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World of Outlaws at DSFS: Tickets on sale now for inaugural event June 20 at DSFS

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
HURON -- Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, sponsored by Iverson's Chrysler-Dodge of Huron & Mitchell on Saturday, June 20.
The semi-banked track, located at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, will mark the fifth venue in the state of South Dakota that the World
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Wind damages home being moved

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Crews work to stabilize a Modular Home that the wind blew off the road on Tuesday as it was being moved. The accident happened about half a mile west of the Junction of U.S. Highways 212 and 37.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PARRY STERNER
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Now cleared for takeoff: Airspace expansion over northern Plains gets final approval

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
PIERRE -- A proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains that advocates say will improve military training and save money got final approval Tuesday despite concerns about loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights and damaging rural economies.
The Federal Aviation Administration approved a plan to expand the Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, Montana
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DENR: Combination of methods needed to mitigate leak in Cavour

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
CAVOUR -- A combination of remedies are being recommended by a consultant in the aftermath of a diesel fuel leak in Cavour that dates to 2013.
A contractor hooking up Cavour residents to the Mid-Dakota Rural Water System in late summer of 2013 nicked a diesel line near the Cavour Store as work was being wrapped up for the season.
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Tourney champs

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
The Huron 16-1 Junior Olympic volleyball team won the championship in the Gold Division at the Madison Tournament, which concluded Sunday. Huron defeated West Central 25-15 and 25-10 in the title match. Front row, from left: Shannon Katz, Maddie Kline and Lexy Glanzer. Back row: coach Kahlie Eckmann, Jayda Shillingstad, Madisyn Miller, Kayla Schimke, Brianna Lichty and Emily Arteman.
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City OKs variances for Prime Time, north Huron garage

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
HURON -- Variances to allow Prime Time Tavern owner Rod Sanderson to build an addition to his business and for north Huron applicant Carlos Ardon to construct a large garage on his property have been approved by the City Commission.
Sanderson wants to provide more seating and expand his parking lot at the Prime Time, 2110 Dakota Ave. S., after
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School District looks at hiring

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
HURON -- School Superintendent Terry Nebelsick gave an update Monday night at the school board meeting concerning hiring in the district.
He said that the total number of openings the school has been trying to fill is up to 28 positions; however, he noted that four of those positions are from people taking other jobs in the district so the
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Huron man dies in crash near Miller

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
MILLER -- A Huron man died in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning nine miles south of Miller, authorities said.
The Highway Patrol said Victor Donavan Grassrope Jr., 37, was driving a 1998 Ford Escort west on 216th Street. He ran the stop sign at the T-intersection with Highway 45 and continued off the west side of the roadway.
The
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Weekend full of cheers

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Fans from Hitchcock, Tulare, Wolsey and Wessington have invaded Aberdeen this week to cheer on their respective boys' basketball teams at the Class B State Tournament being held at the Barnett Center.
First, Hitchcock-Tulare fans in red cheer on Patriots.
Next, Wolsey Wessington fans don the black and gold to support the Warbirds.
And next, Wolsey fans wore both the
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Judge rules Beadle County violated process of comprehensive zoning in 2011: Decision affects land wanted for concentrated animal feeding operation

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON -- A conditional use permit allowing Westside Gilts LLC of Pipestone, Minn., to construct and operate a concentrated animal feeding operation has been revoked by a circuit judge.
The company had proposed to build the Class A swine facility in Liberty Township northwest of Yale.
Petitioners who live near the proposed facility brought a legal action requesting the court
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Tucker Volesky selected for semester program at George Washington U.

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON, Tucker Volesky of Huron has been selected to attend the George Washington University's Semester in Washington Politics.
He was accepted in the Native American Political Leadership Program for this summer.
Volesky, the son of Ron and Tara Volesky, is a junior at the University of South Dakota.
"Overall, I am extremely excited to be a part of the Semester
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Fire destroys building: Former Brown Derby burns to the ground

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON -- A bit of Huron's history went up in smoke early Friday when a one-time bar known decades ago as the Brown Derby was destroyed by fire.
Most recently a house, the structure at Illinois Avenue and Commercial Street Northwest had been condemned by the city. Firefighters were planning to burn it down next weekend.
The house was fully
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Gibson: 2 percent not enough for schools to attract, retain teachers

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON -- A 2 percent boost in state aid to education gets the funding level back to where it was in 2010 prior to the cuts, so South Dakota school districts continue to struggle with teacher retention, Rep. Peggy Gibson, D-Huron, said.
Vacancies are often being filled with people not certified to teach.
"So that's a real big problem in
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Beadle County issues burn ban

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON -- With the ongoing dry conditions, a burn ban has been imposed in Beadle County, effective immediately.
Emergency Management Director Tom Moeding said no open burning is allowed.
However, burn barrels are permitted as long as burning is done safely. He said people should proceed with extreme caution.
Beadle County was under a red flag warning on Friday, which
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Rallying for a Zamboni

Posted: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2015
A rally was held Thursday at Bergman Arena for the hockey association to purchase a new Zamboni.
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Cheering on the team

