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Military bands taking fire
Animal feeding ordinance killed in Bon Homme County
South Dakota students save money, get head start on college career
Area educators inducted into Beadle Club
Davison Co. Commission pleased with jail renovation
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Scouts find subpar corn yields, big soy pod counts in South Dakota
AgweekTV: North Dakota sweet corn patch donated to charity every year
South Dakota cattle on feed up 5 percent from last year
South Dakota milk production up 6 percent in July
Area high school volleyball roundup: Hanson advances to championship
DWU golfer records ace
Chamberlain wins Mobridge-Pollock golf Invite
DWU releases men's basketball schedule
DWU wrestling team signs 10
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
In his 30 years, Dunn did a lot of quiet things for our futures
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Radical Islam worse than perceived
LETTER: Why is Tripp-Delmont facing rapid enrollment?
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
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
July 19, 2013
Mitchell ready for West Nile fight
Each day, city employees check mosquito traps around Mitchell.
July 19, 2013 - 6:40am
July 15, 2013
Mosquitoes, West Nile on rise in SD
PIERRE -- Culex tarsalis mosquito numbers are increasing across the state and more of the mosquitoes are positive for the West Nile virus, says a state health official. The Culex tarsalis is the primary carrier of WNV in South Dakota. "From the first week of July to the second,...
July 15, 2013 - 11:31pm