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Work underway on new south Huron development

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
HURON -- A significant amount of dirt has been shifted and the vague outlines of streets and sidewalks can be seen in a new development on the east side of Highway 37, between Coborn's and the United Methodist Church.
It is the first stage in a process that began more than five years ago, when Beadle County got the property
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Hunger Games!

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
HURON -- All area businesses are invited to take part in the fifth annual Hunger Games community wide food drive competition originally started by Raven Aerostar.
This is a food drive competition benefiting The Heartland Region Backpack program that serves children in Huron, Iroquois and Wolsey-Wessington.
People are invited to donate the top five items used by the
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Supreme Court rules in county ordinance case

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
HURON -- In a case stemming from a conditional use permit granted by Beadle County commissioners to allow construction and operation of a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), the state Supreme Court has affirmed a circuit court's ruling on one issue while reversing its order on another.
In March 2015, Judge Jon Erickson of Huron revoked the conditional use permit
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A Sweet Job

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
Happy judges, from left, John Iverson, Shelly Buddenhagen and Steve Charron, display the apple pie, baked by Sharon Jones of Huron, that they unanimously chose as the winner of the 31st Pie-in-the-Park contest on Thursday.
Next, it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Two tables of pristine, freshly baked pies greeted the judges at the YWCA on
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A GREAT night for Pie!!!

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
Winners were crowned Thursday, in the 31st Annual Pie-In-the-Park pie baking contest, marking the final Family Night in Campbell Park for 2016. Shown first are the top placers in this year's contest. From the left are Donna Meiers, fourth place; Deannie LeRoux, representing the Huron Sertoma Club, one of the contest organizers; Michael Olsen, fifth place; Sharon Jones, who had
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Rodeo, Western events set for 2016 State Fair: Team penning, Ranch Rodeo new at this year’s fall classic

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
HURON -- A full schedule of rodeo and western events will be held in the Hippodrome and the North Arena during the South Dakota State Fair.
Events kick off on Thursday, Sept. 1 with the SD Stock Dog Association Stock Dog Trials in the Hippo-drome. The event features ranch, open and intermediate classes. There is $500 guaranteed added money.
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Huron men arrested on burglary charges

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
WOONSOCKET -- Two Huron men have been arrested for suspicion of burglary in Woonsocket.
Blake Dorris, 20, and Russell Bau Jr., 20, are charged in burglaries of businesses and vehicles in Woonsocket and Sanborn County, according to the Sanborn County Sheriff's Office.
Both are being held in the Regional Correction Center in Huron on bonds of $2,500.
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Lil’ Sprouts provide survival kits...

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
Huron Police Officer Tim Opheim stopped by Lil' Sprouts Daycare on Wednesday morning, picking up a donation for the Battle of the Badges softball game as well as Police Survivial Kits (various types of candy) put together by the kids at the daycare center.
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Sign of the Season...

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
One sure way to know it's nearly time for the S.D. State Fair is when the display homes show up at their 3rd Street home. This home, built by Superior Homes in Madison, will be open for touring during this year's State Fair, which begins on Sept, 1.
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Text2know launches in Beadle County

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
HURON -- A new way to stay ‘in the know' begins today in Beadle County.
It's called text2know and it is an new information service from the 211 Helpline Center.
"In this busy world, it's nice to have a little help keeping track of everything your community has to offer," said Betsy Schuster, the Helpline Center Vice President of Program
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County wrestles with new employee wage questions

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
HURON, Beadle County commissioners have asked county department heads to come up with recommended guidelines as to appropriate starting hourly wages for new workers and how soon they should get raises.
"I would like to see some consistency among the departments," board chairman Rick Benson said Tuesday.
Commissioners met with a dozen department heads for about 45 minutes before asking
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Growing a community - one family at a time: From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
HURON -- There are stark differences between Huron and the Thailand Refugee Camp where the Maung family began their journey. There are cultural differences, language barriers, and vast contrasts between the way people live and work in these two pinpoints on opposite sides of the globe. The Maung family journeyed from Thailand and has been welcomed into Huron. They are
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Splashing through the summer

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Children of all ages enjoyed the Splash Central Waterpark Sunday afternoon. The waterpark will be open from noon to 8 p.m. through Aug. 21, when it will close for four days, reopening from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 27, and from noon to 6 p.m. on its final day, Aug. 28. A Four Paws Pool Party is planned for pets
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Dakota Provisions to add 250 more jobs by 2017

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
HURON -- Dakota Provisions will expand its ready-to-eat division and add 250 more jobs to its workforce by the end of 2017, the president and chief executive officer of Greater Huron Development Corporation said Monday.
In his semi-annual report to the City Commission, Jim Borszich said the company decided to expand off-site of its facility east of Huron in the
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Hitchcock man heads to Louisiana

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
HITCHCOCK -- Rex Tollefson of Hitchcock is heading south as the American Red Cross continues to help at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters in Louisiana after unprecedented flooding has left 15 rivers in record flood stage.
Tollefson has been a disaster volunteer for three years, and this will be his second deployment this summer. He also assisted
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Shop Local Saturday winner named: Next Shop Local Saturday is Sept. 3

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
HURON -- Shop Local Saturday is a promotion of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau to encourage residents to do their shopping locally before looking online or going out of town. The promotion began the first Saturday in August and will continue each first Saturday of the month going forward.
Shopping local strengthens the economic base of the community,
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Small fire at Lincoln Auto

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
HURON -- Four salvage vehicles and a small area of grass burned in a fire of undetermined origin in northeast Huron Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to the Lincoln Auto storage yard near Ravine Lake just before 6 p.m.
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Putting beliefs into action at the 2016 BelieveFest

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
Hundreds of parents and students lined the sidewalks outside the Madison 2-3 Learning Center Saturday morning, as volunteers for BelieveFest prepared to help dole out thousands of dollars of free school supplies, which were purchased and donated specifically for this purpose.
Once indoors, volunteers were available with school supply lists for each class, to assist those seeking school supplies.
School
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Walking for a cure ...

