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Schweitzer, CNP, Horizon Health Care Provider of the Year

    HOWARD, SD – Horizon Health Care recently recognized Carla Schweitzer, CNP, as the Horizon Provider of the Year. This award is designed to recognize one medical or dental provider each year who embodies the spirit of care Horizon strives to provide its patients and communities. Selection is based on a number of items, including patient satisfaction, quality of […]

Keya Foundation welcomes Wendy Fischer

The Keya Foundation welcomes Wendy Fischer as the new Assistant Director.  Ms. Fischer will be assisting the organization with office services, implementing programs and projects, data collection, grant evaluation and reporting. Wendy also has experience with website creation, e-commerce, graphic design and marketing. She will be working with Artist Organizations in the area as well as implementing ways to support […]

Hemp legalization headed for SD Senate


PIERRE, SD — Despite objections from the governor, the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee endorsed a hemp legalization bill on Thursday. Earlier in the legislative session, shortly after the same bill passed unanimously through the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Noem announced her opposition to the bill and asked lawmakers to slow down. The House responded by endorsing […]

House backs country of origin labeling


PIERRE, SD — In farm country, a bill that endorses country of origin labeling on meat products would seem like a slam dunk. That wasn’t exactly the case Tuesday in the S.D. House of Representatives. House Concurrent Resolution 1007 expressed support for country of origin labeling and asked the U.S. Congress to re-institute the practice. The measure’s sponsor, Steve Livermont, […]

HIV testing bill grudgingly approved


PIERRE, SD — A bill one lawmaker labeled “absolutely stupid” was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. At issue was HB1061, a bill that allows victims of sexual assault to request an HIV test of their alleged attacker. Rep. Tim Reed, R-Brookings, explained that South Dakota already has a broader statute for the request of testing by victims […]

Concealed carry in Capitol goes to House floor


PIERRE, SD — Backers of a bill that would allow concealed weapons to be carried in the Capitol said it would enhance the building’s security. That was the testimony heard in the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Sen. Jim Stalzer, R-Sioux Falls, said SB115 would allow the concealed carry of weapons in the Capitol except in the Supreme Court […]

Reporter shield law ready for governor’s signature


PIERRE, SD — On a vote of 33-1 the reporter shield law was endorsed Wednesday by the S.D. Senate. Having already been approved by the House on a 47-20 vote, it now goes to Gov. Kristi Noem for her signature. Noem called for the passage of a shield law in her State of the State address. In the Senate, bill […]

State & National News

HJC launches broad investigation into executive branch alleged power abuses The House Judiciary Committee, headed by Jarrold Nadler, sent 81 requests for documents to the White House in a probe of “possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power by President Trump and his administration” reported Nicholas Fandos of the New York Times. These requests “included the Trump Organization, […]

Carla Schweitzer, CNP, named Horizon Health Care Provider of the Year

HOWARD, SD – Horizon Health Care recently recognized Carla Schweitzer, CNP, as the Horizon Provider of the Year. This award is designed to recognize one medical or dental provider each year who embodies the spirit of care Horizon strives to provide its patients and communities. Selection is based on a number of items, including patient satisfaction, quality of care, service […]

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police arrest two, seize approximately 150 lbs. of Marijuana during traffic stop

Eagle Butte, SD – Officers from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement arrested two people and seized more than 140 pounds of marijuana yesterday on Highway 212 near Eagle Butte, South Dakota. At approximately 1:30 PM MST a CRST police officer performed a routine traffic stop of a commercially rented vehicle eastbound on highway 212. During the traffic stop […]


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