Here are five stories to know headed into Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017:
1. More follow-up coverage on Fyra's Lake Mitchell report — Want to know why the lake keeps having problems?
2. A senior at Wessington Springs, backed by Attorney General Marty Jackley, is working to stop drug abuse in South Dakota.
3. Fifteen-year-old Allie Strong is pretty good at playing the flute. Now, she gets to conduct the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
5. Here's a trend as to why the state's budget has been lean in recent years, The Daily Republic's editorial board says.
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