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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.  Sandy Death Toll Hits 74

At least 74 people have been killed after Sandy battered the tri-state area on Monday night.

2. How to help the Red Cross reach victims of Sandy

The American Red Cross says they are in a massive relief effort to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Officials say there is plenty people can do to help those who are now homeless or still in the dark.

3. 4 wounded at USC campus shooting in Los Angeles

Two men have been arrested for the Halloween shootings of four people on the University of Southern California campus.

4. Survey suggests economic slump looming in Midwest

A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states.

5. Minnesota voter turnout is highest in US

With 3 million voters in the state of Minnesota and the highest record, election day is an exciting time, according to Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

 

  • 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 >>
  • General Counsel says South Dakota prison reform working

    General Counsel says South Dakota prison reform working

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:51:59 GMT
    PIERRE -- South Dakota's General Counsel says legislation passed last year in an effort to reduce the prison population and save money is working.More >>
    PIERRE -- South Dakota's General Counsel says legislation passed last year in an effort to reduce the prison population and save money is working.More >>
  • Avera addresses changes to South Dakota employees benefits

    Avera addresses changes to South Dakota employees benefits

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:50:07 GMT
    Avera Health says state employees can still access some of its specialty services without being charged higher out-of-pocket costs due to recent changes to benefits.More >>
    Avera Health says state employees can still access some of its specialty services without being charged higher out-of-pocket costs due to recent changes to benefits.More >>
  • Volunteer first responders needed in rural South Dakota

    Volunteer first responders needed in rural South Dakota

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:42:40 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 >>
  • Ride inspections begin at Sioux Empire Fair for opening day

    Ride inspections begin at Sioux Empire Fair for opening day

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:53:57 GMT
    It was after a carnival ride accident in Sisseton last summer when KSFY News first investigated the lack of ride safety regulations in South Dakota. KSFY News' investigation lead to a new ride safety law which is now in effect. KSFY News asked inspectors how they are working to keep carnival-goers safe at this year's Sioux Empire Fair.More >>
    It was after a carnival ride accident in Sisseton last summer when KSFY News first investigated the lack of ride safety regulations in South Dakota. KSFY News' investigation lead to a new ride safety law which is now in effect. KSFY News asked inspectors how they are working to keep carnival-goers safe at this year's Sioux Empire Fair.
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  • 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 >>
  • 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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