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Gavins Point Will Briefly Reduce Water Releases to Reduce Chances of Missouri River Flooding

091319 532 Heavy rain has caused Flooding in southeastern South Dakota and closed schools for a second day today. There were also some who had to evacuate their homes. Mitchell, Dell Rapids, and Madison received more than 7 inches of rain over two days The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will briefly reduce water releases from Gavins Point Dam this weekend, then increase them later next week. The goal is to evacuate record-setting rainfall that has fallen this month across much of the upper

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Gavins Point Will Briefly Reduce Water Releases to Reduce Chances of Missouri River Flooding

Flooding Keeps Some Out of Their Homes in SE SD, Steve King Holds Final Town Hall Saturday

091319 504 Congressman Steve King has announced that he will host a town hall meeting in Sac County next Saturday, September 21st.. The town hall is open to the public and to the media. The Sac County town hall will be held in Wall Lake, Iowa at the Wall Lake Shelter House located at Fourth and Stuart Streets. The town hall will run from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. This will mark the 39th of the 39 town halls King has held in Iowa's Fourth District this year, beginning in January. Flooding from the

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Flooding Keeps Some Out of Their Homes in SE SD, Steve King Holds Final Town Hall Saturday

Flooding SE South Dakota Still Disrupting Homes, Schools

091319 432 Flooding from the torrential rain that's soaked much of southeastern South Dakota closed schools for a second day today submerged city streets and caused some to evacuate their homes. In Brandon, northeast of Sioux Falls, the heavy rain turned the local golf course into a lake. The cities of Mitchell, Dell Rapids and Madison have been hit especially hard with the area receiving more than 7 inches of rain over two days. Airbnb is offering its Open Homes Program to people who are

1 MIN2 days ago
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Flooding SE South Dakota Still Disrupting Homes, Schools

SE South Dakota Still Flooded, SC Water Had High Levels of Disinfection Byproduct

091319 404 Flooding from the torrential rain that's soaked much of southeastern South Dakota closed schools for a second day today submerged city streets and caused some to evacuate their homes. In Brandon, northeast of Sioux Falls, the heavy rain turned the local golf course into a lake. Portions of the 18-hole course and an office at the clubhouse were flooded. The cities of Mitchell, Dell Rapids and Madison have been hit especially hard with the area receiving more than 7 inches of rain over

1 MIN2 days ago
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SE South Dakota Still Flooded, SC Water Had High Levels of Disinfection Byproduct

Noon Newscast 9.19.19

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says high water levels from the Missouri River likely played into a drinking water violation in Sioux City involving disinfection byproducts. Samples collected mid-August at one of the city’s eight testing sites showed it was a little bit above the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for trihalomethanes. The city’s running average for that site for the last year is also above the standard. Julie Sievers is an environmental specialist senior with

3 MIN2 days ago
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Noon Newscast 9.19.19

Lawsuit Over Hog Farm-Related Pollution in Raccoon River Will Move Forward

091219 532 A lawsuit challenging Iowa's management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and streams will move forward. A judge has handed a significant victory to environmental groups. Judge Robert Hanson in a ruling filed yesterday said Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement and Food & Water Watch may proceed to trial. The groups say the state's policy of expanding hog farms and voluntary farm pollution controls is violating the rights of citizens to clean water in the Raccoon

1 MIN3 days ago
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Lawsuit Over Hog Farm-Related Pollution in Raccoon River Will Move Forward

Iowa Ranks 7th in the Nation for Obesity, 35 Percent of Population

091219 504 There are still evacuations going in Madison, South Dakota because of flooding. It has received 3 to 5 inches of rain in the latest storm. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says flooding closed a section of Interstate 90 near Mitchell. And in Sioux Falls, residents and business owners are cleaning up after destructive tornadoes and straight-line winds earlier this week. Crews today were removing fallen trees and debris. A new report has found Iowa has the seventh-highest obesity rate in

