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EYE IN THE SKY

Have you ever had that feeling that someone is looking over your shoulder?   That feeling that you’re being watched? Don’t worry.   It’s just NASA. The space agency took a view of our state recently to assess damage after fierce hailstorms … Continue reading

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811 – PASS IT ALONG

Remember the ice bucket challenge a while back?   People shot video of themselves getting doused with ice and ice water and then challenged someone else to do it.  Money raised went to the ALS charity. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis research) Now … Continue reading

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JAZZING IT UP!

Just when you need a little break from the mid-summer doldrums – it’s time for the Sioux Falls celebration of JazzFest 2018! This is the 27thyear for the big show, which runs this coming Friday—Saturday,  July 20—21.   The location is … Continue reading

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LET’S TALK INSURANCE

We’ve had a couple of weeks to think about this disturbing news – anthrax confirmed in a herd of South Dakota cattle. The animals in the herd were unvaccinated.   While there is no law requiring annual anthrax vaccination, it is … Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA BRAGGING RIGHTS

Have you ever been a tourist in your own state?  As the Fourth of July holiday approaches and we celebrate our national independence, remember that South Dakota is due some celebrating of her own! At South Dakota 811, we’re proud … Continue reading

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LET’S BE CAREFUL DOWN THERE

At South Dakota 811, we view ourselves not only as a damage prevention organization, but also a public safety organization. Trench safety is a natural fit with underground facility damage – since much of the work done on buried facilities … Continue reading

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SUMMER’S HERE, DON’T GO DRY

Summer is rolling on through South Dakota. An Associated Press report says that just about all of the state’s corn and soybean crop is seeded in the ground, and just about all of the spring wheat crop is up. You … Continue reading

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EVERY MONTH IS SAFETY MONTH

Did you know that June is National Safety Month?  As far as we’re concerned at South Dakota 811, every month is National Safety Month. Our goal is damage prevention and making sure everyone goes home safe at the end of a … Continue reading

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PUTTING IT TOGETHER FOR YOU

Do you ever consider how many moving parts it takes to make an automobile engine work? My father, brother and I disassembled two junked old Chevrolet Corvair engines and built one good one out of the parts years and years … Continue reading

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KEEPING YOUR COOL IN A SOUTH DAKOTA SUMMER

All of us at South Dakota 811 hope you’re having a great Memorial Day holiday.  Of course, all good things must come to an end, and that means back to work tomorrow.  If you’re one of the many people who … Continue reading

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