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OACOMA -- Work to replace a culvert on the Interstate 90 Business Loop east of Oacoma is scheduled to begin today, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Traffic on the I-90 Business Loop will be detoured to a gravel diversion during construction. Motorists should be aware of construction signing, suddenly slowing traffic, equipment and workers in the area. The prime contractor on this $803,000 project is Midwest Contracting LLC from Marshall, Minn. The estimated completion date is Oct. 31.
Mitchell paramedics get ready to transport motorcyclist Jay Prickett, 50, of Mitchell, to Avera Queen of Peace hospital after a 10:55 a.m. collision Monday at the corner of Third Avenue...
PIERRE -- The South Dakota awards for disability employment handed out Monday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard in the Capitol's rotunda came with good stories. The governor, whose parents were born deaf, told of people with disabilities who are successful in their jobs and their professions. And he spoke about business owners and disability-services professionals whose efforts make for better workplaces and opportunities.
That's the problem with remodeling. In trying to build his own Alpha House, Garry Trudeau says he has hit an immovable wall. The "Doonesbury" cartoonist has been on sabbatical this summer as he readies his Washington-based TV series, "Alpha House," one of the inaugural projects for Amazon Studios. That has meant a season of "Doonesbury Flashbacks" — a.k.a. reruns — on the comics page, with the comic strip's return originally slated for Labor Day.
PIERRE -- Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch announced today that Trudy Wastweet has been appointed Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Wastweet most recently served as national policy advisor for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and previously worked in the livestock industry as assistant executive director of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association.
Wow, what a 4-H year! I am so proud of the 4-Hers in Davison and Hanson counties for their successes this past 4-H year. They not only had a great showing at the State Fair, but State 4-H Horse Show, State 4-H Rodeo, State and National 4-H Shooting Sports competitions, State 4-H Dog Show, State 4-H Livestock Judging and the region Character Counts! talks at the Sioux Empire Fair as well. The Davison County Consumer Decision Making Judging Team placed first in the state at the State Fair and will be going to nationals at the Denver Stock Show in January. It goes on and on from there!
BROOKINGS -- Consumers visiting their local meat counter to purchase steaks and hamburgers for grilling over Labor Day weekend may have experienced some sticker shock over the price of beef and thought cattle producers must be making a lot of money. They would have been correct about the first part, but not the second, said Darrell Mark, Adjunct Professor of Economics at South Dakota State University.
Dear Heloise: I panicked when I read your column about the family photos that were being archived on flash drives. These drives are temporary, and eventually they will lose the pictures. The best method is to put them on a DVD and make two copies. This can be done from the flash drive, or you can transfer the photos to your computer and then make the DVDs. This will preserve your photos. -- Julie S., Bella Vista, Ark. The reader had put family photos on flash drives to give to many relatives. She was not necessarily "archiving" them.