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BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD

November 7, 2018

AP-South Dakota stories for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12. 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, Nov. 10, and thereafter.


VERMILLION, S.D. — The University of South Dakota’s first medical residency program started in 1958 with four open spots. Without those four spots, Sioux Falls — and the state as a whole — likely wouldn’t have the strong medical workforce it boasts today. Currently, the USD Sanford School of Medicine is one of the top 10 schools in the nation for its local retention rates, and it all started with pathology. By Shelly Conlon, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1102 words.


MELLETTE, S.D. — Cody Carey has been through quite a bit his seven months of life. He was born April 4 to Samantha Hommel and Kyle Carey. Cody’s baptism was May 27, and the family celebrated at the home. But shortly after the happy occasion, a fire broke out. As they were busy getting their feet back under them after the fire, something gnawed at Hommel about Cody’s development. He was about three months old. He wasn’t hitting certain milestones at the same time his sister had and he wasn’t very active. By Kelda J.L. Pharris, Aberdeen American News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 562 words.

For use Monday, Nov. 12, and thereafter.


MANDERSON, S.D. — Congress could soon authorize the growing of hemp nationwide, but Alex White Plume isn’t waiting. The Manderson man signed a deal last year to sell his hemp to a Colorado company, and he grew his second crop for the company this summer. For White Plume, a Native American who lives on the Pine Ridge Reservation, it’s the culmination of a more than two-decade struggle to grow hemp as a cash crop. By Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 827 words.


MITCHELL, S.D. — All of it is possible due to the Smart Lab at the Mitchell Middle School, which is now fully implemented after receiving an additional $25,000 in grant money from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by Monsanto. Principal Justin Zajic started looking into replacing the industrial technology course last December and put together a committee involving the Mitchell Area Development Corporation, Toshiba, Muth Electric, Mitchell Technical Institute and other community members. By Sheila Slater, The Daily Republic. SENT IN ADVANCE: 508 words.

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