BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD
AP-South Dakota stories for July 14 and July 16. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 605-332-3111.
For use Saturday, July 14, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-RURAL MATERNITY CARE
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —A research from the University of Minnesota has found that mothers in rural South Dakota face one of the biggest provider gaps in the country when it comes to finding a hospital with doctors trained to treat pregnancy and birth. The Argus Leader reports that infant mortality rates continue to haunt South Dakota as its only medical school sends young aspiring OB-GYNs elsewhere to finish their training. Physicians have responded by taking an active role in training and improving rural maternity care. By Patrick Anderson, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,510 words.
ABERDEEN, S.D. —An Aberdeen clinic is keeping children’s communication skills developing while schools are out for the summer. The Avera St. Luke’s Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic operates out of the Avera Therapy Center and is open to any child, preschool age on up. The clinic is a summer secondary support program to complement school-year assistance. By Kelda J.L. Pharris, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 425 words.
For use Monday, July 16, and thereafter.
RAPID CITY, S.D. —A new glamour camping resort has opened in the Black Hills. Under Canvas Mount Rushmore joins four other camps currently operated by Bozeman, Montana, based Under Canvas. The Black Hills’ first glamping resort opened last month near Keystone. By Jim Holland, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 808 words.
SPEARFISH —Nearly a dozen couples volunteer for the summer at the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish. Volunteers this summer include Randy and Sandy Reed, retired eighth-grade science teachers who are originally from Michigan and spent the last 10 years in South Carolina; and Jerry Gilbert and Jan Green, who spent most of their married life in West Virginia. By Kaija Swisher, Black Hills Pioneer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,256 words.