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Reporter Sues over Benda Death Reports

      SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota journalist is suing Attorney General Marty Jackley for more information about the death of former state economic development director Richard Benda.  Bob Mercer was unsuccessful in getting records earlier through an administrative law process. The Argus Leader reports that he’s now taken the matter to...
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Sutton Named New CEO, President at Pierre Hospital

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre hospital has a new leader.   Bob Sutton has been named CEO and regional president of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. He replaces Paul Ebmeier, who has moved on to become vice president of strategy for Avera Medical Group.  Sutton is a 23-year resident of Pierre who joined Avera...
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South Dakota DUI Implied Consent Law Ruled Unconstitutional

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional.  The 2006 law allows for blood to be drawn from suspected drunk drivers even without their permission or a warrant. The blood tests are used to determine the amount...
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Presentation Gets Shot at Regaining Accreditation

    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The nursing program at Presentation College in Aberdeen is getting a shot at regaining its national accreditation.   The school was denied a continuance of its accreditation last spring. The Atlanta-based Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing said some Presentation staff did not have adequate education.   The school received word...
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