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Windriders ABATE gather to help kids at Christmas

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
HURON, Riding for a cause, dozens of Windriders ABATE members roared out of town at noon Saturday, devoting a beautiful September afternoon for the benefit of a growing number of kids and families in need this upcoming holiday season.
After all, there are only 101 shopping days until Christmas.
It was yet another Windriders ABATE toy run, something special they
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Vale woman given first copy of Huron’s racing history

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
Anita Rose of Vale receives the first copy of the book that commemorates 100 years of racing in Huron from Mayor Paul Aylward while entering the gate for the final night of the 2014 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 at Dakota State Fair Speedway on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. Fans that attended the races received the book.
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Celebrating our anthem’s birthday

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
During the Huron Tiger Football game Friday night, the community took timeout to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. A giant flag was unfurled and marched on to the field before the anthem was sung by kindergarteners and members of the National Guard.
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WISSOTA field continues to narrow

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
The WISSOTA 100 is now down to its final day of four days of racing. Tonight at Dakota State Fair Speedway champions in six different classes of racing will be crowned. Racing begins at 5 p.m. and includes Orv's Pot of Gold which will take place prior to the champions being crowned.
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Tigers take timeout for tribute to Lisa Johnson

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
Prior to the opening kickoff of the Huron Tiger football team's home opener, the team and its fans took a moment to honor Lisa Johnson, a longtime Tiger supporter and mother to Tiger football player, Jeremiah Johnson, who passed in the spring. In the above photo members of the Huron team and coaching staff prepare to release balloons in her
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Fun at WISSOTA

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
Cole Elton of Dealbo, Minn., uses a power tool to put a screw in a piece of wood as part of a contest at the Fastenal vendor booth in front of the grandstand during the 2014 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 Thursday.
Several vendors will be located in front of the grandstands throughout the event, which concludes on Saturday.
Next, more
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Thune, Johnson address railcar shortage

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
HURON -- As another record crop nears the harvest, producers and shippers are anxious and concerned about a railcar shortage, but all of the stakeholders are working together, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Thursday.
"Nobody's panicked," he said in a conference call with reporters. "I think everybody realizes there are a lot of contributing factors, some of which are out
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Gibson speaks at first District 22 Democratic campaign forum

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
HURON -- Candidates for legislative seats in South Dakota this fall should be running for the right reasons, a three-term lawmaker seeking re-election in November said Thursday.
"To help people, to help our schools, to help our elders," Rep. Peggy Gibson, D-Huron, said, "to make sure that we have open and honest government and people in government that we can
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State Fair breaks attendance goals: Numbers up 210,465 — 15 percent above last year

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
HURON -- South Dakota State Fair officials said the goal was to hit an attendance of 200,000 this year -- but attendance for the 2014 fair was 210,465, up 15 percent from last year's tally. 
Camping reservation inquiries were at an all-time high, and the grandstand ticket office worked hard to keep pace with ticket sales.
"Exceeding our attendance goal
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Yale man dies of injuries after car crash

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
YALE -- A Yale man injured in a Wednesday morning crash involving three vehicles at Highway 14 and the Yale corner has died, authorities said.
Robert Gene Fast, 76, was driving a 2013 Dodge Ram K1500 pickup truck. He was stopped facing east on Highway 14 attempting to make a left turn onto the Yale road, also known as 411th
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Woman admits setting Huron restaurant afire

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
HURON (AP) -- One of two Huron women charged with starting a fire at the Tailgate restaurant in Huron has pleaded guilty to second-degree arson.
KOKK-AM reports 31-year-old Julia Lopez acknowledged her role in starting the March fire in an attempt to collect insurance money.
Her attorney, Kent Shelton, said she has no ownership in the restaurant and said Lopez
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WISSOTA gets under way

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
The WISSOTA 100 opens its four-day run at the Dakota State Fair Speedway located on the grounds of the South Dakota State Fair. In all, six different classes will battle until the lineup is set for the featured events to be held Saturday evening in each class. In the first photo a pair of superstock class cars do battle, while
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State Fair tiger vendor disputes PETA claims

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- The People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals is accusing a State Fair vendor of displaying tigers illegally but the exhibitor's company says the claims are baseless.
Chicago-based All Things Wild brought the Royal White Tiger Discovery Exhibit to the state fair this year. Marcus Cook works for All Things Wild and helped display the animals at
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Yale man has serious injuries from car crash