Posted: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2015
Fans at the Class AA State Boys' Basketball Tournament cheer on the Huron Tigers Thursday afternoon at Sioux Falls.
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HMS is making change to beat cancer

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Students at Huron Middle School collected donations during the month of February as part of the 24th Annual Pennies for Patients program, benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Students teamed together, each contributing a little -- and the total was an amazing -- $1,294.90! A special thanks to American Bank and Trust for counting all the coins.
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Sold! City auctions 36 residential lots for $335K

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
HURON -- With an eye toward residential construction and the ongoing goal of easing a critical housing shortage, the city of Huron on Wednesday sold 36 lots in the mostly undeveloped South Town Addition.
The lots, varying in size and zoning to accommodate single-family homes, duplexes and apartment complexes, are located on paved streets and have no assessments or tax
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Directive on higher license fees upsets some county treasurers

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Some county officials are upset over a directive from the South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles as to when county treasurers should impose an increase in vehicle license fees.
A new state law increases most motor vehicle license fees by 20 percent, effective April 1. It was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
The
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HHS presents vocal, band concert

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Members of the Huron High School Concert Choir perform during the HHS Band and Vocal Concert Tuesday at HHS Auditorium.
Next, members of Prima Chorale perform.
And next is the Huron High School Girls Chorus combined with Huron Middle School girls.
Vocal director is Laura Petersen and band director is Larry Petersen.
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Missing Huron man is found

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
HURON -- A Huron man who was reported missing has been located in a local motel, authorities said.
David Medina-Forte was reported missing by his employer on March 9. On Monday, police asked the public for help in locating him.
Detective Sgt. Casey Spinsby said police received a phone call early Tuesday from a concerned citizen who said Medina-Forte, 56,
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Firefighters respond to house fire

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
HURON -- A second house fire in four days gutted a kitchen but was contained to that room, a fire official said.
Volunteer Fire Chief Howard Alter said firefighters were called to 453 Ohio Ave. S.W. at 11 p.m. Monday.
Food was being cooked on the stove when grease ignited and spread to the cupboards.
No one was hurt. Residents
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Car hits house Saturday night

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
The Huron police were called to the scene of an accident late Saturday night. A car apparently left the intersection of 15th Street and Illinois Avenue Southwest and struck a residence.
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SDSU’s downtown improvement project for Huron readying to start

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
HURON, As the funding picture becomes clearer, construction of a downtown improvement project designed by South Dakota State University architecture students is set to get under way soon.
A combination of grant funds, city dollars, a corporate donation, outside cash and in-kind resources, and a local fund raising effort will pay for the $82,500 project at the Kansas Mall, the
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City composting to resume today

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
HURON -- With warm weather already in March, the city is resuming its compost collection schedule earlier than usual.
Beginning today, the city will pick up the green containers filled with yard waste.
Residents are reminded that the compost containers are collected on the same day of the week as their recycling and garbage containers are picked up.
Commissioner
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Huron man missing, in danger

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
HURON -- Law enforcement authorities are asking the public for help in locating a missing person, David Medina-Forte, who is considered to be endangered.
He was reported missing by his employer on March 9. Huron police officers went to Medina-Forte's residence and conducted a welfare check. He was not located and nothing at the residence appeared to have been disturbed
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Basketball traditions

Modified: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
Whether it be the student tradition of dressing crazy to cheer from the stands, or the singing of the Flag Song being sung along side the national anthem, the Class B Girls' State Basketball Tournament is steeped in tradition. In the first
picture. fans from Jones County cheer on their team during the consolation championship Saturday at Huron Arena.
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Red Cross aiding fire victims

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
HURON -- Volunteers with the American Red Cross responded to a home fire on Dakota Avenue North Friday afternoon to provide immediate needs to a family displaced.
The Red Cross is providing assistance with emergency lodging at a local hotel for two people in Huron for the next three nights. Caseworkers will follow up with the family tomorrow to determine
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Cheering on the Cougars

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
Viborg-Hurley fans are ready for fun in the sun during their game against McLaughlin Friday afternoon during the Class B Girls' Basketball Tournament at Huron Arena. For more on the game see the Sports section, Page 7.
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Off-duty firefighter reports house fire

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
HURON -- An off-duty fire-fighter happened to be driving by a house in north Huron Friday afternoon when its front window blew out, flames shooting out of the residence.
Volunteer Fire Chief Howard Alter said the firefighter quickly called in to report the incident.
Although the cause remains under investigation, firefighters believe the fire in the house had burned a
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‘Only Human’ shows we are all the same: Huron ACT and Center for Independence join to present shows

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
HURON -- The Center for Independence and Huron Area Community Theatre's joint play, "Only Human," opens tonight and has at least 10 answers to the question, "How are we, disabled or not, all the same?"
The answers come at the end of the play, during the Top 10 List on a fictional late night TV show hosted by Janet Lenoman,
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Citizens Police Academy to begin in April

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
HURON -- Applications for the Citizens Police Academy to again be offered by the Huron Police Department beginning next month are now being accepted.
The academy will be held Thursday evenings, starting in early April. It will run about 10 weeks with a graduation ceremony at the end.
Topics to be covered will include use of force, traffic stops, special
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