Thursday need-to-know: 5 stories

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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.

4. The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team picked up a road win over Mount Marty College. And, the DWU women won, too -- the score was 78-32.

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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