BC-SD--South Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, SD
AP-South Dakota stories for Oct. 6 and Oct. 8. 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, Oct. 6, and thereafter.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It all started when Lance Allen’s co-workers insisted he had a twin. The 45-year-old Sioux Falls resident had taken a job at Aprima Medical Software, where he sold electronic health records software. He kept hearing about another sales executive in Florida and how much the two were alike. Allen finally met Mike Alfieri at a national sales meeting two years ago and realized what all the fuss was about. They quickly became friends. Allen learned that Alfieri had been struggling with kidney failure for some time, so he decided he wanted to donate a kidney. By Trevor Mitchell, The Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1117 words.
DEADWOOD, S.D. — Jim Phillips thrives on physical challenges. He celebrated his 70th birthday in 2016 by swimming laps for 12 hours at the Deadwood Recreational Center where he is a lifeguard and swimming instructor. This summer, he topped that by swimming 26.61 miles in 23 lakes in the Black Hills. Initially, he planned to swim in 10. Then he joined forces with Mike Runge, 45, and the duo swam in 23 lakes between May 21 and Sept. 8. By Tanya Manus, The Rapid City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 842 words.
For use Monday, Oct. 8, and thereafter.
VERMILLION, S.D. — Local interest in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers pretty much begins and ends with former South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler, whose exploits in the CFL have proven to be far more compelling than whether his team wins or loses. During a recent bye-week visit to the DakotaDome, where Streveler helped usher in the Bob Nielson era with a bang over two seasons, he got a chance to get in several workouts and catch up with his former coaches and teammates. Streveler signed with Winnipeg as a free agent last May after not drawing serious interest from the NFL despite putting together an All-American season at USD, where he showed himself to be an excellent passer and an off-the-charts runner. By Mick Garry, Argus Leader. SENT IN ADVANCE: 854 words.
EXCHANGE-BUILDING FOR BUILDINGS
YANKTON, S.D. — So far, the Career & Manufacturing Technical Education Academy’s (or RTEC) newest building is functioning exactly as it should. The pre-engineered metal building located behind the facility has been used since the beginning of the year, but its main purpose of acting as space for Bret Johnson’s Intro to Building Trades class at Yankton High School to construct a house began with the school year last month. Johnson said he couldn’t have been happier with how things are going. By Reilly Biel, Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 567 words.