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State to Break Ground on New Veterans Home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs plans to break ground later this month on a new veterans home in Hot Springs. A ceremony at the site of the current Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home campus is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. MDT. Scheduled speakers include...
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SIDS Down in SD in 2012, Infant Mortality Still Up

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of deaths in South Dakota attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was at its lowest level ever in 2012, but the state’s infant mortality rate still rose. The state Health Department says there were six SIDS deaths in 2012, well below the 13-year median of 9 deaths. However,...
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Troubled Beef Plant Borrowing $512K to Pay Bills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing Northern Beef Packers to borrow $512,000 to pay bills as its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case continues. Judge Charles Nail approved the plant’s request to obtain secured credit during a hearing on Thursday. Northern Beef’s request to borrow $2.25 million and move forward with a...
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Neuharth Award Presentation Ceremony Postponed

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The Freedom Forum and the University of South Dakota have delayed the 27th presentation of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media until next year. The ceremony honoring the yet-to-be-named recipient was planned for October 3rd during Dakota Days homecoming festivities, but the co-sponsors say the honoree had...
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