1 MIN3 days ago
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Iowa Ranks 7th in the Nation for Obesity, 35 Percent of Population

More Than a Third of Iowans Obese, Flooding Continues in SE South Dakota

091219 432 Sheriff's officials say flooding around Madison has caused some residents to evacuate. Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg urged people not to drive through Madison as crews were busy moving some people from the flooded area. It has received 3 to 5 inches of rain in the latest storm. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says flooding closed a section of Interstate 90 near Mitchell. Meanwhile, residents and business owners in Sioux Falls are dealing with the aftermath of destructive tornadoes

1 MIN3 days ago
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More Than a Third of Iowans Obese, Flooding Continues in SE South Dakota

Flooding Hits Southeast South Dakota, New Health Insurance Choice for Iowans

091219 404 The debate for 10 Democratic presidential candidates unfolds in Houston tonight, and here in Sioux City, there will be watch parties. The debate begins at 7 p.m., and watch parties will be held in support of candidates Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg and Cory Booker in Sioux City Flooding around Madison South Dakota has caused some residents to evacuate. The Lake County Sheriff urged people not to drive through Madison as crews were busy moving some people from the flooded area. It has

1 MIN3 days ago
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Flooding Hits Southeast South Dakota, New Health Insurance Choice for Iowans

Noon News 9.12.19: Democratic Debate, Court Cases and Deadly Crashes

The third Democratic Debate takes place tonight in Houston. Most of the gatherings are taking place at the local campaign headquarters of the candidates. Iowa’s Leitenant Governor visits Siouxland today. Hawarden-native Adam Gregg will be attending the Governor’s Volunteer Award Ceremony at Buena Vista University at two this afternoon. A man accused of stabbing his roommate to death in Sioux City last year has been convicted. Thirty-nine-year-old Elmi Said was found guilty of a lesser charge;

1 MIN4 days ago
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Noon News 9.12.19: Democratic Debate, Court Cases and Deadly Crashes

Latest Episodes

Gavins Point Will Briefly Reduce Water Releases to Reduce Chances of Missouri River Flooding

091319 532 Heavy rain has caused Flooding in southeastern South Dakota and closed schools for a second day today. There were also some who had to evacuate their homes. Mitchell, Dell Rapids, and Madison received more than 7 inches of rain over two days The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will briefly reduce water releases from Gavins Point Dam this weekend, then increase them later next week. The goal is to evacuate record-setting rainfall that has fallen this month across much of the upper

1 MIN2 days ago
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Gavins Point Will Briefly Reduce Water Releases to Reduce Chances of Missouri River Flooding

Flooding Keeps Some Out of Their Homes in SE SD, Steve King Holds Final Town Hall Saturday

091319 504 Congressman Steve King has announced that he will host a town hall meeting in Sac County next Saturday, September 21st.. The town hall is open to the public and to the media. The Sac County town hall will be held in Wall Lake, Iowa at the Wall Lake Shelter House located at Fourth and Stuart Streets. The town hall will run from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. This will mark the 39th of the 39 town halls King has held in Iowa's Fourth District this year, beginning in January. Flooding from the

1 MIN2 days ago
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Flooding Keeps Some Out of Their Homes in SE SD, Steve King Holds Final Town Hall Saturday

Flooding SE South Dakota Still Disrupting Homes, Schools

091319 432 Flooding from the torrential rain that's soaked much of southeastern South Dakota closed schools for a second day today submerged city streets and caused some to evacuate their homes. In Brandon, northeast of Sioux Falls, the heavy rain turned the local golf course into a lake. The cities of Mitchell, Dell Rapids and Madison have been hit especially hard with the area receiving more than 7 inches of rain over two days. Airbnb is offering its Open Homes Program to people who are

1 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Flooding SE South Dakota Still Disrupting Homes, Schools

SE South Dakota Still Flooded, SC Water Had High Levels of Disinfection Byproduct

