HURON, S.D. (AP) - The four candidates vying to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson all say they're the best choice to help reduce the nation's debt. KELO-TV reports the candidates squared off at the State Fair on Friday for their second debate. Former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and Independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie each made their pitch for how they would reduce the nation's debt if elected.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Come November, women want to make sure South Dakota politics is no longer a boy's club. Six women - including incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Kristi Noem - are running for top statewide or congressional offices. Noem says that women want to see their population reflected in politics.
MAYFIELD, S.D. (AP) - No injuries or damage was reported from a tornado that touched down in northeastern Yankton County. The Daily Press and Dakotan reports that a funnel cloud that dropped out of a small storm cell touched down several times in the Mayfield area over the course of about half an hour Thursday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -The 24th-ranked Missouri Tigers host South Dakota State on Saturday. South Dakota State coach John Stiegelmeier said the matchup might be the toughest in school history, but that his team wasn't traveling to be "tourists." The Jackrabbits play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and are 0-6 against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents since moving to Division One in 2004.
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