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South Dakota Might Offer Written Driver-License Test In Spanish

The Sioux Falls Democrat is prime sponsor ... State law designates English as the common language of South Dakota. The Senate unanimously approved legislation last week designating Lakota, Dakota and ... More Info...

Actors false hate crime report leaves Sioux Falls LGBTQ community "saddened"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Actor Jussie Smollett is out on ... So what happens if you make a false report in South Dakota? "So if somebody makes a report with the police and really it doesn't matter w... More Info...

SD Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale

SIOUX FALLS—The South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting the 2019 Class on Saturday, April 27 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Tickets will go on sale March 4 and run through April 24. ... More Info...

Rep. Dusty Johnson Back in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s already been a busy year in Washington and Congressman Dusty Johnson has been there for it all, while trying to settle into his new role as South Dakota’s US Representative. KDL... More Info...

One dead in crash north of Sioux Falls

Traffic was also backed up on the interstate after the crash. The South Dakota Department of Transportation warned drivers to slow down and be wary of crews in the area. I-29 Northbound near mile mark... More Info...

South Dakota MRF adds paper cups

operator Millennium Recycling Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to add paper cups to its list of acceptable recyclables. “We are committed to giving our customers in Sioux Falls, Yankton, Huron, southw... More Info...

Convicted Sex Offender From South Dakota Arrested At Pittsburgh Homeless Camp

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A sex offender who secretly left Sioux Falls, South Dakota was arrested Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Gregory Davis, 58, is in the Allegheny County Jail, charged with the crime of ... More Info...

Foster Care In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she wants to use her position to promote foster care. So how do you become a foster parent? To become a foster parent in South Dakota, you have t... More Info...

Aberdeen's Fordham-Lien to be inducted into South Dakota Sports Hall in April

Aberdeen's Kim Fordham-Lien is one of nine individuals to be inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame during the annual banquet and induction ceremony, which will be held April 27 at the Sio... More Info...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Big second half propels Tigers past Sioux Falls Roosevelt,

In seven games played this month, the Tigers have won them all by double-digits and entered Tuesday’s matchup with the fifth-ranked team in South Dakota, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, looking for their 10th ... More Info...

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The battle over beer ingredients continues following the Bud Light com

The battle over beer ingredients continues following the Bud Light commercials during the Super Bowl disparaging corn syrup. More Info...

The wild winter weather is causing problems in California.

The wild winter weather is causing problems in California. More Info...

President Donald Trump plans to meet with China’s top trade negotiator

President Donald Trump plans to meet with China’s top trade negotiator Friday afternoon as the U.S. tries to forge a preliminary deal with its biggest economic rival. More Info...

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture jo

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture joined Perdue and took questions from the audience. They didn’t have many answers when asked when steel and aluminum tariffs may be lifted. More Info...

ASF continues to plague China while Vietnam remains on high alert afte

ASF continues to plague China while Vietnam remains on high alert after discovering the virus on three farms this week. Vietnamese authorities are raising the question of how ASF is spreading to such remote locations.  More Info...

Weekly "2 Minute Drill" (Grains & Livestock 2.21.19)

Oliver Sloup breaks down the grain and livestock markets in his weekly "2 Minute Drill" More Info...

New milk production numbers just released from the USDA show December

New milk production numbers just released from the USDA show December milk production rose 0.9% More Info...

Lower federal grazing fees on BLM and USFS lands will take effect on M

Lower federal grazing fees on BLM and USFS lands will take effect on March 1, 2019. More Info...

Is a focus on China costing U.S. farmers market share in Japan?

Is a focus on China costing U.S. farmers market share in Japan? More Info...

The Government and Accountability Office says at least $1 billion in f

The Government and Accountability Office says at least $1 billion in food stamps benefits are "trafficked annually". More Info...

The U.S. needs to make moving toward a trade pact with Japan an “extra

The U.S. needs to make moving toward a trade pact with Japan an “extraordinary” priority. That’s according to Gregg Doud, the chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. More Info...

