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At the Black Hills Forum and Press Club lunch on Friday, South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem insisted that change is a good thing.
 
That’s why she says she left the House Ag committee in favor of a group that looks at the country’s tax code. It’s an issue her challenger has hammered the incumbent on.
 
Representative Kristi Noem is up for re-election this November. Her challenger, Paula Hawks, criticized Noem’s decision to leave the House Ag committee for Ways and Means.
 

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Dr. Ranjit Koodali, USD Chemistry Professor and now Dean of the USD Graduate School joins us to discuss the latest in research around the country. Dr. K is the Public Relations Chair of the Sioux Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. He provides regular collection of science articles and is going to join Innovation once a month to talk about what’s happening around the country.

Today we discuss how Engineered Microbes make silver nanoparticles.

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Rapid City Stevens High School opens a new science wing this school year. It features eight state of the art science classrooms with chemical resistant floors and countertops. The space has separate teaching and lab areas. SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray toured the new wing and spoke with Rapid City Schools Facilities Manager Kumar Veluswamy. 

When you hear Robotic Surgery – you may think that a robot is doing the procedure – not so. Joining me is Dr. Brad Thaemert – he’s a general surgeon with Surgical Institute of South Dakota and also Dr. Molly Uhing – with Avera Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology. They joined me in the studio earlier this week and we begin with the explanation of what Robotic Surgery is.

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South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says the Sioux San Indian Health Service hospital in Rapid City will pass federal Medicaid and Medicare accreditation in September.  

Some IHS hospitals in South Dakota have struggled with accreditation and funding this year.

Noem took a  walkthrough Sioux San this week. She says the hospital has had its challenges with CMS accreditation.  She says funding could have been pulled this month but the deadline was pushed back.

Amendment R Opponent Disagrees With Proponents On Cost

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Amendment R recognizes technical institutes as constitutionally legitimized postsecondary education entities.
 
One critic of the constitutional amendment says Amendment R could cost the state money down the road.  But proponents disagree.

A week long investigation during the Sturgis Rally has led to several arrests for sex crimes.

Eight men are facing felony charges for attempting to solicit a minor over the internet. Local and state investigators worked together during the seven day investigation.

 Attorney General Marty Jackley says the arrests send a message that South Dakota is not the place for predators seeking to solicit minors.

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South Dakotans who don’t have insurance are more likely to skip cancer screenings. Figures from the South Dakota Department of Health show insurance status affects patients’ preventative care decisions.

Health leaders are examining cancer screening rates, and they say a stark division emerges when breaking down the numbers.

Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon leads South Dakota’s Department of Health. She says people without insurance receive fewer cancer screenings than people with health coverage.

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Members of the Barefoot Dance Studio in Rapid City are teaming up with other artists to teach the public about some of the First Ladies of the United States. “The First Ladies Performing Arts Walking Tour” takes place in downtown Rapid City tonight at select statues of the presidents.  The project has goals of both education and entertainment.

Shapeera Good Star is an instructor at the Barefoot Dance Studio. She says this year’s Team Camp summer group project was named by the girls involved.

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