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The City’s Whale-Oil Pipeline

The City’s Whale-Oil Pipeline

During the city’s post-Civil War boom, a panel of eminent politicians, including the governor, mayor and state surgeon general, met to plan the future growth of the city. Several advances were made. In an effort to provide more room for growth, Bankton’s Marsh was filled in with refuse, which increased the size of the city…

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Pothole Budget Mistakenly Allocated For Potluck

Pothole Budget Mistakenly Allocated For Potluck

Due to a clerical error, city funds earmarked for this spring’s pothole repairs were mixed up with funds intended for a potluck for City Streets Department employees to celebrate last month’s groundhog’s day. Streets Department clerk Debbie Winton, who was in charge of the potluck, admits she was taken aback when she first saw the…

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Snapshots: Boy Scout, Future Senator (1941)

Snapshots: Boy Scout, Future Senator (1941)

July 1941. Local Boy Scout Anderson Grimes in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., holding a copy of a WPA poster designed for the city’s landmark water conservation program. Shortly after this photo was taken, he was to present the poster to local congressman Harford Collins in a brief ceremony. Tragically, Grimes,…

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Friday Facts: End of Year Closeout Special

Friday Facts: End of Year Closeout Special

:: With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Tuesday this season, please note that all city services will be open and functioning on Monday, Dec.24 and Monday, Dec. 31, with the exception of the Mayor’s Office, which will be closed at 2pm on Friday, Dec. 21, and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2,…

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“What Your City is Doing for Climate Change”

“What Your City is Doing for Climate Change”

This week, Mayors from 30 cities around the world are meeting in New York to discuss their role in helping to curb climate change. Not wanting to be left out of things, Mayor Wilders’ office has sent out a press release outlining what actions the City has taken to combat this problem in the last…

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