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Authorities Pleased with Results of Weekend Alcohol Compliance Check

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Alcohol compliance checks done at several businesses in Pierre, Blunt and Harrold over the weekend showed that almost all of the establishments turned away underage purchasers.  The Pierre Police Department yesterday said that the checks were done by the Pierre Police Department and Hughes County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday. ...
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Interim Administrator of Avera Maryhouse LTC Named as Administrator

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Avera St. Mary’s announced yesterday that Mark Schmidt has been appointed Administrator of Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care.  Schmidt has served as Interim Administrator for over a year-since December of 2011.  A press release from Avera St. Mary’s says that Schmidt will also continue serving as Executive Director of...
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SD Leads Nation in Native American Poverty Rate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New Census numbers show that South Dakota leads the nation in the percentage of Native Americans living below the poverty line. Five years’ worth of data from The American Community Survey on poverty shows that more than 48 percent of the state’s 65,000 Native Americans live below the poverty...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Urged to Expand Medicaid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health care officials and some low-income people have urged South Dakota lawmakers to expand Medicaid to cover thousands more people. The House and Senate committees on Health and Human Services held a joint meeting Wednesday to consider the advantages and drawbacks of expanding the program as part of the federal...
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