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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - SD: Philanthropy

From kids' sports to charitable causes, a new study confirms that many South Dakotans are ready and willing to volunteer. (Jerry Oster)

YANKTON, S.D. — A national survey now confirms what many in the state already know: when volunteers are needed, South Dakotans answer the call. Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, said that the group's annual survey on volunteering shows South Dakota mak

Thousands of South Dakotans will be walking to raise money for cardiovascular research and education programs aimed at reducing people's risk of heart attacks and strokes. (American Heart Association)

PIERRE, S.D. - Thousands of South Dakotans will be focusing on heart health this weekend. The annual Sioux Falls Heart Walk starts Saturday, and the idea is to raise money to help fight heart disease and stroke - two of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to the American Heart Associati

The American Heart Association is asking South Dakotans to donate as part of the state's first ever Inspired Giving Day to help support efforts to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – Tuesday marks the first ever Inspired Giving Day in South Dakota. More than 200 businesses and other organizations are encouraging South Dakotans to donate to help the American Heart Association promote healthier living. The long-term goal is to help South Dakota communities

South Dakota college basketball fans are helping local teams earn the most food donations. (iStockphoto)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - College basketball fans have one more day to help fight hunger in South Dakota as part of an annual food drive. The Summit League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament ends Tuesday and fans are being asked to bring 10 non-perishable food items or donate at least $10. Then t

Several South Dakota mentoring services are looking for volunteers. (iStockphoto)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today, the nation is focused on the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. And with January being National Mentoring Month, some mentoring services in South Dakota say they are in need of help. Groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters say th

Photo: South Dakota is offering scholarships to students willing to work for 3 years. Picture by GDNS.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state will partner with businessman T. Denny Sanford to begin the Build Dakota scholarship program. Sanford will donate $25 million, which the state will match. The program would provide 300 scholarships per year to students who commit to

PHOTO: Scammers have found ways to grab cash right off of gift cards, a problem that seems to peak during the holidays. Photo credit: J. Oster.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It is the season of giving - but for con artists, it's the season of taking, and consumers have to be wary. Sarah Jennings, state director of AARP South Dakota, said the group has developed some tools to outsmart the scammers through its Fraud Watch Network. For example, she sai

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - More than 2,500 people gathered in the chilly drizzle last Saturday in Sioux Falls to walk for heart health. They were part of the annual Eastern South Dakota Heart Walk. Chrissy Spoo of the American Heart Association of South Dakota says the large turnout was inspiring. "It tel

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