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South Dakota State Fair Officials Raising Funds For New 4H Building

Thursday South Dakota State Fair officials were busy with the opening of their 2013 fair. Along with the usual activities, Fair Manager Jerome Hertel says they began a fundraising campaign for a new $ 4 million dollar 4H building.

Hertel says their new 4H facility will provide the young exhibitors the space they need to compete and exhibit at future fairs.

He says the goal is to bring all the 4H activities into one central location with this new facility. He says because 4H exhibitors are a big part of the fair and because it represents their state championship they deserve this new facility.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.