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Obama declares major disaster

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota on Monday after widespread flooding across the state, bringing federal aid to Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Pipestone counties.
The president’s declaration, which came …continue reading on dglobe.com

Diversion model open house set: Rosemount to host $2.6M design of project

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The public will have a chance to see a to-scale piece of the $1.8 billion metro-area diversion channel in action this month.
An open house is scheduled July 24 to view the diversion’s only physical model, with one caveat — it’s locat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Devils Lake to peak after 1-inch rise

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEVILS LAKE — Devils Lake is likely to rise another inch or so this summer before evaporation and releases from an outlet system lower the lake as much as 2 feet by winter.
The lake has a 50 percent chance of exceeding 1,453.5 feet above sea level…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Constructing culverts

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Several flooded SD roads reopen after repairs

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — State officials have opened more highways in southeastern South Dakota that have been closed the last few weeks due to flooding caused by heavy rains.

The state Transportation Department says Highway 46 and Highway 48 at the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mid-June storms hurt region’s farmers

June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Heavy rains across parts of the Upper Midwest June 14 to 16 ended the planting season for many farmers and threaten the fields of some others.

Two of the biggest trouble spots are in the Dickinson, N.D., area, where many fields won’t get planted…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

I-29 expected to reopen between SD, Iowa later today

June 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

NORTH SIOUX CITY (AP) — National Guard soldiers and South Dakota Transportation workers are dismantling a levee across Interstate 29 that blocked traffic between Iowa and South Dakota.

An Associated Press reporter on the scene says crews are r…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Branstad surveys NW Iowa flood damage

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten visited Rock Rapids Wednesday to survey the damage from Monday’s devastating storm that hit northwest Iowa. 

Branstad had i…continue reading on dglobe.com

Holy buckets

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Another round of severe weather pummeled southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa Monday afternoon, with funnel cloud sightings, hail, straightline winds and heavy downpours of rain reported across the region.

On the heels of torrent…continue reading on dglobe.com

Record rains bring flooding to Sioux Falls area

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Record rains are causing some flooding problems in the Sioux Falls area.

The Argus Leader reports that Sioux Falls already has received almost 10 inches of rain in June, or two inches above normal for the entire month.

Th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com