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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday April 12, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Food & Water Watch: Midwest Family Farm Groups Want Aid to Get to People, Not Global Agribusiness
WASHINGTON, April 8 -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release: Family farm based organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota sent a letter to Congress calling for strong oversight of the recently passed COVID-19 aid package to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture disburses aid to people and rural communities, not global agribusiness firms that reaped tens of millions of dollars from recent trade-aid payments. In the letter, the Campaign for Family Farms  more

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: Midwest Family Farm Groups Want Aid to Get to People, Not Global Agribusiness
WASHINGTON, April 8 -- The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy issued the following news release: Family farm based organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota sent a letter to Congress calling for strong oversight of the recently passed COVID-19 aid package to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disburses aid to people and rural communities, not global agribusiness firms that reaped tens of millions of dollars from recent trade-aid payments. In the letter,   more

Missouri River Energy Services and WMMPA Annual Meeting Updates
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 9 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: As reported earlier, MRES has cancelled the in-person Annual Meetings of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA), scheduled for May 6-7, 2020 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Abbreviated versions of the MRES and WMMPA Annual Meetings will be held concurrently via webinar on Wednesday, May 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Draft agendas for both me  more

Missouri River Energy Services: WMMPA Purchases Marshall, Minn., Wind Farm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 9 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: The Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA) on March 31, 2020, executed agreements to purchase the Marshall Wind Farm, comprised of nine 2.1 megawatt (MW) wind turbine generators located near Marshall. The project has a total generation capacity of 18.9 MW. For the past 12 years, the output of the Marshall Wind Farm has been purchased by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) as a cl  more

Sanford Health: COVID-19 FAQs - Are Pregnant Women 'High Risk'?
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 7 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Doctors and medical researchers are still learning about the effects of this new virus on pregnancy. Interim guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released March 16 address coronavirus and pregnancy, breastfeeding and potential risks to mom or baby. Recommendations from the CDC and Sanford Health say pregnant women may be considered at a higher risk for COVID-19. Currently, scientists   more

Sanford Health: COVID-19 FAQs - Do We Need to Wear Face Masks?
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 7 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: If you have to go to the grocery store, pharmacy or anywhere else where social distancing is tough, the CDC now recommends wearing a mask. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines for wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. They're now recommended for anyone in public settings where staying 6 feet away from others is more difficult, especially where significant community spr  more

Sanford Health: Support Your Immune System During COVID-19 Pandemic
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 7 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: The COVID-19 virus can hit people with a weakened immune system harder. That fact may leave even people with healthy immunity levels wondering: Is there any way to boost your immune system while sheltering in place because of the coronavirus? The short answer is no, there's no quick fix to boost your immune system. But you can support it over time. The role of your diet Lizzie Kasparek is the sports dietician wi  more

Society of Professional Journalists: Region 6 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners Announced
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 7 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the best collegiate journalism in Region 6 with 2019 Mark of Excellence Awards winners. SPJ's Region 6 comprises Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional MOE winners from the 12 SPJ regions. Regional winners would normally be recognized at regional conferen  more