Forum focuses on women’s issues

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net True gender equality will never be reached unless people maintain an awareness of the issues it encompasses, several USD professors said Monday. “In the U.S., we’ve moved into this post-feminist era where people feel, ‘Feminism was important, but it did what it was supposed to do, … Read Article

Governor seeking interns for spring term

Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two spring 2014 Governor’s Office Internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from early January through May 2014. Governor’s office interns have the opportunity to work at the highest level of state government, learning about and preparing legislation to … Read Article

Nygren’s True Value celebrates 25 years

Nygren’s True Value (formerly Coast to Coast Hardware) has been in business since 1988. Nick and Judy Nygren have been owners for the past 25 years. Together with third generation owner Marty Nygren, they recently celebrated their 25-year grand reopening. In preparation for this celebration, Nygren’s True Value recently completed … Read Article

Red Road Gathering ‘Walk in Balance’ is Sept. 19-20 in Vermillion

The University of South Dakota Department of Addiction Studies announced today that the 24th annual Red Road Gathering, “Walk in Balance,” is Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20 at the National Guard Armory in Vermillion. The event provides participants with a compassionate healing environment through culturally-based information and support … Read Article

Sanford Health to implement mandatory employee influenza vaccination policy

Sanford Health announced today it plans to implement mandatory influenza vaccinations for all Sanford employees and physicians effective with the 2013-2014 influenza season. The organization made the decision in order to maximize patient safety and protect its employees against influenza. “This decision will protect our patients and also protect our … Read Article

United Way of Vermillion launches virtual volunteer center

Vermillion residents looking to give back now have a new tool to find volunteer opportunities in the community thanks to United Way of Vermillion’s new virtual volunteer center. The center, which can be found at http://unitedwayofvermillion.org/volunteer, will house opportunities from non-profits around the community and allow potential volunteers to browse … Read Article