McLaughin mayor says town had no choice but to disconnect family's utilities
April 13, 2020
A family of five is living in their car and with relatives after they couldn't pay their electric bill and a small South Dakota town shut off the utilities at their FEMA trailer home.
The family and an advocacy group say shutting off water and other utilities creates a public health risk during the coronavirus outbreak. And they ask why the town of McLaughlin is closing buildings and businesses in acknowledgment of the virus but not stopping the shutoffs.