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Wesleyan students use winter break for trip to Uganda
Minnesota congressman joins 30 others in skipping Trump inauguration
Britain will not seek 'half in, half out' EU deal, May says
Aurora County alcohol sting held
MLK's daughter says 'God can triumph over Trump'
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
Google looks for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
SDSU-led cattle seminar stirs up consumer impact ideas
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Winter wheat plantings at long-time lows in South Dakota
U.S. takes step to boost organic food production
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage
Week of Jan. 16 South Dakota Prep Basketball Polls
Athlete of the week: MCM's Laetsch racking up the assists
Cubs race past Titans
Mitchell Christian nets second win
Area basketball roundup: Freeman flies past Lyman
Couple plans March wedding
Mitchell man celebrates 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates nine decades
Stickney couple marks 45th wedding anniversary
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Dr. Charles Monson, MD
Dorothy Joanne Thome
Dorothy L. Ramsey
Harriet L. Pudwill
OUR VIEW: Classic basketball never gets old
ROUNDS: Repealing Obamacare first step to replacing it with affordable, patient-centered plan
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
THUNE: A health care system that works for South Dakotans
WOSTER: Telling it true, verifying the facts
No-fee promise comes into canyon debate
GF&P seeking benefits of Lyman County, other waters
Wiltz: Do coyotes affect our South Dakota deer herd?
Wiltz: The weight of heavy hunting
Hunters take last shot at pheasants
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
May 15, 2015 - 3:52pm
Pizza restaurant ex-employee sues over offensive name tag
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A former employee of a pizza restaurant in northeastern South Dakota is accusing the franchise's owner of forcing him to wear an offensive name tag after he forgot his at home. Caleb Larson filed a defamation lawsuit this month against the Pizza Ranch franchise...
May 15, 2015 - 1:46pm
May 13, 2015
Peterson after Olympic Trials time
FARGO, N.D.—Ellie Peterson can trace her success at long distance running back to Dakota Wesleyan University. Peterson, a former women's...
May 13, 2015 - 9:27am
May 11, 2015
When president roars into town, everything else takes back seat
WATERTOWN — The big, gray Air Force plane carrying the president's limousines flew low, slow and loud over this small farming city, shaking...
May 11, 2015 - 10:05am
4 penguins from northeast South Dakota zoo have new homes
WATERTOWN (AP) — Four black-footed penguins from the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown have new homes. The Watertown Public Opinion reports the penguins had to be transferred to other facilities because the zoo's environment is not conducive to housing penguins. Director Dan...
May 11, 2015 - 9:32am
May 8, 2015
MHS alum proud to take part in president's visit to LATI
WATERTOWN — Many college graduates walk across the stage, collect their diploma and worry about what comes next. Not Chase and Austin...
May 8, 2015 - 8:16pm
Keystone XL protesters pursue Obama's attention
WATERTOWN — While many people Friday in Watertown were hoping to get a glimpse of President Barack Obama, Dallas Goldtooth hoped it would...
May 8, 2015 - 4:10pm