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Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands
A Time Magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf resorts. It's fake.
Labor Department to review Obama-era rule that would expand overtime pay
Dakota Access security firm operated in ND without license, board says
348th Ave. bridge over I-90 closed after damage from over-height vehicle
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Legion baseball roundup: Tabor sweeps visiting Jags
Mitchell's Nelson improving on camp circuit
Dannenbring wins local youth golf event in Sioux Falls
Former Augie standout Schilling to coach Lancers
Miscues doom Post 18 against Brandon Valley
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Jane Kiner
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
OPINION: Infringing on your property rights
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Bob & Anna Graumann
Big Sioux River
April 23, 2017
Man's body pulled from Big Sioux River in South Dakota park
GARRETSON (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the body of a 19-year-old man who drowned in the Big Sioux River at Palisades State...
April 23, 2017 - 2:42pm
April 22, 2017
Groups work to clean up river in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Groups in South Dakota are trying to clean up the sediment and bacteria from farms, fields, neighborhoods and businesses that drain into the Big Sioux River and make it unsafe for activities such as swimming, kayaking and canoeing. The Argus Leader reported the...
April 22, 2017 - 10:24am
April 4, 2016
DOT to reconstruct Highway 115 south of Dell Rapids
DELL RAPIDS (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Transportation on Monday will begin an $8.3 million project to reconstruct Highway 115 and replace a bridge over the Big Sioux River south of Dell Rapids. Once the bridge is removed, traffic on Highway 115 from Centennial Place to...
April 4, 2016 - 1:28pm
February 29, 2016
Board votes to commit funds for more Big Sioux River testing
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A water district board has voted to commit funds for more genetic testing related to E. coli in the Big Sioux River. The river has been tagged for years as an "impaired water body" due to an overabundance of E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria. Swimming in the...
February 29, 2016 - 12:49pm
May 28, 2015
Sioux Falls adds pet waste stations in effort to clean river
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls has recently installed pet waste pickup stations in parks and along a bike trail as it tries to clean up the Big Sioux River. The Argus Leader reports 24 stations were installed that provide bags for dog owners. Funding comes from a $6,000 grant...
May 28, 2015 - 3:30pm
January 15, 2015
Big Sioux River selected for USDA 'high-impact' project
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The United States Department of Agriculture has selected a project dedicated to improving water quality in the Big Sioux River as one of its "high-impact" projects for 2015. The USDA says the 115 projects in the Regional Conservation Partnership Program will...
January 15, 2015 - 11:08am
September 11, 2014
SD delegation urges FEMA to quickly create new flood maps
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota congressional delegation is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a new flood map for Sioux Falls as soon as possible. The request comes after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a report that accredited a $65 million...
September 11, 2014 - 3:23pm
Sioux Falls wastewater spills into Big Sioux River
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officials say initial lab tests indicate that a wastewater spill into the Big Sioux River will not affect people or wildlife. Sioux Falls Public Works officials say they're continuing to monitor the river and expect more test results later in the week. The...
August 11, 2014 - 8:28am
June 20, 2014
I-29 expected to reopen between SD, Iowa later today
NORTH SIOUX CITY (AP) — National Guard soldiers and South Dakota Transportation workers are dismantling a levee across Interstate 29 that blocked traffic between Iowa and South Dakota. An Associated Press reporter on the scene says crews are removing the sandbags and other...
June 20, 2014 - 9:38am
June 19, 2014
Cities fight Big Sioux River flooding in 3 states
By Dirk Lammers and David Pitt SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Record Big Sioux River flooding prompted residents in three states to hurriedly prepare for the rising water Thursday, with people lining up for sandbags and moving museum artifacts and other items to higher ground. The...
June 19, 2014 - 10:10pm
I-29 bridge to be turned into a levee
By Dirk Lammers ELK POINT — Crews will turn an Interstate 29 exchange bridge into a makeshift levee in an effort to protect much of the town of North Sioux City from Big Sioux River flooding spurred by recent heavy rainfall, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday. But...
June 19, 2014 - 8:21am
May 26, 2014
Officials: Clean up Big Sioux River, Skunk Creek in Sioux Falls
To make the stretch of stream safe for swimming, livestock will be fenced out.
May 26, 2014 - 6:14am
May 5, 2014
Sioux Falls holding Big Sioux greenway clean-up
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls' public works and parks and recreation departments are holding a community-wide clean-up Saturday of the Big Sioux River greenway. Volunteers are encouraged to help pick up litter along the bike trail throughout Sioux Falls from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Those...
May 5, 2014 - 7:29am
September 9, 2013
Big Sioux River focus of Sioux Falls conference
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Big Sioux River is the focus of a conference in South Dakota's largest city. Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is hosting the Big Sioux River Water Summit from 3-7 p.m. Monday. He says the river is one of the things that makes the city beautiful — but it...
September 9, 2013 - 2:37pm
September 10, 2012
Volunteers clean up Big Sioux trash revealed by drought
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Volunteers have taken advantage of low water levels to clean up trash along the Big Sioux River in Sioux Falls. River flows are down because of the drought, and that has uncovered mountains of trash. About two dozen people helped clean a section of the river...
September 10, 2012 - 6:13am