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Fire destroys Huron home

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 600 block of Second Street Southwest Tuesday night.
The back porch was completely engulfed with flames when firefighters arrived. The rental home is considered a total loss with 100 percent smoke and fire damage.
Two pets were lost in the blaze, but no other injuries were reported.
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Weiland pledges to protect Medicare, Social Security

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland is spending the final two weeks of the campaign reminding voters which party brought them Social Security and Medicare and the fact it's the same party they should trust to protect the entitlement programs.
It's a message he says is resonating across party lines throughout South Dakota.
The state's aging population relies
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Police respond to standoff Tuesday

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- A 30-year-old Huron man is being held in custody after a Tuesday morning standoff with police at a southeast Huron residence ended peacefully when he surrendered to authorities.
Charges are pending. The identity of the individual is being withheld because of mental health and medical issues.
Sgt. Brandon Neitzert, public information officer for the Huron Police Department, said
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Krebs speaks at GOP luncheon

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- Veteran state legislator Shantel Krebs of Renner says her interest in the election process combined with her family's entrepreneurial background are what led to a decision to seek the office of secretary of state.
In remarks at the weekly Beadle County Republican Party campaign lunch on Monday, Krebs said the secretary of state's office goes hand-in-hand with her
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GHDC, Huron Community Development Foundation contribute to Capital Campaign

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- Greater Huron Development Corporation and the Huron Community Development Foundation were recently recognized for each providing a gift of $20,000 to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation toward its "Building a Showcase for 4-H, Youth, and Community" Capital Campaign. The campaign is raising funds to build a new fairgrounds exhibit hall.
"On behalf of
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City Commission accepts resignation: Solid waste department to begin winter hours Nov. 1

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- The City Commission on Monday accepted the resignation of Gary Will Jr. as director of public safety.
Will has served in that role for a little more than three years.
Mayor Paul Aylward asked commissioners to postpone posting the position internally and issuing a civil service call to give the board time to discuss whether changes should be
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Plan now to be ready for cold weather

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- It may seem like a stretch with this week's warm October weather, but today is Winter Weather Awareness Day in South Dakota.
South Dakota weather can change quickly.
Beadle County Emergency Management director Tom Moeding said it's a good idea to start thinking about preparing for winter travel and for people to begin getting their homes ready for
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‘Red Power’ed donation: IH Collectors Chapter 21 from S.D. donates $50,000 to State Fair Foundation

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
HURON -- The International Harvester Collectors Club, South Dakota Chapter 21 has raised more than $50,000 for the new State Fairgrounds' exhibit hall.
This summer on the fairgrounds, the club hosted the Red Power Round Up, a national gathering for collectors and fans of the machinery.
Through raffles, meal fundraisers and sponsorships, the Round Up event was designed
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City approves three variances, denies variance for mobile home

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
HURON -- A variance to allow for an 11-year-old manufactured home at 1347 First St. S.W. in an area where code only permits newly constructed manufactured homes that are at least 24 feet wide has been denied by the City Commission.
Making the request was Gene McMillan, who said his plan would improve the neighborhood because a deteriorating house on
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It’s pheasant time

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
The Heartland Region Pheasant Forever Banquet was held Friday evening at the Huron Event Center. The banquet featured games, raffles and a live auction and is the annual kickoff to the pheasant hunting season which begins today at noon.
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Candidates differ on Keystone Pipeline

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
VERMILLION -- How to approach the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was one area of stark disagreement when South Dakota's candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives met for a debate televised Thursday by South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
The meeting between incumbent Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democrat Corinna Robinson was part of a series of candidate debates sponsored by South
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Hunters asked to help find missing S.D. woman: Woonsocket woman missing since Nov. 13

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota authorities are asking pheasant hunters to help in the search of a woman who disappeared last year.
Authorities say 30-year-old Rachel Cyriacks was last seen on the morning of Nov. 13 in Woonsocket. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.
South Dakota's pheasant season opens today at noon. Authorities
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Cavour man convicted of grand theft

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
HURON (AP) -- A Cavour man has been found guilty of grand theft in connection with a staged armed robbery of the Northstar Corner Pantry last winter.
Donnell Williams was convicted by a Beadle County jury on Friday, according to KOKK Radio.
Deputy state's attorney Dan Nelson had argued that cell phones tell stories and that the defendant's phone did just
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Beadle Bops 4-H Club cleans highway ditches

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
Members of the Beadle Bops 4-H group met Wednesday afternoon on old Highway 14 to pick up trash in the ditches.
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James River plan to begin with old pool removal

