Morning Meeting: Report: SD 5th For Bad Bridges

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 at 9:21 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Our cool temperatures have slowed flooding in KELOLAND and even allowed some river levels to drop. In Watertown, they’re sandbagging some City property today, which is forcing the closure of some lanes on Highway 212. Erich Schaffhauser is headed to Codington County today to bring you the latest on preparations.

A new report out today says South Dakota is fifth worst in the country for bridge quality.  Transportation for America found that Lincoln County has nearly 60 bridges considered structurally deficient under federal standards. Shawn Neisteadt is looking into the financial challenges behind getting the county’s infrastructure fixed.

With gas prices settled in well above three dollars per gallon, do you think you’ve found a way to save gas and money? If you think trading in your gas guzzler for something more fuel-efficient is the trick, would you believe that may not be the case? Jon Wilson is talking with AAA today about the myths and what you can believe. Share your thoughts on our KELOLAND Facebook page.

And later tonight, the Harrisburg School Board is holding a work session to talk about the decrease in state funding and what now needs to be cut from the district. Ben Dunsmoor is going to tonight’s meeting and will have the discussion on the Nightbeat.

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