Gov. Noem ends prison mask mandate despite lingering COVID-19 cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Following her meeting with staff at the South Dakota State Penitentiary last week, Governor Kristi Noem ended the mask mandate in South Dakota’s prison system. The governor’s office says staff “overwhelmingly voiced their desire to have the requirement lifted,” during their meeting. The CDC still...
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Heat exhaustion v. heat stroke; How to spot the difference

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( — With the extreme summertime heat making its way into the area, it’s important to know what the signs of heat sickness are. For many, heat exhaustion occurs before a heat stroke. You may be experiencing heat exhaustion if you are heavily sweating, feel tired and...
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Trial moved involving US marshals charged in vaccine dispute

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A federal contempt of court trial involving three members of the U.S. Marshals Service has been moved from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls. Three supervisory marshals, including the agency’s Chief of Staff John Kilgallon, were accused of allowing a deputy marshal to leave the courthouse in Aberdeen with prisoners in tow on May 10.
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Avera Medical Minute: EECP treatment now available in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -Avera Health is offering a new program at the Avera Heart Hospital and North Central Heart Institute Clinic. It’s called EECP therapy and is meant to help those who are experiencing chest pain caused by poor blood flow. The therapy has been offered for six weeks now.
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United States VA Mandates COVID Vaccine for All Medical Employees

We have seen many recent COVID-19 mandates from businesses and health providers including in the Sioux Empire with Sanford Health making the announcement last week. You can add another local health provider to that list as nationally the VA announced on Monday that they would be requiring the COVID-19 vaccines for all medical employees meaning the VA located in Sioux Falls will abide by those requirements as well.
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Sioux Falls City Council to hear IM-26 update

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( — The Sioux Falls City council will meet for an informational meeting on Tuesday afternoon. On the agenda will be a report from the IM-26 task force headed by councilman Greg Nietzert. IM -26 is the medical marijuana law and the council will hear from the...