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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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Cross-country cyclists make stop in Huron

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
HURON -- On Tuesday a group of over 30 bicyclists from all over the world, on their way to the East Coast, stopped for a break at Memorial Park and Putters and Scoops in Huron.
Guided by the tour company "Cycle America," the cyclists signed up for a tour that would take them from their starting place in Everett,
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Get ready for rodeo

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
HURON -- Two nights of top-notch rodeo are on tap for the Third Annual Huron Roundup SDRA Rodeo, which will be held Friday and Saturday at the Heartland 4-H Rodeo Arena on the east edge of Huron.
Participants from 11 states have registered to compete in this year's event according to Kirk Ford, who has been the rodeo director for
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Cruisin’ with the Classics

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
People enjoy looking at the classic cars and bikes on display Tuesday at First United Methodist Church during the fifth annual Classic Car & Bike Cruise Night. All money raised goes to the Huron Backpack Program, which begins in November. If interested in volunteering or donating please contact the United Way Heartland Region at 352-3537 or volunteer coordinator Brenda Mann
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Shriners make a splash for kids

Modified: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
It was Shrine Kids Day at Splash Central Waterpark as the James Valley Shrine Club hosted a day with a lot of freebies including admission, orthopedic exams, snow cones, cotton candy, frisbees and even a few bikes. The park was open from noon until 8 p.m. and by 6 p.m. over 1,334 people had attended the event.
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Water damage at library

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
The Huron Public Library continues to clean up after the water damage it experienced with Saturday's heavy rainfall. Because of this, the library will remain closed until Wednesday. All materials due through Wednesday can be turned in without fines after the library reopens. Library director Shirley Apley said the library suffered minimal damage, and five books were lost. They're making
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Pheasant fun in the sun

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
A pheasant prepares to jump off a hay bale and run after its companion early Saturday evening in this field just east of Huron.
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School Board holds annual meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron School Board held its annual meeting Monday evening at Huron Arena.
The first piece of action the board addressed was selecting a new board chairman.
The only nomination made was that of previous board chairman Tim Van Berkum.
Van Berkum was approved after being nominated by David Wheeler. Wheeler himself was then nominated as vice-chairman.
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City on track to reduce amount of trash hauled to landfill

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
HURON -- Huron appears to be on pace to meet a goal in the next year or two of reducing the amount of garbage being trucked and dumped at the Pierre landfill by 25 percent because of its new recycling program.
In a report to the City Commission after the first year of operation, Solid Waste Superintendent Dale Fortin said
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How much rain? How fast?

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
Reports varied around Huron as to how much rain fell early this morning with reports anywhere from less than 2 inches to almost 4 inches. However, what was documented was that it fell so fast many streets in Huron were impassable, including this area between Lincoln and Arizona Avenue on 15th Street Southwest. These photos were submitted by Hans Peterson.
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S.D. delegation asks for more data on Dakota Central plan: District 22 legislators oppose USPS decision

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
HURON, South Dakota's congressional delegation is seeking more information on the U.S. Postal Service decision to close the Dakota Central Processing and Distribution Facility in Huron while citing constituent fears that doing so will "impose significant delays on businesses and consumers alike."
Meanwhile, District 22 legislators and one candidate, when asked for their reaction to the USPS announcement about 10
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Lieutenant governor candidate to speak at Democratic luncheon

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
HURON -- Susy Blake of Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Democratic Party's candidate for lieutenant governor, will address the Beadle County Democratic Forum on Thursday.
The luncheon begins at noon at the Huron Event Center. The public is welcome to attend.
Blake was endorsed at the recent state Democratic Party convention in Yankton. She was picked by gubernatorial candidate Susan
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Water damage closes Huron library until Tuesday

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
Due to water damage from a leaky roof the Huron Public Library will be closed through Monday. They will open for normal hours on Tuesday. All library materials due on these days will be due on Tuesday with no fines.
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Making a ‘Splash’

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
Visitors of all ages found relief from the heat Friday afternoon at Splash Central, with temperatures soaring into the 90s.
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Fun in the sun!

