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Palace lighting switch estimated at $116K-$121K
10 hours 32 min ago
Authorities attend to an accident between a vehicle and a motorcycle at the intersection of 15th St. and Main St. Monday evening in Mitchell. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)
Man seriously injured in motorcycle, SUV crash
11 hours 33 min ago
Arrest made after Wagner vandalism spree
20 hours 11 min ago
2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes
May 1, 2016 - 5:41pm
Daily Republic wins 33 SDNA awards, including Sweepstakes
May 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Car crash kills 2 men in western South Dakota
May 1, 2016 - 3:20pm
Dave Mitchell named Exemplary Teacher Award winner at DWU
April 30, 2016 - 9:34pm
Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan winners announced at DWU
April 29, 2016 - 9:12pm
Platte's Roger Duba competes in a reserve meet last Friday in Platte. Duba is one of 36 kids on Platte-Geddes' new trapshooting team that features kids grades 6-12. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Platte-Geddes takes a shot with high school trapshooting
April 29, 2016 - 8:24am
Women could be headed for the draft, after House committee vote
April 28, 2016 - 5:31pm
Dakota Wesleyan University's Jon Hart, left, and Curt Hart, center, look on during an event Wednesday at the Sherman Center on the DWU campus. The event celebrated the retirement of Curt Hart as athletic director and promoted Jon Hart to the same position. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
DWU promotes Jon Hart to athletic director
April 27, 2016 - 4:18pm
Stacy Phelps, left, leaves the courtroom following arraignment on Wednesday afternoon at the Charles Mix Courthouse in Lake Andes. Phelps pleaded not guilty to four counts stemming from an investigation surrounding South Dakota's GEAR UP grant program. (Matt Gade/Republic) play button
Hubers, Phelps, Guericke plead not guilty in GEAR UP misconduct case
April 27, 2016 - 2:41pm
A recently-built fence splits the pathway some classify as a driveway and some call a public roadway between West Ash and West Hanson avenues in Mitchell. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
Fence blocking pathway could lead to legal action between Mitchell neighbors
April 27, 2016 - 10:31am
Dakota Wesleyan University golfer and Gregory native Taylor Anshutz attempts a putt at Hole No. 12 Monday during the final GPAC qualifier at Wild Oak Golf Course in Mitchell. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Great eight: Tigers win eighth-straight GPAC women's golf title
8 hours 20 min ago
DWU grabs last GPAC tourney spot
8 hours 26 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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