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Avera Health building new medical center in Sioux Falls

Jun. 17, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Avera Health has plans to build a $34 million medical center in Sioux Falls, the health system announced Thursday. The three-story center in southeastern Sioux Falls will provide family medicine, urgent care, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics,...

Second earthquake recorded in South Dakota this month

Jun. 17, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Another earthquake has been recorded in South Dakota, the fifth since December. According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday with the epicenter about 60 miles east of Rapid City. ...

Augustana University to add Division I men's ice hockey

Jun. 16, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University is adding Division I men’s ice hockey, becoming the first in South Dakota to offer the sport at the top collegiate level. The school announced the move Wednesday. It will be one of more than 60 Division I schools to offer...

Augustana University to add Division I men's hockey program

Jun. 16, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University is adding Division I men's hockey, becoming the first in South Dakota to offer the sport at the top collegiate level. The school announced the move Wednesday. It will be one of more than 60 Division I schools to offer hockey...

Virus cases drop, health officials warn of fall resurgence

Jun. 16, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials warned Wednesday that despite coronavirus cases declining to the lowest rates since the early days of the pandemic, the state could see a resurgence of the virus in the fall if not enough people are vaccinated against COVID-19. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 14, 2021. Editorial: As COVID Recedes, Opioids Back On Radar As we (hopefully) emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are stepping out of that darkness to rediscover — or remember — some of the issues we faced...

Prioritizing infrastructure spending taking shape in SD

Jun. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — Infrastructure spending in the next year was a priority in this year's South Dakota legislative session. Now months later, Gov. Kristi Noem along with Schools and Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner and a number of local officials on Tuesday...

Noem says she will try again for Mount Rushmore fireworks

Jun. 15, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem indicated Tuesday she will try again to hold a fireworks display over Mount Rushmore to celebrate Independence Day on the heels of President Joe Biden's announcement that the White House will be hosting its own “independence from the...

Democratic Party has a new leader in South Dakota

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party has a new leader. Berk Ehrmantraut will begin his work as the party's executive director on June 28. Ehrmantraut was a campaign staffer for former gubernatorial candidate and South Dakota lawmaker Billie Sutton. ...

Federal judge charges US marshals in vaccination dispute

Jun. 14, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge in South Dakota on Monday criminally charged three members of the U.S. Marshals Service with contempt of court and obstructing justice after a dispute with a marshal who refused to disclose her COVID-19 vaccination status and removed prisoners from a...