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Mitchell School Board member participates in USDA round-table regarding school nutrition programs

Mitchell School Board vice-president Neil Putnam and other local school officials from around the country recently participated in a round-table discussion with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Washington regarding improving school lunch programs. The meeting was part of Perdue’s effort to enact reforms to make school lunches more appealing by giving more control to …

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Rosholt man survives head-on crash with semi

A Roberts County man survived a head-on crash with a semi in a construction zone on Interstate 29 this week.  South Dakota Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Mangan says the crash occurred around 4 pm Tuesday a half-mile north of Sisseton. Photo credit: KWAT Watertown  Eighty year-old Charles Fiala of Rosholt was driving north …

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South Dakota road hunting laws are the most permissive in the Upper Midwest

No neighboring state is as liberal as South Dakota when it comes to traveling with loaded guns or hunting on, along or over roads. Despite accidents in which hunters have been killed or maimed, it remains legal for a hunter to drive with a loaded, uncased firearm along almost any highway or road except an …

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‘Tribe’ of good Samaritans with electrical power offer food, showers and chargers after tornado blacks out Ottawa

Twitter/@ErinBlaskie(OTTAWA, Canada) — In the wake of a powerful tornado that wreaked havoc in the Canadian capital of Ottawa and surrounding areas, an army of Good Samaritans came to the rescue of their neighbors by offering up their homes, their time and their resources — and they’re using social media to invite those in need …

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Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis police are searching for a burglar suspected of stealing items from inside a home and using a Bird electric scooter to leave the scene of the crime. Michael Leppert said he was getting ready at home on Tuesday morning when he heard what sounded like footsteps coming from the first floor. He …

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Woman who allegedly stabbed 5 people in birthing center charged with attempted murder

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The woman who allegedly stabbed five people, including three babies, in a birthing center has been charged with attempted murder, the NYPD said Saturday. Yu Fen Wang, 52, was hit with five counts of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing five people in what authorities described as a birthing center, which didn’t appear …

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UN General Assembly to convene this week

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — President Trump joins dozens of world leaders in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, a jam-packed series of diplomatic meetings and speeches. It’s no longer Trump’s first time at the U.N., so the questions of what kind of impact he’ll have on this world stage have evaporated. But …

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Investigators seek security footage to track Dallas police officer the night she killed her neighbor

Kaufman County Jail(DALLAS) — Investigators are looking to trace the movements of a Dallas police officer leading up to the night she shot and killed an unarmed man in his own apartment after, according to the officer, mistaking it for hers. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office has requested records from Ring Alarm security system …

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Ahead of #MeToo anniversary, early Weinstein accuser reemerges from ‘exile’

Steven Ferdman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The last time we heard Ambra Gutierrez’s voice was on a recording she made at the behest of the New York City Police Department during an encounter with Harvey Weinstein. She had already gone to police alleging that the movie mogul had sexually assaulted her during a meeting. “You sit …

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Airport worker who stopped alleged plane theft: ‘This isn’t going to happen again’

WFTV(MELBOURNE, Fla.) — The airport worker who hauled a suspected thief off an empty American Airlines plane at 2 a.m. Thursday in Melbourne, Florida, said he knew right away something wasn’t right about the 22-year-old. “I knew right away — I mean we’re trained,” airport maintenance worker Shayne Graves told Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV. “No …

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Alleged serial rapist caught after 27 years using genealogy search

KGO(BERKELEY, Calif.) — An alleged serial rapist suspected in at least 10 attacks in Northern California — some dating back almost three decades — was arrested on Thursday after genetic genealogy led authorities to the home of a University of California, Berkeley employee. Roy Charles Waller, 58, was charged with 12 counts of forcible sexual …

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A cooler, more active pattern underway

    Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy weather prevails. Significant lowland flooding persists in parts of the upper Midwest, particularly in northwestern Iowa and environs, following recent downpours. On the Plains, cool weather has replaced previously warm conditions. Meanwhile, heavy rain has developed across the southern Plains, halting fieldwork and causing local flooding, but generally …

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Cool weather arrives in Midwest, Northeast for official start of fall

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A cold front brought severe storms from Ohio to upstate New York on Friday as the Northeast and Midwest brace for cooler temperatures on the first day of fall. Over 50 reports of severe weather were received on Friday, including near Cleveland and Buffalo, New York. Just north of the border, …

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A change in weather underway

Heavy rain falling across the south-central U.S. will spread eastward, reaching the central and southern Appalachians during the weekend. Storm-total rainfall could reach 2 to 6 inches from the southern Plains into the lower Ohio Valley. By early next week, a cold front crossing the northern U.S. will spark locally heavy showers (1 to 2 …

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Bolivia eyes lithium in picturesque salt flats as country’s big moneymaker

Victor Oquendo/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Near the crest of the Andes mountain range in Bolivia lies the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The stunning location is a growing international tourist destination and was recently used as the setting for an epic battle scene in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” What …

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Female sailors at highest risk of sexual assault, Defense Department finds

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Newly released data from the Department of Defense shows female sailors are at the highest risk of sexual assault, compared to women serving in the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The risk is highest on U.S. Navy ships, including on a majority of the nation’s aircraft carriers, the data shows. Military installations …

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Army blames strong economy for missing recruiting goal

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time in thirteen years the Army has failed to meet its annual recruiting goal and Army officials believe the strong U.S. economy is partially to blame. The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal of 76,500 new recruits for fiscal year 2018, bringing in 70,000 recruits — an 8.5 …

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Farm management specialist: MFP payments will relieve cash flow concerns

A farm business expert says the USDA Market Facilitation Program payment is an unplanned injection of cash.  Iowa State University farm management specialist Steve Johnson says growers should get soybean production data to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) as soon as harvest wraps up. “I think farmers are going to be surprised that those first …

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Perdue to view NC ag damages Monday

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to North Carolina Monday to survey agricultural damages from Hurricane Florence. The USDA says Perdue was invited by North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Damage assessments in North Carolina are in the early stages. In South Carolina, Clemson University Extension and the USDA estimate crop losses will be roughly …

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Hog futures pressured by supply concerns

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures ended the day higher ahead of widespread direct business in advance of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report. October live cattle closed $.62 higher at $113.07 and December contracts closed $.55 higher at $118.45.  September feeder cattle closed $1.27 higher at $156.95 and October feeder cattle closed $.80 higher …

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Thursday winds cause lodging in SE Minnesota corn fields

An extension crops educator who toured storm-damaged southeastern Minnesota says strong winds caused heavy lodging in corn fields. Dave Nicolai with the University of Minnesota tells Brownfield he traveled from Wright County east to Nerstrand Friday. “Primarily broken stalks broken below the ear, mixed in with standing corn.  So as you look out over the …

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Heavy rain delays South Dakota harvest

Southeastern South Dakota farmer Dave Poppens looks forward to harvest but will have a longer wait on his farm near Sioux Falls. “We’ve had about six inches of rain in the last two days here,” Poppens told Brownfield Ag News Thursday. After a wet spring, Poppens is pleased that some of his corn is projected …

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‘He’s gonna kill me if I don’t get away’: Woman disappears after chilling texts

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) —  Erin Vandewiele’s last words still haunt her friend. “He’s gonna kill me if I don’t get away from him today,” she wrote to Stacey Morris in a desperate text conversation on July 8. That was the last time Morris heard from Vandewiele, who had moved from Wisconsin to Colorado with a man named …

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