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Parkston hosts mock car crash to highlight the dangers of distracted driving
Jury selection begins for child-murder trial
Avera Queen of Peace Foundation names new director
Hungry Dog owners attempt to ‘move on’ from drug charges
Fort Thompson man charged with child rape, abuse
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Wagner wins SESD tournament
Mitchell places 11th, 13th at state event
Tigers swept by Hastings
DWU teams blanked by Broncos
Both DWU squads finish 7th in Yankton
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Joseph J. Turnis
Timothy Edward Cokeley
Floyd "Buddy" Brodkorb
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
OPINION: This time for president, none of the above
Trump term-limit plan would be popular here
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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