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Friday need-to-know: 5 stories

Here are five things to know headed into Friday, Jan. 12, 2018: 

1. The number of English as a second language students is climbing in Mitchell and in South Dakota. 

2. The Mitchell girls basketball team rallied in the second half to beat Yankton and pick up its third win of the season. 

3. Tyndall is battling and seeking ways to keep its grocery store alive. 

4. Here's a roundup of the high school basketball scores from Thursday night, including one player from Avon who scored her 1,000th-career point. 

5. Muskellunge fishing in South Dakota could change dramatically, if a proposal discussed by the GF&P commission is ultimately accepted. 

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