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Newscast 03.14.22: Woodbury County Democratic Leader Jeremy Dumkrieger to Run for County Supervisors' Board

Jeremy Dumkrieger
Jeremy Dumkrieger, Candidate for a seat on the Woodbury County Supervisors, leader of the Woodbury County Democratic Party

The chair of the Woodbury County Democratic Party Jeremy Dumkrieger is running for a Woodbury County Board of Supervisors position.

Dumkrieger is an art teacher at the Lawton Bronson Community School. He announced his candidacy for the District 2 seat on Monday. He said his focuses are: ensuring families in Woodbury will have quality services, issues with the new Law Enforcement Center, changing the Woodbury County supervisor election process and keeping the compensation board independent. Dumkrieger was born in Onawa, Iowa and raised in Soldier, Iowa. He earned a bachelor's degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

With gas prices rising, farmers are feeling the impact of inflation, as higher costs for fuel and fertilizer are shrinking profit margins for Iowa growers.
Iowa State University agricultural economics professor Chad Hart says while commodity prices are good, rising fuel prices can significantly increase production expenses. Hart points out that there’s a lot of fuel used to move our farm products down the supply chain line.

Hart says farmers also face challenges with price volatility, as fluctuating prices are making it harder to know when to buy and sell.

The City of South Sioux City will be getting some of the money from the $1.5 trillion bill cleared by the U.S. Senate. The city will receive a five million dollar grant. The money will go toward building a $40 million waste water treatment plant on the city’s south end to support housing and business growth.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released its set of recommendations for the future of veteran care in the U.S., following years of research and analysis. For South Dakota, the Asset and Infrastructure Review report recommends building a new VA health system in Rapid City, while closing the Wagner clinic and the the Fort Meade hospital. The report released Monday was issued as part of the 2018 Mission Act, which required an assessment of the current and future health care needs of U.S. veterans. The VA predicts that enrollment for veterans across South Dakota will decrease in the next 10 years.

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