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We're Open, We're Closed, Sioux Falls Business Adjust to COVID-19 Sioux Falls business owners are finding new ways to operate and still keep customers fed and supplied.

Detroit Lions Add Former Packer Geronimo Allison According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison.

Bowhunting Turkeys: Why I Don't Pass on Jakes During archery deer season in South Dakota, I pass shot opportunities on immature whitetail bucks in hopes of tagging an older / bigger one. However, during the state's archery turkey season, I won't hesitate to release an arrow on a jake. Why the two different mindsets?

Penn National Gaming announces furloughs, real estate moves Penn national has made several announcements, but the biggest is likely their furlough of 26,000 employees.

South Dakota reports 3 more coronavirus cases, for total of 8 - INFORUM The new cases, all men, range in age from their 40s to their 60s and are recovering at home. Only two had traveled in the past week.

South Dakota Sen. John Thune tests negative for COVID-19 South Dakota's other senator, Republican Mike Rounds, is self-isolating at his family farm following the vote on a $2.2 trillion fiscal package.

'It's like a sick experiment': Arizona lags behind as states urge residents to stay home For the last three weeks, 57-year-old Ann O'Connor has avoided leaving her home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a cancer survivor with asthma, she is considered high risk for severe illness, and she wants to do her part to stop the virus' rapid spread.

Rural internet's importance highlighted by coronavirus Seth Arndorfer, the CEO of DCN, which is owned by North Dakota's independent rural telecommunications companies, said internet usage on the member companies' systems increased by 10% to 40% during the first 10 days since people in the state were urged to stay home.

Coronavirus March 30: Developments across our region The number of reported deaths in Minnesota related to COVID-19 jumped to nine on Sunday, March 29, climbing by four.

SD Governor Kristi Noem Offering Emergency Bills South Dakota lawmakers will meet Monday for the final day of the 2020 legislative session. Noem also says she will sign a number of bills passed this year but hold off on spending until they get a better idea of state revenues…. The Governor also made four fairly minor veto's that legislators will vote on.

Cass County coronavirus cases reach 20 as Burgum urges North Dakotans to distance from others Seventeen patient are now hospitalized with the illness, and Burgum announced Friday a Cass County man in his 90s was the state's first fatality. A Mandan nursing home confirmed Saturday one of its residents tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a local hospital.

South Dakota Retailers assuring customers that supply chain remains intact - KNBN NewsCenter1 — In the midst of the retail supply fears because of the coronavirus, the South Dakota Retailers Association is assuring customers that the supply chain for food and sanitary supplies is intact. The SDRA says that plentiful supplies are available even though store shelves might be empty for the moment.

Feeding South Dakota consolidating food distribution - KNBN NewsCenter1 — In order to serve a rising number of people in need of food assistance, Feeding South Dakota will cancel all regularly scheduled neighborhood food distributions in Rapid City and Rapid Valley. Feeding South Dakota will instead replace the distribution method by incorporating one weekly distribution to be hold on Wednesday, April 1 from 10 A.M.

2 new cases in South Dakota, 30 total in state :Governor Noem held a press conference Tuesday morning at the State Capitol to update South Dakota on COVID-19. Noem announced that there a two additional positive cases of COVID-19, one in Beadle County and one in Brookings County. The state total is now at 30.

As virus spreads in South Dakota, cities weigh ‘patchwork’ of business closures - INFORUM The rising numbers of cases has put local leaders in a bind: should they hobble their local economies to fight an invisible, growing menace, or take more of a wait-and-see approach?

Trio of Aggies named equestrian All-Americans Go VIP - One Month for Only $1. Per Texas A&M athletics, three members of the Texas A&M Equestrian team earned National Collegiate Equestrian Association Ariat All-America Honors, the NCEA Selection Committee announced Friday.

COVID-19 continues to spread through South Dakota, Wyoming UPDATE People seeking information on COVID-19 should make sure it comes from verifiable, accurate sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control, the South Dakota Department of Health or the Wyoming Department of Health.

Unemployment Payments Skyrocket The South Dakota Labor Department is implementing unemployment insurance system improvements.

Coronavirus across the nation Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as they voted on ways to cover a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus punch to the economy. When South Dakota lawmakers convene Monday to consider 10 emergency bills, it won't be inside their familiar chambers.

In South Dakota, flood of new tests reveal dozens of new cases Cases not classified community spread means public health officials know where the diagnosed individual likely caught the disease, either from travel to highly infected areas outside the state or from contact with someone already diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.

Black River Bandits name February champs Dago won the men’s division, while Lightnin won the women's division.

South Dakota governor signs 'riot-boosting' penalties Kristi Noem signed a bill that revives the state's criminal and civil penalties for rioting and inciting a riot, the Republican governor's office said on March 24. Noem had told lawmakers months before the session began that she would revive the so-called "riot-boosting" penalties.

UPDATED: New order requires travelers to quarantine upon return to North Dakota Seven of the new cases come from Cass County, which now has the second most of any county in the state at 18. New cases have also been reported in Ward, Stark, Morton, Burleigh, Barnes, McLean, Mercer Mountrail, Divide and Sioux counties. However, Gov.

Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads - Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as they voted on ways to cover a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus punch to the economy. When South Dakota lawmakers convene Monday to consider 10 emergency bills, it won't be inside their familiar chambers.

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