Officials in Brookings County are preparing for flooding that's expected to begin this weekend. 

Bob Hill is the county's director of emergency management. Hill says officials from the State Emergency Operations Center have produced maps for three communities. 

"The City of Brookings - they have the Sixmile Creek that comes down from the north and they also have the Big Sioux River right on the edge of it. The City of Volga, which sits not too far from the Big Sioux River. And then, we've got the City of Bruce, which also sits on the Big Sioux River." 

Army Corps Will Change Basin Runoff Forecast

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After intense flooding in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adjusted release rates from Gavins Point Dam.

John Remus is the Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.

He says releases have decreased over the day Tuesday and are planned to be adjusted again on Wednesday.

Officials reduced releases at Gavins Point to 28,000 cubic feet per second at 6 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday.


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Last week's winter storm shut down parts of Rapid City. However, Mayor Steve Allender says the city fared better than parts of southeastern South Dakota.

Chris Laughery

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The Bush Foundation announces 24 visionary leaders selected as the 2019 Bush Fellows. Today we meet the South Dakota Bush Fellows Sarah Pierce and Michaela Seiber.

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Aberdeen received large amounts of snow last week in the midst of hosting a state basketball tournament. However, the city missed out on the rain that affected southeastern South Dakota.

Aberdeen Mayor Mike Levsen says the city should be able to avoid flooding problems if there's a slow melt of the remaining snow.

Sioux Falls Prepares For More Flooding

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Like many places in South Dakota, Sioux Falls is still recovering from last week's storm which brought flooding and caused damage to homes and businessees around the city.

Unfortunatelty, Sioux Falls is bracing for more flooding as soon as this weekend.

Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken discusses cleanup and what lies ahead for Sioux Falls residents. 


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He gained the moniker of "The Butcher of Bosnia" and was convicted of war crimes including the massacre of more than 7000 men and boys after the brutal wars that devastated Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.

Learn more about "The Trial of Ratko Mladic" during a new FRONTLINE Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

Producer Henry Singer joins In The Moment host Lori Walsh.


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Climate and extreme weather was the theme of a recent South Dakota Focus and Larry Rohrer as this summary...

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Indra Chandrasekar is a scientist at Sanford.  She examines cell trafficking defects in kidney and brain diseases. Today March 19th, she's they keynote speaker at the NSU Research, Scholarship and Creativity Forum on the campus of Northern State University. Andrew Russell is NSU's undergraduate research coordinator. They both join us today with a preview.

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The Keystone XL pipeline has been on-again, off-again since 2008. That's when TransCanada first applied for a presidential permit to build the pipeline across the U.S./Canada border.

South Dakota rancher John Harter has known since the beginning that the pipeline is planned to cross his land near Winner.

He says he's relieved that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals left a Montana injunction in place, but he realizes this might not be the end.


Tuesday's In the Moment looks at a million dollar gift to the state home for veterans. We also talk about South Dakota ag issues and preview the upcoming Aquinas Lecture.

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