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Family of wrongly accused man asks for apology after officials close SD cold case

The family of David Lykken wants an apology.  In 2004, Lykken was named a person of interest in the 1971 disappearance of Vermillion teens Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson.  Authorities searched the Lykken family farm and dug for the car the girls had been driving.  They found nothing, but Lykken, who was in prison for kidnapping, assault, rape and burglary in a separate case, was charged with murdering the teens.  Those charges were later dropped.  The car was found in a creek last year with the girls' remains inside.  Authorities announced this week that their deaths were accidental.

NSP consolidates dispatch centers; Move cuts 3 positions at Norfolk's Troop B Headquarters

In an effort to cut costs, the Nebraska State Patrol is cutting the number of its dispatch centers in half.  A spokesperson says they plan to consolidate their six statewide centers to three.  They plan to move the dispatch operations for Troop B, based in Norfolk, to patrol headquarters in Lincoln by mid-May.  The patrol says the consolidation will not affect the level of service out of Norfolk, but three dispatch jobs will be impacted by this move.  One will be handled through attrition, the other may transfer but the third position will be lost.

Dakota City, Neb. under boil advisory following two line breaks

Folks in Dakota City, Nebraska have to continue to boil their water.  They are still under a boil advisory after a water line broke for the second time and the system lost pressure Monday.  The water line broke in a different place on Saturday.  A city official says they hope to get the "all clear" by Thursday afternoon.

Students serve their communities during "Global Day of Service"

Some Sioux City kids on spring break are getting their hands dirty to help out their community.  They cleaned up and prepared a community garden for planting.  It was part of Kid's Global Day of Service.  Members of the Iowa State University Extension and Midtown Center celebrated the day with the kids who are attending the Spring Break Camp.  The kids said it felt good to give back.
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