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An aerial view of Lake Mitchell last August. (Republic file photo)
Could cactus extract be the solution for Lake Mitchell?
8 hours 17 min ago
Bubba. (CREDIT: Tustin Police Department)
Bubba, a puppy found high on meth and heroin, goes to rehab in California
10 hours 9 min ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S., on Monday, May 16, 2016. Clinton largely has replaced President Obama as the poster child for firearms sales after making gun control a central plank of her campaign. (CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.)
Hillary Clinton could topple Obama's record for revving gun sales
10 hours 18 min ago
Lightning east of Platte is pictured in this photo from Sunday night. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
3 tornadoes reported during severe storms in South Dakota
16 hours 34 min ago
Correction
16 hours 39 min ago
On Friday, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels spoke at the Boehnen Memorial Dedication at Mitchell’s Prehistoric Indian Village.
Lt. Governor stops by Indian Village for family dedication
May 21, 2016 - 10:11am
WOSTER: White-knuckle driving in Denver
May 21, 2016 - 9:54am
Family remembers 'humble and caring' Stickney native
May 20, 2016 - 5:10pm
Jim Hallman stands outside an ammunition bunker in South Korea. (Photo courtesy of Jim Hallman)
Farmer, soldier, veteran, hero: Korea vet credits war survival to life on the farm
May 20, 2016 - 4:36pm
Students in Mitchell Technical Institute's agriculture technology program get hands-on experience at the school's animal lab, a cattle ranch owned by Lori Repenning, division head for the program's agriculture and transportation division. (Photo courtesy of Lori Repenning)
Animal lab gives MTI students hands-on experience
May 20, 2016 - 4:12pm
Eric Zell lines out his planter before he heads into the field. Zell, one of the first farmers in his area to begin planting corn, is headed into a busy spring as calving season starts. (Erin Beck/For South Dakota Farm & Ranch)
Mild but moist spring means no early planting
May 20, 2016 - 4:07pm
Dakot, left, and Lance demonstrate how to hook up the stalk stomper. Lankota’s focus is to manufacture solution-based products, such as the stalk stomper, that benefit the agricultural industry. (Erin Beck/For South Dakota Farm & Ranch)
SD family builds Lankota Group into thriving Huron business
May 20, 2016 - 4:02pm
Relatives of the victims of the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 hold an absentee funeral prayer in a mosque nearby Cairo airport, in Cairo Egypt May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
Egypt finds human remains and belongings from plane crash at sea
May 20, 2016 - 1:37pm
A 2001 GMC Yukon rests on its side following a two-vehicle crash Thursday on South Dakota Highway 50 near Geddes. (Garrick Hodge/Republic)
Platte man seriously injured in Thursday crash
May 19, 2016 - 6:29pm
Bon Homme/Scotland pitcher Chase Kortan delivers a pitch during a rainy Region 1B contest against Parkston on Monday in North Sioux City. (Garrick Hodge/Republic)
Late balk helps Dakota Valley clip Bon Homme/Scotland for state trip
1 hour 37 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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