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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday May 03, 2020 ( 8 items )  

American Coalition for Ethanol: Administration Must Initiate a Plan to Aid Ethanol Producers Struggling to Survive the Catastrophic Economic Fallout of COVID-19
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 28 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings requested President Trump demonstrate his leadership in support of America's farmers and the renewable fuels industry by directing his Cabinet to provide a much-needed boost to ethanol producers and rural America in response to the mounting economic harm as a result of the sudden and severe drop in ethanol demand. "More than half of U.  more

American Coalition for Ethanol: Coalition Opposes API Petition on 2020 RFS Obligations
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 2 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: A coalition of ethanol and farm groups today sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing the American Petroleum Institute's recent petition requesting reconsideration of the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) final rule. API claims reconsideration of the 2020 RFS rule is necessary in light of the coalition's recent Tenth Circuit court victory that overturned small refinery exempt  more

Fund to Help Fellow Sanford Employees Grows to $1 Million
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 28 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health has a long history of providing help to those in need. Help to not only the patients it serves, but also the workers it employs. Decades ago, the health system implemented its Employee Crisis Fund. It's an opportunity for employees to make donations for co-workers facing difficulties. "We can provide a lifeline to them when they find themselves in an unpredictable situation," said Bobbie Tibbetts,  more

Libby Skarin Named Campaigns Director for ACLU of Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 28 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: Libby Skarin has been promoted to campaigns director for the ACLU of Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. In her new role, Skarin will be responsible for developing and implementing effective, non-partisan issue campaign strategies that will strengthen and defend civil liberties and civil rights throughout the tri-state region. Skarin will coordinate with and work alongside ACLU s  more

Sanford Chief Medical Officer: Don't Put Your Health on Hold
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 2 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: As the coronavirus conversation shifts to reopening society, we are looking ahead to what the "new normal" will look like. With that, there's a concern about the ripple effect this pandemic could have on people's overall health. That has medical leaders emphasizing an important message, including Sanford Health Chief Medical Officer Allison Suttle, M.D., during a Facebook Live Q&A on May 1. "We were all worried abou  more

Sanford Food Service Adds Grocery Items to Help Caregivers
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 28 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health director of nutrition and food services Teresa Beach is familiar with the stories out there about caregivers putting in long hours that are followed by a necessary but not particularly convenient stop at the grocery store. It's often part of the return trip to family life after a tough day at work. Anything that can make that trip smoother, safer and more efficient is a good thing. "'Pantry to go'   more

Sanford Health to Bring Antibody Testing to Patients
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 30 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health continues to lead during this unprecedented pandemic by bringing antibody testing to patients throughout the health system's geographic reach. Antibody testing is a new frontier in gathering data to better understand COVID-19. Sanford's laboratory in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has equipment in place to process antibody tests. Internal processes and trial runs are being finalized before the antibody   more

Sanford Health Unveils COVID-19 Home Monitoring Program
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 29 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health has a new way for patients who test positive for COVID-19 to manage their symptoms at home. Through the COVID home monitoring program, health care professionals will be able to keep close tabs on patients while they recover at home, said Khalin Dendy, M.D. Dr. Dendy is an internal medicine physician and medical director of informatics for Sanford Health's Bismarck, North Dakota, region. How the pr  more