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Oklahoma wildfires, April 2016

Map: Dangerous fire weather conditions on US Plains with numerous reports of wildfires - @SeverePlains

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Keystone pipeline

TransCanada Corp shuts down Keystone crude pipeline after incident on Saturday in South Dakota, according to notice sent to shippers; incident is being investigated - Reuters

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South Dakota, US

South Dakota files charges against former official who ran a program offering wealthy immigrants visas in return for investment - AP

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South Dakota, US

South Dakota GOP governor vetoes bill requiring transgender students use bathroom of birth sex - AP

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South Dakota, US

South Dakota Senate approves law that would bar transgender students from using public school bathrooms, locker rooms of gender they identify as if it doesn't correspond with their 'biological sex' - Argus Leader

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South Dakota, US

Snowy, icy conditions over most of South Dakota, department of transportation reports - @breakingweather

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Iowa, US

Heavy snow likely across parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa over next 3-6 hours - @NWSSPC

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Platte, SD

Investigators conclude Platte, SD, business manager killed his wife, 4 children before setting home afire and shooting himself - @argusleader

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rail industry

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.: Lawmakers reach agreement on language extending Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to implement new safety technology - @Reuters

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Vikings star Adrian Peterson's son dies

South Dakota jury convicts man of 2nd-degree murder, other charges in death of 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson - @AP

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Vikings star Adrian Peterson's son dies

South Dakota jury begins deliberating the fate of a Sioux Falls man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of NFL star Adrian Peterson in 2013 - @Reuters

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Scotland, SD

Authorities say 6 ethanol tanker cars caught fire after Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad train derailed on a bridge southeast of Scotland, SD - @AP

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weather

Map: Tornado watch issued for areas in central, southern Minnesota, far southeastern South Dakota, northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa until 11 pm CT - @weatherchannel

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thunderstorms

Slight risk of severe weather in parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Colorado - @NWS

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Minnesota, US

Severe thunderstorm watch issued until 10 pm CT for parts of northeast Nebraska, eastern South Dakota and southwest Minnesota - @weatherchannel

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weather

Map: Severe threat of thunderstorms carrying hail and high winds for the US High Plains through Monday night - @weatherchannel

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South Dakota, US

Map: Tornado watches in effect for much of central South Dakota until 11 pm CT - @reedtimmerTVN

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Iowa, US

Tornado watch issued until 1 am CT for much of Minnesota, parts of South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin - @weatherchannel

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US same-sex marriage

South Dakota county issues same-sex marriage license in wake of Supreme Court ruling - @AP

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US same-sex marriage

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley on SCOTUS ruling: 'Five members of the U.S. Supreme Court have now determined neither the States nor our citizens have the right or the ability to define marriage. Because we are a Nation of laws the State will be required to follow the Court's order that every State must recognize and license same-sex marriage'

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