Jeff Gould, lead equipment operator for the Department of Public Works in Sioux Falls, S.D., stands in front of a giant salt dome filled with rock salt Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Gould says the pile ... more 
Jeff Gould, lead equipment operator for the Department of Public Works in Sioux Falls, S.D., stands in front of a giant salt dome filled with rock salt Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Gould says the pile would be half size by this time of a normal winter. Wednesday marked just the fourth time of this winter season that the city was hit with even a light covering of snow. The warm winter has put more green in the pockets of state and local governments that had their budgets busted last year by the high cost of plowing and running roaring furnaces. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Amber Hunt
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 2:54 PM EST