Back to school immunizations

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PIERRE, S.D. – Parents of pre-teens and college freshmen should check their kids’ immunizations before the school year starts, says a state health official. 
“Parents should know that babies and toddlers aren’t the only ones who need immunizations,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the Department of Health.
Kightlinger said college freshmen living in dorms and unvaccinated…

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Two killed in auto accident near Martin

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Two people died and two others received life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 18 about two miles west of Martin on Monday, Aug. 20.
Marvin Poorbear, 44, of Springfield, S.D., was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado east and traveled too far to the right of the roadway. He lost control of the vehicle, which rolled. Poorbear was wearing a seatbelt and remained in the…

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