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SD Looks to Coordinated Care to Cut Medical Costs

UNDATED (AP) – South Dakota’s Medicaid program is launching a new effort to trim spending by coordinating the care of chronically ill people in the state. ¬†Medicaid is the federal program that pays the medical costs for poor people. A team known as a “Health Home” typically will be led by a primary care...
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Dakotas Tribal Member to Speak at DC Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A college student from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is getting a chance to speak at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 23-year-old University of Mary senior Alayna Eagle Shield will speak...
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Suspect in Pedestrian Deaths of Pierre Man and NY Woman Pleads Not Guilty

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes, was allegedly driving drunk on July 8 in the Pickstown area when he failed to stop at a stop sign....
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Trustee Wants Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal trustee is asking a judge to convert a troubled South Dakota beef processing plant’s bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 liquidation. Assistant U.S. Trustee James Snyder says in a petition filed Tuesday that he believes that Northern Beef Packers is “administratively insolvent” based upon reports and statements from...
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