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
HURON -- Removal of the 1970s-era municipal swimming pool and a decision on the future of the old water treatment plant will mark the start of what is likely to be a 20-year implementation of the James River recreation area master plan, Mayor Paul Aylward said Thursday.
City commissioners budgeted $500,000 in their 2015 appropriation ordinance to get started on
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Flu vaccine, dispensing exercise slated for Oct. 30

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
HURON -- The South Dakota Department of Health and Beadle County Emergency Management will hold a flu vaccine clinic and point of dispensing (POD) exercise at Huron Middle School on Oct. 30.
Flu vaccine will be offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for middle and high school students and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. for grade school students, and 250
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Capital for a Day

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard were in Wessington Springs Wednesday for South Dakota's Capital for a Day. Activities included a community social at Sweet Grass in Wessington Springs.
Daugaard is shown visiting with guests at the social.
Next, Daugaard presents a proclamation to Wessington Springs Mayor Melissa Mebius.
Tours of the city, showing the progress since the
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‘Go Pink’ for awareness

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Huron Tiger Volleyball and Huron Regional Medical Center paired up to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month before the volleyball match against Brandon Valley Tuesday evening at Huron Arena. High school fans and team members donned pink T-shirts in support of the effort. As part of the 2014 ceremony, team members escorted breast cancer survivors into the arena. In the second
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Senator White: Compromise in Pierre is key to legislative success

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
HURON -- Legislators can best represent the interests of their districts when they compromise with their House and Senate colleagues, Sen. Jim White, R-Huron, said.
It's one of the marks of a good lawmaker that he has come to embrace in his four years in Pierre.
"You can win a battle, but you're going to end up losing the war,"
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School Board votes to update lighting in all facilities

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron School Board took the first step to 21st century technology in lighting their buildings as they unanimously voted to pursue LED lighting in all buildings.
The light emitting diode technology could save the district money as it has far lower cost in the long run over the current fluorescent lighting the district now uses.
After hearing
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Rounds expected U.S. Senate race to tighten up

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
HURON -- With the stakes high and the race tightening in the final three weeks, a national focus on the U.S. Senate race in South Dakota has been no surprise to former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds.
"I've always said that the key to changing the majority-ship in the Senate will run through South Dakota," he said in an interview during
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Running for her life

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
The inaugural "Run For Her Life" Jan Manolis Family Safe Center 5K Fun Run was held Saturday morning at Campbell Park. Over 50 participants took part in the race that could be run by an individual or as a relay for a team. Racers were encouraged to either dress in a Halloween costume or wear purple which is the
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House and Senate races featured at Huron forum

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
HURON -- Looming decisions on the most acceptable ways to fund critical road and bridge needs across South Dakota -- an issue studied by an interim committee as the next legislative session approaches -- was a major topic at Saturday's District 22 House and Senate candidate forums.
The House session featured Rep. Peggy Gibson, D-Huron; Rep. Dick Werner, R-Huron; and
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State of the city address slated for Thursday

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
HURON -- The annual State of the City luncheon begins at noon Thursday at the Huron Event Center.
It will coincide with the weekly Huron Kiwanis luncheon.
Those in attendance will learn more about local issues and projects in the community. The 2014-2015 Leadership Huron class will also be introduced.
The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Huron Chamber & Visitors
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‘Pirates of the Chemotherapy’ opens

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
Friday night the curtain rose on the production of "Pirates of the Chemotherapy" which began a three-day run in the auditorium of Legacy Plaza located on the grounds of Huron Regional Medical Center. "Pirates of the Chemotherapy" follows the lives of six very different women battling breast cancer as they join together in a weekly support group. Their journey goes
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Scarecrow Festival winners announced

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
HURON -- Taking home the first place People's Choice award at the 21st Annual Huron Lions and Lioness Great Scarecrow Festival was Wishbone Market, with its display, "Thanks A Minion."
The Huron Lions and Lioness Clubs donated $720 to youth winners of scarecrow entries, and traveling tropies were awarded to adult and commercial or organization winners.
Judges were Mike Lyon, Chuck
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Pierson outlines goals if elected state treasurer

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
HURON -- As state treasurer, Denny Pierson would make it easier for people to retrieve unclaimed property by allowing them to do so at the local level.
"I would make the county treasurer of every county an extension of the state treasurer's office," he said at Thursday's District 22 Democratic Party campaign luncheon.
Application forms would be available at county
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‘Pirates of the Chemotherapy’ have landed!

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
The amount of talent we have in our community never ceases to amaze me and I was not disappointed with the latest play, "Pirates of the Chemotherapy." The play, which opens tonight, is well worth the time and money spent to see it.
"Pirates of the Chemotherapy" follows the lives of six very different women battling breast cancer as
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