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In 1965, as political tensions escalated in southeast Asia and specifically in Vietnam, President Lyndon Johnson assured America that he was thoroughly against sending U.S. troops abroad to fight a war that had nothing to do with our country. "We are not about to send American boys 9,000 or 10,000 miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves," Johnson said during a nationally televised speech. Of course, America did jump into Vietnam, and we did it during Johnson's tenure. What a morass it turned out to be.
Councilman Travis Carpenter argued vehemently for buying the Longhorn for $1, and I angrily opposed him. I won, and the city didn't buy the building at that time. Travis left the council at the end of his term, and the Longhorn sat there, progressively getting worse. Eventually, I came to admit Councilman Carpenter had been right; the city needed to buy the building and move on.
Community health centers play a crucial role in providing South Dakotans with high-quality health care. In 2012, CHC treated 56,000 patients in more than 200,000 visits to their clinics. This includes 12,000 patients who received dental care and 20,000 patients who do not have health insurance. There are six primary clinics across South Dakota and each of them has several satellite facilities.
HISSES to the escalating costs associated with the Longhorn building in downtown Mitchell. The tally now is approximately $500,000 that the city will pay to tear down the Longhorn and...
The U.S. labor movement, faced with declining enrollment, political attacks and growing economic insecurity among members, is turning to non-union groups for help. The AFL-CIO, the federation that represents 57 unions with 12 million members, holds its national convention this week in Los Angeles with labor in a time of "crisis," according to the group's president, Richard Trumka. The meeting will take place as union membership stands at 11.3 percent of workers, down from 20.1 percent in 1983.
Summer break is over and school is in full swing with extracurricular activities before and after school. Good, nutritious meals are essential to fuel healthy growth and development in children of all ages.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 32-year-old woman, and for my whole life, as long as I can remember, I have had a very fast resting heart rate. When I was in my late teens and early 20s, it was around 80 beats per minute. Now it is not uncommon for it to be 100 to 140 beats per minute. I am overweight and take multiple medications for bipolar and anxiety. As I understand, all of these can increase a heart rate. Nurses do not seem alarmed when taking my reading.
LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer. Cody Crazy Bull, 22, was indicted on the charge Aug. 21. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Wednesday. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both, three years of supervised release, an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man pleaded not guilty to an indictment of assault with a dangerous weapon. Colin Colombe, 39, was indicted on Aug. 21. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Wednesday. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both, three years of supervised release, an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
OACOMA -- Work to replace a culvert on the Interstate 90 Business Loop east of Oacoma is scheduled to begin today, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Traffic on the I-90 Business Loop will be detoured to a gravel diversion during construction. Motorists should be aware of construction signing, suddenly slowing traffic, equipment and workers in the area. The prime contractor on this $803,000 project is Midwest Contracting LLC from Marshall, Minn. The estimated completion date is Oct. 31.