Agriculture

Winner Mourns 16-Year-Old Boy Killed In Farm Accident

The town of Winner is mourning a 16-year-old boy who died after a farm accident.    School Superintendent Bruce Carrier says counselors and ministers were made available to students Wednesday and Thursday, after junior Taylor Watzel died Wednesday after becoming trapped in a grain bin the day before.    Watzel was a lineman and linebacker on the high school football team. The team displayed his No. 66 jersey on the sideline during a Thursday win over Jones County/White River. Fans also signed a large poster in his memory, and a moment of silence was held before kickoff.    Mason Funeral Home says funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday in the Winner Armory. continue reading ›

One Computer That Controls The Big Sioux River

Starting in southern portions of Roberts Country and flowing 419 miles south, the Big Sioux River is important to portions of Eastern South Dakota as well as Southwestern Minnesota.As it passes through Sioux Falls, it used for everything from recreational use to drinking water and irrigating lawns and is controlled by one computer. continue reading ›

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