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Dr. Jessica and Kyle Claussen and their children, Sibyl and Warren. (Submitted photo)
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Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks as he withdraws as a U.S. Republican presidential candidate in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
John Kasich exiting the presidential race, leaving Trump as presumptive nominee
18 hours 36 min ago
A tractor pulls a planter through a field as corn is planted in Princeton, Illinois, on April 18. Growers who have waited patiently for a rebound in prices have had their hopes answered after dry weather sent futures traded in Chicago to their highest in nine months. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
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Hillary Clinton, seen at the Philadelphia Convention Center on April 26, has benefited from the Democrats' attitude that their elected leaders can bring change from within. MUST CREDIT: Photo by The Washington Post, Melina Mara.
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For first time, scientists grow two-week-old human embryos in lab
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U.S. musician Prince performs at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock Wood, southern England July 3, 2011. (REUTERS/Olivia Harris/File Photo)
Release of calls to Prince estate offer glimpse into Paisley Park life
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as (L-R) his daughter Ivanka, son Eric, Eric's wife Lara Yunaska and his wife Melania look on, during a campaign victory party after rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination following the results of the Indiana state primary, at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Oil group relishes ‘rare opportunity’ of Trump visit to ND
19 hours 33 min ago
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz drops out of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as his wife Heidi (R) looks on during his Indiana primary night rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Bergin
Exiting 2016 race, Republican Cruz leaves himself a path forward
May 4, 2016 - 11:29am
For some US wheat farmers, it's all about that yield, not acres
May 4, 2016 - 11:12am
OUR VIEW: Proposed city bans seem overboard
May 4, 2016 - 10:03am
Ethan/Parkston's Maddie Miiller, right, hands the baton to teammate Sydney Wickersham for the final leg of the 4x800 meter relay Monday at the Little Missouri Valley Conference meet in Parkston. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Ethan/Parkston sweeps Little Missouri Valley Conference meet
May 4, 2016 - 12:08am
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley speaks to the crows at the 2016 Presidential Initiative Summit on Monday at the Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort in Deadwood. The summit focused on policing in the 21st century. (Jake Shama/Republic)
AGs: Transparency crucial in officer-involved shootings
May 3, 2016 - 11:36am
Captain America (Chris Evans) leads the part of Avengers in a battle between himself and his former ally, Ironman in the new action hit “Captain America: Civil War.”
At the Movies
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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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