Cara Hetland


    Understanding autism can lead to tolerance

    Autism was once a rare disorder, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 150 children now carries that diagnosis. The neuro-biological disorder occurs in children of all backgrounds and the behaviors they exhibit, can be upsetting. As more kids are diagnosed, there's a new tension growing. The fear that autistic episodes will trigger intolerance in people who don't know about autism and are afraid of what they see.

    Candidates do last minute stumping in S.D.

    The Democratic presidential hopefuls continue to blanket the state of South Dakota Monday in the last day of campaigning before Tuesday's primary. Over the weekend the state was awash in political events. From a pancake breakfast by invitation only, to a small town rally, the candidates or their surrogates made the final push for votes. South Dakota and Montana hold primaries Tuesday which are the last of the primary campaign season. Former President Bill Clinton stopped in more than a dozen small towns over the weekend. Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama each made stops at a number of cities and towns.