikings Routed In Cincy

Andy Dalton tossed for 366 yards and four touchdowns to sink the Vikings 42-14 in Cincinnati.

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Timberwolves Fall In Overtime

Jamal Crawford scored four points in the final 18 seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime and the Clippers snatched away a 120-116 victory from the Timberwolves at the STAPLES Center.

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Cyclones Advance In Tourney

Georges Niang scored 22 points and Number 17 Iowa State beat George Mason 79-67 on Sunday in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic.

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Hawkeyes Roll On

Josh Oglesby scored 13 points in his season debut and Number 25 Iowa rolled to an 85-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday.

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National Honor For GPAC Star

Morningside College’s Kyle Schuck, a 6-2, 180 lb. senior wide receiver from Cherokee, Iowa, was named the 2013 Rawlings-NAIA National Football Player of the Year.

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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.