Get up and dance in Vermillion with VADO's First Fridays eventsThe Vermillion Area Dance Organization is hosting free dance parties for about an hour on Friday nights. The March 7 one offers some Irish music, but all you need to do is show up and shake your groove. Listen to this story. The series continues through June.
Vermillion eighth graders win state contest, need your help to fight carp
Students from Vermillion Middle School won the South Dakota portion of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow program, earning their school $20,000 in educational electronics. The scope of the problem they hope to solve is daunting, but they soldier on, searching for a way to stop invasive Asian carp species in the waters of the Missouri River. You can help them with a "like" on Facebook. Listen to this story.
Yankton tech teacher moved by statewide honor
Bret Johnson's taught career and tech-ed courses at Yankton High School for a decade. In January, his peers honored him with an accolade that gave him goose bumps. Listen to this story.
Passionate bicyclists will ride from Mount Rushmore to Sioux Falls
The second annual RASDAK, or Ride Across South Dakota, is set to begin June 8. Kasey Abbott, one of the event organizers, explains what it takes to complete this journey. The key is imagining that it's several shorter rides. Listen to this story. Learn more about the event or sign up!
New clinic on track for opening this month
The third floor of the Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion will be home to a new clinic that will help a medically under-served population get care. The clinic is under the direction of allPoints Health Services. CEO Brad Bertrand says things are moving along smoothly and on schedule for a Feb. 24 opening date. Listen to this story now.
Yankton County newest part of state to have 211 Helpline service
The 211 Helpline is currently gathering information for its service, soon to be in operation in Yankton County. Listen to this story.
Officials are hoping to get the word out widely to all South Dakota veterans about a financial bonus program for which they may be eligible. Veterans of the Gulf War or the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq may be eligible, according to John Fette who oversees the program in Pierre. Fette says active-duty service men and women may also be eligible for the bonus. Veterans and their families
Almost 80 million Americans are considered pre-diabetic. But that number can go down with small steps and education. That's the message of Susan Barnes, a diabetes education specialist with Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. Listen to Barnes' story. Learn more about Avera Sacred Heart Hospital's Dakota Diabetes Center.