'People screaming for help as they floated by': Survivor recalls 1972 Black Hills flood

The attached audio above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th commemoration of the 1972 Black Hills Flood is June 9th. It’s a time to honor the 238 lives lost, and it also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Every week between now and the anniversary, SDPB is sharing stories from those survivors, in their own words. This week, we hear from Tom Haggerty. He was in bed at his family’s home near Rapid Creek when a flood surge rolled through Rapid City. An SDPB

Senate adopts impeachment rules, Black Hills leaders react to VA proposal, and the drought continues | April 26

Each day, SDPB brings you statewide news coverage. We then compile those stories into a daily podcast. State senators meet and discuss rules for the upcoming impeachment trial of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. Black Hills communities react to a proposal to consolidate Veterans Affairs health-care services in Rapid City. Ranchers talk about ongoing drought concerns while a wildfire rages in neighboring Nebraska. A South Dakota State University official explains its new "metave

Woman recalls surviving '72 flood on floating roofs

The attached audio above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Black Hills Flood is June 9th. It’s a time to honor the 238 lives lost, and it also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Every week between now and the anniversary, SDPB is sharing stories from those survivors, in their own words. This week, we hear from Arlene Mattis. She was in a car that was swept up by the floodwaters of Rapid Creek in Rapid City. She and four other peopl

50 years ago, Rapid City couple reunited after harrowing flood ordeal

The attached audio above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Black Hills Flood is June 9th. It’s a time to honor the 238 lives lost, and it also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Every week between now and the anniversary, In the Moment is sharing stories from those survivors, in their own words. This week, we hear from Rob Oliver. Some listeners may recognize him as a former Sioux Falls bank executive and former president of August

50 years after flood, Guard soldier still haunted by recovery mission

The attached audio above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Black Hills Flood is June 9th. It’s a time to honor the 238 lives lost, and it also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Every week between now and the anniversary, SDPB is featuring stories from those survivors, in their own words. This week, we hear from Darrel Heimes, of Rapid City. He spent the night of the flood working with other National Guard soldiers to rescue people

Mother who lost children in flood: 'I don't think you ever get over it — ever, ever, ever'

The attached audio above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Black Hills Flood is June 9th. It’s a time to honor the 238 lives lost, and it also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Every week between now and the anniversary, SDPB is featuring stories from those survivors, in their own words. This week, we hear from the Masters family. They were trying to escape the flood in their vehicle when a wall of water swept them off the road. T

50 years later, man recalls being in Canyon Lake when the dam ruptured during flood

The attached audio above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Black Hills Flood is on June 9. It’s a time to honor the 238 lives lost, and it also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Every week between now and the anniversary, SDPB is featuring survivors' stories, in their own words. This week, we hear from Dave Baumberger. He was near Rapid Creek in western Rapid City when the flood surge hit, and he took shelter in a home with eight

Condo owner recalls '72 flood: 'And pretty soon they wouldn't scream anymore'

The attached audio above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the Black Hills Flood of 1972 on June 9 is a time to honor the 238 lives lost, and it also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Some of those survivors are telling their stories to SDPB. Every week between now and the anniversary, we’ll bring you one of those stories. This week, we hear from Dick Knecht. The modern location of Cliffside Park along Rapid Creek in western Rapid City is

'We all should've been in therapy': Recalling the Black Hills Flood, 50 years later

The attached audio above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the Black Hills Flood of 1972 on June 9th is a time to honor the 238 lives lost. It also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Some of those survivors are telling their stories to SDPB. Every week between now and the anniversary, we’ll bring you one of those stories. This week, we hear from Kay Schriever of Rapid City. She was in a car with five other teenagers near Rapid Creek when th

'Not a single board left of the house': Remembering the 1972 Black Hills Flood

The attached interview above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the Black Hills Flood of 1972 on June 9th is a time to honor the 238 lives lost. It also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Some of those survivors are telling their stories to SDPB. Every week between now and the anniversary, we’ll bring you one of those stories. This week, we hear from Robbie Corner. He was a teenager who was out with friends when the flood began. When he trie

Warren Nelson remembers the Black Hills Flood of 1972

The attached interview above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment. The 50th anniversary of the Black Hills Flood of 1972 on June 9th is a time to honor the 238 lives lost. It also brings a flood of memories for survivors. Some of those survivors are telling their stories to SDPB. Every week between now and the anniversary, we’ll bring you one of those stories. This week, we hear from Warren Nelson. He had just finished a day of training at Camp Rapid with the National Guard

Former Rapid City mayor Don Barnett reflects on the flood of 1972

The attached audio is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh. Let's take a moment now to remember the Rapid City flood of 1972. Don Barnett was the mayor when the flood struck. It killed 238 people and transformed the area along Rapid Creek. In a recent interview, Barnett talked about the rain-soaked hours before the wall of water swept through the city, and the moment he realized how bad the flood could get.

$1 million for Sioux Falls startups, and a plan for Black Hills Forest management

A Sioux Falls business has been granted up to $1 million from the federal Community Navigator Pilot Program. Brienne Maner is the executive director of Startup Sioux Falls. She's with us to explain what happens next. This month we explore South Dakota science for our spotlight coverage. Today, we welcome Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Jeff Tomac for a conversation about logging and forest plan revisions. A year and a half ago, the South Dakota Legislature legalized industrial hemp. Lur

Special: The Black Hills National Forest timber debate

In the Moment airs live at 12CT/11MT. The audio will be attached to this webpage soon after the show airs. In the Moment brings you an hour of conversations about the Black Hills National Forest plan and the debate over the timber count. Seth Tupper joins us (back & forth with audio clips) for a conversation about the Data Quality Act and administrative action from the Black Hills forest products industry seeking corrections to a scientific report that recommends significantly reducing the tim

In Their Own Words: An old-fashioned meeting, courting, and marriage

This audio is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh. Don Konechne is an 88-year-old farmer and rancher who told us the story of meeting, courting and marrying his wife, Marjory. It all started when Don was in the Army, stationed in Germany during the 1950s. He and other male soldiers traded mailing addresses of their sisters and other female acquaintances so they could correspond with young women back home. We gathered this audio story from Don while he st