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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem reported a relatively large haul of campaign cash this year as she vaulted to prominence in conservative circles nationwide for her hands-off approach to the pandemic.

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DEADWOOD — Boosted by both the Celebrity Hotel and Midnight Star being back on the books, Deadwood gaming numbers exploded in September, up nearly 20% compared to the same period in 2019, according to statistics released Wednesday by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming.

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BELLE FOURCHE –– With COVID-19 numbers continuing to increase in many Northern Hills communities, Belle Fourche decided Monday to return to virtual meetings for the foreseeable future.  

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota health officials confirmed Sunday that the state has reached the 100 mark in deaths due to complications from COVID-19 in October, with eight new fatalities in the last day.

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WESSINGTON SPRINGS (AP) — Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.

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BELLE FOURCHE –– In theory, distance learning seems like a safe alternative to face-to-face education during the COVID-19 pandemic conditions but in Belle Fourche, some students are struggling to keep up and some haven’t done a single assignment this year.   “At the start of this year, we al…

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LEAD — While at first blush, remote learning is a fine solution to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, delving deeper one will find it poses a unique challenge for teachers who are managing two classrooms – the one in front of them and the one popping up on their computer screens.

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LEAD — COVID continues to be part of the daily conversation in the Lead-Deadwood School District, as Tuesday school district officials talked numbers and a proposed state testing initiative.

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Realtors in South Dakota have seen a steady influx of people seeking more affordable housing and more personal freedoms by moving to South Dakota amid the pandemic, even as the state has seen a sharp rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

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DEADWOOD — Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) will largely go to upgrading technology to meet the ramped up distance learning demands of students and staff in the Lead-Deadwood School District, as Tuesday, the school board approved nearly $270,000 in CRF expenditures.  

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PIERRE — A virtual road trip to South Dakota helped draw journalists and travel writers to promote tourism in the state when the pandemic shut physical travel down.

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday blamed South Dakota’s recent surge in coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, even as the state saw a new high in the number of people hospitalized by the virus.

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STURGIS — The Sturgis Kiwanis Food Drive will change dramatically this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday announced the launch of a program to send up to $580 million in federal coronavirus aid to small businesses, health care providers and non-profit organizations.

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OPINION — The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a total of 10% of the World’s population has contracted coronavirus. While that is a staggering number, the converse is more sobering. If 10% have been infected, 90% of the population is still naïve to the virus and would have no m…

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A small hospital serving the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has sent two coronavirus patients to an out-of-state hospital in recent days, the tribe’s health department said Wednesday, even as South Dakota’s top health officials insist the state has plenty of hospital capacity …