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  1. New South Dakota Licensing Fees Take Effect April 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    ... West of Sioux Falls said, "I came here to register my vehicle and buy some plates." West made it to the Minnehaha County Treasurer's office just in time. She says she bought a new vehicle about a month and a half ago. If she would have come a few ...

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  2. First Ever Weather Workshop Held In Sioux FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    ... EROS with a common goal: to improve communication. Lynn DeYoung has spent the last 14 years as director of Minnehaha County's emergency management; from coordinating the severe weather spotters to deciding when to sound the tornado sirens. And for ...

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  3. Deputy Mary 'Helped Blaze The Trail'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

    For more than 31 years she wore the badge, but co-workers and members of the community are now mourning the loss of 61-year-old Minnehaha County Sheriff's Deputy Mary Lipelt. Deputy Mary - as she was called by many - died peacefully but unexpectedly in her home over the weekend.

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  4. Longtime Minnehaha Co. Deputy RememberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

    Mary Lipelt died unexpectedly, but peacefully, at her Sioux Falls home over the weekend at the age of 61. Lipelt joined the Minnehaha County Sheriff's office in 1983 when there weren't many women in law enforcement. She spent more than 24 years on patrol before she started working security at the Minnehaha County Courthouse.

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  5. Sioux Falls prosecutor named new magistrate court judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | KSFY

    ... nd University of Kansas School of Law. She began her legal career in Wichita, Kansas, and has been with the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office since 2005.

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  6. Authorities capture one of Minnehaha County's Most WantedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | KSFY

    A fugitive listed as one of "Minnehaha County's Most Wanted" has been captured, and the public played a role in landing the suspect. According to the Minnehaha County Sheriff Office's Twitter page, Ronnie Williams was captured by members of the Sioux Falls Area Fugitive Task Force.

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  7. Minnehaha County Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance CheckRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    An alcohol sting in Watertown turned up a lot of violations earlier this week, and now Minnehaha County is dealing with a similar situation. The seven businesses that failed are Pump n' Stuff in Crooks, the Pizza Ranch in Hartford, Central Valley Golf Course, Hartford Coffee Cup Fuel Stop, Casey's General Store and the Holiday Pantry in Brandon, and Bullet Bar in Sherman.

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  8. Daughter's Tip Leads To Couple's ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    The couple arrested for selling meth out their home daycare appeared in a Minnehaha County courtroom Friday, where prosecutors say the woman's teenage daughter tipped off a school counselor. Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Darger and 32-year-old Adam Darger are accused of selling meth out their home on the 6600 block of West 53rd Street, which is about a block away from JFK Elementary.

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  9. Seven Minnehaha County Businesses Fail Liquor StingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

    ... checks need to continue. Particularly coming up on graduation and prom season," Sgt. Mike Walsh of the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department said. In South Dakota, horizontal driver's licenses with blue lettering identify people 21 and over. If ...

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  10. Bond Set for Day Care Provider Accused of Selling MethRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

    A day care provider is behind bars, accused of dealing meth, after her daughter turned her in. On Friday, a Minnehaha County judge said there is a great deal of incriminating evidence against Jennifer Darger, 33, and Adam Darger, 32. Inside, they found 5.9 grams of meth, packaged in seven baggies and paraphernalia.

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  11. 7 Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance CheckRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

    The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department occasionally inspects local businesses with alcohol sales licenses to make sure they're not selling to minors.

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  12. Inmate Found Dead In Minnehaha County Jail CellRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | KUQL-FM Mitchell

    Authorities in southeast South Dakota say an inmate at a county jail died at a hospital Wednesday after he was found hanging in his cell. Minnehaha County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michelle Boyd says inmate Phillip Sean Bland was found hanging from his bedsheets shortly after midnight.

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  13. Inmate In SD Dies After Found Hanging In CellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

    Authorities in southeast South Dakota say an inmate at a county jail died at a hospital Wednesday after he was found hanging in his cell. Minnehaha County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michelle Boyd says inmate Phillip Sean Bland was found hanging from his bedsheets shortly after midnight.

