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Congress asked to OK land swaps in Spearfish Canyon, near Custer State Park

South Dakota’s congressional delegation has introduced bills calling for a state-federal land swap that would allow the expansion of Custer State Park and the creation of a state park in Spearfish Canyon. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the Spearfish Canyon state park proposal during his State of the State speech in January. At that time, he […]

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Rosebud emergency department to reopen Friday

The emergency department at the Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital will reopen Friday, seven months after it was closed due to reports of poor conditions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the Rosebud emergency department could resume operations at the hospital that U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem recently called “by far the worst” within […]

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Rosebud IHS emergency room to reopen Friday after 7 months

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A shuttered emergency room at a government-run hospital on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation is reopening. The Argus Leader reports Chris Buchanan with the Indian Health Service told tribal officials the facility will reopen Friday. It’s been closed since December, in part because IHS struggled to maintain appropriate staffing levels. […]

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IHS leader testifies again before Congress

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Members of Congress on Tuesday questioned the longstanding staffing and management shortcomings that have led to poor health care services at government-run facilities caring for Native Americans across the country. The hearing in Washington of the House subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs focused on proposed legislation that […]

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Noem pushes forward on IHS accountability bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Kristi Noem hopes a piece of proposed legislation will serve as the first step to getting the federally operated Indian Health Service out of the hospital industry. “As I’ve said before, I believe IHS should get out of the hospital business,” Noem said at a legislative hearing in Washington, D.C. on […]

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