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Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins

DOON, Iowa (AP) - Cleanup of an oil spill caused by the derailment of nearly three dozen oil tankers in northwestern Iowa has begun. Lyon County Sheriff Steward Vander Stoep says between 30 and 40 semitrailers containing cleanup equipment had…

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Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young…

Authorities identify Big Stone City couple killed in crash

MILBANK, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a husband and wife from Big Stone City who died in a two-vehicle crash in Grant County. The Highway Patrol says 79-year-old Arlo Hurley and 71-year-old Kathleen Hurley were in a sport utility…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: Type Omega

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - For this edition of 'Sounds Of The Sioux Empire,' we introduce you to 'Type Omega.' Nicholas Clifford (vocals/guitar), Tyler Bloemendaal (bass), and Kyle Austin (guitar/vocals/synth/orchestral arrangement) formed to create the band roughly 2 years ago. All…

South Dakota flooding to continue into the weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The National Weather Service says river flooding in southeastern South Dakota will continue into the weekend after days of heavy rain. The agency says impacted rivers include the Little Sioux, Big Sioux, Vermillion, Rock, Floyd,…

Supreme Court adopts new rules for cellphone tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones. The justices' 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for privacy…

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