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Broadcaster Press 7 September 25, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Health Department Investigates Finally Attaining Legionnaires’ Disease Increase Tax Uniformity PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Department of Health is investigating 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease that have been reported in people who reside or traveled to Sioux Falls. All 14 cases were hospitalized and 1 died. The patients are ages 36-80 years, with a median age of 57 years. South Dakota typically sees between 8 and 15 case reports of Legionnaires’ disease each year. As of Sept. 20, 24 cases have been reported in the state this year, mirroring a national increase in cases. The Department continues to conduct in-depth interviews with patients to identify potential exposures and has notified healthcare providers in Sioux Falls of the increase in cases to aid in prompt diagnosis and treatment. Occurring more frequently in hot humid weather, Legionnaires’ disease is spread by inhaling the fine spray from water sources containing Legionella bacteria. It is not spread person to person or by consuming drinking water. Cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been associated with cooling towers (part of large air conditioning systems), decorative fountains or hot tubs in other states. “The Department has requested assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide additional resources to help us investigate this increase in cases,” said Dr. Joshua Clayton, state epidemiologist. “In addition to enhanced case investigations, CDC will assist us with environmental assessments and testing to identify water sources that may contain the Legionella bacteria. However, it is often the case that a single source may not be found.” In addition to case investigations and environmental assessments, CDC will be assisting the Department to provide an education program for businesses on the proper maintenance and operation of cooling towers, hot tubs and other water features. The Sioux Falls Health Department will be coordinating outreach to local businesses. “As with past public health concerns, we are ready to assist the South Dakota State Department of Health investigate Legionella cases and to help identify opportunities to reduce risk to this community,” said Sioux Falls Public Health Director Jill Franken. Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Most people exposed to Legionella bacteria don’t develop Legionnaires’ disease. People over the age of 50, smokers or those with certain medical conditions, including weakened immune systems, chronic lung disease or other chronic health conditions are at increased risk for Legionnaires’ disease. Symptoms include muscle aches, chills, shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite and coughing. These symptoms may be followed by high fever and pneumonia. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should see their healthcare provider. For more information visit: http:// doh.sd.gov/news/legionnaires.aspx New Biography Looks At First Lakota Congressman Benjamin Reifel PIERRE, S.D.—"Without Reservation: Benjamin Reifel and American Indian Acculturation” by Sean J. Flynn, professor at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, will be featured at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings, Sept. 20-23. The book is the latest original biography from the South Dakota State Historical Society. As the first Lakota to serve in the United States Congress, Benjamin (“Ben”) Reifel (1906–1990) made a career of straddling two distinct cultures. He was a bilingual member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota but often found his ideas challenged by American Indian activists. Throughout his life, he advocated that his people become self-reliant citizens, not by abandoning traditional values, but through education and integration. In the end, Reifel viewed himself as a modern Indian leader, versed in his native tongue and culture, college-educated and looking beyond reservation boundaries. “Flynn contributes to a neglected topic in American Indian studies— the lives of twentieth-century American Indians,” says Nancy Tystad Koupal, director of the South Dakota Historical Society Press. “He showcases the life of a man who prospered in the American mainstream without forsaking his racial identity, offering an alternative to depictions of American Indians as victims of 18th- and 19th-century conquest.” Throughout his earlier career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and in Congress during the 1960s, Reifel worked to bring economic success to the reservations and to South Dakota as a whole, dividing his time between agriculture policy and Indian affairs. A moderate-conservative Republican, he quickly rose to prominence on the House Appropriations Committee