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Tracy Morehead's gear hangs at the Salem Fire Department. Morehead was killed in a crash Saturday on Interstate 90 and was a member of the Salem and Spencer fire departments. (Submitted photo from the Salem Fire Department)
Salem firefighter identified as victim of fatal I-90 crash
October 23, 2017 - 10:38am
Emergency crews respond to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in the westbound lanes at approximately mile marker 333 on Saturday night just east of Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
One dead, several injured following I-90 crash in Mitchell
October 22, 2017 - 11:59am
Mitchell City Hall. (Republic file photo)
Mitchell council approves land transfer
October 23, 2017 - 3:52pm
Area prep volleyball roundup: Canistota edges Freeman in five sets
October 23, 2017 - 10:56pm
Laurie Kay Nelson
October 23, 2017 - 9:39pm
Forum News Service file photo
U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings and host of the 2018 Super Bowl.
Country star Kenny Chesney aims to fix U.S. Bank Stadium's acoustics
October 23, 2017 - 6:42pm
The giant inflatable pheasant and shot gun shell are on display outside of Cabela's on Friday in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Uncertainty at Cabela's
October 21, 2017 - 8:00am
Second panel of legislators wades into GEAR UP fight
October 23, 2017 - 5:44pm
Tracy Morehead
October 23, 2017 - 8:03pm
Alexa Nicole McKenzie
October 23, 2017 - 9:29pm
Wagner man charged with raping 12-year-old girl
January 18, 2017 - 5:47pm
Monday need-to-know: 5 stories
October 23, 2017 - 9:29am
Anna Frances "Ann" VanderPol
October 23, 2017 - 9:29pm
Washington Post
Are these 80,000 pound trucks tailgating each other? Soon it may be perfectly normal — and safe
October 23, 2017 - 8:12pm
Casino plan in Sioux Falls neighborhood upsets residents
October 23, 2017 - 11:15am

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The giant inflatable pheasant and shot gun shell are on display outside of Cabela's on Friday in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

With trucks filled to the top with hunting gear and supplies, a group of men from Wisconsin made their annual stop in Mitchell on Thursday.

The group of more than ...

Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central's Trent Kingsbury, center, runs with the ball as Alex Wormstadt, left, looks to block during a prep football game earlier this season in Wagner. Also pictured is Trey Weber, right. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central head coach Jason Kolousek knows there's strength in numbers.

Kolousek has been the head coach of the W/WS/SC high school football team since its first season in ...

A group of Twinkle N Twirl dancers cheer during a volleyball game on Tuesday night in Mount Vernon. Twinkle N Twirl dance began two years ago in Mount Vernon to provide area children with dance classes. (Matt Gade / Republic)

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon students are twinkling and twirling their way through fall.

A mixed dance, gymnastics and cheer class in Mount Vernon — called Twinkle N Twirl — ...

A helmet along with a wreath rest atop the casket for Donald “Donny” Manger on Thursday in the Lyman School District’s gym in Presho. (Matt Gade / Republic)

PRESHO — With an American flag draped over the casket, six people carried the late Presho fire chief to the front of a packed gym to say “goodbye.”

Hundreds ...

Brad Greenway is ready for life to slow down a bit.

For the past year, the former National Pork Board’s America’s Pig Farmer of the Year has been traveling ...

Gopal Vyas thanks the crowd while Lt. Gov. Matt Michels laughs during the Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Highland Conference Center. Vyas was named South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals’ outstanding philanthropist of 2017.

Gopal Vyas wants to make a difference.

But in doing so, he turned a few heads and found himself being named the South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals' outstanding philanthropist ...

South Dakota Transportation Commissioner and former state Sen. Mike Vehle, of Mitchell, serves as master of ceremonies for the ribbon-cutting of the Foster Street bridge on Tuesday. The bridge rehabilitation was the first to be completed under the Bridge Improvement Grant system created through 2015's Senate Bill 1, a bill Vehle sponsored.  (Evan Hendershot / Republic)

Tuesday was a big day for Transportation Commissioner and former state Sen. Mike Vehle.

More than two years after his highway and bridge funding bill — known as Senate Bill ...

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Riley Reiff (71) blocks Green Bay Packers linebacker Blake Martinez (50) as Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, left, drops back to pass during a game on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Matt Gade / Republic)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Letting his game do the talking, Riley Reiff is thriving as a Minnesota Viking.

Six games into the 2017 regular season and roughly eight months after signing ...

Attendees of a benefit for Tara Bainbridge eat a supper for a free will offering on Saturday at Boogs & Co. in Parkston. Bainbridge has stage four non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

PARKSTON — As Tara Bainbridge and her husband, Neal, walked into Boogs & Co. on Saturday afternoon, they stopped to take it all in.

Wearing a surgical mask, Tara made ...

Jason Bates, an owner of the Brew Parlor, brought a unique combination of brews, liquor, games and haircuts to Mitchell's Main Street. (Evan Hendershot / Republic)

Backed by a unique edge unlike anything around, Jason Bates is hoping his new business is a cut above the rest.

The Brew Parlor opened on Main Street in August, ...

Ashley and Kyle Baker laugh with one another before posing for a photo with their children, Hallie and Hudson, in their pumpkin patch west of Mount Vernon. Called Baker Pumpkin Patch, their business has been open to the public for five years and in operation for 10 years. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)

MOUNT VERNON — Sitting on his father's lap, 4-year-old Hudson Baker smiled as their tractor came to a stop at the end of the pumpkin patch.

Hopping off, Hudson ran ...

Photographs from Phyllis Salmen's past lay on the table as Dakota Wesleyan University senior Dylan Dethlefsen  interviews Salmen on Tuesday morning in her apartment at Wesley Acres. (Matt Gade / Republic)

A new learning style at Dakota Wesleyan University will allow the stories of Mitchell's senior residents to be shared worldwide.

Recently, Dakota Wesleyan has incorporated community-based learning into curriculum. And ...

Joshua Cimpl watches as a plane prepares to land Sunday morning at Mitchell Municipal Airport. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

A program geared toward teaching youth how to pilot their own airplanes is taking flight in Mitchell.

Dakota Flight Center recently completed a $50,000 renovation project at the George McGovern ...

Brooke Veurink, Amy Muth, Shawna Huls and Jenna Stroup — all from Mitchell — attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night in Las Vegas where gunfire erupted. (Submitted photo)

Screams of joy soon became screams of terror.

Smiling and singing along with Jason Aldean as he performed "When She Says Baby" at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, Brooke Veurink, ...

Jerry Rubendall, center, was surprised by Poet Biorefining employees at the plant near Mitchell in honor of his 11 years on the company's board of directors. Rubendall is stepping down from the board, and played an integral role in bringing the plant to the Mitchell area. (Evan Hendershot / Republic)

If not for Jerry Rubendall, Poet's presence in Mitchell may have remained a pipedream.

What started as a group of investors each throwing $200 into a hat to hire a ...

Bennett Namanny, center in green, gets a group hug from his fellow Kimball students on Monday. Bennett will undergo a heart valve replacement surgery on Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska. (Matt Gade / Republic)

KIMBALL — Kimball students have heart.

On Monday, a sea of red overtook Kimball High School with more than 150 students wearing the bright crimson to show support for one ...

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