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The Belleview Lutheran church in Howard is gifting its altar, pictured, to the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre. (Submitted photo)
Historic Howard church to hold last service June 5
12 hours 33 min ago
Rep. Noem offers support of proposed IHS funding increase
12 hours 45 min ago
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
12 hours 48 min ago
Elias (left) and Corbin (right) Davis learn to make fruit kabobs and smoothies. Stephanie Chambliss, the 4-H youth adviser for Charles Mix County, helps them during the 4-H Food and Fun event May 24-26 in Lake Andes where children learn cooking techniques and how to prepare nutritious food.
Lake Andes combines food, fun to teach nutrition
May 24, 2016 - 5:39pm
Sen. John Thune and Rosebud Sioux Tribal Health Administrator Evelyn Espinoza share a laugh as they exit the Rosebud IHS Hospital. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
Sen. Thune pushes for IHS accountability
May 24, 2016 - 3:30pm
A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo in Bordeaux, southwestern France, March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Illustration/File Photo
Twitter adds flexibility around 140-character limit
May 24, 2016 - 4:34pm
Bill Cosby's mug shot. Released by the Montgomery County DA's office.
Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in felony sex-assault case
May 24, 2016 - 4:16pm
Commencements reflect individual educational value
May 24, 2016 - 3:17pm
Bubba. (CREDIT: Tustin Police Department)
Bubba, a puppy found high on meth and heroin, goes to rehab in California
May 23, 2016 - 3:57pm
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S., on Monday, May 16, 2016. Clinton largely has replaced President Obama as the poster child for firearms sales after making gun control a central plank of her campaign. (CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.)
Hillary Clinton could topple Obama's record for revving gun sales
May 23, 2016 - 3:48pm
May 23, 2016 - 9:27am
Lightning east of Platte is pictured in this photo from Sunday night. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
3 tornadoes reported during severe storms in South Dakota
May 23, 2016 - 9:32am
On Friday, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels spoke at the Boehnen Memorial Dedication at Mitchell’s Prehistoric Indian Village.
Lt. Governor stops by Indian Village for family dedication
May 21, 2016 - 10:11am
WOSTER: White-knuckle driving in Denver
May 21, 2016 - 9:54am
Menno's Ashton Vaith runs in the girls 100-meter hurdles on May 19 at the Region 5B track meet in Scotland. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Menno's Vaith strides to Sioux Falls with best Class B hurdles time
6 hours 35 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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