and, with Sen. Karl E. Mundt, is responsible for placement of the United States Geological Survey’s Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center near Sioux Falls. Flynn, a graduate of South Dakota State University, has served as professor of history at Dakota Wesleyan University since 1999. He is the recipient of the United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Teaching Excellence Award and the Clarke Award for Teaching Excellence. A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flynn is a descendant of the Lakota leader Spotted Tail. “Without Reservation” is available as a hardcover book for $29.95, plus shipping and tax. It can be ordered directly from the South Dakota Historical Society Press at sdhspress. com or by calling 605-773-6009. Follow the South Dakota Historical Society Press on Facebook (SDHS Press) and Twitter (@sdhspress) for more. By Gov. Dennis Daugaard This past week, legislators returned to Pierre for a special legislative session. I don’t call a special session lightly. During my two terms as governor I have called only one other during the summer of 2017, to deal with the non-meandered waters issue. The benefits have to greatly outweigh the costs and the time spent, and the issue must be pressing enough to warrant immediate action. This special session was the result of a decades-long effort by states to achieve tax fairness, and I’m proud South Dakota led the charge. Earlier this year, in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ruling that had allowed a state to require collection of sales tax by a retailer only if it had a physical presence in that state. That created an uneven playing field, requiring South Dakota’s brick-and-mortar Main Street businesses to collect sales tax, while many online retailers did not. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in our favor, however, we found ourselves in an ironic situation where every state but South Dakota could benefit from the decision. Because we had led the way on the litigation, an injunction imposed by our legislation prevented South Dakota from beginning to implement this change. Believing we should benefit from the national victory that we led, I called legislators to Pierre to consider a bill removing the injunction. On Wednesday, the Legislature overwhelmingly passed the measure. They also approved a proposal that will streamline collection of sales tax by requiring online “middle-men” like eBay, Etsy, and Amazon Marketplace to collect and remit sales tax on sales made using their platforms. As a state without an income tax that relies heavily on its sales and use tax, this is a substantial win. Our sales tax base will no longer be eroded by a shift to online sales, and we should even reclaim some of that eroded sales tax base. That will allow future state leaders to consider tax relief, or increases in for education, workforce, public safety, taking care of people, or other priorities. Perhaps more importantly, though, this is a victory for tax uniformity. Our local businesses have been faced with an unfair disadvantage, and now, finally, all who do business in our state will operate on a level playing field. Our Main Street businesses have always collected sales tax. They also employ our friends and neighbors, support our charities, and invest in our communities. We all appreciate the convenience and variety offered by e-commerce, but out-of-state sellers should not have a tax advantage over in-state sellers. This victory is the culmination of South Dakota’s efforts over decades. I voted on this issue when I was a state senator. Gov. Janklow, Gov. Rounds and many legislators prioritized this issue. Our congressional delegation also supported these efforts. I thank all who have played a part in this success. At last, we have finally leveled the playing field for all who do business in our state, and we’ve paved the way for any other state that wishes to do the same. Election Signs Not Allowed In Right Of Way PIERRE, S.D –The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way. “With election season coming up, election signs are showing up along the state’s roadways,” says Kristi Sandal, public information officer. “Illegal signs create a safety hazard and may distract motorists from seeing important regulatory or directional signing.” Illegally placed signs in the state’s right of way will be removed. DOT staff will attempt to contact the owner of the signs to pick them up. The use of right of way is reserved for official highway signage. All signs in the right of way that are not required for traffic control, as authorized by law (SDCL 31-28-14), are prohibited and will be removed. That includes both candidate and ballot-issue signs. Municipal ordinances regulating placement and removal of campaign signs within towns and cities do not have precedence over state jurisdiction and supervision of state highway rights of way within municipalities. Arrrrre you advertising in the Broadcaster? Watch the “treasure” pile up when you advertise in the Find the right job for you! Check Out The Broadcaster Help Wanted Section! 