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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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Gubernatorial candidates square off at State Fair

Posted: Monday, Sep 1st, 2014
HURON -- Republican Gov.Dennis Daugaard is touting his accomplishments in his first four years in office as the gubernatorial race heads into the final lap, while Democratic state Rep. Susan Wismer of Britton says she is running on behalf of South Dakotans who are not represented by his administration.
"It's time for South Dakota to have a real two-party system,"
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Senate candidates make their cases at State Fair debate

Posted: Monday, Sep 1st, 2014
HURON, With a little more than 50 days to go until the election, frontrunner Mike Rounds continues to bear the brunt of criticism in the four-way race to fill retiring Sen. Tim Johnson's seat.
Before a large crowd at the State Fair on Friday afternoon, Rounds, a Republican, independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler and Democrat Rick Weiland shared with
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Alabama ‘Down Home’ at S.D. State Fair

Modified: Monday, Sep 1st, 2014
Legendary country group Alabama played to a packed grandstand at the South Dakota State Fair Friday night. Rain for the most part stayed away from their performance and fans were prepared to see one of their favorite bands.
PHOTO BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN
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Flavors of the wild: Snakes, boar and alligator — oh my!

Posted: Saturday, Aug 30th, 2014
For those who are itching for a taste of the wild side at this year's South Dakota State Fair, the Chuck Wagon, located directly in Front of the Freedom Stage, just might have something to offer.
"Our number one seller is the rattlesnake by far because it is such a novelty and so unique," said co-owner, George Regan. Regan, of
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A State Fair salute to veterans

Posted: Saturday, Aug 30th, 2014
Retired Colonel, Representative Spencer Hawley, was the guest speaker at the Salute to Veteran's this year. He gave a speech to veterans and the public Thursday morning. The program was held in the Woman's building instead of at the Freedom Stage Thursday due to the rain.
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Wild rides at CBR Bull Bash

Posted: Saturday, Aug 30th, 2014
The Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash concluded Thursday with the top 24 bull riders in the CBR in the lineup at the S.D. State Fair.
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The life of a musher

Posted: Saturday, Aug 30th, 2014
A young volunteer at the Iron Will Dogsledding Exhibition at the South Dakota State Fair Freedom Stage on Thursday tries on the headlight used by mushers on dark nights.
The IronWill Dogsledding Exhibition presented the historical account of the story behind the Walt Disney movie "Iron Will." The dogsled from the movie was featured onstage along with a sled dog,
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Bull Bash excitement

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
Billy Quade Philips of Henryetta, Okla., hangs tough during a ride on a bull named Honky Kat during the first of two nights of the Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash on Wednesday at the S.D. State Fairgrounds.
Next, Corey Bailey of Paris, Tenn., rides a bull named Iron Horse Wednesday night during Preview Night at the South Dakota State
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Dinner time for deer

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
A doe and her fawn head for dinner at a corn field near the James River Tuesday evening.
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World Champion Kinzey joins Tuff Hedeman for kick off of the CBR season: The 11th Annual Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash tonight at DSFS grandstand

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
HURON -- The CBR spotlight is pointed towards Huron, South Dakota as Sage Kimzey is set to kick off the Road to Cheyenne tour with his first appearance as a World Champion.
Kimzey will join 24 of the top bull riders, including three world champions, to compete in the lead grandstand event of the South Dakota State Fair tonight and
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Let the games begin! Third annual Hunger Games planned in conjunction with Back to Football Friday

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
In conjunction with Back to Football Friday, Northwest Pipe would like to challenge your company to take part in the third annual Hunger Games communitywide food drive competition, originally started by Raven Aerostar and now handed over to "The Big Winners!"
This is a food drive competition benefiting The Huron Salvation Army and The Heartland Region Backpack program, serving children
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School Board hears good news Monday

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron School Board received good news Monday evening from Transportation and Building-Grounds Superintendent Rex Sawvell about the issue of bus drivers.
The board had to meet last Monday in emergency session to pass a resolution boosting pay and recruiting bonuses in hopes to attract some candidates as there were hardly any substitute drivers and two routes that
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Supporters of medical marijuana plan event Friday in Huron

