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Delta Dental of South Dakota’s Mobile Dental Program Celebrates a Milestone

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre based organization reached a milestone mark on Wednesday.  The Delta Dental Dakota Smiles mobile dental program noted yesterday that it had reached $10 million in oral health care to more than 22,000 patients in 74 South Dakota communities.  The Dakota Smiles mobile staff has been on the...
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SD Cemeteries Miss Deadline for Filing Reports

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – None of the private, nonprofit perpetual care cemeteries in South Dakota has met a July 31 deadline to file annual financial reports with the state. The Legislature earlier this year passed a law requiring the reports. The goal is to ensure the cemeteries have enough trust fund money for grave...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game August 21, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 30-40-42-46-48, Powerball: 23 Estimated jackpot: $70 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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No Hearing Thursday in Beef Plant Bankruptcy Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A planned hearing on a South Dakota beef packing plant’s request to obtain secured credit is off the calendar. Bankruptcy Judge Charles Nail in Sioux Falls had denied Northern Beef Packers’ plan for post-petition financing and continued the hearing to Thursday, but Northern Beef withdrew its motion last week....
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SD Lawmakers Reject Rules on Raw Milk Sales

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has rejected proposed state rules that would govern the production and sale of raw milk. The Rules Review Committee voted 3-2 to send the proposed rules back to the state Agriculture Department for more work. Sen. Mike Vehle, of Mitchell, says some committee members believe...
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Planning Starts for New Missouri River Bridge at Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Town leaders in Pierre and Fort Pierre have started an 11-year planning process for a new bridge across the Missouri River between the two cities. The Capital Journal reports that state and local officials held the first discussions this week with representatives of Minnesota-based engineering company URS. The firm will...
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Old SD Governor’s Mansion Being Auctioned

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The mansion that was home to 16 South Dakota governors is up for auction near Rapid City. The residence sits on 17 1/2 acres in Rapid Valley and is a piece of South Dakota history. But after devastating business losses suffered by the home’s former owners and because the...
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Timing Uncertain for SD Medicaid Computer System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say they do not know when work will resume on a new computerized Medicaid management system because negotiations have not been completed with the company hired to do the work. The state signed a $62 million contract in 2008 with Client Network Service Inc. of Maryland to develop...
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Work Could Begin Soon on New SD Veterans Home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota official says work is expected to begin in late September on a new State Veterans Home after the facility was redesigned to lower costs. The Legislature had authorized spending $41.3 million in state and federal money to build a new 100-bed home on the same Hot Springs...
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Survivors of Bomber Crash in MT From Around US

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Four airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota who survived a B-1B bomber crash in Montana hail from across the country. The Rapid City Journal reports instructor pilot Maj. Frank Biancardi ll is from Methuen, Mass.; instructor pilot Capt. Curtis Michael is from Albion, Neb.; instructor weapons...
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