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'I thought I was done': George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during WWII
Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applicants
South Dakota no longer last in average teacher pay
Trump suggests nominee for VA post drop out because of 'ugly' process
Waffle House shooting suspect left behind considerable evidence at scene, authorities say
Arnold honored by CDC as childhood immunization champion
Brookings fish food company expanding with $60M Volga plant
Next threat stalking American farmers is the end of cheap money
Veteran receives penis, scrotum transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first
Judge asked to reject pipeline protester's evidence request
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Corn farmers may be eligible for Syngenta settlement
Acreage may be dictated by weather, not economics
Beets return to prominence: American Crystal Sugar share values show strength
ND school unveils $450,000 ag expansion
Mitchell, Sioux Falls still in Hoop City Classic plans
Weather emergency called for Class B high school baseball
Vikings not sure they'll pick offensive guard
DWU men finish 8th at GPAC tourney
Berrios scoreless streak comes to an end against Yanks
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Dorothy Marie Callies
Violet Mae Freidel
Dale Lewis Thompson
OPINION: Friendships that pick up where they left off
OPINION: Potter's Sasquatch book brings originality
Daugaard: Celebrating South Dakota's conservationists
OPINION: Prosecutors get a new power if a drug deal causes a death
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Wiltz: What's the best way to feed dogs?
Wiltz: Deer hunting is mighty important to me
Tom and Sherri
Donna Johnson 85th birthday
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
May 18, 2016
Dogs left inside Watertown pawn shop thwart burglary
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown police say two dogs left inside a pawn shop thwarted a burglary. The would-be thief broke a window at Lester's Gun and Pawn to gain entry early Tuesday, only to be confronted by the dogs. Police say the man punched the dogs to get away, and fled the business...
May 18, 2016 - 1:00pm
May 7, 2016
Kernels shutout Arrows, 9-0
WATERTOWN — The Mitchell High School boys tennis team pitched another varsity shutout on Friday, defeating Eastern South Dakota Conference rival Watertown 9-0. The Kernels saw No. 6 singles player Adam Loes win a tough match over Watertown's Hunter Laqua, 7-5 and 7-6(5). No....
May 7, 2016 - 12:10am
May 5, 2016
$35,658 Dakota Cash jackpot won in Watertown
Pierre — A single ticket sold in Watertown hit the $35,658 Dakota Cash jackpot for the May 4 drawing. The lucky ticket holder matched all five white ball numbers; the odds of winning the top prize in Dakota Cash are 1:324,632. Winning numbers are 1, 3, 15, 18 and 27. The holder...
May 5, 2016 - 4:10pm
April 28, 2016
Watertown joins Pierre in selection of air service provider
WATERTOWN (AP) — Watertown's City Council has chosen Aerodynamics Inc. as the city's air service provider, two days after Pierre's City Commission decided on the Atlanta-based carrier. Both cities are recommending to the federal Transportation Department that Aerodynamics, which...
April 28, 2016 - 12:59pm