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Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
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New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
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Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
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Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
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Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
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September 30, 2016
Avera leaving Sanford Health Plan
As of next year, health care provided by Avera Health physicians in South Dakota will no longer be covered by insurance offered through the Sanford Health Plan. Avera announced on Friday it was leaving the network, a decision that comes one month after Sanford Health cut ties with...
September 30, 2016 - 6:05pm
October 25, 2015
Big jumps ahead in South Dakota individual market premiums
PIERRE (AP) — Tens of thousands of South Dakota residents who buy health coverage individually, including through the federal marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, are facing premium hikes for next year ranging from an average of about 13 percent to as much as 63 percent. South...
October 25, 2015 - 10:50am
October 21, 2015
DakotaCare to exit federal health insurance marketplace
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Health insurer DakotaCare won't offer individual polices through the federal marketplace this year. DakotaCare CEO Kirk Zimmer tells The Argus Leader the insurer cannot afford to offer the policies. He says "it's not sustainable to a point that we wouldn't...
October 21, 2015 - 2:49pm
August 12, 2015
City of Sioux Falls gets improved fire protection grade
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Homeowners in South Dakota's largest city might soon get a break on their insurance bills. The Insurance Services Office that scores about 48,000 fire departments nationwide is upgrading Sioux Falls' public protection grade to the second-best mark that a...
August 12, 2015 - 3:40pm
July 31, 2015
USDA offers winter wheat crop insurance for all SD farmers
PIERRE (AP) — Producers across the state will now be able to insure their winter wheat crop for 2016. State Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch says the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently decided to expand crop insurance coverage for winter wheat in all South Dakota counties...
July 31, 2015 - 3:55pm
July 20, 2015
Tribes push to end Affordable Care Act coverage requirement
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Representatives of several Indian tribes say they support legislation introduced by congressional Republicans this week that would exempt tribes nationwide from being classified as large employers under the federal Affordable Care Act — a designation that...
July 20, 2015 - 10:56am
July 6, 2015
Dakotas dairy farmers can enroll in federal price program
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dairy farmers in the Dakotas can now enroll in a federal price protection program for coverage in 2016. The Margin Protection Program is a voluntary insurance program that enables dairy farmers to protect themselves from low prices. The enrollment period runs...
July 6, 2015 - 10:28am
June 30, 2015
Proof of insurance threatens 4-H rodeo in northeastern SD
ABERDEEN (AP) — A rodeo for 4-H members scheduled for this weekend in northeastern South Dakota is in jeopardy because organizers have not submitted proof of insurance to local officials. The Aberdeen American News reports Brown County commissioners on Tuesday threated to deny...
June 30, 2015 - 3:11pm
June 8, 2015
Daugaard: Up to feds if health subsidies go away
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it's up to federal officials to come up with a potential solution for thousands of South Dakota residents whose insurance premiums could jump thousands of dollars a year if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a key provision of the Affordable...
June 8, 2015 - 10:51am
June 2, 2015
Over 19K SD residents sign up, pay health insurance premium
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Over 19,000 South Dakota residents have signed up for subsidized private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Federal health officials say the sign-ups represent consumers who enrolled in a plan and followed...
June 2, 2015 - 4:14pm
May 21, 2015
Union County homeowners won't see flood insurance surcharge
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — More than 400 homeowners whose property lies along the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota are no longer facing a potential surcharge on their flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said Union County officials met a Monday...
May 21, 2015 - 1:28pm
May 19, 2015
State government moving into 'self insurance' plans
PIERRE — State government officials and outside lawyers are setting up a new approach that could be in place by Oct. 1 for insuring government property and personnel at less cost to taxpayers while covering more government structures. Gov.
May 19, 2015 - 5:08pm
April 29, 2015
Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women
CHICAGO (AP) — Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. The National Women's Law Center analyzed plans in 15 states over two years...
April 29, 2015 - 3:37pm
April 3, 2015
Hospital takes insurance dispute with Sanford to the courts
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is asking a judge to force Sanford Health Plan to open all of its insurance plans to the hospital. The hospital alleges that Sanford is violating a measure approved by voters last November that allows doctors to join an insurer's...
April 3, 2015 - 4:16pm
March 4, 2015
Panel approves plan for autism therapy insurance coverage
PIERRE (AP) — Parents of children with autism have successfully broadened a bill that would help ensure insurance coverage for a key type of Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment. The House State Affairs Committee unanimously voted on Wednesday to approve the measure, which only...
March 4, 2015 - 5:00pm