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UBS Holding Blood Drives in Area and Especially Asking for Type O-Negative Blood Donors

UNDATED – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding two blood drives this week in Fort Pierre and Pierre-with a focus on attracting those with type O-negative blood.  Abbie Titze, spokesperson for United Blood Services says O-negative blood can be used for those with other blood types and she says the demand for O-negative...
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Docs Frustrated with Move to Electronic Records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Doctors aren’t pushing for a return to paper but say they’re frustrated with the transition to electronic health records. South Dakota State Medical Association president Dr. Daniel Heinemann says the busy work required of them now adds about an hour to their day. He tells the Argus Leader that...
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SD Teacher of the Year to be Announced Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota teacher of the year will be announced Thursday at a state education conference. The teacher of the year will be selected from five finalists who have already been chosen to represent different areas of the state because of their outstanding work. This year’s finalists are Mindy Foltz...
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South Dakota’s Ag Secretary Talks About Recovery Efforts for Livestock Producers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Agriculture Secretary says state officials continue working to help producers impacted by the early October blizzard in western South Dakota.  Lucas Lentsch says no one anticipated a storm of this magnitude so early in the season. Lentsch says more than a week after the storm, there are...
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