De Smet man who raised concerns about hospital capacity dies after long battle with COVID-19

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — John Bjorkman, who spoke publicly about his battle with COVID-19 in September and October, died early Tuesday morning in Sioux Falls. 

Bjorkman spoke with KELOLAND News on September 28 about being transferred to a Marshall, Minnesota hospital for COVID-19 treatment. 

The Gettysburg School District, where Bjorkman was a former superintendent from 2003-2005, posted the news and condolences on its Facebook page.

In South Dakota, 330 people have died from COVID-19 as of Tuesday.

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