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  14. Minnehaha Co. Jail Inmate Found Hanging In CellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Phillip Sean Bland of Sioux Falls was found hanging by a bed sheet at 12:16 a.m. on Wednesday. Officers found him when they were doing a routine check.

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  15. Minnehaha County showcases plan in mass-casualty situationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | KSFY

    ... rather not at all. A natural disaster or event where a lot of people are killed. Tuesday afternoon, the Minnehaha County Coroner showed KSFY News, with the help of local and federal funding, the county and city of Sioux Falls would be prepared if ...

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  16. City, County Develops Plan In Case Of Mass CasualtiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    Since 9/11, local governments have been coming up with plans to deal with mass fatalities. For the past two years, a committee has been working on a plan for Minnehaha County and the City of Sioux Falls that can be copied across the state.

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  17. Neighbor reacts to police capture of bank robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | KSFY

    ... suspect's unique walk. Those tipsters recognized him, and knew stark by name. Starks was in court today in Minnehaha County but since bank robbery is a federal crime, he'll end up in a federal court at a later date.

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  18. Police believe suspect used BB gun in bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | KSFY

    ... r, which led police to an apartment on the 3400 block of E. 11th Street Friday night. Starks will appear in Minnehaha County court on Monday. Clemens says he will likely face federal charges for the robbery later.

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  19. BV Challenger legals: 3/11Read the original story

