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SIOUX FALLS -- A new drug is now available that can reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy -- thanks to a national clinical trial that included Sanford Health sites in Sioux Falls, Fargo, Bismarck, N.D., and Bemidji, Minn. Sanford oncologist and cancer researcher Dr. Steven Powell of Sioux Falls was a leader in the study that used the drug olanzapine and found that 75 percent of the 192 patients in the study had no nausea after taking one pill for four days after a chemotherapy treatment.
LAKE POINSETT -- JL Dye was knocked unconscious, while his wife, Chrissy, suffered a severe back injury when winds estimated at up to 80 mph knocked over their camper and about four others along a popular beach here about 10 p.m. Saturday. Dye had a cut on his nose, too, while his wife was still in a Sioux Falls hospital Sunday afternoon as tow trucks were straightening up the campers.
OGLALA — Three men who were missing for days on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and discovered in a vehicle in a 60-foot deep ravine have been found to have died from an automobile crash, U.S. attorney Randy Seiler announced on Friday. Seiler said an extensive investigation by several agencies and autopsies “firmly establishes” that reservation residents Juan Lamont, Tevin Tyon and Tyrell Wilson died as a result of the crash.
SIOUX FALLS -- The office of U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds in downtown Sioux Falls was broken into Tuesday night and a suspect has been arrested. According to a report from Sioux Falls police, items taken from the Republican senator’s office were books, pens, a flag stand and other office supplies.
SIOUX FALLS -- The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association announced Tuesday that country star Toby Keith will headline its Prime Time Gala & Concert next summer in Sioux Falls. In its third year, money from the event goes to Feeding South Dakota to feed the hungry in the state and to scholarships for students interested in the beef industry.
SISSETON — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has been to one of the nation’s poorest locales -- the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the southwest part of the state -- twice in the past two months as she tries to find solutions to an epidemic of teenage suicides. About 20 young people between the ages of 12 and 24 have taken their lives there in the past year.