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PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Animal Industry Board will hold a hearing tihs week on a contentious auction license request from Stockmen’s Livestock. The board will also discuss updates on the PED virus, which is responsible for reduced swine production across the country. By Nora Hertel. SENT: 390 words.


RAPID CITY, S.D. - Public health officials say reports of a disease that causes severe diarrhea and fever have risen noticeably in western South Dakota this year. Rapid City and counties around the Black Hills are reporting a sharp rise in cases of Shigellosis. The disease typically spurs diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps for five to seven days.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a Democratic fundraising and campaigning powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to retain control of the Senate. Since March, Warren has stumped for Senate candidates in Ohio, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Kentucky and has trips planned in July for West Virginia and Michigan. Along the way, Warren has found her brand of economic populism resonating far from the liberal enclave she calls home. Warren can also whip up the party’s base without some of the political baggage carried by other top Democrats, including President Barack Obama. By Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 900 words. With SD interest.


RAPID CITY, S.D. - As a menacing black drone hovered inches from his face, Dayton Obago broke out a goofy smile. The drone was on a mission to find kidnapped hostages, and he was having a good time. The remote pilots, however, were not the police or Air Force officers. They were Native American high school juniors who are finding themselves on the radar screen for the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. By Meredith Colias of the Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 470 words, photos.


PIERRE, S.D. - Before Dawn Reum, of Fort Pierre, gave birth to her twins, Gage and Gunner, in June 2011, she was adamant about her wish to have a natural birth. But when doctors informed her she had a placenta previa - the placenta had grown too low in the womb, creating a barrier for the babies’ exit - a decision was made to perform a cesarean section. Reum’s latest delivery experience is part of an ongoing trend that medical professionals are continually working to reduce. The C-section has become the most common surgery in the United States. By Joel Ebert of the Capital Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,235 words.


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