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RAPID CITY — While COVID-19, self-quarantines and social distancing have made it difficult for patients to visit their doctor, Monument Health has launched a system that brings the doctor to the patient, via telemedicine.

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(AP) — South Dakota health officials reported on Monday that they have confirmed 101 cases of COVID-19, more than doubling the number of cases since Thursday.

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(THE CONVERSATION) — You have a choice to make when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.

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(AP) — One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he’s already “here past the welcome.” A third, old enough to remember the aftermath of the 1918 flu epidemic, turns to her faith in challenging times.

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DEADWOOD — State health officials announced that two staff members at Saloon #10 in Deadwood have tested positive for COVID-19. Both workers reported working while ill with COVID symptoms.

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DEADWOOD — While making ends meet for two-legged members of the household might prove challenging these days, thanks to efforts by local shelters and businesses, meeting the nutritional needs of four-legged friends doesn’t have to fall by the wayside, either.

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers met into early Tuesday morning to pass temporary emergency measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but rejected key bills that would have given Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration the ability to shut down businesses.

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STURGIS — At kitchen tables and sewing rooms across the region, sewing enthusiasts are doing their part to support nurses and doctors on the front-line fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

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SPEARFISH — The Spearfish City Council is preparing for a variety of budgetary changes due to declining revenues caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

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RAPID CITY — During a time of crisis, many people want to help by supporting those in need. The most important thing you can do is to stay home if you can. Practicing social distancing can help us flatten the curve.

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DEADWOOD — Although county offices will remain staffed during normal business hours and business may be conducted online, by phone, or mail, the public is no longer allowed to enter the buildings to conduct business, save the courthouse, where it’s business as usual.

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BELLE FOURCHE — The Belle Fourche City Council held a special meeting Friday and decided not to move forward with a proposed ordinance that would declare a health emergency and set limits of public gatherings within the city.

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SPEARFISH — The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota grew by 22 since Saturday.

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SPEARFISH —According to the state’s COVID-19 resource website, covid.sd.gov, there are now 68 positive cases in the state.

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota cities across the state have moved to close restaurants and retail stores as Gov. Kristi Noem declines to bring severe restrictions on businesses, despite calls from health experts indicating such a move would curb the spread of COVID-19.

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SPEARFISH — Children picking up lunch from one of the Spearfish School District’s nine lunch pick-up sites saw a familiar character from a book.

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DEADWOOD — Although many business establishments in Deadwood are enduring tough times, they’re taking care of each other with a program that has already expanded since the short time ago it was instituted.

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SPEARFISH — Spearfish makeSPACE is filling a need and enlisting the creative skills of homebound community members to do it by launching a campaign to sew hand crafted masks for health care providers.

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In a move that has bewildered many CFPs, the CFP Board of Standards just took a giant step backward in transparency. It chose to no longer inform consumers searching for a CFP of advisors’ compensation models.