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The U.S. labor movement, faced with declining enrollment, political attacks and growing economic insecurity among members, is turning to non-union groups for help. The AFL-CIO, the federation that represents 57 unions with 12 million members, holds its national convention this week in Los Angeles with labor in a time of "crisis," according to the group's president, Richard Trumka. The meeting will take place as union membership stands at 11.3 percent of workers, down from 20.1 percent in 1983.
Summer break is over and school is in full swing with extracurricular activities before and after school. Good, nutritious meals are essential to fuel healthy growth and development in children of all ages.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 32-year-old woman, and for my whole life, as long as I can remember, I have had a very fast resting heart rate. When I was in my late teens and early 20s, it was around 80 beats per minute. Now it is not uncommon for it to be 100 to 140 beats per minute. I am overweight and take multiple medications for bipolar and anxiety. As I understand, all of these can increase a heart rate. Nurses do not seem alarmed when taking my reading.
LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer. Cody Crazy Bull, 22, was indicted on the charge Aug. 21. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Wednesday. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both, three years of supervised release, an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man pleaded not guilty to an indictment of assault with a dangerous weapon. Colin Colombe, 39, was indicted on Aug. 21. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Wednesday. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both, three years of supervised release, an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
OACOMA -- Work to replace a culvert on the Interstate 90 Business Loop east of Oacoma is scheduled to begin today, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Traffic on the I-90 Business Loop will be detoured to a gravel diversion during construction. Motorists should be aware of construction signing, suddenly slowing traffic, equipment and workers in the area. The prime contractor on this $803,000 project is Midwest Contracting LLC from Marshall, Minn. The estimated completion date is Oct. 31.
Mitchell paramedics get ready to transport motorcyclist Jay Prickett, 50, of Mitchell, to Avera Queen of Peace hospital after a 10:55 a.m. collision Monday at the corner of Third Avenue...
PIERRE -- The South Dakota awards for disability employment handed out Monday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard in the Capitol's rotunda came with good stories. The governor, whose parents were born deaf, told of people with disabilities who are successful in their jobs and their professions. And he spoke about business owners and disability-services professionals whose efforts make for better workplaces and opportunities.
That's the problem with remodeling. In trying to build his own Alpha House, Garry Trudeau says he has hit an immovable wall. The "Doonesbury" cartoonist has been on sabbatical this summer as he readies his Washington-based TV series, "Alpha House," one of the inaugural projects for Amazon Studios. That has meant a season of "Doonesbury Flashbacks" — a.k.a. reruns — on the comics page, with the comic strip's return originally slated for Labor Day.
PIERRE -- Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch announced today that Trudy Wastweet has been appointed Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Wastweet most recently served as national policy advisor for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and previously worked in the livestock industry as assistant executive director of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association.