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October 15, 2015
South Dakota approves polygamist group's water request
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota regulators approved a secretive polygamist group's request to draw water more quickly at its remote Black Hills compound even though the sect declined to provide many details about the number of people living there. The state Water Management Board...
October 15, 2015 - 5:03pm
October 14, 2015
SD regulators to revisit polygamists group's water request
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota regulators are set to revisit a polygamist group's application to draw water more quickly at its remote Black Hills compound. The Water Management Board is scheduled to consider the application Wednesday. The request faces opposition from nearby landowners. The...
October 14, 2015 - 12:25pm
September 16, 2015
Lead cuts in half amount of water lost from city system
LEAD (AP) — The city of Lead has over the past year cut in half the amount of water being lost from the municipal water system each month, but the mystery of the leaks isn't yet solved. A year ago, as much as 10 million gallons of water was being lost each month due to leaks...
September 16, 2015 - 1:01pm
August 29, 2015
Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth. The crew of National Park...
August 29, 2015 - 8:40pm
August 19, 2015
SD, Iowa soybean growers find common ground
South Dakota and Iowa have always been good neighbors. And now their soybean advocates are continuing the same tradition. Centering on water...
August 19, 2015 - 9:01pm
August 18, 2015
North Dakota judge grants hearing on federal water rule
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota has ordered a hearing on an effort to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters. Thirteen states led by North Dakota are challenging the rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection...
August 18, 2015 - 3:06pm
Study suggests link between nitrates, uranium contamination
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new study suggests that nitrates may play a key role in increasing uranium contamination in groundwater. The researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln estimate that nearly 2 million people in California and the Great Plains live over groundwater...
August 18, 2015 - 1:50pm
July 30, 2015
Attorney general signs letter asking EPA to delay water rule
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined counterparts and other officials in 30 other states in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay implementing a new federal water rule. Jackley signed a letter that was sent to the EPA and the Corps...
July 30, 2015 - 3:01pm
July 28, 2015
City of Pierre flushing some fire hydrants, water still safe
PIERRE (AP) — The city of Pierre is flushing fire hydrants in residential sectors on East Fourth Street. The city announced Monday that water flowing from taps may be discolored because of the flushing, but that it's still safe to drink. The city flushes the fire hydrants to...
July 28, 2015 - 4:04pm
July 10, 2015
OPINION: Water is for fighting
Speaking of wacky news items, New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan is accused of stealing water during California's prolonged drought. Actually, Tom Selleck was accused of that action. He isn't commissioner of the New York City Police, but he plays one on television —...
July 10, 2015 - 1:22pm
Grant County hog facility gets one state water permit
PIERRE – The developer of a pork complex planned for Grant County received a state well permit Thursday from the South Dakota Water Management Board. None of the past opponents intervened. Two weeks ago, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Grant County Board...
July 10, 2015 - 8:19am
July 9, 2015
South Dakota tells polygamists to bring details for water
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota regulators want more information from a secretive polygamist group before they decide on its request to draw water more quickly at its remote Black Hills compound. The state Water Management Board voted Thursday that the group needs to come back with...
July 9, 2015 - 4:50pm
South Dakota takes up polygamists' request for more water
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota regulators are taking up a polygamist group's request for more water at a remote compound. The regulators on Thursday said they would allow questions about the group's faith and background, despite a request from the group's attorney that those issues...
July 9, 2015 - 2:03pm
July 7, 2015
Polygamists want questions on faith quashed at water hearing
PIERRE (AP) — A polygamous sect seeking more water for its South Dakota compound wants to block discussion of its faith and member's personal details during a hearing with regulators. An attorney for the group argues the information isn't relevant to the application to the...
July 7, 2015 - 4:50pm
OPINION: The romance of viscosity
On Lake Oahe north of Pierre, there are times when the surface is so calm, so flat and so endless the water appears to be of a thickness more than water. I tried to explain that to some friends recently. Unfortunately, I used the comparison to butter, which sent them into fits of...
July 7, 2015 - 4:45pm