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Monument Health implements vaccination requirement

Sep. 16, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Monument Health is joining dozens of other health care systems across the country, including Sanford Health and Avera Health, in requiring that its physicians and caregivers be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Rapid City-based system includes...

South Dakota is 1 of 4 states not resettling Afghan evacuees

Sep. 16, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is one of four states, along with the District of Columbia, that won't be resettling any of the nearly 37,000 Afghan evacuees who made it to the U.S. during the final days of its chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last month. ...

University to receive $11 million for cold weather research

Sep. 16, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to develop better material and manufacturing technology to withstand cold weather. South Dakota Mines will partner with the U.S. Army Corps of...

South Dakota enlists Trump attorney in abortion lawsuit

Sep. 15, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has enlisted one of former President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys to help in its attempt to lift a decade-old injunction that nullified part of a state law requiring women to consult with a crisis pregnancy center before having an abortion, the...

Former South Dakota House majority leader dies

Sep. 15, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota lawmaker who helped ban smoking in bars and restaurants and served as House majority leader died this week. Bob Faehn, who was 63, died from cancer on Monday, according to his family. Gov. Kristi Noem ordered that flags be...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Sep. 15, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. September 14, 2021. Editorial: Broadway Frontage Discussion Needed An old discussion over a potentially prime piece of real estate is being revived by the Yankton City Commission. At their meeting...

Labor shortage looms at arena nears finish in Rapid City

Sep. 15, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Finding enough workers to staff the new Summit Arena at The Monument in Rapid City is imminent problem now that the $130 million project nears its Oct. 1 finish, according to its executives. At a board of directors meeting on Tuesday, executive...

Climate change, logging collide -- and a forest shrinks

Sep. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

CUSTER CITY, S.D. (AP) — Looking down a hillside dotted with large stumps and nearly devoid of trees, a pair of retired U.S. Forest Service employees lamented logging policies they helped craft to deal with two harbingers of climate change -- pine beetles and wildfires. ...

Tuesday's Scores

Sep. 15, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Aberdeen Christian def. Hitchcock-Tulare, 25-20, 25-20, 19-25, 17-25, 15-13 Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Scotland, 25-18, 25-13, 25-27, 25-22, 15-7 Arlington def. Waverly-South Shore, 25-11, 25-7, 25-8 ...

Fargo executive: COVID has put hospitals in dire situation

Sep. 14, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An executive at the largest health care system in North Dakota said Tuesday that its hospitals in Fargo alone could use up to 300 more nurses to handle COVID-19 cases and is bumping up incentives to try and fill the void. “We really are in...