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Area Memorial Day events set for Monday
21 min 22 sec ago
The First USS South Dakota, circa 1915
Remembering the first U.S.S. South Dakota
1 hour 16 min ago
21 cattle lay dead around a metal feeder that was struck by lightning Wednesday night in McCook County. (Photo courtesy of the Moody County Sheriff's Office)
Lightning strike kills 21 cattle in McCook County
7 hours 9 min ago
Dr. Henry Heimlich (L), the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the life-saving technique named for him, poses with Patty Ris, 87, who he saved this week from choking on a hamburger, at the Deupree House seniors' home in Cincinatti, Ohio, U.S. May 27, 2016. Episcopal Retirement Services/Bryan Reynolds/Handout via REUTERS
Dr. Heimlich, 96, saves choking woman with namesake maneuver
4 hours 56 min ago
Hitchcock pool to open Saturday
May 26, 2016 - 5:48pm
The mcr-1 plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene has been found primarily in Escherichia coli, pictured. REUTERS/Courtesy CDC
The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the US
May 26, 2016 - 5:42pm
Sen. Rounds speaks in favor of act to improve VA services
May 26, 2016 - 5:15pm
Lake Andes man charged with vehicular homicide for April crash that left his brother dead
22 hours 58 min ago
Diamond, a black lab/rottweiler mix, rests in the shade of an overturned semi-truck on Monday in front of Rick Petersek's home southeast of Colome. The truck was toppled by wind during a Sunday storm. (Jake Shama/Republic)
Colome man survives storm inside iron box
May 24, 2016 - 5:46pm
Rep. Noem offers support of proposed IHS funding increase
May 25, 2016 - 6:16pm
The Girls on the Run program in Mitchell gave 25 girls the opportunity to boost their confidence and grow as a person. The group pictured is from the Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary. Back row from left is Amber Kohlenberg, Olivia Bures, Ella Ziegeldorf, Hope Flippin and Delaney Degen. Front row from left is Lilly Crago, Claire Hegg and Erin Stevens. Photo courtesy of Debra Buckman
Girls on the Run program inspires, educates local youth
May 25, 2016 - 6:13pm
Elias (left) and Corbin (right) Davis learn to make fruit kabobs and smoothies. Stephanie Chambliss, the 4-H youth adviser for Charles Mix County, helps them during the 4-H Food and Fun event May 24-26 in Lake Andes where children learn cooking techniques and how to prepare nutritious food.
Lake Andes combines food, fun to teach nutrition
May 24, 2016 - 5:39pm
Sen. John Thune and Rosebud Sioux Tribal Health Administrator Evelyn Espinoza share a laugh as they exit the Rosebud IHS Hospital. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
Sen. Thune pushes for IHS accountability
May 24, 2016 - 3:30pm
A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo in Bordeaux, southwestern France, March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Illustration/File Photo
Twitter adds flexibility around 140-character limit
May 24, 2016 - 4:34pm
Bill Cosby's mug shot. Released by the Montgomery County DA's office.
Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in felony sex-assault case
May 24, 2016 - 4:16pm

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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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