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Platte-Geddes' Alex Gerlach, left, and James Valley Christian's Jayden Waldner reach out at the finish line running the anchor legs of the 3200 meter relay during the first day of the Class B state track and field championships on Friday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Relay dive proves to be the difference in Class B relay
1 hour 28 min ago
Chamberlain's Riggs Priebe competes in the boys 300-meter hurdles at the Class A state meet on Friday in Madison. (Eric Mayer/Republic)
Winner's Kuil, MCM's Pulse set for strong finishes
1 hour 33 min ago
Ethan/Parkston's Wes Genant competes in the boys shot put at the 2016 Class A state track meet on Friday in Madison. Genant won the event with a toss of 53 feet, 3 inches. (Eric Mayer/Republic)
From the sideline to the podium: Ethan/Parkston's Genant wins Class A shot put
3 hours 53 min ago
Area Memorial Day events set for Monday
7 hours 27 min ago
The First USS South Dakota, circa 1915
Remembering the first U.S.S. South Dakota
8 hours 22 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
14 hours 15 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
12 hours 2 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
May 26, 2016 - 7:48pm
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
Bon Homme's Chase Kortan competes in the boys long jump at the 2016 Class A state track meet on Friday in Madison. Kortan won the event with a leap of 21 feet, 11.5 inches. (Eric Mayer/Republic)
Bon Homme's Kortan wins Class A long jump
3 hours 55 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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