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Shares in online retailers fall after tax ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) – Shares in online retailers dropped, and large chains with more stores traded higher following the Supreme Court sales tax ruling. Under the old rules, some companies did not collect sales tax on online purchases that were made in a state where the business did not have a physical presence, like a warehouse or office. The state of…

South Dakota store manager: Tax ruling means local spending

WASHINGTON (AP) – The manager of a Native American art store in South Dakota says he thinks the Supreme Court’s online sales tax decision will increase people’s desire to spend their money locally. Dan Tribby, general manager of Prairie Edge in Rapid City, celebrated Thursday as a “historic day” after the high court overturned two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that…

House GOP postpones key immigration vote

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republican leaders abruptly postponed voting on a compromise immigration measure amid ongoing infighting between conservative and moderates. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office confirmed the decision. Voting that had been expected Thursday now would be held Friday instead. That’s according to aides who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. House Republicans…

First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

McALLEN, Texas (AP) – Melania Trump is visiting two Texas facilities housing some of the more than 2,300 migrant children sent by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally. The first lady’s visit to Upbring New Hope Children’s Center on Thursday comes after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating families. However,…

Touchmark Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Alzheimer’s Disease affects nearly everyone and is one of the most deadly diseases without a known cure. For people living with Alzheimer’s, every day feels like the longest day which is why Touchmark at All Saints Events in Sioux Falls is doing their part in raising awareness through ‘The Longest Day’ summer series kicking off tonight….

Small companies may have to charge sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) – Thousands of small companies may have to start charging sales tax to their out-of-state customers after a Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay it. It can also be a logistical headache, with an estimated 10,000 different tax jurisdictions. Small online retailers have several software options available to calculate and collect sales tax…

Court ruling clears way for Iowa to collect new sales taxes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is clearing the way for Iowa to collect sales taxes on digital goods and services. The court ruled Thursday that states can force companies operating online to collect taxes, reversing decades-old decisions that had stymied efforts to collect sales taxes on many online transactions. Earlier this year, Iowa legislators approved expanding…

Roads underwater following heavy rains in northwest Iowa

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) – Several northwest Iowa roads have been inundated and basements swamped by heavy rain. Station KUOO reports more than 5 inches were reported early Thursday north of Estherville. Iowa Highway 60 flooded over in the Ashton area, forcing traffic to detour. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several rivers and creeks in the…

Lawyer: Feds unexpectedly drop charges against 17 immigrants

McALLEN, Texas (AP) – A civil rights group attorney says federal prosecutors unexpectedly dropped misdemeanor charges against 17 adult immigrants who crossed the border with children. Efren Olivares, a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project, said outside of the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, that the 17 immigrants were supposed to have been sentenced Thursday morning for improperly entering…

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) – A provocative new study says viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s. Some scientists have long suspected viruses or bacteria somehow set the stage for Alzheimer’s. Now, the main theory is that sticky brain-clogging plaques are the culprit. Thursday’s findings don’t prove viruses cause the mind-robbing disease but they promise to…

South Dakota AG welcomes online shopping ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general says a Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax is a win for South Dakota and Main Street businesses across the country. Attorney General Marty Jackley says businesses will now have tax fairness and a level playing field. The ruling is a victory for states who argued…

Ellsworth chosen for new long-range anti-ship missile

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The military has chosen Ellsworth Air Force Base and its B-1 bombers for a new missile. The Air Force says the AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile is used to strike enemy ships from long distances. It’s going from the test phase to the operational phase. Crew with Ellsworth’s 28th Bomb Wing began training on the…

Sioux Falls Residents Walk in the Footsteps of a Refugee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- June 20th is National Refugee Day. People all over the world are honoring refugees for the difficulties they’ve faced after being forced to leave their home country because it was too dangerous. Lutheran Social Services had their own celebration in Sioux Falls where people were able to experience what it’s like to be a refugee. People stepped into…