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5 things to know this morning

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Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. 6.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Mexico

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Tuesday. The earthquake rattled the fishing and resort city of La Paz at about 4:45 p.m. local time. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

2. Tornadoes Reported in Illinois

Several preliminary reports of tornadoes were listed in Clinton and Washington counties in Illinois, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Damage reports included a blown over semi trailer and roof damage. No injuries have yet been reported.

3. US Airlines Collect $1.7 billion in Baggage Fees

U.S. airlines collected more than $1.7 billion in baggage fees during the first half of the year. This is the largest amount of money ever collected in that six-month time period.

4. NFL Decided to Back its Replacement Referees

The NFL has decided to back its replacement referees in the wake of a poor call that cost the Green Bay Packers a game on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

5. Egyptian Writer Arrested in NYC Subway

Mona Eltahawy, a prominent Egyptian-American writer, was arrested in New York's Times Square subway on Tuesday night when she was spotted spray-painting over anti-Muslim ads. The ads were put up in New York City subway stations on Tuesday.

  • Owning Your Outdoors: Tree Care

    Owning Your Outdoors: Tree Care

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:36:12 GMT
    Doug says that the natural crown line of a tree should be easy to identify.Doug says that the natural crown line of a tree should be easy to identify.
    There are a number of reasons to prune and crown trees. Trees can grow to close to buildings, power lines or sidewalks and become a hazard. Trees can also be crowned and pruned to make them cosmetically more appealing.More >>
    There are a number of reasons to prune and crown trees. Trees can grow to close to buildings, power lines or sidewalks and become a hazard. Trees can also be crowned and pruned to make them cosmetically more appealing.More >>
  • Michael Myers intends to sue Secretary of State Jason Gant

    Michael Myers intends to sue Secretary of State Jason Gant

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:00:18 GMT
    One of South Dakota's candidates for gov. is suing the secretary of state. Independent Michael Myers says Jason Gant is defying the Constitution by blocking his lt. gov. change. One of South Dakota's candidates for gov. is suing the secretary of state. Independent Michael Myers says Jason Gant is defying the Constitution by blocking his lt. gov. change.
    One of South Dakota's candidates for gov. is suing the secretary of state. Independent Michael Myers says Jason Gant is defying the Constitution by blocking his lt. gov. change. More >>
    One of South Dakota's candidates for gov. is suing the secretary of state. Independent Michael Myers says Jason Gant is defying the Constitution by blocking his lt. gov. change. More >>
  • Michael Myers intends to sue Secretary of State Jason Gant

    Michael Myers intends to sue Secretary of State Jason Gant

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:58:14 GMT
    One of South Dakota's candidates for gov. is suing the secretary of state. Independent Michael Myers says Jason Gant is defying the Constitution by blocking his lt. gov. change. One of South Dakota's candidates for gov. is suing the secretary of state. Independent Michael Myers says Jason Gant is defying the Constitution by blocking his lt. gov. change.
    One of South Dakota's candidates for gov. is suing the secretary of state. Independent Michael Myers says Jason Gant is defying the Constitution by blocking his lt. gov. change. More >>
    One of South Dakota's candidates for gov. is suing the secretary of state. Independent Michael Myers says Jason Gant is defying the Constitution by blocking his lt. gov. change. More >>
  • Sioux Falls Business Journal Report: July 29

    Sioux Falls Business Journal Report: July 29

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:43:43 GMT
    This week's Sioux Falls Business Journal Cover Story is a special report on Brookings and its economic boom.More >>
    This week's Sioux Falls Business Journal Cover Story is a special report on Brookings and its economic boom.More >>
  • Volunteer first responders needed in rural South Dakota

    Volunteer first responders needed in rural South Dakota

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:33:39 GMT
    For more than a century, communities around South Dakota have relied on firefighters and EMT's for immediate medical care. With more than 120 ambulance services in South Dakota, 80% of them are volunteer-based. Now, the need for volunteers is on the rise. More >>
    For more than a century, communities around South Dakota have relied on firefighters and EMT's for immediate medical care. With more than 120 ambulance services in South Dakota, 80% of them are volunteer-based. Now, the need for volunteers is on the rise. More >>
  • South Dakotans asked to make flood recovery plans

    South Dakotans asked to make flood recovery plans

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:24:29 GMT
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    South Dakota officials have asked residents affected by flooding to begin making recovery plans.More >>
    South Dakota officials have asked residents affected by flooding to begin making recovery plans.
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  • Ventura attorney: $1.8M award was fair

    Ventura attorney: $1.8M award was fair

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:47:14 GMT
    An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.More >>
    An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.More >>
  • Former economic development head was to be charged

    Former economic development head was to be charged

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:46:01 GMT
    Attorney General Jackley plans to brief lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at the Governor's Office of Economic Development.More >>
    South Dakota's attorney general says he was ready to file charges and seek an indictment against the state's former economic development director days before the man committed suicide last fall.More >>
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