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Construction starting on Martin IHS clinic

MARTIN (AP) — Construction is starting on an Indian Health Service clinic at Martin.

Groundbreaking was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

The Rapid City Journal reports the LaCreek District Clinic will provide daily outpatient care, a pharmacy, laboratory, gynecology and obstetrics clinic, diabetes clinic and a children's mental health clinic.

It will serve members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who now must drive 45 miles to Pine Ridge or 36 miles to Kyle for health care.