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South Dakota to shutdown down stretch of Interstate 29, Dakota Dunes residents asked to evacuate

Gov. Kristi Noem addresses area residents and reporters during an update on flooding in southeast South Dakota on Sunday. (Joe Sneve/The Dakota Scout) NORTH SIOUX CITY — Peak flood levels in the south...

Southeast SD flooding claims at least one life as focus shifts to Dakota Dunes

A flood-affected segment of Interstate 29 on June 21, 2024. (Courtesy of South Dakota Department of Transportation) Federal, state and local officials are focusing their efforts on a voluntary evacuat...

City of Sioux Falls urges residents to conserve water

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The City of Sioux Falls says the additional rain from overnight is placing a strain on the city’s wastewater collection and treatment systems. The city is asking...

31 years later, daughter wants answers about mother’s murder

Tonya Hertel is still looking for answers about her mother’s death 31 years ago. Monica Bercier Wickre went missing from Aberdeen in April 1993. Her body was found in the James River two months later....

Majority of tribes say they’ll skip Noem’s public safety summit, though some will attend

Gov. Kristi Noem, flanked by advisers and law enforcement officials, speaks on May 17, 2024, at the Capitol in Pierre. Visible from left to right around Noem are Tribal Relations Secretary David Flute...

Levee failure on Rock River in Iowa

ROCK VALLEY, IA (National Weather Service) — A levee breach on the Rock River caused flash flooding in Rock Valley, IA. Law enforcement and emergency management reported the breach just before 2...

Flooding in South Dakota prompts declaration emergency from Gov. Noem

Update: A news release from South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Saturday night clarified Wall Lake and Lake Vermillion are included in the water bodies where “no boating” orders are in place. The two ...

Strained wastewater systems, swollen rivers remain threats in flooded southeast SD

A car is partially submerged in a flooded area of Lincoln County on June 21, 2024. (Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office) Sioux Falls is asking area residents to limit their contributions...

Swan Lake cabin owners surrounded by water

VIBORG, S.D. (KELO) — When it comes to the widespread flooding, it seems like it’s the same story just different locations. One area that’s been hit hard is Swan Lake north of Viborg...