Newsworthy


Methamphetamine's impact is devastating on people and families from all walks of life. The drug has an especially harmful grip on reservations. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Native Americans have the highest rate of meth use among any ethnic group in the country.


"The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House in downtown Sioux Falls has been open for nearly three weeks now, serving the homeless of South Dakota's largest city with resources to help people get back on their feet. 

The staff at Dudley House does all they can. Guests receive a bed and food, as well as information on jobs and resources for overcoming addictions."

Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls has a recovery coach present to help guests of the Bishop Dudley House on Tuesdays from 10AM to 2PM.


Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?

Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.



Employer Initiative partners Raven Industries, Lloyd Companies, Jeff Scherschligt of Howalt McDowell, Pam Homan of the Sioux Falls School District, and Brian Leyland-Jones of Avera Health were included in the list of 15 individuals, organizations, and businesses to watch in 2015! We are honored to partner with such influential individuals and organizations! 


Ten community organizations, including four in Minnesota and three each in North and South Dakota, have received Bush Prizes for their innovative and inclusive work.

The Bush Foundation awarded the prizes, which come with an unrestricted grant equal to 25 percent of the winning organization's prior budget, up to $500,000. The winners also get promotional support and materials.





Sometimes, when Mark Berdahl thinks about his son Nathan, who died Oct. 17, 2005, of a prescription-drug overdose, he indulges in a few what-ifs.

What if he and Nathan’s mother had been stricter with Nathan? What if they had been more lenient? What if they hadn’t delayed a discussion urging Nathan to separate from his friends?