The 2018 farm bill means the legalities around growing hemp across the

The 2018 farm bill means the legalities around growing hemp across the country will soon be worked out. More Info...

Global trade is helping with beef demand and countries like China will

Global trade is helping with beef demand and countries like China will play an important role in years to come. More Info...

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson is tracking more snow in the Southwestern

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson is tracking more snow in the Southwestern U.S. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking greenhouse gas emissions with Dr. Fra

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking greenhouse gas emissions with Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the University of California-Davis and machinery with Ann Duignan with JP Morgan. More Info...

Key fertilizer industry market indicators are now available in a porta

Key fertilizer industry market indicators are now available in a portal on The Fertilizer Institute's (TFI) website. More Info...

AgDay’s Betsy Jibben discusses how one New Mexico Dairyman will be fo

AgDay’s Betsy Jibben discusses how one New Mexico Dairyman will be forced to kill his entire herd due to water contamination. More Info...

Understanding your motivational style can help you be more productive.

Understanding your motivational style can help you be more productive. More Info...

To help with tricky harvest conditions, Mathews Company has introduced

To help with tricky harvest conditions, Mathews Company has introduced a new mixed-flow grain dryer called the Delta Series with SmartFlow technology. More Info...

To promote economic growth and offset trade challenges, China plans to

To promote economic growth and offset trade challenges, China plans to deepen reforms of its agriculture sector to boost its rural economy, the government said in its first policy statement of 2019. More Info...

Your rations bring your cow's genes to life.

Your rations bring your cow's genes to life. More Info...

Nontraditional meat cuts seen featured from Portland to Miami as peopl

Nontraditional meat cuts seen featured from Portland to Miami as people are looking for ‘something adventurous to eat.’ More Info...

Development of an emerging technology promising major animal health an

Development of an emerging technology promising major animal health and environmental benefits is stalled at the U.S. FDA, prompting NPPC to renew its call for USDA regulatory oversight of gene editing for livestock. More Info...

Bloomberg is reporting China could buy an additional $30 billion a yea

Bloomberg is reporting China could buy an additional $30 billion a year of U.S. agriculture products. More Info...

For 2019, USDA predicts U.S. farmers will plant 92 million acres of co

For 2019, USDA predicts U.S. farmers will plant 92 million acres of corn, which is a 3.3% jump from last year. Alternatively, farmers will plant 85 million acres of soybeans, which is down 4.7% from last year. More Info...

During its 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum officials announced their p

During its 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum officials announced their planting expectations for this year. More Info...

China is proposing that it could buy an additional $30 billion a year

China is proposing that it could buy an additional $30 billion a year of U.S. agricultural products including soybeans, corn and wheat as part of a possible trade deal being negotiated. More Info...

Wheat prices proved to show ugly price action again on Wednesday, as t

Wheat prices proved to show ugly price action again on Wednesday, as the trade continues to be disappointed with the lack of demand. Is that the only factor driving wheat prices lower? More Info...

Grain Markets Stabilize as AgForum Begins

Grain Markets Stabilize as AgForum Begins More Info...

The Trump administration is planning to propose an overhaul of the opa

The Trump administration is planning to propose an overhaul of the opaque market for trading biofuel compliance credits amid complaints of hoarding and wild price swings, according to people familiar with the matter. More Info...

Top agricultural representatives from the United States, Canada and Me

Top agricultural representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico will also be under one roof in Washington D.C. as there’s hope the updated NAFTA trade deal called USMCA could be one stop closer to reality. More Info...

In many southern states, planting is well underway.

In many southern states, planting is well underway. More Info...

Planters are rolling along the Gulf Coast in mid-February.

Planters are rolling along the Gulf Coast in mid-February. More Info...

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson is tracking a big winter storm on the way

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson is tracking a big winter storm on the way for the East Coast. More Info...

U.S. pork production is exceeding the industry’s expectations, while c

U.S. pork production is exceeding the industry’s expectations, while cattle weights could fall as animals try to keep warm. More Info...

