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Legion Baseball tourney begins

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Kyra Thielbar of Huron sings the National Anthem during opening ceremonies Wednesday for the 2014 State Legion Baseball Tournament at Memorial Baseball Stadium in  Huron. The American Legion Color Guard displays flags in the center of the field. The tournament will conclude on Sunday. More tournament news in the Sports section.
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State tourney begins today

Posted: Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014
The 2014 State Legion Baseball Tournament begins today at Memorial Baseball Stadium in Huron. The tournament will conclude on Aug. 3. More information about the tournament can be found in the Sports section.
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National Night Out to be celebrated Tuesday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014
HURON -- A wide array of community organizations will join the sponsoring Huron Police Department on Tuesday evening to celebrate National Night Out.
It's the 30th year for the event across the country; for Huron it's the third.
It runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in Campbell Park. Most of California Avenue Southwest adjacent to the park will be closed
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Titles decided on Huron diamonds

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
Shortstop Havyn Heinz of Huron Monster Energy races Frankfort runner Hannah Kuehn to second base for the force out as teammate Ashley Busch looks on during their 12-and-under division game in the 2014 South Dakota Amateur Softball Association State Tournament on Sunday at Kunhart Softball Complex.
Brenna Bauer of Redfield eyes the ball during an at-bat in a 12-and-under game
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Truck route discussion causes jam at city meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
HURON -- A housekeeping measure to clarify designated streets and truck routes in the city turned into a lengthy discussion at Monday's City Commission meeting when Commissioner Mark Robish said Lincoln Avenue should be a truck route.
When the west truck route was built by the state about eight years ago, the sitting City Commission opted to remove Lincoln Avenue
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Obama OKs federal disaster aid for state

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for South Dakota ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from June 13 to June 20.
Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in 12 counties including Lincoln,
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Grain storage availability a problem in parts of state

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
ABERDEEN (AP) -- Rail congestion and large bounties of crops have some worried about grain storage space as South Dakota's harvest gets underway.
Rail cars are in short supply in the northern Plains, and many officials and farmers blame that on increased crude oil and freight shipments from North Dakota's booming oil patch.
That means the bins at many
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All kinds of art in the park

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
Jordan Metzger of JEM Leathers in Mitchell works on a leather book cover and binding at Ravine Lake Park during the Huron Arts Festival held Saturday near the southwest corner of Ravine Lake.
Next is an example of stained glass art by Thom Berg.
And next, an artist talks about one of her watercolor paintings.
The Festival continued today
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Livestock take their turn at Fairgrounds

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
The 4-H State Horse Show which concluded Thursday on The South Dakota State Fairgrounds gave way to the Summer Spotlight, which featured a livestock show on the fairgrounds.
First, four youngsters show sheep during part of the judging.
Next, Courtney Johnson parades her Hereford heifer as she shows her livestock during the event which continues today and Sunday.
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Wessington Springs tornado relief fund nears $150,000

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- More than 60 residents of Wessington Springs have applied for help from a relief fund set up in the wake of a tornado that hit the southeastern South Dakota community a month ago.
Donations are nearing the $150,000 mark, and a committee has been set up to dole out the money, KELO-TV reported. Other committees have formed
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Police warn public of possible harmful peaches

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
HURON -- Dozens of cases of peaches taken from a Dumpster outside of Fair City Foods and given away in Huron should be turned in at the police department immediately, authorities said.
The peaches were being disposed of because of a national recall on that particular lot number of peaches. The recall is due to the fact the peaches could
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Music with a message

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
Members of the SevenDay Jones Band, a Christian rock group from North Dakota, perform Thursday evening in Campbell Park. Next week the Family Night Activities in Campbell Park will feature the Wildflowers, comprised of Jodi Jensen, Elizabeth Ryland and Ashley Hurley.
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Early morning house fire: Fire investigated as possible arson

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
HURON -- The cause of an early morning house fire is suspicious and the state fire marshal and state Division of Criminal Investigation have been called in to investigate a possible case of arson.
Firefighters were called to 430 Ohio Ave. S.W. shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday.
The fire's origin was on the main floor and there was also flame
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Showing off their skills

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Karsi Peterson of Hyde County competes in the beginner pony stock seat equitation event during the 2014 South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show on Wednesday.
Next, Wyatt Stevens of Jerauld/Buffalo County competes in the senior stock seat equitation during the event being held in the Beef Complex on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. The event will conclude today.
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Huron man injured in one-vehicle accident

