Category Archives: South Dakota

Medtronic pays $9.2M to settle South Dakota kickback case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Minnesota-based Medtronic has agreed to pay $9.2 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to a South Dakota neurosurgeon and failed to accurately report them, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. The settlement resolves allegations that Medtronic paid for more than 100 social events at a restaurant owned by… Read More »

Seventh COVID death reported in Hughes County

Also, a seventh person has died in Hughes County as a result of COVID-19, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.  As of Thursday afternoon, there are 165 active cases in Hughes County, while the community spread level remains at “substantial.” Seven new confirmed cases and one new probable case were reported today. The… Read More »