SENATE REPUBLICANS RELEASE 142 PAGE HEALTHCARE BILL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Senate Republicans released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law today. However, it is facing uniform Democratic opposition. Along with Democratic opposition – at least a half-dozen Republicans – both...

REPORT: SOUTH DAKOTA NEEDS TO IMPROVE LONG-TERM CARE

Eric Tegethoff PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota needs to improve its long-term care options for residents, according to a report ranking states. The national scorecard measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality. It also assesses their...

SOUTH DAKOTA ENDS FISCAL YEAR IN THE BLACK

The end of the week is also the end of the fiscal year for the State of South Dakota, and it looks like it will be a close call for the budget. Governor Dennis Daugaard says departments and agencies should have enough cash on hand to end the year in the black....

MUNICIPAL UTILITY BOARD APPROVES VALVE JOB FOR PEAK SHAVING PLANT

Watertown, SD — The Watertown Municipal Utility Department hasn’t used the old Natural Gas Peak Shaving Plant in some time but still feels there’s value to having the backup system in place should the need arise. The peak shaving plants are used in times of peak...