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Then and now: one year after the ice storm

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — One year ago, residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa woke up to a disaster.

The sound of tree branches falling like rain broke the nighttime silence as ice covered the region. Power was lost in cities and farms across …continue reading on dglobe.com

Then and now: one year after the ice storm

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — One year ago, residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa woke up to a disaster.

The sound of tree branches falling like rain broke the nighttime silence as ice covered the region. Power was lost in cities and farms across …continue reading on dglobe.com

Medical Reserve Corps to conduct immunization drill today

April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — A team of Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be at Worthington Middle School this morning to conduct a training drill and immunization clinic for sixth-grade students.

The exercise is in response to a new mandate requiring that …continue reading on dglobe.com

SD House panel kills 1 texting-driving ban, 1 remains

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are waging a battle over two proposals to ban texting while driving, with the issue of local control emerging as a deciding factor.

The House Transportation Committee voted 8-4 to defeat t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House passes texting ban; bill moves on to Senate

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House has passed a statewide texting ban.

Legislators have voted 53-17 in support of the measure. It would allow law enforcement to charge texting drivers a $25 fine if they’ve been pulled over for another violat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Congress to investigate rail safety

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns.
A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while one in the House will be Feb. 26.
Trains hauling…continue reading on dglobe.com

SD legislative panel passes statewide texting ban

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota House committee has approved a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving.

House Speaker Brian Gosch of Rapid City initially introduced a bill that sought to prevent local governments from passing and enforcin…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD legislative panel considers texting ban

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota House committee is considering a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving.

House Speaker Brian Gosch of Rapid City initially introduced a bill that sought to prevent local governments from passing and enforc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House Speaker proposes statewide texting ban

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — In a surprise move, South Dakota House Speaker Brian Gosch has proposed a statewide ban on texting while driving.

Gosh initially introduced a bill that sought to prevent local governments from imposing their own texting bans, whi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Senate won’t let locals ban dogs by breed

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday narrowly approved a measure that would forbid local governments from banning specific breeds of dogs.

Senators voted 19-16 to advance the measure to the House.

Supporters ar…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com