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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday May 31, 2020 ( 8 items )  

2020 - 2021 Society for Protective Coatings Student Scholarship Recipients Announced
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 30 -- The Society for Protective Coatings issued the following news release: The Society for Protective Coatings is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 - 2021 college scholarship awards: Karan Bansal, North Dakota State University Serena Bauer, The University of Toledo Jessica Davison, University of Southern Mississippi Zoriana Demchuk, North Dakota State University Robert Giebel, The University of Akron Mykenzie Johnson, The University of Akron T  more

ALS Patient Can Now Make a Stand at Sanford Chamberlain
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 28 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Becky Holmes Rybak had not seen the world from a standing position in two years when she arose recently during a physical therapy session at the Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center. Her 11-year-old son ran the manual controls as Rybak began to rise with the aid of a device designed to give those who can't stand the opportunity to do just that. With what those aro  more

American Farmers, Ranchers, Food Workers Call for Better Worker Protections at Meatpacking Plants to Stop COVID-19 Outbreaks
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 29 -- The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union issued the following news release: The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents over 250,000 workers in meatpacking and food processing, joined with a diverse group of American farmers and ranchers from Dakota Rural Action (DRA), Northern Plains Resource Council, Western Colorado Alliance, and the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) to call on meatp  more

Associated General Contractors: Construction Employment Shrinks in 49 States and D.C. in April
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 25 -- Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey that finds that rising project cancellations are forcing many firms to furlough or terminate employees even as federal relief measures he  more

Renewable Fuels Association Thanks Governors' Biofuels Coalition for Renewable Fuels Aid Push
WASHINGTON, May 29 -- The Renewable Fuels Association issued the following news release: The Renewable Fuels Association thanked the Governors' Biofuels Coalition, led by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, for sending a letter to Senate and House leadership urging them to make sure emergency relief for the renewable fuels industry is included in the next COVID-19 stimulus package. In their letter, the governors express support for two recently introduced legisla  more

Sanford Health Plan Covers Genetic Testing for WISDOM Patients
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 30 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health Plan is now covering the costs of risk assessments and genetic testing for some women enrolled in a research study at Sanford Health that might help women determine how they should be screened for breast cancer based on their personal history. Since November 2017, Edith Sanford Breast Center, part of Sanford Health, has teamed up with other members of the Athena Breast Health Network to conduct the Wo  more

Sanford Health: Daughter Makes Hundreds of Face Masks in Memory of RN Mom
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 27 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: If she had tried, Amber Williams probably couldn't have thought of a more perfect tribute to her mother than the massive sewing project she took on after her mother's death. Williams credits the coronavirus pandemic as her inspiration. Because of visitor restrictions imposed by the pandemic, Williams was the lone family member by her mother's side in the hospital as her mother fought terminal pancreatic cancer for   more

Sanford Health: Pandemic Shows Good Samaritan, Sanford are Stronger Together
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 28 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: In a time of separation, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health are more connected than ever. The strength of the two health care organizations working as one has had profound benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strong on their own, the providers merged to create a wider reach, and more opportunities to provide first-class health care, in early 2019. Together, the organizations serve  more