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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
9 hours 11 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.
Farmers open up silos as corn hits 'magic' price levels
9 hours 23 min ago
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.
Get ready for the nastiest presidential race you have ever seen
9 hours 28 min ago
For first time, scientists grow two-week-old human embryos in lab
9 hours 40 min ago
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
10 hours 3 min ago
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
10 hours 8 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
14 hours 55 min ago
For some US wheat farmers, it's all about that yield, not acres
15 hours 11 min ago
OUR VIEW: Proposed city bans seem overboard
16 hours 20 min ago
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
OPINION: The music of the ages
May 3, 2016 - 5:51pm
The wind farm 5 miles southwest of Tripp are spinning with the winds on Wednesday June 10. (Matt Gade/Republic)
One U.S. state holds the key to $10 billion offshore wind boom
May 3, 2016 - 5:26pm
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to the media alongside Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne on May 2. (MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)
Trump, Cruz fight war of words as Indiana voters cast verdict
May 3, 2016 - 4:32pm
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
Mitchell Technical Institute Automation Controls and SCADA instructor Josh Renken helps Boy Scouts earn their robotics merit badge at MTI's Nordby Trades Center on Saturday. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
284 Scouts flock to Mitchell for Merit Badge Academy
May 2, 2016 - 1:19pm

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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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