News

Big Sioux River Falling; Interstate To Reopen

Big Sioux River Falling; Interstate To Reopen

Big Sioux River at flood Photo: WNAX

The Big Sioux River has crested, and water levels are falling. State Emergency Management officials says they hope to have Interstate 29 reopened later this afternoon.
Todd Heitkamp at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says pressure came off the river yesterday……….

Heitkamp says the flood stage fell short of the record…………

There will be more thunderstorms this weekend, but Heitkamp says those should not have an impact on the river level…………

.

Crews are now working to remove the protective measures installed to prevent flooding in and near North Sioux City, McCook Lake and Dakota Dunes.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Financial Report Released

money pile

The South Dakota Bureau of Finance and Management has released the states comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2014.

in Local

Wait On For Revenue Numbers

South Dakota Capitol

South Dakota lawmakers are back in Pierre today (Tuesday) to start the last nine days of the main run of the 2015 session.

in Local

Ag Land Use Study Killed

money farm

A bill that would have set up a committee to study the actual use of ag land in South Dakota was killed on the Senate floor.

in Local

Report: Government Programs Helping Poor

money one hundred dollar bill

A new report shows that government programs have been effective in helping families with children out of poverty.

in Local

Rustling Laws Considered

handcuffs

Getting caught stealing a horse was a serious crime in the old west.