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
WESSINGTON -- A Huron man is recovering in a Sioux Falls hospital after sustaining serious but non-life-threatening injuries in a one-car accident northeast of Wessington.
The Highway Patrol said Dustin Fliehe, 30, was westbound shortly after 8 a.m. Monday when he fell asleep and the car went into the ditch.
It came back on the road, hit a bridge guardrail,
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Ready for the spotlight

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
Anna Tebay of Beadle County, left, and Ella Haven of Spink County participate in the beginner western showmanship during the 2014 South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show on Tuesday morning in the Beef Complex on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
Next, Devin Hunter of Beadle County eyes the judge as Jazzlyn McGirr of Beadle County, background, awaits her
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Tourney time

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
Huron's Brandon Haber makes a chip shot during the opening round of play for boys ages 16-18 in the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Championship on Monday at Broadland Creek Golf Course. Play continues today at Broadland Creek. For more on the tournament see the Sports section.
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Fair finishes fiscal year in the black, reports on Nordby 4-H building fund

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- State Fair Manager Jerome Hertel said the fair finished in the black once again at the end of its fiscal year June 30, and is moving forward with more improvement projects on the grounds.
In a semi-annual update for the City Commission on Monday, he said improvements completed last year included work at the grandstand, purchase of a
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Crop conditions good in state despite week with little rain

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Crop conditions in South Dakota were reported mostly good to excellent despite a week with little rainfall.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that topsoil moisture supplies were 82 percent adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture was rated 84 percent adequate to surplus.
Spring wheat, oats and corn were all rated at least
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State seeking donors for Laura Ingalls Wilder book

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota State Historical Society is looking for donors toward the upcoming release of Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiography.
The society says the work was hidden away since 1930 and reveals true stories of her pioneering life.
The book, "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography," shows how Wilder transformed her girlhood into one of the greatest children's series
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Woman files motion for new trial in death of boyfriend’s son

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
CHAMBERLAIN (AP) -- Attorneys for a Gann Valley woman convicted of beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants have filed motions for a new trial and a reduced sentence.
Donika Gonzales, 23, was sentenced on July 1 to 130 years for first-degree manslaughter and 15 years for aggravated assault for the death of Mason Naser, her
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Now seeing patient number 1: Clinic to continue grand opening all week

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
HURON -- Huron's newest medical clinic, which opened July 8, will host a week-long open house July 21-25, between 1 and 3 p.m. each day.
The public is invited to attend and take a tour, enjoy refreshments, register for door prizes and receive a commemorative giveaway.
Kids can also register to win a new bike or 2015 kids'
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Blake shares her views at Democratic Forum: She is part of historic all-female ticket for governor’s offices

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
HURON -- Susy Blake agrees that government should be run like a business when it comes to finances.
Political leaders must be responsible and prudent in how they spend hard-earned taxpayer dollars, she believes.
"But that's kind of where it ends for me," she said at the Beadle County Democratic Forum last week. "Because business is about money, business is
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Wessington Springs native makes screen debut in ‘Persecuted’: Playing the president is just another item of the amazing bucket list of James R. Higgins

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
HURON -- James R. Higgins acts as the president of the United States in the new movie, Persecuted, being released nationwide this weekend.
While portraying the president of the United States in a movie might be the highlight of someone's life, for Higgins it is just one of many accomplishments he has crossed of an amazing bucket list.
Higgins was the
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The 3 Rs — Ropin’, Ridin’, ’Restling

Modified: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
Cole Fulton of Miller wrestles his steer to the ground while, in the next photo, Georgia Diez of Phoenix positions her goat to be tied down during Friday night's rodeo action at the South Dakota Rodeo Association event at the Heartland 4-H Rodeo Arena. The rodeo which features 11 different events concludes today.
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Water issues cause street closure

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
HURON -- The westbound lanes in a block of Third Street Southwest in downtown Huron were blocked off to traffic Friday after a fire hydrant lead broke on the old water main east of Wisconsin Avenue Southwest.
After water was pumped away, Olson Construction excavated the area near the Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue intersection and capped the pipe running
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Dancing in the park

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Children's entertainer Phil Baker of Sioux Falls encourages dancing Thursday evening during Family Night at Campbell Park.
In the first photo, children dance on stage, and next, with a parent.
Next week: The SevenDay Jones Band from North Dakota will entertain with Christian rock music with a message.
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Flights of fancy

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
A tiger swallowtail sips nectar from a zinnia Thursday afternoon in this garden in southwest Huron.
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