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Federal Judge Charges US Marshals in Vaccination Dispute

A federal judge in South Dakota on Monday criminally charged three members of the U.S. Marshals Service with contempt of court and obstructing justice after a dispute with a marshal who refused to disclose her COVID-19 vaccination status and removed prisoners from a courthouse. Three supervisory marshals, including the agency's...
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South Dakota not imposing vaccines for students

South Dakota law requires any student to have nine different immunizations prior to admission. Yet, COVID-19 vaccines most likely won’t be added to that list. The state health department announced Monday that health officials will not be requesting or bringing legislation to add the new vaccine to the list of immunizations already required for school entry.
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

Letter: Do we even have a governor?

Hey, South Dakota, I have a question. Do we still have a governor? If we do, where is she? She sure isn't in South Dakota where she should be. She no longer things we have a problem with COVID because she can't even wear a mask (it might mess her makeup).
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Federal judge in South Dakota orders marshals to hearing after vaccination dispute

PIERRE, S.D. — A federal judge in South Dakota is ordering U.S. Marshals — officers sworn to protect federal courthouses — to a contempt-of-court hearing after marshals vacated an Aberdeen, S.D., courthouse earlier this month, with prisoners in tow, following the judge questioning a deputy marshal whether she'd been vaccinated or not.
Redfield, SDdakotanewsnow.com

Redfield hospital names new CEO

REDFIELD, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield has a new leader. Karen Sjurseth began her duties as the new CEO of the hospital this week. Redfield CMH is an Avera Partner in Health facility in the Avera St. Luke’s Region. Sjurseth and her family relocated to...
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Novstrup Masks Up, Still Needs Fauci Reminder on Social Distance

Well, ignorant Senator Al Novstrup (R-3/Aberdeen) isn’t completely incorrigible. After violating Board of Regents rules and speechifying without a mask at Northern State University last weekend, the elder Novstrup kept his mask on for the second Aberdeen crackerbarrel yesterday. Alas, Vector Al still went around handing out papers instead of...
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3 new deaths, 230 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday

The South Dakota Department of Health reported three additional deaths of people with COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of people in the state who died after testing positive for coronavirus to 1,938. The department also reported 230 new infections, for a pandemic total of 117,989. The deaths were...
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

Aberdeen taking steps to temporarily deal with medical marijuana

The Aberdeen Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss a city ordinance Tuesday that essentially provides guidance to city offices about medical marijuana establishments until state rules are in place. Voters in South Dakota approved the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana in separate ballot measures in November. While the...
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

Daily Calendar for June 10

Due to COVID-19, some meeting times might have changed or have been canceled. Call ahead to guarantee that the meeting is still scheduled. Email your regular support group or club meetings for the Daily Calendar to americannews@aberdeennews.com. Include town, event, time, place and a number to contact if there are questions. Publication in this calendar is not guaranteed.
Aberdeen, SDdakotanewsnow.com

Mandatory indoor mask policy to be lifted at SD public universities

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Starting May 10th, masks will no longer be mandatory indoors at South Dakota Board of Regents campuses. The institutions had required masks to be worn indoors all year, at Level 3 of it’s COVID tier system. The change moves away from the tiered system.
Aberdeen, SDdakotafreepress.com

Bed-and-Breakfast Tax Growth in Aberdeen Coincides with Autumn Coronavirus Surge

Aberdeen continues to report surprisingly good sales tax numbers… but amid the bed-and-breakfast tax numbers lies an ugly correlation to the coronavirus pandemic:. Aberdeen’s increase continues a 2020 trend of unusually high sales tax collections. The numbers not only reflect the city’s standard 2% sales tax, but also the 1% tax charged on hotel and motel stays, restaurant meals and alcohol sales.
Aberdeen, SDThe Dickinson Press

Many thanks to the Nurse Petes of the world

Some things in life are stupid. Like cancer. But even things that shouldn’t exist can provide a gateway for kindness. That’s what Becki, from Aberdeen, S.D., found out when she got the news her cancer was back. “In May of 2019 I had to have a skin graft at Mayo...
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

Glenna Fouberg, known as 'Mrs. Education,' dies

A longtime educator and inductee into state and local halls of fame died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19. Glenna Fouberg, 78, of Aberdeen was named among the 2020 inductees into the South Dakota Hall of Fame and the Central High School Hall of Fame. Known as “Mrs. Education”...
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Federal judge charges US marshals in vaccination dispute

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge in South Dakota criminally charges three members of the U.S. Marshals Service with contempt of court and obstructing justice, after a dispute with a marshal who refused to disclose her COVID-19 vaccination status and removed prisoners from a courthouse. The Aberdeen American News...
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

Support of health care heroes encouraged this week

The United Way of Northeastern South Dakota and Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce are promoting a Thank You Health Care Heroes campaign this week. The public is encouraged to participate. You, your family and your business can do so by sending thank you or Christmas cards to area health care...
Brown County, SDAberdeen News

3 virus-related deaths reported Monday

The South Dakota Department of Health reported three additional people with COVID-19 have died, while 85 new cases were reported. A total of 1,970 people with the coronavirus in South Dakota have died. None of the deaths reported Monday were in the Aberdeen/Watertown region. Monday's numbers did not reflect weekend...
Aberdeen, SD740thefan.com

Judge who charged 3 marshals with contempt drops out of case

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A federal judge in South Dakota who charged three members of the U.S. Marshals Service with contempt of court over a COVID-19 vaccination dispute has removed himself from the case after assigning an in-state attorney to prosecute. The chain of events began when state and federal prosecutors...