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Scholarship gives new meaning ‘higher education’

A Colorado county is thinking about setting up the world's first public college funded with marijuana money.

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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Cooler, Wetter Weather Ahead for the Northern Plains

It looks like El Nino will have a growing influence on the weather in the northern plains.

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SD Community Foundation Growing Investments

The South Dakota Community Foundation is the coordinator between giving and receiving.

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SD River District Boundaries To Change

The River Basin Natural Resource District Oversight Advisory Task Force of the South Dakota legislature held their first meeting earlier this month to begin the process of rewriting river basin boundaries.

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SD Pheasant Count Up Sharply

It looks like hunters should have better chances of bagging pheasants when they head out in October.

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Mobile Drivers License Software Being Tested in Iowa

A company that's developed mobile driver's license software is running a test of its product with Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) employees.

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Iowa Will Be Bird Watching

Iowa will be part of a national surveillance effort this fall to test wild waterfowl like ducks and geese for avian influenza.

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in Entertainment

Marvel announces ‘Guardians of Infinity’ comic

"The Guardians of the Galaxy" adventures will continue in this new comic book, which ties in with the blockbuster film.

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in Lifestyle

Meet the NYC garbage guru

New York City's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

in Sports

U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are in her corner.

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in National

Better forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.

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in Sports

Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes.

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in Music

Dolly Parton teases new TV movie

They hadn't even started shooting the movie, but Dolly Parton had no trouble selling "Coat of Many Colors" to critics. The film, set to air Dec. 10 on NBC, is inspired by Parton's childhood.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Aug. 31.

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in Viral Videos

Jimmy Kimmel’s Trump campaign ad

Ordinarily people running for President tell us what they would do if they got the job, but Donald Trump has a much broader approach.

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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

President Barack Obama is a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 31

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Next Big Idea Search Nears End

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The Onward Yankton group is now in the process of reviewing the final six proposals in the search for the “next big idea.”

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Regional Economic Index Slumps

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for August, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, slumped for the month.

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Dam Work Nearing Completion

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Final repair work on Gavins Point Dam from flooding in 2011 should wrap up later this month.

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Retirement Laws Committee To Meet

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The Retirement Laws Committee of the South Dakota Legislature meets tomorrow (Wednesday) in Sioux Falls.

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Trade Mission Returns From South America

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A delegation of Iowa corn growers and livestock producers just returned from a trade trip to South America.