Ranchers are still digging out thousands of their cattle that became buried in a record-setting snowstorm in South Dakota late last week and over the weekend.
... More than 22,000 homes and businesses in western South Dakota remained without power into this week, according to utility companies. National Guard troops were helping utility crews pull equipment through the heavy, wet snow to install new electricity poles.
At least 1,600 poles were toppled in the northwest part of the state alone, and workers expect to find more, Grand River Electric Coop spokeswoman Tally Seim said.
This is absolutely horrible, and it's had zero mention on the national news.
I grew up in farm country, and haven't ever seen anything this bad except from flooding. The silence of the media is not surprising, but adds to the list of unforgivable sins they've been committing over the last 15 or 20 years.