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NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
Catching up with former area athletes: Reiff backup D-tackle for Hawkeyes
Mitchell's VanderPol to play for DWU softball
Special Olympics state basketball returns to Mitchell this weekend
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
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'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
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THUNE: It's time to turn the page on Obamacare
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IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
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Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
Republican leaders pull health care bill after White House meeting
September 22, 2016
Butte County resident dies of West Nile-related causes
PIERRE (AP) — A second South Dakota resident has died of causes related to the West Nile virus this season. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells the Capital Journal the Butte County resident died earlier this month. He says the person was in the 70s age group. The mosquito-borne...
September 22, 2016 - 11:22am
August 30, 2016
Yankton County resident dies from West Nile-related causes
PIERRE (AP) — The state Department of Health says a Yankton County resident has died from causes associated with the West Nile virus. The agency said Monday that it's South Dakota's first death related to the virus this season. The department says the person who died was between...
August 30, 2016 - 11:06am
July 31, 2016
Health official: Use bug repellent for West Nile protection
PIERRE (AP) — The state Department of Health says South Dakota's peak transmission for the West Nile virus has started and will last through the end of August. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says the state is seeing a higher number of mosquitoes than normal test positive for...
July 31, 2016 - 12:43pm
June 28, 2016
Over 200 cities, counties and tribes get mosquito grants
PIERRE (AP) — The state Department of Health says over 200 cities, counties and tribes in South Dakota are sharing about $500,000 in grants for mosquito control and West Nile virus prevention. The agency says all of the communities that applied got grants, which ranged from $450...
June 28, 2016 - 11:32am
June 27, 2016
Health Department Awards $500,000 for mosquito control
PIERRE — More than 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $499,854 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV) the Department of Health announced Monday. All applying communities received funding with grants ranging from $450...
June 27, 2016 - 5:39pm
June 24, 2016
South Dakota has 1st confirmed West Nile virus case of year
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota has its first confirmed human case of West Nile virus this year. The state Health Department says the case is in a Minnehaha County resident who is in the 10-19 age group. The mosquito-borne virus was first confirmed in South Dakota in 2002. Since then,...
June 24, 2016 - 12:16pm
June 15, 2016
Health Department: West Nile virus detected in Brown County
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health says the state's first West Nile virus detection this season is a mosquito pool in Brown County. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says the detection means the virus is here and being transmitted. The first detection last year...
June 15, 2016 - 11:39am
March 21, 2016
State offering grants for local mosquito-control programs
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Department of Health is again making funding available to help communities across South Dakota with efforts to control mosquitoes and prevent the spread of West Nile virus. State outbreak response coordinator Susan Gannon says cities, counties and tribes...
March 21, 2016 - 11:56am
July 18, 2015
LETTER: Protecting against West Nile Virus
To the Editor: It used to be mosquitoes weren't much cause for concern. It wasn't until 13 years ago when West Nile Virus emerged in South...
July 18, 2015 - 11:02pm
June 25, 2015
State says West Nile virus found in mosquito in Meade County
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger is cautioning residents to start protecting themselves against mosquitoes,...
June 25, 2015 - 11:30am
August 8, 2014
SD ranks third in number of West Nile cases in US
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota has recorded the third-highest number of cases of West Nile virus in the country, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A total of 12 cases have been reported to the South Dakota Department of Health...
August 8, 2014 - 1:29pm
May 28, 2014
West Nile awareness, prevention urged
PIERRE — As the weather warms and more time is spent outdoors, the risk of mosquito bites increases, which means now is the time to take precautions to prevent West Nile virus. Since 2002, there have been 2,111 South Dakotans reported with West Nile disease, and 32 individuals...
May 28, 2014 - 8:36pm
May 2, 2014
West Nile prevention funding available
PIERRE -- South Dakota cities, counties and tribes can apply for $500,000 in grant funding to help control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus, the Department of Health announced Friday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's budget recommended the funding and it was included in the final appropriations...
May 2, 2014 - 9:52pm
August 12, 2013
SD officials: Use repellent to combat West Nile
PIERRE (AP) — State health officials are reminding residents to use mosquito repellent and take other precautions to protect themselves against West Nile virus. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says neuroinvasive disease can be particularly serious for the elderly and those...
August 12, 2013 - 8:53pm
July 24, 2013
West Nile's biggest month looms
PIERRE -- Look out ahead. August is the cruelest month for West Nile virus in South Dakota. The latest surveillance report released Tuesday shows relatively few cases of human infections so far this summer, with just seven overall and one new case during the week of July 20. ...
July 24, 2013 - 6:48am