2020-01-30

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Suicide prevention plan launched by SD Department of

The Department of Health has launched South Dakota’s first, comprehensive plan since 2013 to reduce suicide deaths. Over the past decade, South Dakota’s suicide rates rose by nearly 40 percent. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 15-34. “We know all too well that South Dakota is not immune from the devastation brought about by suicide,” […]

Old snowfall and moisture records blown away in 2019

It’s official. 2019 was snowy and wet. That statement probably doesn’t need any verification to the heartlanders who lived through it, but the recorded observations from Pollock whether observers Dale and Donna Meyer do provide that verification. The year broke two records, and 2019 is now both the snowiest year on record and the wettest year on record. The new […]

Social Security is launching new campaign to fight scammers

The Social Security Administration has launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul. Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social […]

Herreid School Bd. accepts resignation

The Herreid School Board moved to accept the resignation of Business Manager Lukus Leidholt following a very short executive session (public and press excluded) at their regular school board meeting on Jan. 14. His resignation letter had not been presented to the board during their regular session. His resignation is effective at the end of the current school year on […]

Community blood drive in Herreid brings in 18 volunteers

The Herreid community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Jan. 16 at Herreid Community Center which helped collect a total of 20 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 18 individuals volunteered to donate blood, and 17 individuals were able to donate. A total of three donors also came forward to […]

The Prairie Doc

Saved from a Peritonsillar Abscess

I came down with an unrelenting sore throat about 15-20 years ago. For years I have tried to be discreet in prescribing antibiotics in most of my patients, for fear of causing resistance in bacteria to the antibiotics. I did for me what I did for most of my patients, which was to avoid the antibiotics. However, after a week […]

Made With Love


I am sharing more lower calorie recipes this week. Enjoy! Sausage Tortilla Breakfast Bake 8 Ounces bulk lean turkey breakfast sausage 1/2 Cup canned diced tomatoes and green chiles 6 Corn tortillas (6 inches) 1/2 Cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1/4 Cup shredded pepper jack cheese 2 Green onions, chopped 6 Large eggs 3/4 Cup fat-free milk 3/4 tsp. Paprika […]

College Notes

Bismarck State College The President’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2019 semester at Bismarck State College was recently released. Semester at Bismarck State College. Local students named to the list include: Pollock Alex Vander Vorste Northern State University Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester. Students who have earned at least […]

Honors recital

James Vander Vorst of Rapid City recently qualified for a high school honors recital at SDSU. Students from South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa were among the 25 students chosen through auditions. James performed an Italian song entitled Lungi dal Caro Bene and was accompanied by his voice instructor, Dr. Charles Canaan. James is the son of Grant (Teresita) Vander Vorst […]