Expanding Healthcare Services, New Technology in Law Enforcement, and Juvenile Justice: An Update from Avera Health and the SD Attorney General’s Office

Digital investigation unit harnessing technology to solve cases

Today, we were thrilled to have guests from Avera Health and the South Dakota Attorney General’s office share their exciting news with us. Chief Nursing Officer Tamera Larsen-Engelkes announced that they will be expanding their women’s, children’s, and digestive health services. Meanwhile, Attorney General Marty Jackley discussed his successful legislative session and the reasons behind his office receiving funds to create a digital investigation unit and enhance technology use in law enforcement.

We also had a special guest joining us as our Dakota Political Junkie this week – Garrick Moritz from the Garretson Gazette. He delved into the controversy and compromise surrounding Senate Bill 201.

In addition to these fascinating discussions, we learned about an exciting new program aimed at helping women and trans musicians take their open mic performances to the next level. SDPB’s Jackie Hendry also previewed her upcoming “South Dakota Focus” episode on juvenile justice, sharing her hopeful outlook on this often overlooked issue.

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