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Corps Says Missouri River Reservoirs Well Positioned for Spring Runoff

OMAHA, NEBRASKA (DRG News) A Corps of Engineers official says that despite above normal mountain snowpack, 2014 does not promise to bring flooding similar to 2011. Jody Farhat, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division in Omaha says as of March 7, the mountain snowpack was 127 percent of normal in the...
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Creation of a Business Improvement District and Occupancy Fee Being Considered in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Using the theme “It’s Time for Pierre to Move Forward”; city, chamber and economic development officials are working toward the possible creation of a Business Improvement District. The idea was introduced yesterday to the Pierre City Commission. If a Business Improvement District is enacted, it would result in an...
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Pierre P.D. Hires New Police Officer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new police officer has been added to the ranks of the Pierre Police Department.  Captain Dave Panzer of the Pierre P.D. says Officer Buckley Wright was hired to fill recent openings.  Wright is a Sioux City, Iowa native.  He started with the department on Monday and will spend...
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Lawmakers Seek Missouri River Flood Prep Details From Corps

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Federal lawmakers from states along the Upper Missouri River are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to disclose the steps it’s taking to prepare for potential spring floods. Mountain snowpack levels in the Missouri River basin so far this season are comparable to 2011, when flooding devastated hundreds of...
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