    Monday Mar 9 | BrandonInfo.com

    Minnehaha County Courthouse, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, regarding the matter of the Petition of Wu Yanlei to grant a change of name from Wu Yanlei to Uri Boyka. That is the time and place when and where said petition will be heard and notice is given that any person interested in said name change may appear and show cause why the Petition should not be granted. Dated this 17th day of February, 2015. /s/ Caryl H. Abbott Caryl H. Abbott as Attorney for Wu Yanlei Prepared by: Caryl H. Abbott Attorney for Petitioner PO Box 650 Brandon, SD 57005 (605) 582-6075 Feb. 25, March 4, 1457835 11 & 18, 2015 BRANDON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EQUALIZATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Brandon Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, will meet at the Brandon Township Hall, Corson, SD. in said taxing jurisdiction on Tuesday, the 16th day of March 2015 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year of 2015. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment are required to notify, the clerk of the local board no later than March 13, 2015 of their intention to appeal their assessment. The board will be hearing appeals by appointment. Please call or write: David A. Sorenson, Clerk 48344 257 St. Garretson, SD. 57030 Brandon Township Phone 605-582-3556 David A. Sorenson, Clerk Dated 02/04/15 Published twice at the total approximate cost of $28.78. 1457266 March 4 & 11, 2015 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Brandon Valley High School Athletic Track Refurbishment BRANDON VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT - #49-2 BRANDON, SD 57005-1652 BID CLOSE: March 19, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. Local Time INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for Athletic Track Refurbishment at Brandon Valley High School will be received by Ty Hentschel, District Operations Manager, Brandon Valley School District 49-2 at the George A. Gulson Administration Center, 300 South Splitrock Boulevard, Brandon, South Dakota, 57005 until 3:00 p.m. prevailing time on Thursday, March 19, 2015. The bids will be opened and read aloud. Bids submitted on forms other that the one provided will not be considered. No bidder may withdraw a bid for 30 days following the bid opening without a written request explaining the cause of the withdrawal and without written consent of the Owner after reviewing the cause. A resident bidder is allowed a preference as against the bid of any bidder from any other state enforcing or having a preference for resident bidders, equal to such preference. All proposals must be accompanied by a certified or cashier's check or bank draft in the amount of five percent (5%) of the maximum amount of the proposal, drawn on a state or a national bank and payable to the Brandon Valley School District No. 49-2, as a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded a Purchase Order, shall properly execute the Purchase Order. In lieu thereof, a bid bond for ten percent (10%) of the maximum amount of the proposal may be submitted. Such bond to be issued by a surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota and made payable to the Brandon Valley School District No. 49-2. Bid security in form of certified or cashier's check will be returned to all unsuccessful bidders within 30 days after opening of bids. If no award has been made within 30 days after the date of opening of bids, all bid securities will be returned. The successful bidder shall be required, before commencing such work, to furnish surety in an amount not less than the contract price, for the faithful performance of such contract, with the additional obligation that such contractor shall promptly pay all persons supplying him with labor or material in the prosecution of the work provided for in such contract. The bonding shall be executed by a surety company authorized to do business in the state of South Dakota. The Board of Education will review the bids received and pass upon them at a regular or special Board meeting to be held no later than thirty (30) days following the bid opening. The Board of Education of the Brandon Valley School District #49-2, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to accept proposals it deems to be in its best interest, and to waive any or all informalities in bidding procedures. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to materials, products, and supplies found or produced within the State of South Dakota. ____________________ Paul J. Lundberg, Business Manager Brandon Valley School District No. 49-2 Published twice at the total approximate cost of $71.04. 1458283 March 4 & 11, 2015 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids shall be received by the City Council of the City of Brandon, South Dakota, at City Hall until 10:00 AM on March 31st, 2015 and will be publicly opened and read. The project generally consists of the construction of utilities and surfacing on Aspen Boulevard from Sioux Boulevard to Nicholas Avenue and Aspen Boulevard from 5th Avenue to Splitrock Boulevard and Sioux Boulevard from Holly Boulevard to Fir Street and a mill and overlay and pedestrian/bike path ramp replacement on Sioux Boulevard from Holly Boulevard to Park Street. Work will include installation of sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, asphalt pavement, curb & gutter, sidewalk, and street lighting. Private utility work will also take place along this project mostly consisting of street light installation. The following are approximate quantities: Remove Concrete Curb and Gutter, 4900 Ft; Remove Asphalt Concrete Pavement, 7600 SqYd; Mill Asphalt Concrete, 31500 SqYd; Sanitary Sewer Pipe, 2160 Ft; PVC Water Main, 2800 Ft; RCP Storm Sewer Pipe, 600 Ft; Aggregate Base Course, 11000 Ton; Asphalt Concrete Composite, 7200 Ton; Concrete Curb & Gutter, Type SF66, 4900 Ft; Electrical Work (Street Lighting), 1 LS The bidder shall submit the proposal on the form prescribed and proposals will be rejected if they show any conditions or uncalled for alternate bids. All bids shall be on the basis of cash payment according to the terms of the bid specifications. Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check, or draft for five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, such check to be certified or issued by either a State or National bank domiciled within this State and payable to the City of Brandon, South Dakota, or in lieu thereof, a bid bond for ten (10) percent of the amount of the bid, such bond to be issued by a surety authorized to do business in this state payable to the City of Brandon, South Dakota. This sum is a guarantee that if the proposal is accepted, a contract will be entered into and its performance properly secured. The City of Brandon reserves the right to retain the bid security of the three lowest bidders for a period not to exceed 30 days after the date and time set for opening of the bids. The City of Brandon reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any parts thereof. Copies of the specifications are on file at City Hall, 304 Main Avenue, P.O. Box 95, Brandon, South Dakota 57005 and may be obtained from the office of Stockwell Engineers, Inc., 600 North Main Avenue, Suite 100, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104. ______________________ Bryan Read City Administrator, City of Brandon Publish twice at the approximate cost of $60.49. 1458890 Mar. 11 & 18, 2015 BRIEFING MEETING MINUTES The Brandon City Council met in a briefing meeting session at 5:30 p.m. on February 26, 2015 at the Council Chambers at 308 Main Avenue, Brandon, South Dakota. Present were Roger Brooks, Jo Hausman, Jon McInerney and Mayor Larry Beesley. Others present were: City Administrator, Bryan H. Read; City Finance Officer, Dennis E. Olson; City Engineer, Jon Brown, Stockwell Engineers; and Public Works Director, Rollie Hoeke. Absent Barb Fish, Mindy Hansen and Blaine Jones. The Council discussed items on the agenda for the upcoming March 2, 2015 regular Council meeting. No formal action was taken. At 6:31 p.m., have no further business, Mayor Beesley declared the meeting ended. _____________________ Larry D. Beesley Mayor _____________________ Dennis E. Olson Municipal Finance Officer Published once at the total approximate cost of $19.37. 1458780 March 11, 2015 MINUTES The Brandon City Council met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on March 2, 2015 in the Council Chambers at 308 S. Main Avenue, Brandon, South Dakota. Present were Roger Brooks, Barb Fish, Mindy Hansen, Jo Hausman, Blaine Jones, Jon McInerney and Mayor Larry Beesley. Others present were: City Administrator, Bryan H. Read; City Attorney, Lisa Marso; City Engineer, Paul Sanow, Stockwell Engineers; Police Chief, Dave Kull and Public Works Director, Rollie Hoeke. Alderman Jones moved Alderwoman Hausman seconded to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Alderwoman Hansen moved Alderwoman Hausman seconded to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2015 briefing meeting and the February 17, 2015 regular meeting. Motion carried. Alderman Brooks moved Alderman Jones seconded to approve the following claims. Motion carried. VENDOR, DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT AFLAC, February Premiums, 1,182.53; Alliance Communications, GC Repairs, 778.00; Argus Leader Media, GC Supplies, 31.00; Beal Distributing Inc, GC Resale, 80.30; Billion Motors, Inspections Equipment, 16,770.00; Boyce Law Firm, January Attorney Charges, 2,335.00; C & R Supply Inc, Park Supplies, 34.96; Concrete Materials, Street Supplies, 2,112.42; Corson Village Sanitary District, February Refund, 1,065.25; Dakota Riggers, Sewer Repairs, 684.98; Delta Dental, March Premiums, 2,434.00; Dennis Olson, March Premiums, 438.26; Dex Media, GC Advertising, 55.50; DirecTV, Utilities, 39.51; DPC Industries Inc, Water Chemicals, 772.80; Ecolab Inc, GC Rental, 112.67; Fastenal Company, Street Supplies, 192.12; Ferguson Waterworks, Water Supplies, 1,484.50; Galls, Police Supplies, 48.37; Grainger, Sewer Repairs, 145.56; Inter-Lakes Community Action, January Bus Expense, 13,358.01; Lacey Rentals Inc, Park Rental, 200.00; Marv's Sanitary Service, Utilities, 513.17; Mid-States Organized Crime, Police Supplies, 150.00; Minnehaha Community Water Corp, Utilities, 42.50; Modern Woodmen of America, March Premiums, 1,604.04; Modern Woodmen of America, Start up new employee, 25.00; Mulder Refrigeration Inc, GC Repairs, 802.90; North American Truck & Trailer, Street Supplies, 26.00; Pfeifer's Implement Company Inc, Park Equipment, 12,630.00; Professional Image, GC Booth at Show, 887.16; SD Building Officials, Inspections Seminar, 75.00; SD Department of Revenue, Water Testing, 405.00; Sheehan Mack Sales, Street Supplies, 1,096.63; Sioux Falls Humane Society, January Animal Control, 231.74; Sioux Falls Two Way Radio, Police Supplies, 304.92; Sioux Valley Energy, Utilities, 26,502.46; Sisson Printing Inc, GC Supplies, 122.85; Stockwell Engineers, Professional Services, 155,169.33; SystemDudes Inc, GC Repairs, 33.00; Tyler Technologies, Annual Software Maintenance, 2,750.00; Verizon