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Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
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Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
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WOSTER: Finding funding to keep those sunny days and clouds away
THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
March 25, 2014
Dakotas take precautions for pig virus, fair shows
PIERRE (AP) — The rapid spread of a swine virus is forcing officials in the Dakotas to take extra precautions for pig shows at county and state fairs. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus spreads through pig manure. It's not harmful to humans but is often deadly to piglets. South...
March 25, 2014 - 5:59pm
March 21, 2014
Officials: SD animal rabies cases down in 2013
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The number of animal rabies cases in South Dakota dropped in 2013 after two consecutive years of increases, state health officials said Thursday. South Dakota had 28 cases of animal rabies in 2013, down from 60 cases in 2012 and 40 in 2011,...
March 21, 2014 - 5:59pm
March 18, 2014
Veterinarian: Virus affecting pigs on 25 SD farms
There is no vaccine to prevent the virus from spreading. Bio-control standards are being put in place to keep the virus from spreading to other farms.
March 18, 2014 - 10:14am
March 2, 2014
ND latest state to confirm case of fatal swine illness
(Reuters) — North Dakota is the latest state to confirm a case of a deadly pig virus which has killed an estimated 4 million pigs in the United States since its discovery in the spring of 2013. The first North Dakota case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, was confirmed...
March 2, 2014 - 2:39pm
Hog futures go up on supply woes as pig virus spreads
By Bloomberg News CHICAGO — Hog futures rose to a record, joining this month’s cattle rally to an all-time high, as supply concerns mounted amid a spreading virus that kills piglets and signs that U.S. pork output is declining. Porcine epidemic virus, or PED, has killed...
March 2, 2014 - 2:36pm
January 20, 2014
South Dakota sees most syphilis cases in 44 years
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Department of Health officials say the number of syphilis cases reported in the state last year was the most in 44 years. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger labeled as "very disheartening" an annual summary of infectious diseases in South Dakota...
January 20, 2014 - 4:05pm
December 17, 2013
Study ranks SD on disease threats
State scores five out of 10 on key indicators.
December 17, 2013 - 5:39pm
December 9, 2013
CWD found again in southwestern ND hunting unit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A mule deer shot by a hunter in western Grant County in southwestern North Dakota has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The initial testing done at Michigan State University is being verified by a national lab in Ames, Iowa, the North Dakota...
December 9, 2013 - 12:22pm
October 24, 2013
'So much anonymous sex' blamed as STDs increase in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in South Dakota may be the result of people having more flings with partners they meet on the Internet, the state epidemiologist speculates. Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the state all are ahead...
October 24, 2013 - 6:55am
October 8, 2013
SDSU, other schools monitoring pig virus as shutdown continues
By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO — As the federal government shutdown stretches into its second week, veterinary labs at U.S. universities are stepping into a data gap to collect information and publish updates about an outbreak of a swine virus deadly to young pigs, according to...
October 8, 2013 - 12:36pm
October 3, 2013
USDA: Scours most common cause of calf death prior to weaning
Scours is responsible for more calf deaths prior to weaning than any other cause, according to the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring Survey. Scours reduces the secretion of acid into the abomasum, reducing the ability to digest milk protein. It is characterized by frequent diarrhea,...
October 3, 2013 - 10:40am
October 2, 2013
SD has third West Nile virus death of the year
PIERRE (AP) — State health officials say a third person has died this year in South Dakota from the West Nile, a person in their 80s from Brule County. The state Health Department says the state has recorded 122 cases of the mosquito-borne illness statewide in 2013. The two...
October 2, 2013 - 4:56pm
September 10, 2013
SD has second West Nile virus death of the year
PIERRE (AP) -- State health officials say a second person has died in South Dakota from the West Nile virus this year. He or she was a Tripp County resident in their 80s. State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger told KELO-TV this is one of the most serious seasons in years. He says...
September 10, 2013 - 8:24pm
September 5, 2013
Southern rust detected in 3 South Dakota counties
SIOUX FALLS — A late-summer string of hot, humid weather has brought an unwelcome visitor to South Dakota's corn crop. Southern rust, a...
September 5, 2013 - 6:22pm
August 20, 2013
SD has first West Nile virus death of the year
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota has its first West Nile virus death of the year. The state Health Department says the Turner County resident was between 70 and 79 years old. Officials did not identify the person, citing patient confidentiality. South Dakota has had 52 confirmed human...
August 20, 2013 - 6:15pm