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
YALE -- One man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 14 at the Yale corner late Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The Highway Patrol said Robert Fast, 76, of Yale was driving a pickup truck and attempting to turn onto the Yale road when he was struck by a westbound semi-tractor-trailer hauling cattle and driven by Jerrad Fast,
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Huron’s long racing history to be part of WISSOTA 100

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
HURON -- A century of stock car racing in Huron will be celebrated in conjunction with the 2014 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100, which begins today and continues through Saturday at Dakota State Fair Speedway.
Hundreds of cars in six different classes are slated to compete during the premier event for WISSOTA, with 180 drivers having a chance to walk away
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Democrats open party campaign headquarters

Modified: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Local Democrats and members of the Huron Chamber Ambassadors look on as Rep. Peggy Gibson, D-Huron, cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of the District 22 Democratic Party campaign headquarters at Dakota Plaza in downtown Huron.
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Kansas mall to be center of design discussion

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
HURON, A design charrette to gather public input on ways the Kansas mall in downtown Huron can be reinvigorated is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Campus Center.
The city of Huron remains in partnership with the South Dakota State University Department of Architecture. Students will conduct the charrette.
The Kansas mall is the city-owned property between PB
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Huron Tiger Marching Band

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
The Huron High School Marching Band Outdoor Exhibition was held Monday evening at Tiger Stadium.
Members of the HHS Marching Band performed in front of a full stadium.
The exhibition was sponsored by Taco John's.
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School district enrollment numbers up

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron School Board heard enrollment numbers that the district has not seen since the 1990s.
"It could give us a whole different set of opportunities than a year ago," said Superintendent Terry Nebelsick, prefacing his announcement: "If the enrollment holds for another two weeks, we have the potential to go over 2,400 students in the district for
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City to begin work on new concessions building

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
HURON -- Work will get under way soon on a new concessions building for Kunhart Softball Complex after the City Commission on Monday approved a bid of $136,370.
Picek Construction of Huron won the contract. City workers will do some of the work to reduce the project cost and get closer to budget.
Construction will continue until bad weather sets
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State title hopes on the line for coed teams

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
Mike Eichstadt of the 281 Travel Center of Wolsey dives to make a stop at shortstop during a game Saturday in the South Dakota Amateur Softball Association State Co-ed Tournament at Kunhart Softball Complex.
Next, Kaydee Grayson swings at a pitch for Cool Runnings out of Huron during a game on Saturday.
Play continues today to decide the
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Statehood anniversary wagon trail on the road

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
HURON -- Plodding along at a leisurely four miles an hour, 65 to 70 wagons, their passengers and their drivers are making an historic trek to celebrate the 125th anniversary of statehood.
"Traveling in a wagon train for 15 to 17 miles a day is hard work, but it's also a lot of fun making new friends on the ride
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Ribbon cutting festivities

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
There was plenty to eat including hot dogs barbecued outside, during the ribbon cutting hosted by the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau Friday evening at Pro Realty. Inside the business visitors could see the remodeling that has been done and register for door prizes.
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United Way turns out to say a “Big Thanks” to Premier Bankcard

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The United Way Heartland Region and its partners recently took time out to personally thank the employees of Premier Bankcard. The group who annually donates to the United Way was meeting at the Huron Event Center and that is where the United Way members stationed themselves to greet the employees before their function. The United Way Heartland Region board is
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Mitchell Christian records victory against Iroquois

Posted: Saturday, Sep 6th, 2014
IROQUOIS -- Mitchell Christian emerged with a 3-1 victory against Iroquois on Thursday.
The Golden Eagles won using scores of 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 and 25-23.
Abby Reynen led Mitchell Christian with two aces. She also had 12 kills and three blocks. Emily Schrag had 18 assists and 12 digs.
Allison Bich and Sierra Crater each had three aces
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Halverson claims ‘2014 Dacotah Star’ title

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
The grand prize winner in the adult division of the Dacotah Star finals, Tyler Halverson, won the $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to star in his own commercial promoting Dacotah Star on KTTW Fox.
The Dakota Star contest was held during the South Dakota State Fair, concluding Monday evening.
Halverson also has the opportunity to perform on the
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No one hurt in crash near Huron

Modified: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
HURON -- A one-vehicle crash south of town Wednesday morning was called in as an injury accident, but the driver refused medical treatment.
The vehicle struck a bridge guardrail at about 8:45 a.m. one mile south of Huron.
No other details were immediately available.
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Welcome back to school!

