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Storm sewer problem? Councilman researching areas for Lake Mitchell restoration
Wagner LifeChanger nominee: 'Try to be there' for the kids
Woman arrested after driving into White House barrier was convicted last year of trying to climb fence
Six injured in Friday crash near Alexandria
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
First National Bank to halt production of NRA credit card
Sioux Falls teacher requests special brain cancer treatment
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
Taco Bell overtakes Burger King as 4th-largest U.S. chain
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
State climatologist: 'Prepare for another drought year'
Eager about agriculture
Customers are the 'backbone' of Blue Bird Locker
A fondness for farming
Streak snapped! Mitchell ends 42-game losing streak in home thriller
Area basketball roundup: Freeman girls advance to Round of 16
Chamberlain duo eyeing top finishes
Class B wrestling roundup: Howard second, Winner in third after first day
Havlik, Max advance to semis for Kernels
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Leo W. Konstanz
Dorothea Dunmire Peterson
LETTER: Assault guns need to go
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
KLUMB: Looking into lunch shaming
HEINERT: Crossover Day approaches
OPINION: Finding the way to college
Wiltz: Give some thought to loading your own ammo
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
Pheasant hunters flocking in February? National Pheasant Fest bringing in thousands to SD
Governor wants Medicaid providers to be paid at least 90 percent of costs
PIERRE—State government hasn't kept pace with costs incurred by providers of Medicaid services in South Dakota, according to an analysis by the Daugaard administration. The most recent information, in some cases from as long ago as 2010, shows providers of seven types of Medicaid...
December 24, 2015 - 9:54am
December 14, 2015
OPINION: Considering our options on Medicaid
In the past, I've been unwilling to support expansion of Medicaid in South Dakota. Without a plan to cover the state costs, I have opposed expansion....
December 14, 2015 - 10:29pm
OPINION: With Medicaid request, governor must triumph over hatred for Obama
PIERRE — It doesn't take much pawing to unearth this truth in South Dakota. Many Republican elected officials don't like President Barack...
December 14, 2015 - 4:10pm
December 4, 2015
Gov. Daugaard might pursue work requirement as component of Medicaid expansion, aide says
December 4, 2015 - 8:56am
November 30, 2015
Lawmakers mulling state’s major issues
’Tis the season to start getting political. With Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s annual budget address about one week away and state legislators preparing...
November 30, 2015 - 9:17am
September 28, 2015
Daugaard to discuss SD Medicaid expansion with head of HHS
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota may join about 30 states in expanding its Medicaid program if federal officials approve a plan Gov. Dennis Daugaard is discussing with the nation's top health and human services administrator. Daugaard is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Washington with...
September 28, 2015 - 4:56pm
September 23, 2015
Medicaid system could be 10 years in finishing
PIERRE—South Dakota lawmakers are trying to be patient but aren't pleased by state government's difficulties getting a new Medicaid information system in place. The original contract was signed in 2008. The project's completion appears to be at least two years away. The delay...
September 23, 2015 - 6:32pm
April 29, 2015
Counselor who admitted defrauding Medicaid to be sentenced
MADISON (AP) — A South Dakota counselor who admitted defrauding the Medicaid program of thousands of dollars is set to be sentenced Wednesday. The Argus Leader reports 39-year-old Shawn Nills has pleaded guilty to making false claims to Medicaid and other state grant programs,...
April 29, 2015 - 3:58pm
April 2, 2015
U.S. top court says medical providers can't sue states over Medicaid funding
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from Idaho that private medical providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue a state in try to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. The justices, on a 5-4 vote, ruled in favor of...
April 2, 2015 - 10:42am
November 26, 2014
Hospital, SD settle over improper Medicaid claims
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota hospital and the state's attorney general have reached a settlement over improper Medicaid claims. Attorney General Marty Jackley says Avera Gregory Hospital has paid the state nearly $85,000 under the agreement.
November 26, 2014 - 3:11pm
Gregory hospital settles with state for improper Medicaid claims
GREGORY -- Avera Gregory Hospital and the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office reached a settlement Wednesday regarding alleged improper claims to Medicaid over a nine-year period. According to a settlement agreement, the state contends that Avera Gregory Hospital submitted improper...
November 26, 2014 - 11:11am
November 20, 2014
MERCER: Republicans feel safe battering Obamacare
PIERRE — Time for a confession: As a human being, I don't understand why so many people want to repeal Obamacare. The whole point of the Affordable Care Act, I thought, was to require that almost everybody have health coverage, either through insurance or the government. If...
November 20, 2014 - 8:54am
September 5, 2014
LETTER: What's the GOP alternative to Medicaid expansion?
To the Editor: What are Sen. David Omdahl and Rep. Jim Stalzer of District 11 thinking in opposing the expansion of Medicaid. If we expanded Medicaid -- which would bring hundreds of millions of dollar into South Dakota at virtually no cost to the state -- 48,000 working South...
September 5, 2014 - 6:32pm
August 7, 2014
Sen. Johnson hosts Medicaid roundtable discussion
SIOUX FALLS — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Thursday hosted a roundtable discussion regarding the future of South Dakota's health care safety net, including the importance of expanding Medicaid and preserving the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). "Medicaid and the...
August 7, 2014 - 9:25pm
July 28, 2014
Legislators say they weren't notified of hike in nursing home reimbursements
PIERRE — The state Department of Social Services decided it could increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to nursing homes by 4 percent this summer, on top of the 3 percent raise that the Legislature approved last winter. Several legislators made clear Monday they weren't pleased...
July 28, 2014 - 7:04pm