201 W Cherry Vermillion 624-4429 7 Acre Acreage with 1-1/2 Story – 4 bedroom Home At Phone: 624-4429 Fax: 624-2696 Thursday, October 18th at 4:00 pm CST Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 30th • Noon – 1pm & Wednesday, Oct. 3rd • 5 – 6pm Tuesday, October 9th • 6:00 PM OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, September 27th from 6-7pm Located: 45608 300th Street, Alcester, SD From Alcester: 1 mile North, 2 3/4 mile West OR from Beresford: 3 miles East on Hwy 46, 3 miles South, 1 mile East This acreage consists of a 4-bedroom home with 1 bath and 1,496 square feet of living space on the main floor. There is a large kitchen with built-in cabinets and nice pantry. Living room has gas fireplace and picture window. Rest of the main level has 2-bedrooms with closets, full bath and utility room. Upstairs is paritally finished with 2 more bedrooms and storage area. The home has a propane heater and water heater. Roof had new shingles 5 years ago. This property has 2 sheds, a great wind break and approximately a ½ acre of good farmland that would be a great spot for a garden. Property also has a 500 gallon propane tank. There is plenty of room for expansion, large garden, pets and livestock! Make your plans to attend one of our open houses or call Girard Auction for a viewing. Legal and correct acres to be determined by survey. Taxes will also be determined after the new buyer takes possession. TERMS: 10% nonrefundable down payment due day of auction with balance due on closing day of Nov 9, 2018. Title insurance & closing costs will be split between buyer and seller. Possession on closing. Taxes will be prorated to closing. Tom Freeburg, attorney is the closing agent. Auctioneers are acting as agents for the seller. DOUGLAS W JOHNSON – owner 201 W Cherry Vermillion, SD Nice Ranch Home w/Outbuildings on 2.38 Acres At Girard Auction & Land Brokers, Inc. (605) 267-2421 Toll Free: 1-866-531-6186 www.GirardAuction.com Marv Girard, BA; Ken Girard, CAI, AARE Broker; Mike Girard, CAI, BA; Scott Moore, BA Located: 800 Van Osdel Terrace, Mission Hill, SD Directions: From City Park (corner of S. Washington & Broadway) – 1-block West on Broadway, Turn South on S. Nichols Ave., follow curve onto Van Osdel for ¼ mile, located on North side of road. Legals: Lts 7&8 Blk 1 Van Osdels 3rd Addn AND Lts 3 Thru 6 Blk 1 Van Osdels 3rd Addn AND Lt 1 Outlot P Mission Hill Outlots, Town of Mission Hill, Yankton County. Here’s an opportunity to buy a very well-kept ranch home with tons of potential for expansion! This home was built in 1994 and has 1,080 sq. feet on both the main floor and basement. Main floor has large kitchen with built in cabinets and will include the fridge, oven & built in dishwasher. Open floor plan with the kitchen, dining area and living room. The rest of the main has 2-bedrooms with large closets, full bath and main floor laundry room. Downstairs is partially finished and could easily be converted into more bedrooms and living area. 3/4 Bath is also downstairs. This house has a BRAND-NEW Trane central air unit in the last 30 days, forced hot-air propane heat and an attached 2-car insulated garage. Very nice concrete driveway approaches the home. Home has steel roof and vinyl siding. This all sits on a beautiful 2.38 acres with tons of open grass, trees, and 4 small outbuildings. 2 large apple trees are right out the back door! This would make a great opportunity for someone looking to have a couple horses or build a nice outbuilding next to their residence! This home is less than 8 miles to the outer limits of Yankton and just 23 miles to Vermillion. With no neighbors behind or in front and a large lot in between the neighbor to the west; this is an extremely quiet neighborhood with a nice country feel. Make plans to attend one of the open houses or contact the auction company to set up a viewing. This auction will also feature a LARGE personal property auction, please visit the website for full details and several photos of the personal property. Terms: 10% nonrefundable down payment due day of auction with balance due on closing on November 19th, 2018. Title insurance and closing costs will be split 50/50 between buyer and seller. Yankton County Title will be the closing agent. Taxes will be prorated to day of closing. Possession on closing. Auctioneers are acting as agents for the seller. Taxes: $1,334.52 (includes all 3 legals) Willis Hauger Estate & Lois Hauger – Owners Girard Auction & Land Brokers, Inc. (605) 267-2421 Toll Free: 1-866-531-6186 www.GirardAuction.com Marv Girard, BA; Ken Girard, CAI, AARE Broker; Mike Girard, CAI, BA; Scott Moore, BA
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