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Sanford, Fairview Health announce plans to merge | Nov 15


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On today's update...

Republicans lost a seat in the state Senate, but still retain a super majority in the chamber. Senate leadership roles are forming for the incoming state legislature.

Sanford Health is announcing plans to merge with another regional health care provider. Sanford and Minnesota-based Fairview Health Services have signed a non-binding letter of intent to combine.

The results are in, and Sioux Falls seems poised to get a new meatpacking facility. That’s despite a major push to prevent it from coming.

Attorney General-Elect Marty Jackley has tabbed the next leader of the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Dan Satterlee will serve as the agency’s next director.

A three-mile course used to train South Dakota law enforcement officers has been renovated. The Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in Pierre was built around 20 years ago.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.