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House Passes Bill Allowing State to Respond to More Diseases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House of Representatives has passed a measure that would more easily allow the state to react to deadly disease outbreaks. The bill backed by the Department of Health would expand the state’s authority to respond to serious communicable diseases. The proposal originally gave the state authority over all...
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Kimball Man Pleads Insanity to Standoff and Shooting Charges

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A Kimball man accused of shooting a Highway Patrol trooper during a daylong standoff pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. Donald London is charged with two counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer. The 42-year-old and his father,...
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Elections for PSD’s Native American Education Program ‘s Parent Advisory Committee to be Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Parent Advisory Committee for the Pierre School District’s Native American Education Program will hold annual elections this evening.  The election process will take place this evening starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Riggs High School Cafeteria.  For more information, contact Donna Stroup at 773-7350.
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Malsam-Rysdon Named as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Health

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  Governor Dennis Daugaard has appointed a new Secretary for South Dakota’s Department of Health. Kim Malsam-Rysdon was named yesterday to lead the department. Malsam-Rysdon has been the interim secretary for the Health Department since last month. She will replace former Secretary Doneen Hollingsworth, who retired after 19 years in...
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