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Illinois-Based Legacy Healthcare to Acquire, Operate 16 South Dakota Nursing Facilities

SOUTH DAKOTA – Skokie, Illinois-based Legacy Healthcare has announced it has acquired 16 Avantara nursing facilities in South Dakota. The company says it plans to “revitalize” the facilities through implementing clinical best practices, advanced medical technology and customer service. “It is an honor to be a part of the South Dakota community,” said Connie Ortega, VP of Operations for Legacy…

Presidential Hopefuls to Address Native American Issues

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A presidential campaign event focused on Native American issues is being planned in Sioux City, Iowa, next month. Several groups are working together to plan the forum on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. O.J. Semans of the voting rights group Four Directions says it would be a mistake for candidates to ignore Native American voters….

Mount Rushmore Memorial to Begin Major Construction Projects

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – One of the country’s most popular tourist attractions is getting to the core of a multi-million dollar upgrade. The Rapid City Journal reports that major construction projects at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota are scheduled to begin next week. The National Park Service says work will continue through much of 2020. Mount…

Pet Dies in Sioux Falls Mobile Home Fire

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (from the City of Sioux Falls) at 9:27 p.m. Friday evening, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a fire at 1909 N. Tombill Place. The first arriving crew found a mobile home completely engulfed with fire. The occupants were able to exit the structure prior to emergency personnel arriving on scene. An…

What To Do with Those Used and Unused Fireworks

SIOUX FALLS, SD—As America’s birthday celebrations come to close. The clean-up after the explosions is just as important as the celebration its self. “Last night we had two fires and both were due to undisposed fireworks,” said Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Ballation Chief Mike Top. Top explains how to properly dispose of your fireworks: -You first have to soak your…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota’s First Presidential Leadership Scholar

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – She’s been a television reporter, advertising company owner, candidate for mayor and mom to a two-year-old. Now, she’s a Presidential Leadership Scholar. No one would ever accuse Jolene Loetscher of sitting still. The last six months have been a blur for Loetscher and husband, Nate Burdine, who has been holding down the fort, so to…