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Blizzard brings southwest N.D. to a crawl

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

An early spring blizzard brought life in busy southwest North Dakota to a crawl on Monday morning as the area was slammed with nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow and high winds following Sunday afternoon rains.

All area schools have been cancelled a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blizzard brings southwest N.D. to a crawl

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

An early spring blizzard brought life in busy southwest North Dakota to a crawl on Monday morning as the area was slammed with nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow and high winds following Sunday afternoon rains.

All area schools have been cancelled a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

$100,000 hit

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

CAPUTA — It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013.

Shawn and Kristy Freeland, of Caputa, are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends. They live with their daughters, Riley, 11, …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

$100,000 hit

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

CAPUTA — It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013.

Shawn and Kristy Freeland, of Caputa, are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends. They live with their daughters, Riley, 11, …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

FEMA approves $1 million for blizzard clean-up in Rapid City

March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — State officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award more than $1 million to the city of Rapid City for debris clean-up from an October blizzard.

Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones says the public-assistance f…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lowe: Governor’s October blizzard response showed weak leadership

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Joe Lowe, a Democrat who wants to run against Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, says the governor’s response to the early October blizzard in western South Dakota showed a lack of leadership.

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USDA expediting federal relief for Dakotas ranchers hit by blizzard

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expediting a farm bill provision that provides relief to South Dakota ranchers devastated by an early October blizzard.

The agency is responding with almost unprecedented speed after fi erce lob…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday.

“We hope the checks start to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Seminar will help ranchers affected by storm

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

HOT SPRINGS (AP) — SDSU Extension, Empower Coalition and South Dakota Department of Agriculture are putting on an educational seminar to help ranchers affected by the October 2013 blizzard.

The meeting and sponsored meal is planned for Feb. 20…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

I-29 reopens between Sioux Falls, Canada border

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Travel remains treacherous in eastern South Dakota and some schools are starting late after a weekend blizzard that tore through the region.

Officials early Monday reopened Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to the Canadian bord…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com