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OPINION: The music of the ages
4 hours 52 min ago
The wind farm 5 miles southwest of Tripp are spinning with the winds on Wednesday June 10. (Matt Gade/Republic)
One U.S. state holds the key to $10 billion offshore wind boom
5 hours 17 min ago
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to the media alongside Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne on May 2. (MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)
Trump, Cruz fight war of words as Indiana voters cast verdict
6 hours 11 min ago
OPINION: Happy Birthday, Brian
9 hours 45 min ago
Former Mitchell Mayor Paul Tobin dies
11 hours 3 min ago
Front row, left to right: Justin Syring, Tevyn Waddell, Quinci Herll, Morgan Weber, Erin Farnham, Kelsie Mastel, Brenna Morgan, Andrea Konz, Jasmine Fritzemeier, Adele Kenkel, Emily Park. Second row, left to right: Andrew Klingaman, Christian Fossum, Austin Getty, Kyle Biggerstaff, Ryan Solberg, Casey Zoss, Delaney Slaba, Victoria Peta, Shelby Riggs, Grace Varilek, Ally Goldammer, Challie Jones, Kayla Stangeland, Rachel Bechen. Third row, left to right:Melanie Uher, Kristin Pistulka.(Sarah Barclay/Republic)
29th annual Rotary Scholars Recognition Banquet held
11 hours 55 min ago
Mitchell's Adam Loes returns a shot during singles action against Yankton on Monday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Kernels take three wins at home quad
21 hours 46 min ago
Palace lighting switch estimated at $116K-$121K
23 hours 43 min ago
Authorities attend to an accident between a vehicle and a motorcycle at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Main Street Monday evening in Mitchell. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)
Man seriously injured in motorcycle, SUV crash
May 2, 2016 - 9:58pm
Arrest made after Wagner vandalism spree
May 2, 2016 - 1:21pm
Mitchell Technical Institute Automation Controls and SCADA instructor Josh Renken helps Boy Scouts earn their robotics merit badge at MTI's Nordby Trades Center on Saturday. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
284 Scouts flock to Mitchell for Merit Badge Academy
May 2, 2016 - 1:19pm
USF's Solomon St. Pierre, right, celebrates after the Cougars record a takeaway during a game last year at Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls. (Garrick Hodge/Republic)
Wagner native St. Pierre invited to Minnesota Vikings minicamp
May 1, 2016 - 8:35pm
2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes
May 1, 2016 - 5:41pm
Daily Republic wins 33 SDNA awards, including Sweepstakes
May 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Car crash kills 2 men in western South Dakota
May 1, 2016 - 3:20pm

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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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