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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
Louis A. Nolz
Francis V. Schaefer
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
March 17, 2012
26 years, $2 million, one conclusion: James floods
HURON -- Twenty-six years after Congress first authorized the work, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is wrapping up its flood control report for the James River in South Dakota. The corps' scientists, analysts and data experts have arrived at the same conclusion as those before...
March 17, 2012 - 8:30am
March 15, 2012
Mansfield will get help from James River district to convert water system
HURON -- The unincorporated community of Mansfield will get help from the James River Water Development District to build a new distribution system for drinking water. The James River district's board voted unanimously Thursday to provide $35,000 toward the estimated $160,700 cost...
March 15, 2012 - 10:35pm
Data shows James River unlikely to flood this year
HURON -- Data presented Thursday at a public meeting suggests the flood that poured down the James River in 2011 won't be repeated this year, unless weather conditions drastically change to very wet very fast. Brian Twombly, an Omaha-based official for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,...
March 15, 2012 - 10:31pm
February 21, 2012
James River water district manager resigns
HURON -- Embattled manager Darrell Raschke spent parts of Saturday and Sunday hauling boxes of personal materials from his office to his truck and at one point drew the attention of a trooper for the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Then Raschke resigned Monday morning from his $98,000...
February 21, 2012 - 6:57am
February 20, 2012
Embattled James River district manager resigns
HURON - The James River water development district's board of directors accepted the resignation of manager Darrell Raschke at a special board meeting this morning. The board spent approximately 45 minutes in an executive session and emerged briefly to approve the resignation....
February 20, 2012 - 12:27pm
February 17, 2012
James River: Push still on to split water development district
PIERRE -- Sen. Al Novstrup said Thursday he will continue pushing for the Legislature to dissolve the James River Water Development District...
February 17, 2012 - 12:36am
February 14, 2012
Watershed task force gets OK from Senate
PIERRE -- State senators agreed Monday that South Dakota needs a task force to study establishing regional watershed districts to deal with flooding and water management. The Senate voted 23-1 to establish the 14-member panel. Its work would terminate by Jan. 20, 2015. The legislation,...
February 14, 2012 - 11:09am
February 13, 2012
MERCER: For Legislature, dilemma of too much water rises
PIERRE -- One of South Dakota's biggest challenges in economic development these days is excess water. The Legislature, based on a worthwhile...
February 13, 2012 - 9:47am
February 8, 2012
Counties won't be able to break away from James River Water Development District
PIERRE -- Brown, Marshall and Spink counties must remain in the James River Water Development District, even though many of their county commissioners think it would be better to split away. An attempt to let them create a new district was rejected Tuesday at the Legislature. ...
February 8, 2012 - 4:52am
January 12, 2012
James River district board reins in manager, spending
PIERRE -- The James River Water Development District board voted Wednesday to accept the findings of a special state audit.
January 12, 2012 - 4:01am
Brown County panel seeks water management plan with river district
PIERRE -- Brown County Commission chairman Duane Sutton asked a big question Wednesday of the James River Water Development District board members: Do they want to be a partner in developing a Brown County water management plan? The board wasn't in a position to give a final answer,...
January 12, 2012 - 3:50am
January 4, 2012
Dog rescued from icy James River in Yankton
YANKTON (AP) -- Authorities say a dog that fell through thin ice on the James River at Yankton recovered quickly. The Yankton Search and Rescue team arrived at the scene within 15 minutes of getting the call late Monday morning. It took members about 25 minutes to get the dog named...
January 4, 2012 - 4:15pm
December 31, 2011
James River district failed to follow law on bids, audit finds
A draft report issued by the state Department of Legislative Audit shows the James River Water Development District approved contract work without open and competitive bidding, among other findings. The draft audit of 2009 and 2010 financial records was presented Dec.
December 31, 2011 - 7:08am
November 16, 2011
Brown County officials concerned about James River
ABERDEEN (AP) -- Brown County officials are concerned about the potential for spring flooding as the James River continues to flow above flood stage. According to media reports, the U.S. Geological Survey water level monitors at Columbia, Stratford and Ashton all show moderate levels...
November 16, 2011 - 5:17pm
October 14, 2011
Nuisance fish, silver carp, grows more common in James River
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department confirmed the presence of silver carp in the James River on Wednesday, the latest...
October 14, 2011 - 6:27am