Dairy farmers, who are struggling with widespread industry consolidati

Dairy farmers, who are struggling with widespread industry consolidation, low prices and declining demand, are becoming even more fed up with all the non-dairy products in the grocery store labeled as milk. More Info...

Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.
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Asia shares fall as weakening global outlook offsets trade progress

Shares in Asia slipped on Friday as a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighed further signs of progress in trade talks between China and the United States.
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Consumer Reports yanks recommendation for Tesla's Model 3, citing reliability

Consumer Reports on Thursday pulled a recommendation for Tesla Inc's Model 3, citing reliability problems, and the influential U.S. magazine turned up the pressure on other automakers to include crash-avoiding automatic braking as standard equipment.
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Nike stumbles into social media storm after basketball star's shoe splits

A Nike Inc sneaker worn by a college basketball superstar split in half less than a minute into a highly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina, prompting an outcry on social media as the company sought to figure out what caused the problem.
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U.S. judge weighs expanding lawsuit over family separations to cover more childr

A U.S. judge on Thursday appeared open to ordering the government to find potentially thousands of additional children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration, which could greatly expand the scope of a lawsuit challenging the separations.
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U.S. to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after pullout

The United States will leave "a small peacekeeping group" of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a U.S. pullout, the White House said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump pulled back from a complete withdrawal.
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Ford probing possible problems with fuel economy, emissions tests

Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it has hired outside experts to investigate its vehicle fuel economy and testing procedures after employees raised concerns, and did not know whether it would have to correct data provided to regulators or consumers.
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U.S., China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks

Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators haggled on Thursday over the details of a set of agreements aimed at ending their trade war, just one week before a Washington-imposed deadline for a deal expires and triggers higher U.S. tariffs.
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Judge tightens gag order on ex-Trump adviser Stone, warning he could be jailed

A visibly angry judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump's former political adviser Roger Stone to stop speaking publicly about U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's criminal case against him or else he will be sent to jail pending trial.
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Judge orders ex-Trump aide Stone not to speak publicly about his criminal case

The federal judge overseeing the criminal case of President Donald Trump's former political adviser Roger Stone on Thursday tightened a gag order against him and threatened Stone with jail if he violates it.
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U.S. judge weighs expanding lawsuit over family separations to cover more childr

A U.S. judge on Thursday appeared open to ordering the government to find potentially thousands of additional children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration, which could greatly expand the scope of a lawsuit challenging the separations.
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U.S. Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot could face more charges

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of amassing a cache of weapons and plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists was ordered held for two weeks on Thursday while federal prosecutors consider charging him with more crimes.
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Prosecutors violated Victims Rights Act in deal for Florida financier: judge

A 2007 agreement by U.S. federal prosecutors not to charge Florida financier Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors violated the legal rights of Epstein's alleged victims by keeping them in the dark, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
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Latest teachers strike launched in Oakland, California

Some 3,000 teachers in Oakland, California, walked off the job on Thursday in a contract dispute over salaries, class size and a proposal to close two dozen schools, the latest in a series of strikes by U.S. educators that began last year.
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Trump, adult children urge dismissal of marketing scam lawsuit

U.S. President Donald Trump and his adult children on Thursday urged a federal judge to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit accusing them of using the family name to promote sham marketing opportunities to vulnerable, financially struggling investors.
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Jussie Smollett staged Chicago 'hate crime' seeking higher pay: police

Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him and pose as supporters of President Donald Trump because he was unhappy with his pay on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday.
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North Carolina orders new U.S. House election after 'tainted' vote

North Carolina's elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a 2018 vote that has embarrassed the Republican Party.
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Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.
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Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has formally ended talks with California over federal plans to roll back fuel economy rules, the White House said on Thursday, setting the stage for what could be a lengthy legal fight over the state's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
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U.S. arrests Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack: prosecutors

U.S. authorities have arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who described himself as a white nationalist and amassed a cache of weapons to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to court documents.
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