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Dave Mitchell named Exemplary Teacher Award winner at DWU
10 hours 12 min ago
Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan winners announced at DWU
April 29, 2016 - 9:12pm
Platte's Roger Duba competes in a reserve meet last Friday in Platte. Duba is one of 36 kids on Platte-Geddes' new trapshooting team that features kids grades 6-12. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Platte-Geddes takes a shot with high school trapshooting
April 29, 2016 - 8:24am
Women could be headed for the draft, after House committee vote
April 28, 2016 - 5:31pm
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.
Boehner unloads on 'Lucifer' Cruz, says he wouldn't back him in fall
April 28, 2016 - 2:02pm
DWU's Kriese selected for Executive Leadership Academy
April 28, 2016 - 11:24am
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
April 28, 2016 - 11:04am
Names released in fatal crash near Wagner
April 28, 2016 - 9:32am
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
Dakota Wesleyan University's Jon Hart, left, and Curt Hart, center, look on during an event Wednesday at the Sherman Center on the DWU campus. The event celebrated the retirement of Curt Hart as athletic director and promoted Jon Hart to the same position. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
DWU promotes Jon Hart to athletic director
April 27, 2016 - 4:18pm
Stacy Phelps, left, leaves the courtroom following arraignment on Wednesday afternoon at the Charles Mix Courthouse in Lake Andes. Phelps pleaded not guilty to four counts stemming from an investigation surrounding South Dakota's GEAR UP grant program. (Matt Gade/Republic) play button
Hubers, Phelps, Guericke plead not guilty in GEAR UP misconduct case
April 27, 2016 - 2:41pm
A recently-built fence splits the pathway some classify as a driveway and some call a public roadway between West Ash and West Hanson avenues in Mitchell. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
Fence blocking pathway could lead to legal action between Mitchell neighbors
April 27, 2016 - 10:31am
Language becoming the 'newspeak' of Orwell's 1984
21 hours 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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