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Manitoba's spectacle of snakes draws tourists from around the world
Semi fire shuts down I-29 south near Fargo
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Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
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Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
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Escaped cow wanders Mitchell park; lured home with corn
BBQ Boot Camp serves up a smokey sell-out in Fargo
Straight talk on land rent: Are landowners or renters right?
Strikeouts mount for struggling Sano
Dozier's homer leads Twins past Rays
Winner's Kuil takes home two titles and Class A MVP honors as Warriors place fourth
Haring claims high jump title, sets Kernel record
O'Bryan pulls another upset, wins Class B long jump
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Daniel Robert Fritz
Karen L. Wright
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Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Opbroek inducted into 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame
South Dakota sees drop in 2016 pheasant hunting season
Wiltz: A list of favorite lures
South Dakota to release fewer deer hunting licenses
The Rev. Gerald J. Thury
Jim & Elizabeth Wieczorek
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
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