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Health Facilities Office to Hold Pierre Event

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health will hold a public hearing Monday in Pierre to consider rules to provide more help to assisted living centers. The new guidelines would allow the centers to admit residents who need dining assistance up to needing complete assistance. Public input may be taken into...
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Noem Receives Award from SD Farm Bureau

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has been recognized by the South Dakota Farm Bureau. The group awarded Noem its “Friend of Farm Bureau” honor. Scott VanderWal is the group’s president. He says Noem’s relentless efforts to get the 2014 farm bill approved by Congress have given producers “a strong safety...
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Patient Choice Won’t Affect ACA Rates This Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Experts say South Dakota residents purchasing insurance during the Affordable Care Act’s current open enrollment period won’t see additional costs from the so-called patient choice measure voters approved in November. But it’s unclear how rates could be affected next year. The new policy took effect this month. It allows doctors...
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AAA SD Says Thanksgiving Holiday to Bring Highest Number of Travelers in 7 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A South Dakota travel agency says lower gas prices are expected to bring out the highest number of Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. AAA South Dakota projects that 151,800 South Dakotans will travel this year over the long Thanksgiving weekend. That is the highest volume for the holiday since...
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