KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Snow Blankets The Region On May Day



Bookmark and Share

Sioux Falls saw its first May snowfall in almost 40 years, and the most snow since 1940. We may have been frustrated as snow covered the grass around the Sioux Empire, but other places got it much worse. One of them was Worthington, Minn.

Well Mother Nature has done it again. She sent us a winter storm during the spring. But this time it was on May Day, and we found residents of Worthington doing anything up spring like activities.

“We've got this here and snow in top of it, wonderful.  Just bring it on, we are having so much fun,” said Jim Eulberg, Director of Worthington Public Works.

Eulberg said the 3 to 4 inches of snowfall on Wednesday was the last thing he expected.

“Actually we were optimistic, we thought we were done so we put our sanders away,” said Eulberg.

Eulberg said this is his fourth month on the job and the accumulation is another addition to a long list of unlikely events he’s had to deal with.

“We had a couple of snow storms then an ice storm and more snow, so it's been an interesting introduction,” Eulberg said.

“It's May 1. We are supposed to be out delivering May Baskets. Not shoveling snow,” said Debbie Tams, Sioux Falls.

And that’s exactly what we found Tams doing. She was in Worthington to pick up her mom and sister and bring them to Sioux Falls for doctors' appointments. They were postponed yet again due to the weather and Tams said it’s just time for ‘spring time’ precipitation.

“Well I like the moisture because we need it, but I mean let it come in rain,” said Tams.

But for Hui Nguin, this spring winter storm doesn’t bother him one bit. He said he’s trying to stay optimistic.

“It’s a little cold, but what else can you do,” said Nguin.

But for Eulberg, the slushy streets and snow covered debris piles have his crews doing anything but their normal May street sweeping.
    
“When you're looking at the calendar, you're thinking this is the stuff we should be doing. Not dealing with ice storm damage and plowing,” said Eulberg.

Eulberg said he hopes all this snow melts fast and spring returns to stay. He said his crews have a lot of work to do that doesn't involve plowing snow.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Police Collect 3,500 Pounds Of Medication

Over the last two years, the Sioux Falls Police Department has collected 3,500 ...

Students Hold Fundraiser For Accident Victim  story with video

It's been nearly two weeks since A woman was killed and a 13-year-old boy was injured after ...

Small Plane Crashes Near Rapid City; No One Hurt

Officials say a small plane has crashed a few miles east of Rapid City but no injuries have been ...

Cast With A Cop Reels In New Record  Jul. 25

Police: Huron Man Passing Out Tainted Peaches  Jul. 25

Back To School Sales  story with video  Jul. 25

SD Gov. Concerned About Immigrant Placement  Jul. 25

Damaged Road In Western SD Won't Be Closed  Jul. 25

New State Forester Named For South Dakota  Jul. 25

Wessington Springs Tornado Fund Nears $150,000  Jul. 25

Obama Aide Says Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously  Jul. 25

Laura And Brian Preview This Weekend's Movies  story with video  Jul. 25

Annual FamilyFest Expects Crowd Of 20,000  story with video  Jul. 25

Pierre Library Director Says Fines Long Overdue  Jul. 25

Mines Students, Others Present Research In Pierre  Jul. 25

Survey Finds Support For Atlantic Salmon In Oahe  Jul. 25

Council Members Call For Alcohol Ban Now   story with video  Jul. 24

Local Business Helps Employee Battling Cancer  story with video  Jul. 24

"Flags In The Wind" On Display At Falls Park  Jul. 24

Project S.O.S. Gears Up for Free Distribution  story with video  Jul. 24

Sioux Falls City Hall Renovates Ground Floor  Jul. 24

Accidents Used As Lessons In Driver's Ed  story with video  Jul. 24

Insurers Owe $2,600 In Refunds In South Dakota  Jul. 24

Feds: Minn. Receives 173 Immigrant Children  Jul. 24

21 Unaccompanied Children Placed With SD Sponsors  Jul. 24

SD Museum, Collector Dispute Elvis' Broken Guitar  Jul. 24

Last Defendant Sentenced For Defrauding Programs  Jul. 24

Patterson Arraigned For Kidnapping, Assault  Jul. 24

A Second RAGBRAI Rider Has Died  Jul. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

Local Business Helps Employee Battling Cancer  story with video

Life can change in an instant and  local real ...

A Second RAGBRAI Rider Has Died

A RAGBRAI participant from Sioux City has been found dead in his ...

Patterson Arraigned For Kidnapping, Assault

The man accused of killing the son of Minnesota ...

Council Members Call For Alcohol Ban Now   story with video  Jul. 24

SD Gov. Concerned About Immigrant Placement  Jul. 25

14 Clear Lake Co-workers Claim $230,000 Jackpot  Jul. 24

Air Algerie Plane Disappears From Radar  Jul. 24

Police: Huron Man Passing Out Tainted Peaches  Jul. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Asfora Adult Open includes player from Scotland!  story with video

The Asfora/Clayton Adult Open Tennis Tournament began Friday night in ...

Snowfox coach excited about new facility  story with video

All eyes will be on Mitchell this weekend for the state swim meet. But Snowfox ...

Vikes open new era under Zimmer  story with video

The Mike Zimmer era is officially underway, wearing number 59, the new ...

Birds swept in St. Paul  Jul. 24

SF West wins Region 2-A title  story with video  Jul. 24

Chris Dixon is retiring from Indoor Football  story with video  Jul. 24

Brookings Bandits getting closer to goals  story with video  Jul. 24

Cowboys love the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo  story with video  Jul. 24

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top