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SD Rural Hospitals Receive $227K in Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A $227,000 federal grant will help 19 rural hospitals in South Dakota improve patient safety and access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations. The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program funding is being distributed through the South Dakota Department of Health. State Health Secretary Doneen Hollingsworth says the...
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SD Board Seeks Proposals to Modernize 911 System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota 911 Coordination Board has posted two requests for vendors to submit proposals for providing equipment and services needed to modernize the 911 emergency calling system. One proposal is for statewide emergency services to allow call access, transfers and backups among South Dakota’s 911 dispatch centers. The second...
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Eagle Butte Man to be Tried in Federal Court in April on Charges from October Shootout and Separate Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A federal trial for an Eagle Butte man charged with crimes that occurred in central South Dakota last fall will now be held in April.  27-year-old Jason Garreau is charged with 19 counts in a new federal indictment; linked to a shootout with authorities that occurred in Hyde County...
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PFD Responds to Fire Alarm from Pierre Apartment Complex

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire alarm at a Pierre apartment complex last night alerted responders to a water issue that caused water damage in one of the building’s units, and in other parts of the complex.  The Pierre Fire Department was told that a fire alarm was noted at Highlands Ridge Apartments...
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