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Three new appointees named to public defense board | Apr 03


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On today's update...

The new statewide Indigent Defense Commission is beginning to take shape. With the state in need of reform to public defense, board members say this is just the beginning.

Some South Dakota residents are skipping necessary medical care due to high costs, according to a recent national data analysis. A new Forbes report ranks South Dakota as the second most-expensive in the nation for medical care and insurance costs—at nearly $12,500 per year.

The debate around regulating pesticide use on farms faces a new legal decision. Last month, a Federal Court banned wide broadcast spraying of a weed killing pesticide called Dicamba—known for drifting to neighboring farms.

Two rural schools in northwestern South Dakota will close. The Camp Crook and Ludlow schools were the subject of a recent referendum for Harding County residents.

Taffy Howard is seeking a return to the statehouse after a brief absence. The former state representative is running for Senate in District 34.

An upcoming health conference is expected to draw 800 of South Dakota's future doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators. HOSA aims to immerse the next generation of health care workers in the reality of the job.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."