Clint Soulek, Chamberlain city administrator, points out areas in city limits where development has been slow to emerge. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Housing infrastructure funding helps Chamberlain over the hill

BY: - November 26, 2023

Chamberlain’s greatest asset is the Missouri River, whose choppy, sea green waves paint picturesque scenes within walking distance of downtown and a fair share of its established homes.  Chamberlain’s also landlocked, to an extent. The ground best suited for building was built upon decades ago, forming a teardrop-shaped thicket of urban activity along the river’s […]

Chamberlain City Administrator Clint Soulek, left, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Sept. 11, 2023, at the Chamberlain Municipal Airport. (Joshua Haiar/South Dakota Searchlight)

Biden administration ‘making it happen’ on infrastructure, Buttigieg says in SD

BY: - September 11, 2023

CHAMBERLAIN — After the previous presidential administration talked about addressing the country’s infrastructure, “We’re actually making it happen,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Monday in South Dakota. Buttigieg is on a two-day tour of the state to spotlight federal investments in infrastructure. His first stop was the Chamberlain Municipal Airport, which recently […]

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Appeals court: Chamberlain must reimburse family for special education

BY: - August 15, 2023

A three-judge panel on Tuesday affirmed a ruling from a South Dakota judge ordering the Chamberlain School District to pay $100,000 for the out-of-state placement of a child with special needs. The Steckelberg family sued the central South Dakota district over its failure to find “appropriate placement” for their son, who is now grown, near […]