Good times at the South Dakota State Fair



  Classes are beginning again, football season will soon be underway and South Dakota’s favorite end-of-summer event is coming up – the South Dakota State Fair, held Sept. 3 through Sept. 7 in Huron.  The State Fair has a proud his­tory of educating children (and their parents) about how our farmers and ranchers produce food. Whether it’s watching a livestock […]

Pledge your allegiance with purpose and understanding



Nations use words and symbols to represent the ideas for which they unite, or the ideas that explain their purpose for doing something. The United States has the Pledge of Allegiance, a short pledge to the ideas that are repre­sented by the United States flag. The Lakota have the Flag Song, also a short pledge to the ideas the sacred […]

ABOUT HEALTH

Taking Care of America’s Elderly May Not Be a Top Priority

During a recent visit to Co­penhagen, I squeezed in a visit with city officials to learn more about the Danish health system particularly the country’s ar­rangements for long-term care, a topic that draws endless com­THINKING from American families, including many readers of this column. Coincidentally, the day I re­turned home, I learned the Cen­ters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), […]

Reports from the Field



The 2015 August Management Take (AMT) season for Canada geese is underway and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is reporting varying levels of participation and bird num­bers. “The average success opening weekend varied among hunting groups; some groups had good success while others did not. We’ve also had reports from hunt­ers that participation was limited due to […]

South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan Approved



PIERRE, S.D. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved a revised version of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) wildlife action plan. This plan has been part of a national effort for the past ten years to plan for the needs of all fish and wildlife species. The plan is a requirement for GFP to be […]

Letter to the editor…



ATTENTION CRST MEMBERS The other day a person was tell­ing me of a non-member ordering a tribal member off his range unit. They only rent, they do not own anything on tribal land except cows. That is going to stop! Our tribal members have got to stop voting for non members, that’s why we have a mess here on our […]

Vaccination Provides A Healthy Start For Children



PIERRE, S.D. – Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old, says a state health official. To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout life – and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need – […]

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Adults Need Vaccines Tooneed



Every year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospital­ized, or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination. To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life – and to help remind adults that they need vaccines too – the South Dakota Department of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing […]

Dupree students have wet first day back in school




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