Wireless, Utilities, 431.22; VFW Post 4726, Senior Citizens, 1,500.00; Wellmark BCBS, March Premiums, 37,323.70; First National Bank, Chestnut Blvd South Bond, 2,903.75; First National Bank, Chestnut Blvd Middle Bond, 35,280.92; First National Bank, Fire Station Bond, 17,065.43; First National Bank, TIF #2 bond, 53,390.94; First National Bank, Holly Blvd Bond, 94,166.02; First National Bank, NE Lift Bond, 25,540.37; First National Bank, Stone Ridge Booster Bond, 39,321.19; First National Bank, Country Club Heights, 17,853.05; City Administration, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 3,410.24; Deputy Finance Officer, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 2,101.43; Police, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 17,446.96; Building Inspections, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 2,780.36; Street Department, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 5,658.38; Park Department, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 3,096.45; Chamber of Commerce, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 1,331.58; Water Department, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 5,836.17; Sewer Department, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 3,594.43; Golf Course Lounge, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 1,044.29; Golf Course Pro Shop, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 1,539.81; Golf Course Community Room, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 731.39; 941 Payroll Taxes, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 16,650.62; Direct Pay Reimbursement, Direct Pay Reimbursement, 1,500.00; SD Retirement System Supplemental, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 525.00; TASC Flex Plan, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 1,176.48; Office of Child Support, February 12, 2015 Payroll, 76.15 Alderman Brooks moved Alderwoman Hausman seconded to approve the consent calendar which contained the following items: a plat for Lots 8 thru 10 and Lots 14 thru 17, Block 11 and Lots 1 thru 8, Block 13, Sunrise Estates Addition and a plat for Lot 1, Block 7, Thad-Tabor Estates Addition. Motion carried. SHADE STRUCTURES FOR ASPEN PARK The Golf Course, Police and Park & Recreation Committee reports were heard. Bids were received for shade structures to be placed on Fields B, C and D in Aspen Park. The Park & Recreation Committee made a recommendation to the City Council to go with the shade structures from Sun Ports for $23,012.00, which includes engineered drawings for installation to be done by City staff. Alderwoman Fish moved Alderwoman Hansen seconded to purchase the shade structures from Sun Ports. Motion carried. Total Bid: Sun Ports; Dallas, TX, $23,012.00; Crouch Recreation, Shade Systems; Omaha, NE, $22,975.00; Poligon; Omaha, NE, $32,490.00 ANNUAL REPORT 2014 The Administration Committee report was heard. Alderman Jones moved Alderman Brooks seconded to approve the Annual Report for 2014 as presented. Motion carried. TRUCK BIDS The Street Committee report was heard. Bids were received for replacing the 2001 dump truck. Alderwoman Hausman moved Alderman Brooks seconded to approve the bid from Northern Truck Equipment for $92,074.00, to be delivered within 150 days. Motion carried. Bid, Trade, Total Northern Truck Equipment, $122,074.00, $30,000.00, $92,074.00; I State Trucking Center, $123,486.00, $30,000.00, $93,486.00; Boyer Ford Truck Sioux Falls, $123,560.00, $24,000.00, $99,560.00; North Central International, $121,793.00, $15,000.00, $106,793.00 AGREEMENT WITH ELLIS & EASTERN An agreement was received from Ellis & Eastern Company on the crossing at N. Sioux Boulevard and E. Redwood Boulevard. Alderman Jones moved Alderwoman Hausman seconded to approve the agreement from Ellis & Eastern Company as presented. Motion carried. CONTRACT TO TEST WELL The Water & Sewer Committee report was heard. Bids were received for well development and aquifer testing to be done on the well south of McHardy Park. Alderwoman Hansen moved Alderman Jones seconded to approve the bid from Heine Electric & Irrigation for $24,162.00. Motion carried. Total Bid: Heine Electric & Irrigation; Vermillion, SD, $24,162.00; Steffl Drillling & Pump; Willmar, MN, $35,896.06 At 6:30 p.m. on a motion by Alderman Jones seconded by Alderwoman Hansen the meeting was adjourned. _____________________ Larry D. Beesley Mayor ____________________ Melissa Labahn Municipal Recording Clerk Published once at the total approximate cost of $76.74. 1458777 March 11, 2015 NOTICE OF MEETING OF LOCAL EQUALIZATION BOARD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Equalization for the City of Brandon, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Brandon City Council Chambers at 308 Main Avenue, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of the City of Brandon for the year 2016. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, are required to notify the Municipal Finance Officer of the City of Brandon in writing no later than 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 12, 2015 of their intentions to appeal their assessment. ____________________ Dennis E. Olson Municipal Finance Officer City of Brandon Published twice at the total approximate cost of $27.02. 1458105 Mar. 4 & 11, 2015 Red Rock Township Notice of Meeting of Local Equalization Board Notice is hereby given that the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Equalization of Red Rock Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 (being the 3rd Tuesday in March), at the Brandon Pizza Ranch in Brandon, South Dakota, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year 2015. