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MHS marching band places second in Iowa, finals canceled due to weather
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
Police say body of Twin Cites woman could be in Fargo area
Man sentenced for driving drunk with child in vehicle
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Near-perfect harvest conditions predicted for fall
Dry summer, poor crop prices affect corn silage yields
Lemmon couple offer $2,000 reward for info on stolen cattle
South Dakota corn production forecast to be down 6 percent
DWU football cruises to GPAC win at Hastings
No. 4 Gorillas knock off No. 1 Warbirds
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
Titans win Class 9AA battle
Area high school football roundup: Black Panthers blank Crusaders
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Couple plans Oct. 1 wedding
Area couple plans October wedding
Plankinton man marks 80th birthday
Raymond Russell Stevens
Vicki Jo Jensen
Corlena Mary Koranda
Harvey V. Terveen
LETTER: Impaired, polluted waters can be fixed
LETTER: Are there conflicts of interest with lake committee?
LETTER: Support changes to improve SD water quality
LETTER: Burg for SD State Senate
LETTER: Agenda request did require board action
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
July 21, 2016
Brandon police make arrests in string of vehicle thefts
BRANDON (AP) — Brandon police have arrested two juveniles and say charges are pending against a third in connection with a string of vehicle thefts. Authorities say at least a dozen vehicles were targeted, along with at least three garages. They expect more theft reports in coming...
July 21, 2016 - 12:18pm
May 27, 2016
Man accused of having fentanyl while serving as Brandon cop
BRANDON (AP) — A man accused of possessing the powerful synthetic opiate fentanyl while he was a sergeant in the Brandon Police Department is apologizing and taking responsibility for a "blatant" violation of the public's trust. Former Sgt. Wayne Ellingson was indicted Tuesday for...
May 27, 2016 - 12:27pm
March 10, 2016
Fire at barn with about 200 tires billowing smoke for miles
BRANDON (AP) — A fire at a barn housing about 200 tires in southeast South Dakota is producing thick smoke that can be seen from miles away. Emergency responders received the call about the blaze at the Royalwood Dairy Farm near Brandon around 2 p.m. Thursday. Several fire departments...
March 10, 2016 - 4:29pm
October 26, 2015
Motorcyclist killed in collision with pickup truck near Tea
TEA (AP) — A 55-year-old man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a pickup truck near Tea. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a the crash happened just after 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 29 when 25-year-old Cody Hillestad, of Brandon, lost control...
October 26, 2015 - 2:44pm
October 14, 2015
43rd name added to fallen firefighters memorial
PIERRE (AP) — A 43rd name has been added to the South Dakota Fallen Firefighters Memorial near Capitol Lake in Pierre. KCCR-AM reports that Steven Ackerman's name was added to the memorial during a ceremony this past weekend. The Valley Springs Fire Department firefighter was...
October 14, 2015 - 12:27pm
October 7, 2015
Mitchell dance takes sixth in hip hop at Brandon Valley Invitational
BRANDON—The Mitchell High School dance team finished sixth in hip hop at the Brandon Valley Invitational on Tuesday in Brandon. Mitchell earned a team score of 171.5 in the event. Mitchell also took ninth in the pom competition with a 183.5, 11th in jazz with a 162 and 13th...
October 7, 2015 - 12:34am
August 10, 2015
7-year-old boy helps feed hungry at Sioux Falls nonprofit
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 7-year-old boy is helping a Sioux Falls nonprofit feed the hungry by collecting money, books and vegetables for local gardens. Riley McKeown of Brandon got the idea to help out at The Banquet, which provides meals to hundreds of needy people each week,...
August 10, 2015 - 11:31am
South Dakota department's policy forbids drunk firefighting
PIERRE (AP) — A firefighter who died battling a house fire in Brandon when he was legally drunk responded to the emergency, even though the department has a policy against going out on a call while intoxicated, Valley Springs Fire and Rescue Chief Don Johnson said Tuesday. Johnson...
June 10, 2015 - 10:39am
June 5, 2015
Firefighter killed in blaze had high blood-alcohol level
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A volunteer firefighter who died fighting a house fire in Brandon that also killed the homeowner had a high blood-alcohol level when he responded to the scene, investigators said Friday. An autopsy determined that Steven Ackerman, 38, had a blood alcohol...
June 5, 2015 - 1:03pm
May 7, 2015
Longtime Brandon racetrack ending run as Huset's Speedway
BRANDON (AP) Huset's Speedway has been synonymous with the Rubin family for 61 years, but when the 2015 season wraps up, the Brandon racetrack will have new ownership and a new name. Huset's Speedway has been purchased by Chuck Brennan, owner of Sioux Falls-based Badlands Entertainment...
May 7, 2015 - 3:01pm
May 4, 2015
Man driving wrong way on I-29 dies in crash with semitrailer
BROOKINGS (AP) — A Brandon man died over the weekend when his car collided with a semitrailer while he was driving on the wrong side of Interstate 29. The Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Adam Bauer was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-29 early Saturday when he struck...
May 4, 2015 - 1:27pm
April 21, 2015
Huset's Speedway near Brandon being sold; will be renamed
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Badlands Entertainment Group is buying Huset's Speedway near Brandon and will upgrade it and rename it Badlands Motor Speedway...
April 21, 2015 - 11:44am
April 20, 2015
Hundreds of mourners say goodbye to fallen SD firefighter
BRANDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have turned out to honor a South Dakota firefighter killed in the line of duty. A funeral for Steven Ackerman was held Sunday in Brandon. Ackerman died April 12 while fighting a house fire that also killed homeowner David Smith. Ackerman...
April 20, 2015 - 2:12pm
April 17, 2015
Fallen firefighter funeral expected to draw thousands
BRANDON (AP) — The number of people in Brandon this weekend is expected to increase by one-fourth as thousands turn out for the funeral and burial of a fallen firefighter. Steven Ackerman, 38, died Sunday while fighting a house fire in Brandon that also killed 47-year-old homeowner...
April 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
April 16, 2015
Firefighters honoring fallen brother with 24-hour vigil
BRANDON (AP) — Volunteer firefighters are keeping an around-the-clock vigil outside the funeral home handling the remains of a Valley Springs fireman who died in the line of duty. Firefighters will take turns standing watch in a fire truck in eight-hour shifts outside George...
April 16, 2015 - 11:27am