The CEO of Mobridge Regional Hospital Has Been Elected Chairperson of SDAHO

Mobridge, S.D. – (KOLY) The administrator and CEO of Mobridge Regional Hospital, Angelia Svihovec was elected chairperson at the annual business meeting of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations. Mrs. Svihovec served last year as chairperson elect of the SDAHO. Some of her duties with this leadership role will include providing leadership and...
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SD Retirement System Plans Change to Benefit Plan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System is planning a big change to the 40-year-old pension plan that covers more than 77,000 employees of state and local governments. Instead of increasing retirees’ usual benefits the next time the system has a surplus, Retirement System leaders want to add a new benefit....
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Pierre Couple Buys Bus for Canine Companions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre woman says she didn’t set out to have seven dogs. But ever since her first Weimaraner, she’s fallen in love with the breed. Brenda Manning and husband Kyle are well-known around South Dakota’s capital city for their love of the dog. They started helping so many of the...
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A $16.5 Million Boost for Health Care Job Training

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal government is betting $16.5 million that a group of South Dakota technical institutes and tribal colleges can boost the state’s health care workforce. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium will receive the money during the next four years. The Argus...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game September 28, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 14-47-52-53-54, Powerball: 5 Estimated jackpot: $60 million Online:¬†Multi-State Lottery Association:
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SD Governor’s Mansion Sold For Second Time in Five Weeks

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The former South Dakota governor’s mansion in Rapid City that was purchased last month for $410,000 has been sold again, this time for $425,000. The Rapid City Journal reports that Rod Woodruff, who owns a campground near Sturgis, bought the home at the Aug. 22 auction and sold it...
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SD Director’s Movie Set for Annual Film Festival

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A movie written and directed by a Pierre man is a featured film at this weekend’s South Dakota Film Festival in Aberdeen. “Dust of War” features many South Dakotans as actors. It is a story about the post-apocalyptic American frontier where a lone soldier fends off a brutal warmonger to...
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Feds Charge 13 Defendants in ND Meth Conspiracy

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Federal court officials have released documents accusing 13 people in a methamphetamine conspiracy that resulted in the overdose deaths of two people from the Dakotas. Brock Fish, of Bismarck, is the only defendant named in all six counts of the indictment. He’s charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs resulting in...
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Maryland Man New Director of SD Education Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A union leader from Maryland has been named the new executive director of the South Dakota Education Association. Daniel Besseck will leave his position as director of AFSCME Association of Classified Employees, Local 2250, AFL-CIO in Bowie, Maryland. He starts the South Dakota job October 15th. Besseck was previously a...
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SD Had Second Highest Flu Shot Rate Last Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – New data from the federal government show that South Dakota had the second-highest vaccination rate nationally last season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than half of the state’s adult population got a shot. Massachusetts had the highest rate, with 57.6 percent, followed by South Dakota...
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