Big Stone Lake Flooding Causes Damage
March 24, 2010, 1:10 PM
BIG STONE LAKE, SD -
Big Stone Lake in northeast South Dakota is dropping, after more than a week of threatening homes, businesses and farms.
But many lakeside homes remain surrounded by high water, and parks near the lake and the Whetstone River are littered with remnants of the flooding.
Diane Radermacher with the Upper Minnesota River Watershed Project says the area has been lucky, though some homes around Big Stone City and neighboring Ortonville, Minn., are going to have a lot of damage.
On the Minnesota side of the lake, a peninsula just west of the city of Ortonville has required more drastic measures. The sanitary sewer lift station had to be shut down and portable toilets brought in over the weekend as floodwaters became too much for the system to handle. Some homes there also were inundated.
© 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
11/22/2014 7:09 AM
South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...
11/22/2014 10:40 AM
Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.
11/19/2014 4:59 PM
She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.
11/22/2014 5:51 PM
It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...
11/24/2014 10:32 AM
Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.