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Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
$1.9M Aurora County Courthouse project receives positive public response
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Vehicle destroyed in fire in Howard
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
MCM's Koepsell named to Class A all-state first team
Catching up with former area athletes: Bormann named NSIC golfer of the week
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
September 15, 2016
Lake Area Technical Institute named as finalist for award
WATERTOWN (AP) — The community college where President Obama delivered a commencement speech last year is once again a finalist for a prestigious higher education award. Lake Area Technical Institute is one of 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the...
September 15, 2016 - 10:53am
September 10, 2016
No. 2 Kernels stuff Arrows
WATERTOWN—It's been 25 years since the Mitchell High School football won a game in Watertown. The drought ended on Friday night. Backed...
September 10, 2016 - 12:10am
September 2, 2016
Federally subsidized Watertown airline flights in jeopardy
WATERTOWN (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has said it will no longer subsidize flights at Watertown, although the city's mayor thinks he can convince federal officials to change their mind. The Essential Air Service subsidy program aims to maintain flights in smaller,...
September 2, 2016 - 10:49am
August 30, 2016
Five-set thriller finally goes Mitchell's way
It was a nail-biter, but the Mitchell Kernels won a five-set match for the first time in three seasons Tuesday, toppling Watertown in a thrilling...
August 30, 2016 - 11:42pm
August 5, 2016
Whopper salmon confirmed as South Dakota state record
WATERTOWN (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials have confirmed that a chinook salmon caught in Lake Oahe late last month is a state record. Watertown resident Darrick Koch landed the whopper on July 29. It weighed nearly 31 pounds 6 ounces, about 7 pounds heavier than the existing...
August 5, 2016 - 11:56am
August 4, 2016
Watertown man ordered to pay sales, tobacco taxes
WATERTOWN (AP) — A state judge has ordered a Watertown man who admitted to selling unstamped cigarettes and not having a sales tax license to pay more than $2,300 in taxes. The state Department of Revenue said Wednesday that Roger Brandriet was found guilty on misdemeanor charges....
August 4, 2016 - 10:46am
August 3, 2016
Salmon landed on Lake Oahe might smash South Dakota record
PIERRE (AP) — A Watertown resident recently landed what may be the biggest chinook salmon ever caught in South Dakota. Darrick Koch and a fishing partner were trolling along the face of Oahe Dam on Lake Oahe last Friday when he hooked the whopper. At first he didn't know what he...
August 3, 2016 - 11:03am
August 2, 2016
OSHA cites Watertown roofing company in worker's fatal fall
WATERTOWN (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Watertown company in the death of a worker who fell from the roof of the city's community center. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Althoff, of Watertown, died in April after falling more than 33 feet. OSHA...
August 2, 2016 - 10:33am
July 13, 2016
Waldner birth announcement
A boy, Makel Jamie Waldner, was born on July 7, 2016, to Randy and Maria Waldner, Silver Lake Colony, Clark, at Prairie League Hospital, Watertown. He joins a sister, Rochelle, and three brothers: Alex, Isaiah and Andre. Grandparents are Emanuel and Kate Waldner, Silver Lake Colony;...
July 13, 2016 - 12:09pm
June 23, 2016
Post 18 splits at Watertown doubleheader
WATERTOWN — It was a good news-bad news doubleheader for the Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team Wednesday in Watertown. The good news...
June 23, 2016 - 12:55am
June 16, 2016
SWAT team response in Watertown leads to several arrests
WATERTOWN (AP) — Several people were arrested in Watertown after a SWAT team responded to a report of someone pointing a gun at another person during a fight. The incident happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The SWAT team got the suspect and three other people to come outside...
June 16, 2016 - 11:58am
June 13, 2016
Bramble Park animal kill policy similar to Cincinnati Zoo
WATERTOWN (AP) — If a dangerous animal was on the loose at the Bramble Park Zoo, staff would handle the situation similarly to that at the Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed last week after a child made his way into the animal's enclosure, according to an official...
June 13, 2016 - 1:18pm
Watertown travelers could soon begin to book flights
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown travelers could soon begin booking flights with a new airline. The Watertown Public Opinion reports that the federally subsidized service that airline Aerodynamics Inc. will provide the city is scheduled to begin Aug. 1, and the airport's manager hopes...
June 13, 2016 - 12:56pm
May 24, 2016
Kernel golfers put together solid round
WATERTOWN — The Mitchell High School girls golf team showed continued improvement Monday, placing two golfers in the top 15 at the Watertown Girls Golf Invitational. The Kernels' Jordyn Cranny shot an 18-hole round of 90, finishing 11th in the field of 50 golfers at Prairie...
May 24, 2016 - 12:28am
May 19, 2016
Watertown police arrest burglary suspect thwarted by dogs
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown police have arrested a man who allegedly broke into a pawn shop but left with nothing after punching two dogs that confronted him. Authorities say 20-year-old Christopher Bain was arrested Wednesday. He's charged with intentional damage to property and...
May 19, 2016 - 4:44pm