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May 18 Edition

Foley picking colonies

Cleaning up

Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School student Tanner Crain picks up dead branches Monday in the trees bordering the 4-H Park in De Smet. Crain, along with other De Smet students in grades 3-11, teachers, city workers and volunteers cleaned up local parks in the annual “Day of Caring” sponsored by the De Smet Young Guns.

County to explain TIFs at meeting

Area residents will soon have an opportunity to learn more about tax increment financing (TIFs) and how a proposed TIF might affect Kingsbury County.

A TIF is a public financing method used to subsidize redevelopment, infrastructure and other community improvement projects. Through the use of TIF loans, municipalities divert future property tax revenue increases from a defined area or district toward an economic development project or public improvement project in the community.

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City takes care of annual housekeeping

De Smet city council took care of some of it’s yearly housekeeping May 11 as it adjourned briefly to swear in newly elected members and then reconvened as a shiny, new council.

Actually, it was still pretty much the same old council as incumbent councilmen Lowell “Butch” Hansen from Ward I and George Cavanaugh from Ward III had run unopposed for re-election to their seats.

Ward II is still one person short of full representation since the departure of Bret Jensen.

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