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
First graders opened the new Buchanan Kindergarten-First Grade Center Tuesday morning, beginning the day by taking part in a ribbon cutting (below in contributed photo) along with representatives from the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau. Representing the Chamber were Tasha Lee, Brenda Jagger, Jamie Olson and Phelan Stahl.
There are 221 first graders and 200 in kindergarten. Kindergarten classes
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Roehr seeks re-election

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
Third Judicial Circuit Judge Ronald Roehr is seeking re-election, he announced in a news release.
"I am proud and honored to be in a position of public trust and would appreciate the opportunity to continue to be of service to the citizens of the circuit," he said.
He began his legal career in the practice of law, including eight years
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Spink County youth killed in ATV accident

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
Authorities have confirmed that a Spink County juvenile has died due to injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
No names or details are being released by the sheriff's office at this time.
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Crash, boom, bang to end the fair

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
Raw power and courage were on display Sunday at the grandstand area of the S.D. State Fairgrounds. The fair wrapped up Monday with a power-paced monster truck show (first two photos) and a soccer demolition derby. Drivers in the demo derby from left are, Jeremy Timm of Aberdeen, John Schoenfelder of Iroquois and Tony Roth of Mitchell.
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Dakota Provisions makes donation to new Nordby 4-H exhibit hall

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
Huron's own Dakota Provisions made one of the biggest corporate donations to the building campaign fund for the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community. It was announced Sunday at the Freedom Stage that the company donated $150,000 toward the new building. Pictured presenting and accepting the check are, from the left, 4-H member Katie Schoenfelder, the campaign's chairman
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More performances from the South Dakota State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
Sunday was a day full of performances whether it was Maddie Schaack of Clark racing barrels, or next, the annual performance of Williams and Ree, followed by the grandstand performance from Kory and the Fireflies which opened for Boston.
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Sen. Thune could play pivotal role in internet access

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John Thune could play a pivotal role in shaping the future of internet access in America should he become the head of the powerful U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Thune could take on the lead role at a time when residents in even the most isolated parts of country demand faster Internet
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5 things to know about South Dakota’s election

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
Candidates for South Dakota's U.S. Senate and House seats and governor have met in at least one debate. As the campaign heats up after Labor Day, here are five top-of-the-ticket candidates to watch as the November election nears:
MIKE ROUNDS
The former GOP governor enjoys front-runner status in the U.S. Senate race but is taking a lot of heat from
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Brick by brick

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
This photo taken at the mobile display of the State Fair Foundation Campaign Fund shows the latest rendition of what the new Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community will look like when it is built. The foundation has been raising funds toward a $4 million goal and have announced an opportunity for those who make $1,000 donations to
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S.F. Foundation providing bricks for donations

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
HURON -- Sometimes a brick is just a brick.
But sometimes it can be much more.
With the plans to build the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community those who have felt that the South Dakota State Fair has been an impactful part of their life can now leave a lasting testament that says so.
The State Fair Foundation
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Exotic, beautiful and endangered

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
The Royal White Tigers Discovery Show at the S.D. State Fair and sponsored by American Bank and Trust, was presented by All Things Wild exhibiters Marcus Cook and Lisa Lopez, of Texas, Friday. During the exhibit, Cook explained the story of how the large white cats were once believed to be extinct because of excess hunting. They are now being
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S.D. Farmers Union donates $25,000 for new 4-H building on State Fair grounds

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
HURON -- South Dakota Farmers Union affirms its commitment to youth and agriculture through a $25,000 donation to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation for the construction of the new 4-H complex on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.
 "Youth leaders who have a strong understanding of our state's agriculture industry are the future. With their support, agriculture will remain
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SDFU celebrates local heroes with Rural Dakota Pride awards

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
HURON -- Saturday South Dakota Farmers Union recognized five South Dakotans for giving back to their rural communities with the Rural Dakota Pride Award.
"One survives with the other," said Karla Hofhenke, South Dakota Farmers Union Executive Director, of the integral connection between those who work in South Dakota's number one industry and their rural communities. "Without thriving communities, it's
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