Avera Sister James Care Center and Avera Yankton Care Center recognized

Avera Sister James Care Center and Avera Yankton Care Center recently received the Excellence in Action award from My InnerView by National Research Corporation. This honor recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction … Read Article

City agrees to set aside funds for pool upgrades

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The Vermillion City Council approved a resolution that will provide for the accumulation of $500,000 of general fund reserve for the Prentis Pool expansion. This will be enabled through state statute 9-21-14.1, which allows setting aside up to $4 per $1,000 of assessed value of all … Read Article

Governor announces economic development grants

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today the award of nine grants, totaling close to $1.8 million, for economic development efforts in the state. The grants, which were approved last week by the Board of Economic Development, were awarded under the newly established Reinvestment Payment Program, Local Infrastructure Improvement Program, Economic Development … Read Article

Medicaid opportunities and challenges task force issues final report

The Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges Task Force’s meetings have concluded and the group has issued its final report to the Governor. “With any difficult decision, it is important to weigh the ‘pros and the cons’ of the choices available,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “The task force has done a fantastic … Read Article

USDA awards funds to improve conservation on agricultural lands

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of 33 Conservation Innovation Grants awarded to entities across the nation to develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate private lands conservation. Grant recipients will demonstrate innovative approaches to improve soil health, conserve energy, manage nutrients and enhance wildlife habitat in balance with … Read Article