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Area Memorial Day events set for Monday
Remembering the first U.S.S. South Dakota
Balloon launch Monday in honor of Mitchell boy who committed suicide
A scoring error leaves DOT flummoxed on bridge grants
Howard family of 6 fighting through a broken little heart
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
AgweekTV: Selling the farm
Governor's Agricultural Summit coming to Brookings next week
Judge orders rancher to repay USDA $65K for loan he misused
South Dakota farmers make progress with corn and soybeans
Farmer, soldier, veteran, hero: Korea vet credits war survival to life on the farm
Photos from day one of Class B state track and field championships
Relay dive proves to be the difference in Class B relay
Second to none: Kernels' Waddell claims state title in pole vault
Winner's Kuil, MCM's Pulse set for strong finishes
From the sideline to the podium: Ethan/Parkston's Genant wins Class A shot put
Mitchell woman celebrates 90th
Heartland Quilt Guild holds May 7 meeting
DAV Auxiliary holds May meeting
Pleasure Pals meet in May
Friendship Circle CFEL Club holds May meeting
Douglas A. Druse
The summer of flooding, 2011 recalled
HAGEN: Those little moments
Trade deals going nowhere
Commencements reflect individual educational value
OUR VIEW: Coping training should be requirement for law enforcement
Pheasant season provides financial boost
Local archery club to host annual carp shoot
WILTZ: On egg farms and SD's underappreciated fighting fish
Free deer tags for landowners?
MAYER: Finally enjoying South Dakota's great outdoors
February 11, 2016
Kernel wrestlers drop two duals in Watertown
WATERTOWN—The Mitchell wrestling team dropped a pair of dual matches against Watertown and Brandon Valley in an Eastern South Dakota Conference triangular on Thursday in Watertown. Mitchell fell to Watertown 45-21 in the first dual and dropped a 43-28 contest with Brandon Valley....
February 11, 2016 - 11:32pm
January 25, 2016
Police arrest suspect in weekend armed robbery of casino
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown police have a suspect in custody in the armed robbery of a casino. Authorities say a man walked into Midtown Smoke Shop and Casino about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money,...
News / state
January 25, 2016 - 1:24pm
Watertown training geared toward women in agriculture
WATERTOWN (AP) — A training program aiming to help women in agriculture better understand farm and ranch management will begin in Watertown next month. The South Dakota State University Extension is offering the series of courses with topics that include farm record-keeping, marketing,...
News / state
January 25, 2016 - 1:08pm
January 15, 2016
Lakers' rally thwarts Marlin boys' win
A third-period lead evaporated for the Mitchell Marlin boys hockey team Friday night, as the Watertown Lakers scored four times in the final period to secure a 6-4 win at the Mitchell Activities Center. After a scoreless first period, Watertown scored a pair of goals. Mitchell responded...
January 15, 2016 - 11:54pm
December 18, 2015
Late goals down Marlin boys
WATERTOWN — Three third-period goals for the Watertown Lakers — including two in the final 2 minutes and 2 seconds, spelled defeat for the Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team in its season opener on Friday night, losing 5-3. The Lakers' Sam Schroeder broke a 3-3 tie with...
December 18, 2015 - 11:40pm
December 6, 2015
Kernels struggle at Watertown Duals
WATERTOWN — The Mitchell Kernels had some success at the Watertown Duals tournament Saturday but ended up dropping each of the four team contests at the Watertown Civic Arena. The Kernels lost to Milbank (44-18), Yankton (44-24) and Watertown (65-6) during round-robin pool...
December 6, 2015 - 11:38pm
October 28, 2015
Former Mitchell man to celebrate 70th
WATERTOWN — David Kranz, Watertown, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 70th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 3. His family requests a card...
Life / celebrations
October 28, 2015 - 5:53pm
September 11, 2015
Enrollment up at Lake Area Tech for 12th straight year
WATERTOWN (AP) — Lake Area Tech has increased its fall enrollment for the 12th straight year. The Watertown school says 1,846 students are enrolled for the fall semester, a 7 percent increase from the fall of 2014. Director of Student Services LuAnn Strait says the school...
News / state
September 11, 2015 - 1:56pm
September 4, 2015
Future of livestock barn destroyed in fire uncertain
WATERTOWN (AP) — The future of a Watertown cattle sale barn remains uncertain days after a fire destroyed the structure. No animals were in the South Dakota Livestock Sales barn when it burned early Monday morning, and no people were injured. Watertown Fire Battalion Chief...
News / state
September 4, 2015 - 2:39pm
August 31, 2015
Morning fire destroys livestock sales barn in Watertown
WATERTOWN (AP) — An early morning fire destroyed a sale barn at South Dakota Livestock Sales in Watertown. The blaze started about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Assistant Fire Chief Don Rowland says the cause wasn't immediately determined. No people were injured, and no animals were...
News / state
August 31, 2015 - 11:19am
July 8, 2015
Watertown family's pet raccoon bites officer, is euthanized
WATERTOWN (AP) — A Watertown family's pet raccoon was euthanized after it scratched and bit a police officer's arm. The officer was treated at a local hospital. The raccoon is being tested for rabies at South Dakota State University. The Argus Leader reports that the incident...
News / state
July 8, 2015 - 11:36am
June 23, 2015
Schools preserving banners signed by Obama in Watertown stop
WATERTOWN (AP) — Schools in Watertown are working to preserve student-made banners that were signed by President Barack Obama during his visit last month. Each school decided to make posters to welcome Obama to the northeastern South Dakota city, the Watertown Public Opinion...
News / state
June 23, 2015 - 11:21am
June 17, 2015
Death of young man in Watertown deemed suspicious by police
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown police are investigating what they're calling a suspicious death. KWAT radio reports that officers responded to a report of an unresponsive man behind the Hubbard Feeds building Wednesday morning. They found the body of 22-year-old Angel Montes DeOca,...
News / crime
June 17, 2015 - 12:45pm
May 31, 2015
Mitchell junior Legion drops doubleheader to Watertown
WATERTOWN—The Mitchell junior Legion dropped a pair of games in a doubleheader with Watertown on Sunday in Watertown. Mitchell lost the first game 14-2 in five innings. Carter Max took the loss for Mitchell, pitching .2 innings. In Game 2, Watertown won 11-10 on a walk-off....
May 31, 2015 - 9:39pm
May 15, 2015
OPINION: A proud week for South Dakota
This past week has shown us, yet again, why we can be proud to be South Dakotans. On May 8, our state welcomed President Barack Obama to Watertown. Linda and I were honored to greet the president at the airport and to join his motorcade as he rode to the Civic Arena. Thousands of...
opinion / columns
May 15, 2015 - 3:52pm