091319 404 Flooding from the torrential rain that's soaked much of southeastern South Dakota closed schools for a second day today submerged city streets and caused some to evacuate their homes. In Brandon, northeast of Sioux Falls, the heavy rain turned the local golf course into a lake. Portions of the 18-hole course and an office at the clubhouse were flooded. The cities of Mitchell, Dell Rapids and Madison have been hit especially hard with the area receiving more than 7 inches of rain over

1 MIN2 days ago
Comments
SE South Dakota Still Flooded, SC Water Had High Levels of Disinfection Byproduct

Noon Newscast 9.19.19

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says high water levels from the Missouri River likely played into a drinking water violation in Sioux City involving disinfection byproducts. Samples collected mid-August at one of the city’s eight testing sites showed it was a little bit above the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for trihalomethanes. The city’s running average for that site for the last year is also above the standard. Julie Sievers is an environmental specialist senior with

3 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Noon Newscast 9.19.19

Lawsuit Over Hog Farm-Related Pollution in Raccoon River Will Move Forward

091219 532 A lawsuit challenging Iowa's management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and streams will move forward. A judge has handed a significant victory to environmental groups. Judge Robert Hanson in a ruling filed yesterday said Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement and Food & Water Watch may proceed to trial. The groups say the state's policy of expanding hog farms and voluntary farm pollution controls is violating the rights of citizens to clean water in the Raccoon

1 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Lawsuit Over Hog Farm-Related Pollution in Raccoon River Will Move Forward

Iowa Ranks 7th in the Nation for Obesity, 35 Percent of Population

091219 504 There are still evacuations going in Madison, South Dakota because of flooding. It has received 3 to 5 inches of rain in the latest storm. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says flooding closed a section of Interstate 90 near Mitchell. And in Sioux Falls, residents and business owners are cleaning up after destructive tornadoes and straight-line winds earlier this week. Crews today were removing fallen trees and debris. A new report has found Iowa has the seventh-highest obesity rate in

1 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Iowa Ranks 7th in the Nation for Obesity, 35 Percent of Population

More Than a Third of Iowans Obese, Flooding Continues in SE South Dakota

091219 432 Sheriff's officials say flooding around Madison has caused some residents to evacuate. Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg urged people not to drive through Madison as crews were busy moving some people from the flooded area. It has received 3 to 5 inches of rain in the latest storm. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says flooding closed a section of Interstate 90 near Mitchell. Meanwhile, residents and business owners in Sioux Falls are dealing with the aftermath of destructive tornadoes

1 MIN3 days ago
Comments
More Than a Third of Iowans Obese, Flooding Continues in SE South Dakota

Flooding Hits Southeast South Dakota, New Health Insurance Choice for Iowans

091219 404 The debate for 10 Democratic presidential candidates unfolds in Houston tonight, and here in Sioux City, there will be watch parties. The debate begins at 7 p.m., and watch parties will be held in support of candidates Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg and Cory Booker in Sioux City Flooding around Madison South Dakota has caused some residents to evacuate. The Lake County Sheriff urged people not to drive through Madison as crews were busy moving some people from the flooded area. It has

1 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Flooding Hits Southeast South Dakota, New Health Insurance Choice for Iowans

Noon News 9.12.19: Democratic Debate, Court Cases and Deadly Crashes

The third Democratic Debate takes place tonight in Houston. Most of the gatherings are taking place at the local campaign headquarters of the candidates. Iowa’s Leitenant Governor visits Siouxland today. Hawarden-native Adam Gregg will be attending the Governor’s Volunteer Award Ceremony at Buena Vista University at two this afternoon. A man accused of stabbing his roommate to death in Sioux City last year has been convicted. Thirty-nine-year-old Elmi Said was found guilty of a lesser charge;

1 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Noon News 9.12.19: Democratic Debate, Court Cases and Deadly Crashes

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