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Newly Insured Will Worsen SD Doctor Shortage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has struggled for decades to deal with a shortage of family doctors in rural areas, and the shortage is expected to grow next year when the federal health care law allows more people to get insurance coverage. The South Dakota State Medical Association estimates the state’s shortage of...
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SD Highway Patrol Official Promoted to Major

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Rick Miller has been promoted to the rank of major and will be assistant superintendent in charge of the agency’s administrative operations. Miller will focus on the use of technology for the Highway Patrol. He also will supervise the agency’s training division, human resources, State...
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Pierre PD Says Accident Causes Damage to Two Vehicles-One Person Taken to Hospital for Minor Injuries

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle accident in Pierre Thursday left injuries to at least one of the motorists and a total of $10,000 damage to both vehicles.    Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says emergency responders were told of the accident yesterday about 12:35 p.m. at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and...
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Jackley Chosen to Serve as VP of the National Association of Attorneys General

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General has been chosen to serve as Vice President of the National Association of Attorneys General.  In a press release, Marty Jackley says he is honored to serve alongside his fellow State Attorneys General to improve public safety and to protect consumers.  He says the position...
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