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
Countryside Dental of Huron hosted a benefit event at Memorial Park on Saturday morning. Participants completed up to a 3.3-mile walk around the park and Ravine Lake, with other activities for kids, followed by a barbecue. The event was a benefit for children born with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Children born with this condition are often called "Butterfly Children," as their
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Bublitz returns to Huron to record comedy album

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
Life is funny, particularly when it is seen through the comedic eye of Dan Bublitz, Jr.
Bublitz, who hosts regular comedy shows at the Elks' 444 Bar and Grille in Huron, is coming home to record his upcoming Aug. 19 show at the bar, for his second comedy album.
Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are limited and may
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Severe storm causes damage throughout city

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
HURON -- A severe thunderstorm that passed through Huron Thursday morning caused numerous downed branches and some large trees to split.
According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, a 71-mile-per-hour wind gust was recorded at the Huron Weather Station.
That gust was recorded at 4:49 a.m. Thursday morning, according to a NWS spokesman.
Officially, rainfall was measured
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Thursday Family Night in Campbell Park

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
The With Horn family Native American dancers were the entertainment on Thursday's Family Night at Campbell Park.
First, Abby With Horn dances while wearing a traditional Lakota ‘Jingle' dress.
Next, her mother, Kella, dances in a deerskin costume that was handmade, while Scott With Horn plays the drum and sings. Kella's costume features a red, white and blue color pallette,
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Air service, postal facility and other concerns expressed to Rep. Noem

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
HURON, While Huron is seeing growth and expecting more in the future, there are challenges in the areas of health care, agriculture, lending, the local workforce and air service, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., learned Thursday.
In an informal session with about a dozen community leaders representing different sectors, she was briefed on problems the city faces that she said her
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A good day for something tall and cool...

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
As temperatures - and the accompanying humidity - soared on Wednesday, places to get some refreshment popped up around town.
Huron police officer Sam Freng stopped to grab a snow cone at 7th and Nebraska, from Heavan Gainey, CJ Gainey and Leah Williams. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
On the right, friends Ava UIvestad, Addy Knight and Kira Daher were selling pink lemonade
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Getting the year started...

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
Huron Community Campus executive director Doug Pietz shares a laugh with students during a special orientation session at the community campus Wednesday night. Pietz and two instructors from Northern State University spoke to the students and some final registrations were accepted for the upcoming school year.
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Day of Caring

Posted: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016
More than 350 volunteers put words into action on Tuesday at the United Way Heartland Region's annual Day of Caring. Throughout the city, teams of volunteers cleaned, spruced, painted, tackling a mountain of tasks to participate in spirit of volunteering.
In the first photo, Lisa Miner, Ryker Sawvell (behind Miner) and Jackie Acuna gave the Huron School District's fleet of
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‘Pay It Forward’ at the State Fair

Posted: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016
HURON -- The South Dakota State Fair is partnering with businesses and organizations to provide free admission to the fair for those in need or to random people on Monday, Sept. 5. Any fairgoer could be the lucky recipient of a Pay it Forward pass as they enter the gates.
The Pay it Forward idea started when a Huron businessman
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Custom planting highlights flying pheasants...

Posted: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016
A multiple hybrid planting demonstration by Legend Seeds of De Smet shows two pheasants in a cornfield owned by Trev Bratland of Willow Lake. The differences in the field are two different corn hybrids: one with dark leaves and red tassels and the other with lighter leaves and yellow tassels, showing the custom multi-planting technology available in new software designed
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Spink County accident

Posted: Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016
HURON, A 35-year-old Huron resident has life-threatening injuries after a car and semi-tractor crash about 20 miles north of Huron Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The Highway Patrol said a 2001 Honda Accord driven by Mu Dah of Huron and a 2007 Peterbilt semi driven by Cody Wipf, 21, of Frankfort collided on Highway 37 at about 9:10 a.m.
Dah was
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Holistic farming approach pays off

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2016
An AP Member Exchange shared by Aberdeen News.
ABERDEEN (AP) -- Just east of the Missouri River, one will find a third-generation farm established in 1910.
Cronin Farms is now owned by brothers Monty and Mike Cronin, who operate the farm with the help of its manager, Dan Forgey.
Cronin Farms won the state's 2016 Leopold Conservation Award, an acknowledgment
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PUC’s authority based on law, not opinion: Nelson

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2016
HURON -- When the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission granted a site permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline after an eight-day hearing last fall, one of the more than 50 conditions it imposed was one they had never required before, the PUC chairman said.
As the oil pipeline is being buried in a 270-mile route across the state, a third-party
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Helpline Center to launch text2know in county

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2016
HURON -- In this busy world, it's nice to have a little help keeping track of everything your community has to offer. Helpline Center is doing just that with its new program, text2know.
Text2know answers the questions people may not even know they have, says Betsy Schuster, Helpline Center Vice President of Program Development. "In a sense, we
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City Commission hears updates

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2016
HURON -- The new Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community on the state fairgrounds won't be entirely completed in time for the State Fair next month, but part of the building will be used during the five-day event.
State Fair Manager Peggy Besch, in an update for the City Commission on Monday, said $4.3 million to finance construction
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School Board gears up for new school year

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2016
HURON -- The Huron Board of Education met Monday evening and began to gear up for the rapidly approaching school year.
The Disclosure of Conflict waiver for Sherri Nelson for a speaking engagement was approved.
Superintendent Terry Nebelsick noted that Nelson will be using vacation time for this engagement, but that the Board feels prudent for the time being
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