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Aurora County alcohol sting held
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Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Week of Jan. 16 South Dakota Prep Basketball Polls
Athlete of the week: MCM's Laetsch racking up the assists
Cubs race past Titans
Mitchell Christian nets second win
Area basketball roundup: Freeman flies past Lyman
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
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Hunters take last shot at pheasants
January 1, 2014
H1N1 flu virus showing up again in the Dakotas
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Health officials in the Dakotas say they're seeing cases of H1N1 flu — the same strain that caused a pandemic four years ago. The virus has caused two deaths in South Dakota. In the 2009-10 flu season it killed 24 people in the state. State Epidemiologist...
January 1, 2014 - 12:41pm
December 25, 2013
SD health official: Rapid City hit hard with flu
RAPID CITY (AP) — The Department of Health says as the flu season begins, Rapid City is coughing and aching worse than any other South Dakota city. The Rapid City Journal reports that health officials have recorded 131 cases of influenza in the state as of Dec. 14, with a disproportionate...
December 25, 2013 - 11:51pm
October 22, 2013
1st South Dakota flu death is from Minnehaha County
PIERRE (AP) — A Minnehaha County resident in their 70s is the first South Dakotan to die of the flu this season. The Department of Health says the person's name and more information will not be released. The state has reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and one...
October 22, 2013 - 10:40pm
October 10, 2013
Get a free flu vaccine Tuesday at Corn Palace
The local Point of Dispensing (POD) emergency group will offer free flu vaccinations to people of any age who attend from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Corn Palace, Mitchell. The vaccine is being provided by the state Department of Health and will be the injectable form only — no...
October 10, 2013 - 10:08pm
Flu detected locally
One of state’s first cases of season is in Davison County.
October 10, 2013 - 9:56pm
March 28, 2013
Flu numbers in SD double last year's totals
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota is being hit hard by the flu this season, with cases, hospitalizations and deaths about double least season's totals. There have been nearly 950 confirmed cases of influenza in South Dakota this season, more than 330 hospitalizations and 36 deaths, according...
March 28, 2013 - 11:14am
February 19, 2013
Flu cases shorten blood supply in the Dakotas, MN
ABERDEEN (AP) -- The flu and other winter illnesses have led to a shortage of blood in parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota, and recent blizzard conditions have hindered efforts to collect more. Molly Vetter, center manager of United Blood Services in Aberdeen says a blizzard about...
February 19, 2013 - 7:18am
February 15, 2013
SD flu deaths make it deadliest winter in 8 years
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota Department of Health officials say 30 people in the state have died from the flu, making it the deadliest winter in eight years. Lon Kightlinger, the state epidemiologist, says the worst of the flu season is over but the virus is still circulating...
February 15, 2013 - 3:17pm
February 8, 2013
Friday classes canceled in Bridgewater-Emery due to illness
Bridgewater-Emery school officials canceled classes and all school activities for today following an outbreak of "extreme illness," according to the middle school and high school principal Chris Schultz. In K-12, Schultz said Thursday started with about 53 absences, but grew...
February 8, 2013 - 6:29am
January 31, 2013
Huron hospital restricting visitors because of flu
HURON (AP) -- The Huron hospital is restricting visitors because of widespread respiratory flu cases around South Dakota and specific instances of stomach flu around the city. Huron Regional Medical Center officials tell the media that people wishing to visit patients must be over...
January 31, 2013 - 8:15am
January 11, 2013
Flu reportedly sweeping across SD
The number of flu cases is on the rise in South Dakota, and the Mitchell area isn't immune. "In the last two weeks, we saw a peak in the number of positive tests in our area," said Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Director of Infection Control and Employee Health Pat Reiner, a registered...
January 11, 2013 - 8:05pm
SD official: 9 deaths so far this season
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota health official says nine people have died as a result of the flu so far this year. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says this year's flu activity is occurring earlier and at higher levels than in the past. All of the people who died from the flu...
January 11, 2013 - 6:22am
January 7, 2013
Flu season starts early, hard in South Dakota
PIERRE (AP) -- The flu season has started early in South Dakota, and cases might surpass last season's total of 505. More than 400 cases have been confirmed so far, compared with just five at the same time last year, according to the most recent data. There also have been three flu-related...
January 7, 2013 - 10:38am
December 31, 2012
Early flu season could be severe, experts warn
WASHINGTON -- Flu season in the United States is having its earliest start in nearly a decade and health officials say this season could be a bad one. Although flu is always unpredictable, the early nature of the cases and the predominant type circulating this year could make...
December 31, 2012 - 6:46am
December 7, 2012
Pennington resident SD's first flu death of season
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota health officials have reported the state's first flu death of the season. The Pennington County resident age 90-99 had influenza B and was hospitalized. South Dakota year to date has reported 156 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and 28 flu-related hospitalizations. State...
December 7, 2012 - 2:39pm