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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - SD: Health

The American Heart Association is challenging South Dakota women to stop heart disease by taking the "Go Red Heart Check-Up," an online assessment of their heart health. It's part of National Heart Month, and this year's American Heart Association focus is a challenge to one million women, to preve

South Dakota community leaders, all of whom have ties to cancer, come together to conduct the South Dakota Symphony this weekend at the annual "Battle of the Batons" in Sioux Falls, an event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Mike Huether, executive vice president of Premier Bankcard,

A lot has changed in doctors' offices in the last 33 years, but the law regulating physician assistants, or PAs, in South Dakota has not. That adds stressors that our health care professionals don't need, according to Dan Palmer, president of the South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants. Palme

South Dakota has made some strides in the "State of Tobacco Control Report," released by the American Lung Association this week, but there's plenty of room for improvement. The grades reflect how well a state's tobacco control laws compare to the rest of the nation. Mike Luken with American Lu

Sioux Falls, SD - Having a mental illness is common, with 24 million people nationwide battling some type of psychological distress. Yet only one in four Americans have any sympathy for people with mental illness, according to a recent poll by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administr

Sioux Falls, SD - Senator Tim Johnson's hospitalization is prompting health officials to alert the public about the importance of seeking immediate medical help if stroke-like symptoms appear. According to Mary Jones, director of neuroscience at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, there is a cl

Pierre, SD - Governor Rounds has recommended a three percent salary hike with no health insurance increases for state employees next year. Corey Landeen with the South Dakota State Employees Organization says they're pleased healthcare costs won't be going up, but disappointed that the Governor's pr

Sioux Falls, SD - South Dakota residents eligible for Medicare "Part D" prescription drug coverage are being reminded they have until the end of the month to enroll or to switch plans. AARP State President Patrick Gross says there's a particular sense of urgency, because premiums and coverages chang

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