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T. Denny Sanford gives another $100M to health system

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is giving another donation of at least $100 million to the Dakotas-based health system that bears his name.

Sanford Health Chief Executive Kelby Krabbenhoft tells KELO-TV that the money has been earmarked for Sanford's internal medicine clinics and its genetics research.

Executive vice president Cindy Morrison tells the Argus Leader that Sanford will also use the money for construction and technology costs.

The 78-year-old Sanford is a Sioux Falls banker and businessman. He gave $400 million in 2007 to the Sioux Valley health system, which then adopted his name. He's given the system more than $700 million.

Sanford is based in Sioux Falls and Fargo, N.D. It has locations in 126 communities in nine states.