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Avera to Manage Smoking Cessation Program on Reservations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A research program that uses mobile technology including text messages to promote smoking cessation and ultimately prevent lung cancer deaths among Native Americans will now be handled by Avera Health. The Walking Forward program has been managed by Rapid City Regional Hospital since it was started in 2012. Avera...
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SDDVA Continuing to Look for Vets Not Contacted in Last Year’s Operation RAV

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Last year’s Operation Reaching All Veterans effort is being followed up in the coming months by work to contact veterans missed in the 2014 endeavor.  South Dakota’s Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Larry Zimmerman says Operation RAV resulted in contact with at least 63,000 of the state’s approximately 75,000...
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Pierre Woman to be Arraigned on Grand Theft and Forgery Charges Next Month

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman has accepted a plea agreement and is expected to be arraigned next month on charges including Grand Theft by Embezzlement and two counts of Forgery.  58-year-old Joni Boub is charged in Stanley County Circuit Court  on allegations that she wrote several forged checks while employed...
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PFD Checks Odor Noted at Building on Upper Pierre Street This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was called early this morning to check out an odor noted at a building on Upper Pierre Street. Deputy Chief Cory Hoffrogge says crews were told about 5:50 a.m. that the odor was noted in The Underground in a building at 112 South Pierre Street....
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