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Christie in hot water... Pundits are saying the next couple days will be crucial for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. How he handles the growing mess around him could affect the future for the man many consider a Republican presidential frontrunner. The problems for Christie center around a bridge. The George Washington Bridge. E-mails that surfaced yesterday suggest that top Christie people orchestrated traffic jams last year on that bridge as part of a political vendetta to punish a local mayor who wouldn't support Christie. The lane closures snarled traffic for days in September and hampered emergency services. In response to the e-mail firestorm, Christie said yesterday that he was misled by staff. He said he knew nothing about it. Critics say the e-mails show how Christie creates an environment of bullying. "There's something about this that's so petty and so vindictive and it feeds into this narrative that he's a bully. ... He's going to have to find some way to defuse this to prove he doesn't run a shop like that," said CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen, a former adviser to several U.S. presidents

Rodman Apology... Late last night Dennis Rodman released a statement apologizing for the bombastic outburst he had this week on CNN's "New Day." As you probably know the eccentric basketball player was visiting Pyongyang to celebrate the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a man he calls a buddy. The world has another name for him. In an exclusive interview Tuesday with Chris Cuomo of CNN's "New Day," Rodman suggested that Kenneth Bae deserved his 15-year sentence. That plus others outbursts during that interview brought major fallout. Rodman blamed his outbursts on stress and drinking and said he wanted to "first apologize to Kenneth Bae's family. I embarrassed a lot of people. I'm very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements. I'm truly sorry." But Rodman did not apologize for leading a singalong yesterday of "Happy Birthday" to the leader of North Korea. Rodman calls Kim Jong Un his friend, and seemed to be bowing to him yesterday in footage released.

Swearing baby... Many have seen the viral video of the Nebraska shirtless toddler repeating a stream of profanities. And many have asked what happened to that baby. Omaha authorities said yesterday that the baby has been taken into child protective custody. But this will not quell the controversy that rose from the video. In the video, the diapered child is bombarded with obscenities and racial slurs by the adults around him. The African-American toddler knocks down a chair and gives nearly as good as he gets. The video was placed online by family members of the child. But the debate really heated up with the Omaha Police Officers Association reposted the video. The police association said it was trying to spotlight the problem but critics disagreed.

Road rage killer... There may be a road rage killer on the loose, police are saying. A motorist shot and killed a man near the Maryland-Pennsylvania border over the weekend. Police believe that the shooter could strike again. Why? Investigators believe that the same motorist may have been behind another road-rage shooting eight hours earlier in the same area. Luckily, no one was hurt in that incident. The victim in the earlier shooting was a 28-year-old resident of Maine who was driving home Saturday. The motorist, police said, chased the victim and drove aggressively, before shooting the victim. A task force has been set up to find the suspect, authorities said.

Marijuana laws... Marijuana prohibition laws are slowly going up in smoke. Another state is jumping into this reefer madness. An Alaska citizens' group is pushing to legalize recreational marijuana. If it is successful it would make Alaska the third state to do so after Colorado and Washington. Driven by growing public support, Campaign to Regulate Marijuana submitted more than 45,000 signatures yesterday to Alaska election officials.

 

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    New exhibition opens at historical society museum

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:02:47 GMT
    The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society has debuted a new exhibition that showcases the work of Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte. The exhibition is on display at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. It includes 50 original and reproduced works. A reproduction of Amiotte's "Wounded Knee 3" collage is part of the exhibition. The original piece is part of a traveling collection currently on display at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. Jay Smith is the director of historical society...More >>
    The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society has debuted a new exhibition that showcases the work of Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte. The exhibition is on display at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. It includes 50 original and reproduced works. A reproduction of Amiotte's "Wounded Knee 3" collage is part of the exhibition. The original piece is part of a traveling collection currently on display at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. Jay Smith is the director of historical society...More >>
  • Earth Day Cleanup Tuesday along US Highway 12

    Earth Day Cleanup Tuesday along US Highway 12

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:41:24 GMT
    The Leadership Partners of North Central South Dakota are asking for help with the Earth Day Cleanup on Tuesday. The group plans to clean up a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 from the west side of Selby to the west side of Mobridge, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those wishing to participate can join the effort at the Selby Motel at 2 p.m., at Hogies in Glenham at 4 p.m. or at the Alco in Mobridge at 6 p.m. Times may vary slightly depending on the number of volunteers participating.More >>
    The Leadership Partners of North Central South Dakota are asking for help with the Earth Day Cleanup on Tuesday. The group plans to clean up a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 from the west side of Selby to the west side of Mobridge, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those wishing to participate can join the effort at the Selby Motel at 2 p.m., at Hogies in Glenham at 4 p.m. or at the Alco in Mobridge at 6 p.m. Times may vary slightly depending on the number of volunteers participating.More >>
  • App to track allergy season

    App to track allergy season

    App to track allergy season

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:09:59 GMT
    Unfortunately, this season is not looking good. But there is a different way you can track the season this year and it is by using your phone.More >>
    Unfortunately, this season is not looking good. But there is a different way you can track the season this year and it is by using your phone.
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  • Avera Medical Minute AQoP: Emergency Care for RSV Scare

    Avera Medical Minute AQoP: Emergency Care for RSV Scare

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:30:09 GMT
    What would you do if your toddler was having trouble breathing? RSV is a very scary condition that puts hundreds of kids in the hospital every year. But getting quick emergency care can help relieve parentMore >>
    What would you do if your toddler was having trouble breathing? RSV is a very scary condition that puts hundreds of kids in the hospital every year. But getting quick emergency care can help relieve parent stress as well as a child's symptoms.More >>
  • Man injured in motorcycle crash near Baltic

    Man injured in motorcycle crash near Baltic

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:00:58 GMT
    A man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash near Baltic, according to Minnehaha County authorities.More >>
    A man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash near Baltic, according to Minnehaha County authorities.More >>
  • Minnesota runners head to Boston in unity, tribute

    Minnesota runners head to Boston in unity, tribute

    Minnesota runners head to Boston in unity, tribute

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:54:35 GMT
    More than 600 Minnesota marathoners will line up for the start of the Boston Marathon this year, including 212 who ran last year and say they're going back to finish what they started.More >>
    More than 600 Minnesota marathoners will line up for the start of the Boston Marathon this year, including 212 who ran last year and say they're going back to finish what they started.More >>
  • Law enforcement searching for missing Rapid City inmate

    Law enforcement searching for missing Rapid City inmate

    Law enforcement searching for missing Rapid City inmate

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:43:37 GMT
    Department of Corrections staff members and local law enforcement are searching for a missing state prison inmate in Rapid City.More >>
    Department of Corrections staff members and local law enforcement are searching for a missing state prison inmate in Rapid City.More >>
  • Woman dies in rock climbing incident in SD

    Woman dies in rock climbing incident in SD

    Woman dies in rock climbing incident in SD

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:51:49 GMT
    Authorities say a 39-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall while rock climbing in western South Dakota...More >>
    Authorities say a 39-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall while rock climbing in western South Dakota...More >>
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