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Wagner native St. Pierre invited to Minnesota Vikings minicamp

2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes
15 hours 12 min ago
Daily Republic wins 33 SDNA awards, including Sweepstakes
16 hours 12 min ago
Car crash kills 2 men in western South Dakota
17 hours 32 min ago
Dave Mitchell named Exemplary Teacher Award winner at DWU
April 30, 2016 - 9:34pm
Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan winners announced at DWU
April 29, 2016 - 9:12pm
Platte's Roger Duba competes in a reserve meet last Friday in Platte. Duba is one of 36 kids on Platte-Geddes' new trapshooting team that features kids grades 6-12. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Platte-Geddes takes a shot with high school trapshooting
April 29, 2016 - 8:24am
Women could be headed for the draft, after House committee vote
April 28, 2016 - 5:31pm
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas waves to supporters during a campaign event in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Cruz ignored questions during the campaign stop about whether Indiana is a must-win for him, but the stakes couldn't be higher. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.
Boehner unloads on 'Lucifer' Cruz, says he wouldn't back him in fall
April 28, 2016 - 2:02pm
DWU's Kriese selected for Executive Leadership Academy
April 28, 2016 - 11:24am
Names released in fatal crash near Wagner
April 28, 2016 - 9:32am
Man wanted in South Dakota homicide arrested in Wyoming
April 28, 2016 - 7:26am
Dakota Wesleyan University's Jon Hart, left, and Curt Hart, center, look on during an event Wednesday at the Sherman Center on the DWU campus. The event celebrated the retirement of Curt Hart as athletic director and promoted Jon Hart to the same position. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
DWU promotes Jon Hart to athletic director
April 27, 2016 - 4:18pm
Stacy Phelps, left, leaves the courtroom following arraignment on Wednesday afternoon at the Charles Mix Courthouse in Lake Andes. Phelps pleaded not guilty to four counts stemming from an investigation surrounding South Dakota's GEAR UP grant program. (Matt Gade/Republic) play button
Hubers, Phelps, Guericke plead not guilty in GEAR UP misconduct case
April 27, 2016 - 2:41pm
A recently-built fence splits the pathway some classify as a driveway and some call a public roadway between West Ash and West Hanson avenues in Mitchell. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
Fence blocking pathway could lead to legal action between Mitchell neighbors
April 27, 2016 - 10:31am
Four Kernel girls win events at Aberdeen Invite
9 hours 13 min ago

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Crews work the scene of a training exercise simulating a train derailment on Saturday morning in Alexandria. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic), Kevin Kayser, center, talks to crew members involved in a training exercise simulating a train derailment on Saturday morning in Alexandria. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic), Crews work the scene of a training exercise simulating a train derailment on Saturday morning in Alexandria. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

ALEXANDRIA — The mock disaster simulating a train derailment held in Alexandria on Saturday morning had one real problem.

The train car Hanson County Emergency Manager Kevin Kayser was expecting ...

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