Union County, SD


Iowa man caught record breaking catfish in South Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Ethan Evink of Hospers, Iowa has set a new South Dakota state record for flathead catfish at 67 pounds 8 ounces, according to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. Evink caught the fish around 5 a.m. Thursday from the Missouri River in Union County using cutbait.
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Fisherman catches catfish that sets new South Dakota record

UNION COUNTY, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A fisherman recently made the catch of a lifetime in southeast South Dakota. Ethan Evink of Hospers, Iowa caught a massive flathead catfish in the Missouri River in Union County, according to Game, Fish and Parks officials. The fish came in at 51.5 inches along with a girth of 32.5 inches - and weighed a whopping 67 pounds, 8 ounces.
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Vermillion Plain Talk

Clay County Sheriff's Report

8:51 a.m. - A deputy assisted Vermillion Police officers with a death investigation at a Vermillion residence. 11:43 a.m. - A deputy responded to a report of a woman sitting in a car near Burbank. The woman reported that she was upset but did not need any assistance. 6:37 p.m....
Sioux City Journal

Jefferson Beer Supply brings quality craft beer to small Union County town

JEFFERSON, S.D. -- The most refreshing ice cream of the summer may taste of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry. Another thing worth noting: the Triple Jam ice cream -- available at Jefferson Beer Supply, 202 Main St. -- also has an Alcohol By Volume measurement of around 6.5 percent. "The soft...

Traveler reports multiple semis tipped on Interstate 90

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A traveler on Interstate 90 reported multiple semi-trucks down on the interstate between Sioux Falls and Mitchell as of 5:45 p.m. today. The South Dakota Highway Patrol has responded to more than a dozen overturned semis on Interstate 90 and Interstate 29, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Union County Electric Cooperative breaks ground on new headquarters

ELK POINT, S.D. — The Union County Electric Cooperative has broken ground on a new headquarters building. The Electric Cooperative has been located in downtown Elk Point for more than 50 years. The new headquarters will be located just outside of town. The 17,100 square foot building will house...

County fire departments respond to over 17 fires

With hardly any precipitation in the months of March and April, Union County enacted a burn ban March 8. The burn ban was lifted Wednesday, April 20 after a brief rain. However, the ban was put back into place April 26. During the week of April 23-April 30, the four volunteer fire departments in Union County (Alcester, Beresford, Elk Point, North Sioux City) worked overtime trying to put out over 17 fires throughout the county.
Sioux City Journal

See the hazardous dams for Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

The Associated Press has updated its exclusive 2018 dataset on hazard levels, condition ratings, inspections and emergency action plans for dams in the United States. With that, our digital center has created maps and searchable databases for our readers to look at the condition of more than 2,000 dams throughout the country including those in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.