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New Money for Cardiac Care Effort

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is about to roll out a new program to improve cardiac care around the state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard is expected to detail the effort in a news conference Friday morning. He’ll be joined by officials from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, which is providing funding. The trust just last...
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SD Gets Grant to Expand Health Care Access

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal government has given South Dakota $1.3 million to expand access to health care in the state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the funding is being made available by the Affordable Care Act. South Dakota health centers last year served almost 56,000 patients and...
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SD Macy’s Float to Feature Rock Legend Joan Jett

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will appear on the Mount Rushmore American Pride float at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. South Dakota Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen says Jett is a rock legend, especially among the generation of visitors South Dakota is looking to attract. Jett is best known for...
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Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Escape

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A December sentencing has been set for a man who was charged with Second Degree Escape.  19-year-old Brendan Thundershield was arrested last month in Pierre after police were called to a residence where loud music and possible underage drinking was reported.  Police said Thundershield took off running from the...
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