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Man interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Mitchell school administrator touted as 'responsible driver' after near miss with child
Insurance company lays off 30 workers in Sioux Falls
Suspect pleads not guilty in fatal shooting in Pine Ridge
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
South Dakota officials work to stop spread of bovine TB
McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Q&A: SD high school baseball in good shape
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
'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
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
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
Curtis and Linda Mueller
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
July 29, 2014
Compromise deal by Congress provides $17 billion to ease VA waits
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in the U.S. Congress said on Monday they had struck a rare...
July 29, 2014 - 8:10am
July 27, 2014
US attorneys in Dakotas turn up heat on health care fraud
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions...
July 27, 2014 - 11:55pm
July 3, 2014
Blasius to lead health group
Rita Blasius, assistant administrator/CFO, Avera St. Benedict Health Center in Parkston, was installed as the new president for the South Dakota Health Financial Management Association for the year June 2014 to May 2015. The SDHFMA president is the chapter’s chief executive...
July 3, 2014 - 8:06pm
June 30, 2014
Obama to nominate former P&G CEO as vets secretary
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Officer Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday. Obama’s...
June 30, 2014 - 9:33am
June 26, 2014
Veterans’ health bill talks begin
Lawmakers’ biggest stumbling block may be how to pay for measure.
June 26, 2014 - 8:48am
June 24, 2014
Hot Springs hospital an endangered historic place
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The National Trust for Historic Preservation on Tuesday named a century-old hospital for war veterans...
June 24, 2014 - 5:50pm
June 23, 2014
Widow of Indian activist Means files suit against clinics
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The widow of Native American activist Russell Means has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors in New Mexico of overlooking his esophageal cancer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Monday that the lawsuit by Pearl Means in state District Court in Las Vegas,...
June 23, 2014 - 3:22pm
SD gov promoting bioscience at national conference
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard and several other South Dakotans are promoting the state's bioscience industry in San Diego at the BIO International Conference. Groups represented include the Graduate Education & Applied Research Center, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls Development...
June 23, 2014 - 9:12am
June 22, 2014
Rosebud woman gets probation for stealing IHS hospital drugs
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from the Rosebud Indian Health Services Hospital has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 38-year-old Bonnie Levy will also have to pay a $200 fine and nearly $40 in restitution. Levy...
June 22, 2014 - 11:20pm