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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A dominant health system in the Dakotas that bills itself as one of the largest health organizations in the country said Thursday it is making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all its employees, citing the spread of more contagious variants.

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SOUTH DAKOTA — The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country: It is seeing an alarming rise in cases because of a combination of the fast-spreading delta variant and stubborn resistance among many people to getting v…

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ABERDEEN (AP) — A federal judge in South Dakota on Monday criminally charged three members of the U.S. Marshals Service with contempt of court and obstructing justice after a dispute with a marshal who refused to disclose her COVID-19 vaccination status and removed prisoners from a courthouse.

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DEADWOOD — While Deadwood Rec Center patrons will now enjoy a “mask encouraged” policy, patrons frequenting city hall or the public library must still wear face coverings until the subject is reviewed again at the July 6 Deadwood City Commission meeting.

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The number of South Dakota residents receiving an initial dose of a COVID-19 vaccination has slowed dramatically in recent weeks, prompting medical experts and community leaders to turn to personal conversations to battle misinformation around getting a shot.

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(AP) — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in guidelines.

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SPEARFISH — When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, makeSPACE temporarily closed its physical doors to the public. After consultations with local hospitals and clinics, they realized there was an immediate need for cloth masks for healthcare workers and patients. By the end of March,…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

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DEADWOOD — Confidence in safe travel is up. Pent-up demand is high. Americans are planning trips and open to inspiration. South Dakota is top of mind nationally.