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
HURON -- With thousands of people in town for the South Dakota State Fair, a group working toward the legalization of medical marijuana and industrial grade hemp in the state will stage a protest of its prohibition along city streets and in a park on Friday.
A compromise on a request for a parade permit that was worked out between
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JVC soccer opens season unbeaten

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014
HURON -- The James Valley Christian Viking soccer team has opened its season with a tie and a victory.
The Vikings, ranked No. 3 in the Soccer605 preseason Class A poll, tied No. 5 ranked Tea Area 2-2 on the road Friday.
Saturday the Vikings opened their home schedule with a 2-0 victory over Mitchell Christian.
In the tie with
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Mobridge man buys Bales Continental Commission Company

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014
HURON -- A Mobridge man who has been in the livestock marketing business since 1988 is the new primary owner of Bales Continental Commission Co. in Huron.
Kim Ulmer's family also owns other livestock facilities in north central South Dakota.
Ulmer has two partners in the Huron venture.
While he owns 75 percent of the sale barn business, Don
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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.
Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social
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‘View from the top’: Sen. Thune first speaker in Huron Young Professionals’ series

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014
HURON -- If Republicans win control of the Senate in November. they will return the chamber to regular working order, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Thursday.
The 10-year veteran of the Senate said South Dakota voices are not being heard in Washington, D.C., because of a dysfunctional body.
"We are not a functioning institution any more," Thune said at a
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Big turnout for higher education

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
Northern State University Provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Thomas Hawley (center), was on hand Wednesday for orientation of new and returning students to the Huron Community Campus. With him are under-graduate students, Tera Schiley, left, and Alex Aderman, right.
Next, HCC Executive Director Doug Pietz speaks to students following the sessions.
Also giving a presention was Ronald
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Taking the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
Members of the Huron Fire Department and Auxiliary accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during a video-taped ceremony Wednesday evening at the North Fire Station.
The Huron Fire Department, in turn, challenged the Huron Police Department, which has 24-hours to respond by creating its own video of an ice dousing or forfeit by way of a donation to
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Islands of the James River: Landscape architects share vision

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014
HURON -- About 60 citizens of Huron gathered at the Campus Center Tuesday evening to see a vision for the James River recreation area.
Landscape architects Mike Patten and David Locke, with Stockwell Engineers, were in town to present an overall plan for the 200 acres around the James River from the Seventh Street boat ramp south to the old
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Coming together at Buchanan

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick, District Business Manager Kelly Christopherson, Transportation and Grounds Superintendent Rex Sawvell, student school board member Alison Fenske, school board member Garret Bischoff and School board member David Wheeler take a tour Monday afternoon of Buchanan School. The school will be the first to be completely finished of three elementary remodel and expansion of the district's
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Mayor calls on residents to get ready for hosting the State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
HURON, With the opening of the South Dakota State Fair just a little over a week away, Mayor Paul Aylward is calling on Huron residents to spruce up their properties.
"Company is coming," he said at the start of Monday's City Commission meeting. "Let's try to put our best face forward for the fair."
Meanwhile, Commissioner Gary Harrington reminded the
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Huron ups pay for school bus drivers to address shortage

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron School Board met during an emergency meeting Monday to put together a plan to address the districts critical shortage of bus drivers.
The district currently has two of its route's unfilled and just one substitute driver on its payroll.
The board earlier this summer approved an increase from $15 to $18 in hopes that would
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New CEO of idled Aberdeen beef plant optimistic

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
ABERDEEN (AP) -- The man in charge of resurrecting a scandal-marred beef plant that has sat idle since 2012 is optimistic about the Aberdeen facility's future.
Doug Cooper, CEO of the renamed New Angus plant, said he is working on a five-year plan for the facility with a goal of eventually employing nearly 600 people and handling up to 1,000
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Trying to ‘Run For Your Wife’

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Coming off their most recent production "Don't Touch Me I'm Pregnant" the Huron Area Community Theatre held auditions Monday evening for their next production "Run for Your Wife." Auditioning are (from front to back) Derek Barnes, Jenni Karlen, Jim Sznajder, Kristy Hubbard and Diane Clayton. Auditions will conclude Tuesday at the Huron Fine Art Center beginning at 7 p.m.
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