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PLATTE -- Mark Burket, CEO of Platte Health Center Avera, announced Wednesday that his hospital has been recognized with an Excellence through Insight award by HealthStream Inc., of Nashville, Tenn., for overall emergency department satisfaction for hospitals with fewer than 100 beds. The Platte hospital, which has 17 beds, uses HealthStream's services to track consumer feedback to maintain compliance with government healthcare regulations. Burket said the health center was the only South Dakota hospital honored in its award category.
Children tend to be trusting, to the point they need to be taught to avoid strangers. Adults sometimes go to the opposite extreme, quick to mistrust anyone they don't know. I often think that has been the case in the relationship between American Indian people and non-Indians in South Dakota for far too long. Many of us grow up in separate communities. We seldom interact, and we don't get a chance to know each other as people. We grow up not trusting each other.
Three Mitchell businesses on Monday failed an alcohol compliance check by the South Central Alcohol Task Force. Jack’s Sinclair, Freedom Valu Center and M&H gas stations all had clerks who...
BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension, South Dakota Grassland Coalition and partner organizations are once again hosting the 2013 South Dakota Grazing School Sept. 10 to 12 at AmericInn in Chamberlain. Registration...
High estimate comes despite bumper crop lowering prices.
OKATON -- An insurance company paid $40,000 for repairs after an overheight load smashed into a bridge crossing over Interstate 90 between Okaton and Belvidere. Now the same bridge at mile marker 177 has been hit again. The damage is much more severe. And state Department of Transportation officials say they don't have a suspect -- other than it was a vehicle or load at least 16 feet in height traveling westbound in the right lane. The estimated cost is $270,000 to fix the damage.
PIERRE -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the Legislature believed so much that career readiness certificates should become part of South Dakota's culture that they offered 4,000 free slots to school districts for a trial run in their high schools this academic year. So far, 25 districts, representing 1,494 juniors and seniors, have applied to participate in the assessment program, according to Barb Unruh, who oversees career readiness and GED programs for the state Department of Labor.
Call us buzzkills if you must, but we feel compelled to ask: Should our governor be jumping out of a plane? As we wrote this Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Dennis Daugaard...
Parents can play an important role in helping their children succeed in school by using some guidelines and using a problem-solving approach to homework. It's easy to say that you should help your child with their homework. For parents, it's hard to decide just what to do, and how much to do. What's too little? What's too much? Here are some general guidelines:
The West is on the verge of a serious horse crisis. That's the upshot of a new paper in Science, which argues that the wild horse population is growing so fast that the government could soon be unable to manage the herds.