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Friday, June 7, 201306/07/2013

Noem Questions Surveillance Programs

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South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem said it appears these programs are part of a disturbing pattern

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Friday, June 7, 201306/07/2013

Governors Race Wide Open

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A long-time Iowa Democratic operative says Tom Vilsack’s decision to remain as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture rather than run for governor in 2014 opens the door for other Democrats who’ve been thinking about the race.

Friday, June 7, 201306/07/2013

Coyotes Add Teammates

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– Former Sioux City Bishop Heelan teammates Katelynn Poss and Megan McCarthy will be teammates again at USD.

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Friday, June 7, 201306/07/2013

Augustana Teams Rate High

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Augustana qualified 12 teams for NCAA postseason play to earn sixth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings.

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Friday, June 7, 201306/07/2013

Pitchers In Draft Spotlight

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Pitching was the top priority for the Twins in Thursday’s opening rounds of the major league draft.

Friday, June 7, 201306/07/2013

Twins Lose Series

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The Twins scored first, but the Royals got the last laugh again.

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Friday, June 7, 201306/07/2013

Tribute To CWS History

In Sports

Johnny Rosenblatt’s Infield at the Zoo will be formally unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Omaha.

Thursday, June 6, 201306/06/2013

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission To Hold Rules Hearing

In Agriculture

This week the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission decided that all voluntary sale credit contracts must be signed by the…

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Thursday, June 6, 201306/06/2013

Raven Sees Increased Ag Tech Business In China

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Emerging global markets and opportunities in China will be discussed by a panel at this afternoon’s Raven Industries Innovation Summit…

Thursday, June 6, 201306/06/2013

Cattle President Says Minnesota Producers Facing Feed Shortages

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Some Minnesota producers are less than a week away from running out of feed for their livestock.. The situation has…

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Lower Net Farm Income Could Weight on Land Prices

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USDA is projecting net farm income will drop to $73.6 billion this year, down 32-pecent from 2014. It’s the result…

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Monsanto Drops Bid for Syngenta

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Monsanto has officially backed off its latest proposal to acquire Syngenta. Syngenta’s Paul Minehart says an enhanced offer was made…