Tag Archives: weather conditions

There’s a Process for That

South Dakota Codified Law 49-7A provides civil penalties for failure to comply with the statute or with South Dakota Administrative Rules.  The statute and rules are available for review. The South Dakota One-Call Board encourages parties involved to discuss and resolve … Continue reading

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We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For

As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts turn to what we have to be thankful for.  Family.  Health.  Good Fortune.  South Dakota 811. What??? We tend to take it for granted, but South Dakota 811 keeps us safe all year long.  Working … Continue reading

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Safety First

The changes in weather remind us of routine maintenance work to be done. High winds and heavy snowfall can have a costly and even dangerous impact on our communities. Branches may harm power lines if they fall, so be sure … Continue reading

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Time to Rewind

The best part about springing forward has to be the Fall Back. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on November 4th than the day before, so remember to set your clocks back! What will you do with the … Continue reading

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For the Good of the Herd

This past Friday was the 53rd annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park.  Except for a few big bull bison who tend to be very aggressive, the entire herd of approximately 1,300 head is corralled.  The herd is checked for … Continue reading

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SAFE + SOUND

OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has named the week of August 13 National Safe + Sound Week.  Its purpose is to raise awareness and to encourage businesses to develop a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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SHARKS, DAMAGE PREVENTION AND 811

If you remember the movie Jaws – about the great white shark that terrorized an oceanfront community – you may remember that there was a sequel.   In fact, there were several sequels. (Even after the shark got blown up at … Continue reading

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