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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 7 items )  

Angus Foundation Announces Talon Youth Education Learning Program Intern, Host Ranch
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri, March 27 -- The American Angus Association issued the following news release: * * * - Chase Brinegar, Ottumwa, Iowa, will intern with Bar 69 Angus Ranch, Belle Fourche, South Dakota. * * * The Angus Foundation introduces Chase Brinegar, Ottumwa, Iowa, as one of the 2020 Talon Youth Education Learning Program Interns, which will give him the opportunity to have real-world cattle experience this summer. Brinegar will intern with Bar 69 Angus Ranch, Belle Fourche, South Da  more

Renewable Fuels Coalition Welcomes Administration's Decision Not to Seek Re-Hearing of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 26 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news on March 25: Ethanol and farm groups welcomed the Trump Administration's decision not to seek a re-hearing of a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that struck down certain small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. On Jan. 24, a panel of Tenth Circuit judges unanimously ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had vastly exceeded i  more

Sanford Health Launches In-House Testing for Coronavirus
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 24 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health has launched a test for the COVID-19 virus using an FDA-approved method under Emergency Use Authorization. Tests will be available at Sanford clinics and medical centers, and processed at the Sanford laboratory in Sioux Falls. Patients will receive results in 24-48 hours. To be tested, patients must meet high-risk criteria and have a physician order. The new Sanford testing capability will enable f  more

Sanford Health: Good Samaritan Focuses on Safety and Well-Being of Residents
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 23 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, officials with The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society have focused nearly all of their attention on COVID-19, since the novel virus targets the elderly. Because there's no cure, preventing exposure becomes crucial in limiting the spread. Safety for residents and workers "Eighty percent of the population has mild to no symptoms, making those individuals re  more

Sanford Health: Virtual Career Fair Helps Nurses Explore Sanford Jobs
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 25 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Job hunting during a global pandemic might be the last thing on your mind. In the health care field, however, finding dedicated employees is more important than ever. A virtual career fair, like the one Sanford Health is holding March 25, may be the answer for those looking for jobs. Diana Berkland is Sanford Health's vice president of nursing and clinical services. During a live Q&A, she expressed the necessity o  more

Sanford Health: Working Toward That World-Record Plank While Stuck at Home
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 25 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: It was the plank that could be seen around the world. After eight hours and 15 minutes, George Hood claimed a new Guinness World Record. The 62-year-old former Marine living in Illinois set the new planking record Feb. 15. A lot has happened since then surrounding the coronavirus. Many gyms, including Sanford Wellness Centers, have closed temporarily to protect the health and well-being of members and staff. But   more

Sanford Health: Worthington Company Plans to Make Millions of Face Shields
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, March 26 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: A family-owned manufacturing company in Worthington, Minn., has shifted operations to help keep caregivers safe in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. "We got our start over 50 years ago making twist ties for the baking industry," said Bedford Industries President Jay Milbrandt. Fifty years later, Bedford Industries has become a world leader in "bendable components"... but it's no stranger to the medical wor  more