Morning Meeting: Sump Pumps Running

Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 10:20 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Don Jorgensen mentioned yesterday that his sump pump has already kicked in. We’re hearing the same from other people too. It’s the middle of February! The disappearing snow is increasing flooding concerns in some areas of KELOLAND. That’s the case in Lincoln County where they had serious problems last spring. Shawn Neisteadt will be with county officials today as they check out some areas and get their plan on how to minimize the problem this year. Aberdeen bureau reporter Erich Schaffhauser is also looking into the flooding outlook for the northern part of South Dakota and whether the warmup is good news. If you start to notice water rising or flooding, please take a picture and share them through our uShare Photo Gallery. The Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake could lose all of its National Science Foundation funding if President Obama’s proposed budget is approved. It calls for the termination of the deep underground science and engineering laboratory. As KELOLAND News reported in December, state funding for the lab was secure through next year, but that’s when the NSF was supposed to take over. Without those funds, the future of the lab is in question. KELOLAND’s Austin Hoffman is gathering reaction from lab officials today. A bill regarding abortion in South Dakota and requiring women to consult with pregnancy help centers in advance is headed to the State House of Representatives. Nicole Winters will have the details on the proposal.

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