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Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser say she accepts Senate committee's request to testify
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Commentary: Newspapers can make registering to vote a lot easier
Lake Mitchell isn't the only lake with substandard water quality
New York library lends out ties, briefcases, handbags for job interviews
Pet first-aid app offers quick access to answers
'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' receives Google's most moving, and soothing, Doodle yet
State regulators OK refundfrom NorthWestern Energy
Nearly half of cellphone calls will be scams by 2019, report says
Council reverses course in favor of pheasant cleaning business
place a business brief
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Flood watch in 17 southeastern SD counties
Davison Co. signs off on two more swine operations
Pollinating as important as honey for beekeeping income
Commentary: A challenging time in ag; what 2019 might bring
Wolves face many questions at outset of season
Trailblazer and 'father figure,' Dennis Green gets place in Vikings' Ring of Honor
DWU football looks for the upset
Davis, A's walk off over Twins
Photos from area football games on Friday, Sept. 21
Guadalupe "Wally" DeLaRosa
David Errol Miller
Dorothy A. Willman
LETTER: Republicans rushing for a confirmation
LETTER: Partisan politics is the problem
WOSTER: 'You can go home, Mom'
Slow down to give and receive kindness
OPINION: September slips away and so do solutions
South Dakota hunting laws most permissive in Great Plains
Shooting birdies: Golfers visit Emery to hunt pheasants prior to inaugural Sanford International
American woman pedals 184 mph, smashing record held by men for more than 100 years
Expect big sturgeon on Big Stone Lake someday
Story of bear rescued from a metal cream can with Jaws of Life has happy ending
September 8, 2018
AgweekTV: Firefighter Farmer faces challenges
A Minnesota farmer faces the challenges of a demanding job and the loss of his wife. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the...
September 8, 2018 - 8:30am
June 10, 2018
SD Fire School unites, educates firefighters
Firefighters from around South Dakota took on a blaze of training last week. As firefighters busted through dead-bolted doors and maneuvered...
June 10, 2018 - 1:25pm
October 24, 2017
Mitchell native shares experience fighting wildfires in California
For the past week and a half, 16-hour days dominated Skylar Neugebauer’s life as he worked to protect northern California from further fire...
October 24, 2017 - 7:00am
October 17, 2017
Presho community remembers fire chief who died at Saturday structure fire
PRESHO — The sun rose on a somber central South Dakota scene on Monday. As news spread about the Presho fire chief's death, it became the...
October 17, 2017 - 7:00am
August 5, 2015
Services for South Dakota firefighter killed in California
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City firefighter and avid outdoorsman who died fighting a wildfire in California will be honored in a procession, memorial service and funeral in South Dakota starting this weekend. David Ruhl, 38, was on temporary assignment with the Big Valley Ranger...
August 5, 2015 - 2:04pm
June 10, 2015
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
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
Honoring the fallen
April 20, 2015 - 1:20pm
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
April 15, 2015
Services set for homeowner, firefighter killed in Brandon
BRANDON (AP) — Memorial services have been scheduled for a volunteer fireman and a homeowner who died in a weekend house fire in Brandon. The funeral for homeowner David Smith is 7 p.m. Thursday at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, with visitation from 5-7 p.m. Smith, a 47-year-old...
April 15, 2015 - 2:14pm
December 25, 2011
Huron looks to lower minimum firefighter age
HURON (AP) -- City officials in Huron are considering lowering the minimum age of volunteer firefighters to boost the department's ranks. The city commission gave approval to the first reading of an ordinance that lowers the minimum age from 21 to 18. Commissioner Kerwin Haeder...
December 25, 2011 - 9:50pm
December 1, 2011
Rolling, burning van injures SD firefighter
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Rapid City firefighter suffered minor burns and bruises attempting to stop a minivan that caught fire and then began rolling downhill. Officials say the firefighter was taken to the hospital after the Wednesday afternoon incident but is expected to be OK. He...
December 1, 2011 - 10:56am
October 5, 2011
Letcher firefighter named SD firefighter of year by Legion
LETCHER -- American Legion Post 93 Commander Donnie Moe, at a special awards dinner Sunday, presented Letcher firefighter Brandon Manchester, 28, with the 2011 South Dakota American Legion Fire Fighter of the Year Award. Manchester's name was submitted by the Letcher Fire Department...
October 5, 2011 - 6:33am