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Lawyer says state has a "compelling interest" to reduce appearance of corruption via IM 22
Alpena, Huron men arrested on meth charges
SDRS trustees propose big retirement reforms
Winner woman, former educator pleads not guilty to striking student
Audit questions tribe's spending of $1.4M in grant money
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Photos from DWU basketball teams sweep of Doane
Martin's layup propels DWU past Doane
Northwestern tops DWU wrestling
Bench helps Northern Iowa roll past South Dakota State 86-58
Defense jumpstarts No. 1 DWU women over Doane
Hofer birth announcement
Mitchell woman marks 80th decade
Amick birth announcement
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Lila J. Steiber
HAGEN: Time for more teddy bears
Fighting for What Matters
Lest we forget
OUR VIEW: A win for transparency
Preparing for a lean year
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
Armour’s Golden Living Center donates $1,000 to health education center
ARMOUR — Golden Living Center, of Armour, donated $1,000 on Monday to the Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center. AHEC will use the donation to recruit certified nursing assistants in rural health care facilities in South Dakota. The donation was part of Golden Living’s...
October 7, 2014 - 4:08pm
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