Raw milk might carry warning labels, but decision could head to Legislature

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau The battle is moving to the Legislature over stronger sanitation standards for raw milk in South Dakota and health-warning messages on the bottles of it sold to consumers. The state Department of Agriculture received clearance from the Legislature’s rules review committee Tuesday for the … Read Article

Sanford School of Medicine’s Yankton campus recognized as innovation leader

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s (SSOM) Yankton Ambulatory Program was selected as a recipient of the 2013 GRMC Shining Star of Educational Innovation award. Sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), the honor was presented on Friday, Nov. 1, at the organization’s national meeting … Read Article

City agrees to invest in Vermillion Now! 2

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The City of Vermillion has signed on to become the lead investor in the second Vermillion Now! campaign. The city council pledged to contribute $100,000 a year for five years beginning in 2014 during their regular meeting Monday night. The money will be split evenly between … Read Article

Lecturer describes research of Holocaust camps

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net When Dr. Geoffrey P. Megargee first arrived to work at the United States Holocaust Museum in January 2000, experts estimated there were approximately 5,000-7,000 concentration camps in Europe during World War II. “I thought those were astounding numbers,” he said. “But the more we looked, the … Read Article