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
Splash Central was a busy spot Friday, with people seeking relief from the heat in the refreshing water.
A cool down is expected, with highs only in the upper 60s by Monday.
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Team to begin assessing weather damage

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- Teams of federal, state and local officials on Monday will begin preliminary assessments of damage to public infrastructure caused by tornadoes and flooding.
A series of storms from June 13-20 affected 12 counties and one Native American reservation.
Representatives of FEMA, the state Office of Emergency Management and local governments will conduct the assessments. The field work
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Corn Palace continues renovation

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
MITCHELL (AP) -- The iconic domes and turrets have been removed from the Corn Palace in Mitchell as a $7.2 million makeover project proceeds, making the skyline above Main Street noticeably empty.
"She looks pretty naked now," project manager Dave Epp told The Daily Republic newspaper.
Removing the domes required the use of two cranes -- one for the largest
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Picking and playing in the park

Posted: Saturday, Jul 12th, 2014
Thursday night attendee's to Campbell Park Family Night were treated to the guitar trio of, from the left, John Osborn, Hans Peterson and Mike Cameron. The concessions Thursday were provided by Kingdom Seekers youth group from Huron Baptist Church.
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FEMA Rejects S.D. request for individual assistance for June storms

Posted: Saturday, Jul 12th, 2014
PIERRE --  South Dakota received word today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected the state's request for Individual Assistance programs to help residents impacted by tornadoes and flooding.
The denial of Individual Assistance came in a letter from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, who said damage to homes and businesses fell short of the severity and magnitude to warrant
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Youth develop leadership skills at state SDFU camp

Posted: Friday, Jul 11th, 2014
HURON -- Rural youth from 27 counties across South Dakota attended the South Dakota Farmers Union 2014 State Leadership Camp held at Storm Mountain Center just outside Rapid City.
During the week-long camp youth who have completed the seventh grade through high school developed leadership and communication skills as they organize and operate five cooperative businesses.
They also learned about
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Sunset through the haze

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
The setting sun casts a red glow in the sky above Huron looking west from the Huron Mall parking lot. The slight haze in the air is reported to be smoke from wildfires burning in Canada.
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GOP opens campaign headquarters

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
Shantel Krebs, a candidate for Secretary of State, stands next to Sen. Jim White of Huron as U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds cuts the ribbon Monday evening at the grand opening of the Beadle County Republican campaign office located 373 Wisconsin Ave. SW.
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Vandals spray paint businesses

Posted: Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014
HURON -- Police say several Huron businesses in the southeast part of town were vandalized with spray paint on Saturday evening.
Vandals tagged various locations with words and symbols that are known to be gang related and that have roots in Satanism and anti-religion.
The graffiti appears to be the work of amateurs, police said.
Anyone with information concerning these
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Up, up and away

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 9th, 2014
Members of the Huron Fire Department begin their ascent in the Rosenbauer 101' Cobra that was brought to Huron by Heiman Fire Equipment for a demonstration for the department. Huron's current truck, purchased in 1981, can also reach 101 feet; however, it does not have many of the advances that the Cobra does including the bucket. The department may in
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Southtown Addition may be farmed this year

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 9th, 2014
HURON, Pending an appraisal and future plans to market the property, the City Commission is asking farmers to submit proposals for about 100 acres known as the Southtown Addition in southeast Huron.
Proposals will be opened by the city next Monday afternoon and considered later at the commission meeting.
Commissioners wanted to see if there is interest out there in
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S.D. State Fair launches new website

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 9th, 2014
HURON -- The South Dakota State Fair launched a new website, www.sdstatefair.com, on Wednesday, July 2.
 The new website includes an updated design and improved usability. Visitors can expect a refreshed look and feel and ease of use when looking for information about the State Fair and other events happening on the fairgrounds year round.
"The new site is like
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Report released on runaway trailer

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 9th, 2014
VIRGIL -- Two people were hurt in a freak accident when a trailer broke loose from a pickup truck and struck another pickup truck in the opposite lane of traffic.
The Highway Patrol said Delroy Brandenburg and Karen Brandenburg, both of Huron, were injured in the accident last Wednesday afternoon. It occurred about 10 miles west of Highway 281 on
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Walker in court on perjury, other charges

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 9th, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- Former U.S. Senate candidate Clayton Walker, who failed to make the November ballot, made an initial court appearance Monday on charges of perjury and filing false election documents.
Walker, 33, an independent from Black Hawk, attended the hearing at the Hughes County Courthouse in Pierre but did not enter a plea. Circuit Judge John Brown scheduled an
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