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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. 80 MPH Winds Reported in Plains

Severe winds were reported in the Plains on Thursday, with gusts over as high as 80 miles per hour in South Dakota and over 70 miles an hour in Nebraska. The strong winds caused dust to below which reduced visibility to near zero, causing numerous accidents and semi-trucks to flip.

2. Charges filed, court date not set for woman charged in Sioux Falls chase

Lincoln County States Attorney Tom Wollman said a court date has not been set yet for the woman accused of hitting a highway patrol trooper with her car during a chase in Sioux Falls. Rachel Lee Coleman, 25, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault on law enforcement, vehicular battery, DWI, felony eluding, and felony hit and run.

3. Noem, Varilek debate issues of debt, healthcare, agriculture

Standing side-by-side both candidates want South Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In Thursday night's debate, the candidates touched on issues like healthcare, medicare, economic growth and the nation's debt. They agreed on one topic though -- agriculture. With this year's drought especially in our state, both say there needs to be a safety net for our farmers and ranchers.

4. TransCanada temporarily shuts Keystone pipeline

A federal agency says TransCanada Corp. has temporarily shut down its existing Keystone pipeline after tests showed "possible safety issues." The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says TransCanada reported shutting down the approximately 2,100-mile pipeline, which moves about 500,000 barrels of crude a day from Alberta, Canada, to facilities in Illinois and Oklahoma.

5. Bagged Salad Recalled

Produce giant Dole issued a recall on its American Blend bagged salad in 10 states in the northeast and Midwest on Wednesday after the Tennessee Department of Health found listeria bacteria on a sample of the product. So far no illnesses have been linked to the lettuce.

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