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Looking back at devastating Wessington Springs tornado 10 years later | June 18


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On today's update...

An important day across America, Juneteenth marks the end of formalized enslavement in the country. In turn, one community is ready to make Wednesday special.

A small South Dakota town was hit by a tornado in 2014. Fortunately, the warning alerted residents just in time—likely saving many lives. A decade later, the impact caused by the tornado continues to resonate.

An anti-abortion rights group is suing the backers of a constitutional amendment to enshrine protections for the procedure. Life Defense Fund is alleging the Dakotans for Health petition drive violated several state laws.

A recent poll says more than 50 percent of South Dakotans do not support recreational marijuana. South Dakota News Watch reports 52 percent of respondents oppose Initiated Measure 29.

Some farmers and ranchers are expressing concern over cuts in the latest version of the Farm Bill. Some worry that cuts to climate smart programs could impact small farms.

The Rapid Transit System was growing until the pandemic hit. Now, the system is bouncing back and making adjustments to reinforce that progress.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."