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Avera Queen of Peace Hospital to host advocate for patients with Parkinson's Disease
Woonsocket's Van Dyke Taxidermy hit with layoffs
Two injured after 10- to 12-foot fall at Mitchell Fine Arts Center
DWU recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of best regional colleges
A four-way stop planned on U.S. 81 at Watertown
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
Kernels go 1-2 against West River foes
Record-setting wrestlers go into MHS hall of fame
Carpenter, Mock earn all-ESD honors
Arnold Palmer, 'King' of the PGA tour, dies at 87
Kernels earn road win at Pierre
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Raymond Russell Stevens
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
Why bother now writing a new mission statement?
OUR VIEW: Hisses and Cheers
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
October 3, 2014
LETTER: Rounds wrong about Affordable Care Act
To the Editor: Mike Rounds continues to distort the facts about the Affordable Care Act. He claims President Barack Obama stole $700 billion from Medicare. That is patently untrue. The act has tightened the enforcement of Medicare provisions, resulting in $700 billion in savings,...
October 3, 2014 - 9:01pm
September 25, 2014
State lifts $2M cap on employee health care costs
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota can no longer limit how much it pays out in health care coverage over the lifetime of state employees, but officials say for now that shouldn't raise costs. Laurie Gill, the commissioner of the state's Bureau of Human Resources,...
September 25, 2014 - 5:28pm
September 24, 2014
GUEBERT: Slouching toward Election Day
There are facts on which the world operates and there are facts on which politics operate. Spoiler alert: the two are not the same. For example,...
September 24, 2014 - 9:31pm
September 23, 2014
Pierre hospital has accreditation fully restored
PIERRE (AP) — Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre has had its accreditation fully restored. The independent Joint Commission accrediting organization found problems in the hospital's pharmacy department during an April survey. The state Health Department then conducted a survey...
September 23, 2014 - 2:21pm
September 11, 2014
Family donates machines to help Avera’s tiniest patients
Thanks to the generosity of Jerry and Karna Adler, of Howard, babies born at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital will have new equipment to help them breathe. The Adlers donated $1,500 to the Avera Queen of Peace Foundation toward the purchase of a new Neo Puff machine. The couple...
September 11, 2014 - 10:02am
August 22, 2014
OPINION: When Congress is OK wasting money
By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers. MA plans, as they are called, are one alternative for seniors to receive their Medicare benefits. But in this case, the benefits come from...
August 22, 2014 - 8:37am
August 20, 2014
Sanford looking to build hundreds of Ghana clinics
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sanford Health is looking to open more than 300 clinics in Ghana in the next five years to treat millions of patients. The Dakotas-based health network has opened fi ve clinics in the African nation since 2012 and broke ground last week for a sixth. The clinics...
August 20, 2014 - 7:23am
August 15, 2014
New Avera doctor to work on African Ebola outbreak
By Jon Walker SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A physician joining the Avera McKennan staff will delay his arrival in Sioux Falls to travel first to West Africa to try to help block the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. David Porembka, 60, will see patients starting next week in Sierra...
August 15, 2014 - 8:04pm
August 13, 2014
Health care workers find role in human trafficking fight
SIOUX FALLS — Health care workers who are on the front lines to detect human trafficking met here Tuesday learn how to identify potential victims. Avera Medical Group, with headquarters in Sioux Falls, has adopted a protocol to screen for trafficking victims that hospital officials...
August 13, 2014 - 7:21am
August 12, 2014
Other state health care plans better than SD
PIERRE (AP) — Public employees in South Dakota receive more valuable coverage than their privately- and federally-insured counterparts on average, but a new study says most other states in the nation have richer plans for their civil servants. The report by Pew Charitable Trust...
August 12, 2014 - 5:17pm
August 11, 2014
Vets group to announce alternative to closing Hot Springs VA
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A group trying to keep the historic VA hospital in Hot Springs from closing says it has developed an alternative plan. Veterans National Recovery Center of Des Moines, Iowa, is to release its proposal Monday at a news conference in the Black Hills town. Group...
August 11, 2014 - 8:38am
Officials question legality of Avera's offer to state employees
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota officials are investigating the legality of an arrangement in which Avera Health is covering out-of-pocket expenses of state employees for some medical services. Avera has offered to help state workers with their medical bills if they seek the...
August 11, 2014 - 8:25am
August 6, 2014
Study: Nurses will be in demand in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A state analysis has concluded that people able to care for patients, children or customers will find a favorable job market in South Dakota in the next decade. The study by the Department of Labor predicts that the most annual job openings in the state through...
August 6, 2014 - 6:24pm
August 1, 2014
OPINION: Mending the VA
House and Senate conferees have agreed on a $17 billion bill to address the scandal over poor health-care service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation is now on a fast track to pass Congress before its August recess, showing that Republican and Democratic lawmakers...
August 1, 2014 - 10:21am
July 30, 2014
JOHNSON: Health reform is expanding coverage
When Congress began debating health care reform in 2009, I heard from many South Dakotans who were one illness or job loss away from losing health...
July 30, 2014 - 10:22pm