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SD Retirement System Board Re-Elects Two Officers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s Board of Trustees has re-elected Elmer Brinkman of Watertown as its chairman. Brinkman is a Codington County commissioner who represents elected county officials on the 17-member board that oversees the state’s public pension system. The Board of Trustees also re-elected state Supreme Court Justice Steven...
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Doctor and Nurse

SD Health Systems Requiring Staff Vaccines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s top three health systems say they will require annual flu vaccinations for all employees, health care providers and volunteers. Sanford Health, Avera Health and Regional Health say the decision was made to maximize patient safety and protect employees against the disease. South Dakota last year had its...
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Braiden McCahren Entering Hughes County Courthouse September 5, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Judge Rules to Keep McCahren Case in Adult Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge has ruled that the case of a teen accused in the shooting death of a classmate last December will remain in adult court.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault counts for the December 18 shooting...
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McCahren Transfer Hearing Continuing in Pierre Courtroom

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A number of witnesses were questioned this morning in a Pierre courtroom as part of what is scheduled as a two day transfer hearing in the case of a Pierre teen charged for the shooting death of another teen last year.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren is charged with First Degree...
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