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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
10 hours 39 min ago
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
9 hours 35 min ago
Bill Cosby's mug shot. Released by the Montgomery County DA's office.
Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in felony sex-assault case
9 hours 53 min ago
Commencements reflect individual educational value
10 hours 51 min ago
Bubba. (CREDIT: Tustin Police Department)
Bubba, a puppy found high on meth and heroin, goes to rehab in California
May 23, 2016 - 3:57pm
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
May 23, 2016 - 3:48pm
Correction
May 23, 2016 - 9:27am
Lightning east of Platte is pictured in this photo from Sunday night. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
3 tornadoes reported during severe storms in South Dakota
May 23, 2016 - 9:32am
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
Golden Eagles go the distance, send two to state meet
1 hour 26 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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