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Day County may see first population rise in 90 years

Day County is no stranger to the epidemic sweeping through the Midwest, known as Rural Flight. The county has consistently lost population for the past 90 years. But according to a 2011 estimate, the area is looking at its first increase in population since 1920. The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 population estimates Webster and Day County have increased half a percent since the 2010 national census. Read More »

Willow Lake FFA feeding the hungry

Is there a better way to celebrate FFA Week than to prepare 35,640 meals for the needy? The Willow Lake High School auditorium was the site last Thursday morning as 55 Willow Lake FFA members, FFA state officers and a FFA national officer, along with community members, packed all these meals for Kids Against Hunger. Read More »

Sportsmen’s access to land is Cracker Barrel discussion topic

A decade-old dispute that centers on whether sportsmen should have access to flooded private land was the center of discussion at a legislative cracker barrel held at the Fun After Fifty Senior Center in Britton on Feb. 23. District 1 Senator Jason Frerichs and Representative Dennis Feickert discussed the “non-meandering water” bill that was introduced this year, and several area residents in attendance offered opinions on the issue. Read More »

Public hearing in Groton concerns proposed Big Stone South to Ellendale Transmission Route

One hundred fifty to one hundred seventy five miles of transmission line is being planned somewhere in the Dakotas. The Big Stone South to Ellendale route is in the running as an option. A public hearing was held Monday at the Groton High School gym as members from Otter Tail Electric and Montana Dakota Utilities, the owners of the project, were on hand to visit with landowners. Read More »

Clark opt-out public meeting is March 4

The Clark School Board is scheduling a public meeting for Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym. The purpose of this meeting will be to inform the residents of Clark School District 12-2 that plans are going forward with an opt-out to the tax freeze for 2013-2014. Read More »

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