Business briefs 01-12-21

Rauen promoted at Brookings Health System

BROOKINGS – Jaclyn Rauen, RN, was recently promoted to inpatient care nursing director at Brookings Health System, a new position the health system added due to growth and expansion.

As the inpatient care nursing director, Rauen will coordinate and manage all aspects of care for inpatient, ICU and swing bed patients at Brookings Hospital. She will work closely with physicians, nursing team members and ancillary departments within the health system to promote optimal patient outcomes. In addition, she will assume supervisory responsibilities for the inpatient care staff.

Rauen holds a master of science in nursing, nurse educator from Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha and a bachelor of science in nursing from South Dakota State University. 

She has more than 10 years of nursing experience, including seven years as a registered nurse at Brookings Health. She most recently served as Brookings Health System’s diabetic educator in addition to nursing duties on the inpatient care unit. She has also served as both a clinical and adjunct nursing instructor for SDSU.

For more information on job opportunities available Brookings Health System, visit

NorthWestern honors former legislator

SIOUX FALLS – NorthWestern Energy announced its new 58-megawatt natural gas plant near Huron, will be named The Bob Glanzer Generating Station in honor of the late South Dakota State Rep. Bob Glanzer.

Glanzer was a high school teacher and coach before becoming the manager of the South Dakota State Fair in 1975. He went on to a successful banking career, retiring in 2012.

In 2016 Glanzer was elected to the South Dakota House, a public service seat he held at the time of his death on April 3, 2020 at 74 from COVID-19 complications, Sen. Glanzer worked quietly in the background for community and economic development in the Huron-area, but was willing to accelerate his efforts and visibility when needed, noted NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe.

“We are proud to be a part of South Dakota, and to invest in the critical infrastructure that will meet South Dakota’s needs for many decades to come,” said Rowe. “We couldn’t do this without an exceptional partnership with South Dakota and with communities, including Huron. Bob Glanzer exemplified the spirit of partnership and getting good work done that makes South Dakota successful. ”

Glanzer’s wife, Penny, and his son, NorthWestern Energy Community Relations Manager Tom Glanzer, called the announcement humbling.


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