North Dakota prison officials seek $2.5 million in virus aid

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota corrections officials are seeking up to $2.5 million in federal COVID-19 aid to give temporary pay increases to employees who are required to be in close contact with prisoners and others during the pandemic. The state’s top budget writer said Friday that other agencies whose workers cannot practice social distancing as part of their…

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Gov. Noem’s response to concerns over state hydroxychloroquine trial

PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem, alongside the Chief Medical Officer of Sanford Health, today responded to concerns over the state’s trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine. The governor says her office has been flooded with questions about the safety of the drug, and how the trial is being conducted. Doctor Allison Suttle of Sanford says the trial is to determine…

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Black Hills summer events plan on opening despite COVID-19

Wyoming made a historic decision this week, canceling several summer events, including Cheyenne Frontier Days. It’s the first time it won’t be held in 124-years. The Central States Fair, Black Hills Roundup and Days of Seventy Six are a few of the upcoming events that take place in the Black Hills, and despite Wyoming’s decision, are intent on opening. South Dakota…

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