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Codington County, SD

Supreme Court upholds PUC decision to grant wind farm permit in northeastern South Dakota

The South Dakota Supreme Court upheld decisions by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to allow expert testimony and issue a permit for the development of a wind farm in Codington, Grand and Deuel counties. The Supreme Court opinions, filed Aug. 3, upheld the permit issued for the Crowned Ridge Wind development, a 132-turbine wind farm hoping to produce 300.6 megawatts of electricity and decisions to allow testimony from two experts. ...
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Codington County receive update on the upcoming budget

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- As the County Commissioner received budget request overviews from each department, Commissioner VanDusen noticed a significant increase in the coroner’s budget. He requested Coroner Terry Sorensen come forward and review his budget with the commissioners. Commissioner VanDusen’s focused inquiry was on the $15,000 increase on the budget;...
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Agendas for the week of Aug. 8

Meets Monday at noon in the upstairs conference room at City Hall, 23 Second St. N.E. For a full agenda, visit watertown.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingTypeList.aspx. Monday at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 23 Second St. N.E. Work session to discuss wastewater projects, American Rescue Plan Act funding/surcharges presentation and ordinance revision discussion with the Park and Recreation Advisory Board.
WATERTOWN, SD
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Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement holding 13 sobriety checkpoints this month

Thirteen sobriety checkpoints in 11 different counties are planned for the month of August, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The monthly checkpoints are designed to encourage people to not drink and drive. The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol with the help of local law enforcement.
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Codington County's COVID cases fall 16%; South Dakota cases holding steady

South Dakota reported 1,498 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, from 1,514 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19. South Dakota ranked 43rd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 7.4% from the week before, with 906,593 cases reported. With 0.27% of the country's population, South Dakota had 0.17% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 28 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
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Agendas for the week of Aug. 1

Meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall, 23 Second St. N.E. For full city agendas, visit watertown.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingTypeList.aspx. Meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the commission chambers at the Codington County Courthouse, 14 First Ave. S.E. Agenda items of note are:. Consider American Rescue Plan...
WATERTOWN, SD
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Sobriety checkpoints coming soon

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) — Thirteen sobriety checkpoints in 11 different counties are planned for the month of August. The monthly checkpoints are designed to encourage people to not drink and drive. August checkpoints are scheduled for the counties of: Brown, Codington, Fall River, Jones, Lake, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington,...
PIERRE, SD
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DPS announces August sobriety checkpoints

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – Thirteen sobriety checkpoints in 11 different counties are planned for the month of August, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The monthly checkpoints are designed to encourage people to not drink and drive. The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office...
LINCOLN COUNTY, SD

Codington County buildings budget request is $4.35M for 2023, more than a tenfold increase

Codington County commissioners were handed a whopper of a budget request during Tuesday’s weekly meeting. The commission has been hearing requests from county government department heads for a few weeks and had to expect the request from Facilities Manager Steve Molengraaf would be big considering all the issues that have arisen at the Codington County Detention Center and courthouse this year.
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Pickup, tractor collide south of Kranzburg; one minor injury reported

WATERTOWN, S.D. – One person sustained minor injuries Monday morning when a pickup collided with a tractor in rural Codington County. Sheriff Brad Howell says it happened at the intersection of 176th Street and 463rd Avenue, south of Kranzburg. Sixty one year-old Charles Clausen of Watertown was driving the...
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