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Group asking EPA to oversee Iowa water pollution regulations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Environmental activists are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ authority to manage a program designed to limit water pollution. About 30 members of the group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement held a state Capitol rally Tuesday. They distributed a letter to the EPA alleging the DNR hasn’t…

Images on Lake Preston Home Drawing Complaints

LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – Three images on the side of a Lake Preston home are drawing complains from people living in the community. The home on Highway 14 bears three symbols that some say closely resemble swastikas. They city of Lake Preston issued a statement regarding the home on Facebook. It states the city received numerous complaints about the home….

Family separations at the border alarm child-welfare experts

Every day, child welfare agencies across America make difficult decisions to separate children from their parents. But experts say those agencies have ways of minimizing the trauma that aren’t being employed by the Trump administration at the Mexican border. Among other things, child-welfare agencies often try to arrange visits between parents and children and keep communication open between them. Many…

Commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

WASHINGTON (AP) – The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warns Congress that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. Lt. Gen. Scott Miller, a former Army Delta commando who heads U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, tells…

Vikings training camp at new HQ has 18 days of open practice

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings will have 18 days of training camp practices open to the public at their new headquarters this summer, more than what they had previously at Minnesota State University in Mankato. The Vikings announced their schedule on Tuesday, with rookies taking the field at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan starting on…

2 killed in 2-vehicle crash near Milbank

MILBANK, S.D. (AP) – Two people are dead and another seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash near Milbank. Authorities say a Chevrolet Equinox going north on South Dakota Highway 15 collided with a westbound dump truck at an intersection north of Milbank on Monday afternoon. The two people in the Equinox – the 79-year-old male driver and his 71-year-old female…

Fair food: 27 new foods coming to Minnesota State Fair

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – From giant stuffed tater tots to smoked ice cream, the Minnesota State Fair has unveiled 27 new foods that are hitting the concession stands at this year’s festival. The new foods announced Tuesday range widely. They include everything from a Moroccan-inspired sausage bowl, shrimp-stuffed avocados and so-called “Za-Waffle Sticks” that are made with Italian herbs,…

Toddler pulled from Iowa lake dies at hospital

POLK CITY, Iowa (AP) – A toddler pulled from a central Iowa lake over the weekend has died. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the 2-year-old girl died Tuesday morning at a Des Moines hospital. The girl was with her family Saturday at Big Creek State Park, just north of Des Moines, when was pulled from Big Creek Lake just…

Ernst: Trump tariffs on China are a tax on farm families

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Sen. Joni Ernst has harsh words for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods. The Republican senator from Iowa, in a significant parting of ways with Trump, says the tariffs “are nothing more than a tax on Iowa farm families.” In a statement released Tuesday Ernst said the “escalating trade war is putting the livelihoods…

Trade fight with China could slow US growth, economists say

WASHINGTON (AP) – Economists are starting to warn that the tit-for-tat tariff threats between the United States and China, should they all be implemented, would meaningfully slow U.S. growth. Oxford Economics estimates that if President Donald Trump imposed the $200 billion in duties that he threatened to implement late Monday, and China responded in kind, U.S. growth could slow by…

Mexico condemns family separations at border

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Mexican government is condemning the separation of children from families on the U.S. border. Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray says at a news conference Tuesday that the country does not promote illegal migration, but it “cannot remain indifferent in the face of something that clearly represents a violation of human rights.” He calls the policy “cruel…

US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations’ main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution. Officials say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will deliver the verdict on membership in the U.N. Human Rights Council in a joint appearance…

Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

Verizon is pledging to stop selling data to outsiders through intermediaries that can pinpoint the location of mobile phones, the Associated Press has learned. It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has allowed third parties to track wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge…

Simon ‘chortles’

The KDLT Question Of The Day today was, ‘What is your favorite portmanteau?’ In case you didn’t know, a portmanteau is a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two other words. Some viewers commented on Fabebook answers like ‘brunch,’ ‘hangry,’ ‘threenager,’ etc. One answer, a ‘chortle’, which is a chuckle and a snort, threw Simon Floss off…

Inmate dies of undisclosed illness at Springfield prison

SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Corrections says a 63-year-old inmate has died at the Springfield prison. Officials say the prisoner, Robbie Thennis, died Monday of an undisclosed illness at the Mike Durfee State Prison. Thennis was sentenced in Bon Homme County in 1992 to serve 25 years for a sexual assault conviction.

More Ideas Coming to Change Public Input

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Last week– Sioux Falls City Council members discussed moving public input to the end of meetings. Many believe a change needs to be made– after recent instances of vulgar outbursts and profanity. But moving it was met with community backlash, and it’s not getting full support from the council, so now there are two new proposals. Sioux…