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Six-year-old Kingsten Feldhaus, left, and Raycen, 2, hold their younger brothers Deekan and Sawyer. Sawyer has Williams Syndrome and will require surgery to correct a severely narrowed coronary artery. (Submitted photo)
Howard family of 6 fighting through a broken little heart
23 hours 1 min ago
Photos from day one of Class B state track and field championships
14 hours 30 min ago
The best are always there ... the rest should know and remember that
5 hours 18 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
18 hours 19 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
16 hours 8 sec ago
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
15 hours 54 min ago
Area Memorial Day events set for Monday
21 hours 54 min ago
The First USS South Dakota, circa 1915
Remembering the first U.S.S. South Dakota
22 hours 48 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
May 27, 2016 - 11:37am
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
May 27, 2016 - 1:50pm
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

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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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