Egress windows once again dominate discussion

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net There was a point of contention regarding egress window size in the local rental housing code at Monday night’s city council meeting. The exchange occurred during the second reading of Ordinance 1310 Adoption of the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code and Amendments to the Rental Housing … Read Article

GOED investigations lead state government to enact further fraud protections

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – People applying for some positions in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development would need to pay for criminal background checks under a new requirement approved by Legislature. That change, which awaits a decision from the governor, is one of many under way … Read Article

Thrivent Financial posts fifth consecutive year of growth

YANKTON – Thrivent Financial announced that its 2013 financial results led to a fifth consecutive year of growth for the not-for-profit membership organization. The organization continued to increase its financial strength as assets under management, revenue and surplus all continued to climb in 2013. Thrivent’s outreach funding also continued to … Read Article

Vermillion High School to celebrate 1000th blood donation

Vermillion, SD – Vermillion High School and Community Blood Bank will celebrate the 1000th donation of blood since the bloodmobile began visiting the high school in 1997.  This blood drive will mark the 38th event hosted with Community Blood Bank.  The Vermillion High School staff, students, friends, family and community … Read Article