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The Big Picture: Drought Conditions In South Dakota Not As Severe As In 2012

According to the the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe conditions, and just under 5 percent is in the extreme category. While the dry, hot weather has taken its toll on crops, the state actually hasn’t seen record-setting conditions. With some recent rains, portions of South Dakota are finally starting to see some drought…

Xcel Energy Crews Continue To Do Repairs Following Storm, Thankful For No Ice In SE SD

Xcel Energy says they’re still cleaning up from the storm, but they say outages in southeast South Dakota could have been a lot worse. Xcel Energy Community Relations Manager Eric Pauli said pointing to a leaning power pole, “This is a prime example of cleaning up.” Xcel Energy says their crews are keeping busy, now responding to non-emergency calls that…

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Blizzard; the Origin and Frequency of the “White-Out”

The word blizzard is common in these parts, and there are even etymologists (those who study where words come from) who tracked the word’s early beginnings.  Many experts examined publications from all over the globe and found the earliest usage of the word was actually in a newspaper in Estherville, Iowa in 1870.  That’s pretty cool, and would make sense; it’s doubtful that it was coined by some sun soaked, beach-going novelist in Florida.