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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. NDSU, SDSU meet in football playoffs for 1st time

North Dakota State and South Dakota State have played each other in football 99 times. This will be the first time the two schools will meet in the playoffs.

2. Report: South Dakota breaking child welfare laws

A new report says South Dakota has violated federal law by removing too many American Indian children from their homes and placing them in foster care with non-Indian families.

State officials say South Dakotans doing their holiday shopping online should remember that state and city taxes may be due on their purchases.

4. U.S. birth rate plunges to record low

The U.S. birth rate plunged to a record low last year, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with the decline being led by immigrant women reeling from the recession.

5. Mo. secret Santa giving out $100K to Sandy Victims

A Missouri man posing as Secret Santa is giving away $100,000 this holiday season. A Kansas City businessman spent a day in New Jersey and New York giving money to people robbed of their homes or personal belongings by Superstorm Sandy.

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