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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.
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DWU's Kriese selected for Executive Leadership Academy
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Larry Larson speaks to the crowd gathered Wednesday afternoon for the employee recognition ceremony at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy. Larson, the longest-tenured employee in the Mitchell School District, will retire at the end of this school year after 44 years with the school district. (Candy DenOuden/Republic)
Larson, district's longest tenured employee, among retirees honored
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Names released in fatal crash near Wagner
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Man wanted in South Dakota homicide arrested in Wyoming
April 28, 2016 - 7:26am
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks during a campaign event in Huntington, West Virginia, on Tuesday. Sanders' supporters among independent voters and young people would be a powerful addition to Clinton's bloc of women and minorities for a general election contest against Donald Trump or whomever the Republicans nominate. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Ty Wright.
Sanders begins to admit that things aren't adding up for him
April 27, 2016 - 5:40pm
Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers' names from media sites
April 27, 2016 - 5:15pm
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz waves with Carly Fiorina after he announced Fiorina as his running mate at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron
Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
April 27, 2016 - 5:09pm
Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Amazon found liable for charges incurred by kids using apps
April 27, 2016 - 5:02pm
1 dead after vehicle crashes into trees near Wagner
April 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
Springfield man named SD Guard Lieutenant of the Year
April 27, 2016 - 9:33am
U.S. musician Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jumana El-Heloueh/File Photo
Prince died without a will, six siblings likely to share fortune
April 26, 2016 - 4:36pm
Todd Heitkamp, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, speaks Monday to attendees of the Severe Weather Awareness class at Mitchell Technical Institute. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
Meteorologist: Safety first for weather spotters
April 26, 2016 - 8:10am
South Dakota State University quarterback, and Mitchell native, Kanin Nelson runs the ball as Zach Robertson (27) closes in for the tackle during South Dakota State University's spring game on Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings. (Matt Gade/Republic) play button
Nelson dominates in SDSU spring game
April 24, 2016 - 11:55pm

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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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