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Sanford to Hire Two Native American Healers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The country’s largest rural, nonprofit hospital system is hiring two traditional Native American healers to train medical staff in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Sanford Health says the healers will not perform traditional healing ceremonies in the hospital but rather consult with staff about cultural issues in an effort to...
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Death of NSU Football Player from Onida Labeled a Suicide

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say the death of a football player at Northern State University in Aberdeen was a suicide. Sully County Sheriff Bill Stahl says 20-year-old Tate Senftner was found dead on New Year’s Day in front of his parents’ home in Onida. Stahl and County Coroner Mike Carlsen tell the American...
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National Grassland in SD Gets New District Ranger

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An official with the Shoshone National Forest has been named acting district ranger in charge of the Fort Pierre National Grassland in South Dakota. The Capital Journal reports that current district ranger Ruben Leal is leaving his post later this month to accept a Bureau of Land Management position in...
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Snowpack Not Likely to Cause Missouri River Flood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The snowpack in the northern Rocky Mountains is running slightly above average this winter, but South Dakota Climatologist Dennis Todey says there’s little chance that snow could cause a repeat of the Missouri River flooding of 2011. In 2011, the ground was saturated with rain from the previous autumn....
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