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessments, are required to notify the clerk of the Local Board, in writing, no later than March 12, 2015 of their intention to appeal their assessment. James Andersen, Clerk Red Rock Township 25913 485th Ave. Valley Springs, SD 57068 Phone (605) 582-3856 Published twice at the total approximate cost of $27.61. 1458284 Mar. 4 & 11, 2015 NOTICE OF MEETING OF LOCAL EQUALIZATION BOARD SDCL 10-11-13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Equalization for Valley Springs Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, will meet at the Fire Hall at 7:00 pm in said taxing jurisdiction on the 16th day of March, 2015, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year, 2015. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, are required to notify the clerk of the local board no later than March 12, 2015 of their intention to appeal their assessment. Valley Springs Township Glenn Scott, Clerk Phone: 605-360-3413 Dated Feb. 20, 2015 Published twice at the total approximate cost of $25.85. 1458293 March 4 & 11, 2015 Water Quality Last year, the City of Valley Springs monitored your drinking water for possible contaminants. This brochure is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided last year. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies. Water Source We serve more than 759 customers an average of 49,000 gallons of water per day. Our water is groundwater that we produce from local wells. The state has performed an assessment of our source water and they have determined that the relative susceptibility rating for the Valley Springs public water supply system is low. For more information about your water and information on opportunities to participate in public meetings, call (605)757-6555 and ask for Sandy Severtson. Additional Information The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: * Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. * Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. * Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. * Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. * Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants can be obtained by calling the Environment Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Valley Springs public water supply system is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/ safewater/lead. Detected Contaminants The attached table lists all the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the 2014 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done January 1 - December 31, 2014 The state requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some of the data, though representative of the water quality, is more than one year old. Published once at the total approximate cost of $235.62. 1458615 Mar. 11, 2015 NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION MUNICIPALITY OF VALLEY SPRINGS Notice is hereby given that no Municipal Election will be held on the 14th day of April, 2015 in Valley Springs, South Dakota. The election for which public notice was given has been cancelled because (a) the following individual has filed certificates of nomination in the office of the Finance Officer for the position to be filled: Dean Helgeson - Five Year Commissioner position. Because the candidate is unopposed, certificates of election will be issued in the same manner as to successful candidates after election. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2015. Sandy Severtson Finance Officer Published once at the total approximate cost of $19.60. 1458600 Mar. 11, 2015 NOTICE OF DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION Voter registration for the Municipal Election to be held on April 14th, 2015, will close on March 30th, 2015. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, call the county auditor at 605-367-4220. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor's office, municipal finance office, secretary of state's office and those locations which provide driver's license, food stamps, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov. Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. Sandy Severtson Finance Officer City of Valley Springs, South Dakota Published twice at the total approximate cost of $31.72. 1458116 Mar. 11 & 18, 2015 Valley Springs Notice of Meeting of Local Equalization Board SDCL 10-11-13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Equalization for Valley Springs Municipality, Minnehaha County, South Dakota will meet at 6:00 pm at City Hall at 401 Broadway in said taxing jurisdiction on Monday, the 16th day of March, 2015 being the 3rd Monday in March (alternate date March 17th, 2015) for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year, 2015. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment are required to notify the clerk of the local board in writing no later than March 12th, 2015 of their intention to appeal their assessment. Valley Springs Municipality Sandy Severtson Finance Officer Dated: February 12th, 2015 Published twice at the total approximate cost of $28.20. 1457718 March 4 &11, 2015

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  20. Election Review Committee Comes Up With RecommendationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

    Delayed results, people heading to the wrong polling places and some receiving the wrong absentee ballots were just a few of the problems voters encountered during the November election in Minnehaha County.

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