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London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link
Black Hills business short on seasonal employees
Police search for sculpture stolen from downtown Sioux Falls
Musical park to come to South Dakota town of Lead
Officials to break ground on new South Dakota school
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
DWU drops two GPAC games
Foote, Bauder place 2nd at state meet
Ducks top Tea in season-opener
Inaugural Mitchell prep indoor meet set for Tuesday
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
Marjorie L. Huber
Barb K. Sydow-Houck
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
LETTER: Truth be told
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
March 11, 2015
Senators give final OK for river basin districts
PIERRE -- Legislation that creates a new system for water management in South Dakota, with local boards to be elected from nine major river basins, received final approval Wednesday from the state Senate. The next stop for SB 2 is the desk of Gov. Dennis Daugaard. He is expected...
March 11, 2015 - 8:04pm
February 25, 2015
Senate OKs adding drainage mediation
PIERRE -- South Dakota should offer mediation services for landowners who are in drainage disputes, the state Senate decided Wednesday. Senators voted 32-2 for the legislation. SB 3 now goes to the House of Representatives. The mediation program would be operated with the state...
February 25, 2015 - 7:08pm
February 20, 2015
Bipartisan coalition of senators give OK to river-basin approach on water
PIERRE — The state Senate approved a far-reaching plan Thursday establishing nine river basin councils to oversee water and drainage management throughout South Dakota. The legislation, which goes to the House of Representatives next, calls for a pilot project in the Vermillion...
February 20, 2015 - 1:03pm
February 17, 2015
Watershed task force's plans advance to Senate for debate
PIERRE — Two measures intended to help address drainage and flooding issues in South Dakota cleared their first tests Tuesday in the Legislature. A proposal to establish a voluntary mediation service for drainage disputes received unanimous endorsement from the Senate Agriculture...
February 17, 2015 - 8:54pm
November 24, 2014
Task force circles around river basin councils
PIERRE -- South Dakota would be organized into nine drainage basins, with councils of local residents elected to manage water issues in them, under a proposal that received unanimous approval from the Legislature's watershed task force Monday. Currently, each of the 66 county commissions...
November 24, 2014 - 8:55pm
Watershed task force suggests some possible directions on drainage
PIERRE — Members of South Dakota's watershed task force laid out several concepts Thursday that could help address some causes of rural flooding. The task force, manned primarily by current and former legislators, will meet again at a date yet to be determined for later September. The...
July 24, 2014 - 10:23pm
September 25, 2013
Davison County rejects Morris Equipment drainage permit, but move called ‘irrelevant’
The Davison County Drainage Board voted Tuesday night to deny a permit for a drainage project near an equipment dealership that recently opened in Mitchell — but that won’t stop the water from flowing. Morris Inc., a Fort Pierre-based company that owns Morris Equipment, recently...
September 25, 2013 - 10:29pm
August 31, 2013
LETTER: Accountability needed for local watershed damage
To the Editor: My wife, Helen, and I own land on the James River just south of Forestburg. It is the terminus of a watershed that drains parts of Beadle, Jerauld and Sanborn counties. It does not take a lot of ditch alteration to cause thousands of dollars in damage to downstream...
August 31, 2013 - 3:19pm
August 28, 2013
Drainage ordinance given final OK
In a 4-0 vote Tuesday at the courthouse in Mitchell, Davison County commissioners gave final approval to an updated drainage ordinance that will become effective 20 days after its publication. There were some concerns expressed. Commissioners Denny Kiner and Gerald Weiss said they...
August 28, 2013 - 3:31pm
April 23, 2013
Expert: Drainage solutions are complex
There are no simple answers to the state's drainage issues, said Chris Hay, an assistant professor and water management engineer at South Dakota State University, at Monday's meeting of the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force. The task force met at the Ramada Inn and Suites...
April 23, 2013 - 6:58am
State climatologist says weather changing more rapidly
South Dakota's climate has become more volatile and could make flooding and drainage issues more difficult to manage in the future, a climate...
April 23, 2013 - 6:28am
February 20, 2013
Future of drainage task force cloudy; Vehle's bill was nixed in Pierre
PIERRE -- If House Speaker Brian Gosch, R-Rapid City, has his way, the state's drainage task force will be scrapped. Gosch used a series of...
February 20, 2013 - 7:07am
February 18, 2013
Drainage bill sounds alarm in agriculture
An all-but-failed bill that would standardize drainage permits statewide has drawn the attention and anger of farmers like no bill she has ever...
February 18, 2013 - 8:03pm
November 14, 2012
Davison County Drainage Board switches meeting
Auditor Susan Kiepke said that due to a scheduling change, the Davison County Drainage Board will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the courthouse. The board regularly scheduled meeting was for Wednesday.
November 14, 2012 - 6:40am
August 1, 2012
Davison landowners petition for drainage repairs
Area landowners took the first step Tuesday toward repairing a long-standing, 2.7-mile-long drainage headache in Beulah and Lisbon townships. During the Davison County commissioners' regular Tuesday meeting at the courthouse in Mitchell, property owners Gregg and Fred Stahl,...
August 1, 2012 - 7:04am