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Splashing into Ravine Lake Triathlon

Posted: Monday, Aug 3rd, 2015
Participants in the Ravine Lake Triathlon held Saturday stampede into the water for the event which tested endurance for running, swimming and biking. Justin Schweitzer of Sioux Falls, second photo, was the overall winner of the event. Frank Farrar of Britton, 86, former Governor of South Dakota, (third photo) rides bike in the event.
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Huron’s largest block party offers fun for all ages: National Night Out planned Tuesday in Campbell Park

Posted: Monday, Aug 3rd, 2015
HURON -- Think it would be a hoot to dunk a cop?
Meet a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?
Or stuff your face with donuts?
Then Campbell Park on Tuesday evening is the place to be, for it's National Night Out in Huron, the fourth year it has been celebrated here and the 32nd year for the event across the country.
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Thunder on the Prairie

Posted: Monday, Aug 3rd, 2015
HAIRBALL performs to a packed house of cheering fans -- many dressed in ‘'80s clothes -- Thursday night during Thunder on the Prairie. The event was a pre-rally party to draw Sturgis-bound bikers to the Huron area.
Huron's Black Water Band opened for the band. The event was held on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
Fifty percent of the
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Reminder: Signs not allowed in right of way

Posted: Monday, Aug 3rd, 2015
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that signs are not allowed to be placed in the right of way.
The use of right of way is reserved for official highway signage. All signs in the right of way that are not required for traffic control, as authorized by law (SDCL 31-28-14), are prohibited and will
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Entertainment in the park

Modified: Saturday, Aug 1st, 2015
Greg Hager, a Christian country singer from North Dakota, shares the stage with his daughter, Hannah, Thursday night in Campbell Park. Next week, Family Night Activities will feature JoLynn Parmely 7 p.m.
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Planned Parenthood seeks federal study of fetal tissue research

Posted: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday to discuss Planned Parenthood.
AP PHOTO
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Donkey Camp to feature Police Service Dog Cody: Camp begins Monday, Aug. 3, at 12:30 p.m. with lunch and registration at Splash Central

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Donkey Camp for all young people between the ages of 6-13 in legislative District 22, which includes Beadle and Kingsbury Counties, will begin with registration and lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 at Voorhees Shelter at Splash Central.
Campers age 13 and over will register as junior staff. Class will begin at 1 p.m. with the presentation of
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County seeks hike in wheel tax to access bridge funds

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
HURON -- First reading of an ordinance that would hike Beadle County's wheel tax from $2 per wheel to $5 per wheel and put the county in the best position to get state assistance to repair and replace deteriorating bridges has been approved.
County commissioners spent 30 minutes on the issue on Tuesday in the first of two hearings. Only
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Battle of the Badges

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
The Huron Police Department (blue), which was made of several Huron area law enforcement agencies, defeated the Huron Fire Department 8-5 on Sunday during the inaugural Battle of the Badges Softball Game at Klock Field. Proceeds from the event, which was open to the public, went to the Huron D.A.R.E. progam. Freewill donations were taken for admission, a 50/50 drawing
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City moves forward to fix fairways at Broadland Creek

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
HURON -- The city is transferring about $15,000 from second penny sales tax reserves so a Minnesota company can move forward with a project to remedy recurring problems at two fairways at Broadland Creek Golf Course.
No bids were received for what had been an estimated $50,000 project.
It paved the way for negotiations, and Duininck Golf of Prinsburg, Minn.,
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Become the next ‘Dacotah Star’ at S.D. State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
HURON -- Make your voice heard at the South Dakota State Fair! Become the next "Dacotah Star" at the Dacotah Star Talent Competition presented by Dacotah Bank. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dacotah Star division winners.
Applications for the 13th Annual Dacotah Star Talent Competition presented by Dacotah Bank are now available online at or
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Stop by Huron Arts Festival

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
People walk around the lake and browse the many booths that have been set up for the Huron Arts Festival, which continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ravine Lake.
In the third photo, Eric Bliss, far left playing cello, and Sean Preston, playing classical piano, perform in the shade of a picnic shelter during Saturday's activities at
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Group plans veterans memorial in Alpena

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
ALPENA -- A committee has begun raising funds to build a veterans memorial in Alpena.
A benefit fund has been set up at American Bank & Trust in the town. Donations can be directed to the bank at P.O. Box 69, Alpena, S.D., 57312. Committee member Steve Small said for a $125 donation, people can have a veteran's name and
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Thunder on the Prairie presents HAIRBALL

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
HURON -- Dig out those '80s clothes and head out to the fairgrounds Thursday night for Thunder on the Prairie, the best prerally party in South Dakota!
Thunder on the Prairie will feature HAIRBALL, with Huron's own Black Water Band opening. Black Water Band will take the stage at 7 p.m., with HAIRBALL to follow at 8 p.m.
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Beadle County Drug Court set to begin

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
HURON -- After opening its doors on July 1, the Beadle County Drug Court is now accepting applications for the program. Individuals who want to apply should first speak with their attorney.
"Drug court is meant to supervise the most high risk, high needs offenders," said Third Judicial Circuit Judge Carmen Means.
"Drug court is not meant for the college
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Highlights of Summer Spotlight

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
Calli Berwall hoses down a pair of sheep during the South Dakota Summer Spotlight that is being held through Sunday at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
Next, Peyton Coyle, and Savannah Hansen lead their purebred heifers into the ring Friday afternoon.
PHOTOS BY SEAN M.X. KELLEY/PLAINSMAN
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Tornado causes damage near Huron

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
A tornado touched down just north of Al's Corner, which is south of Huron, Thursday evening. Large hail fell during the thunderstorm. The stones shown above right fell at the Larry Mattke farm in rural Huron.
Next, flying debris broke windows in the Scott and Katie Scheibe home south of Huron. A shop that had just been built at their
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Classical duo to perform at Huron Arts Festival

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
HURON -- The Huron Parks and Recreation Department, along with Putters & Scoops, will present the second annual Huron Arts Festival at Ravine Lake.
The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Sean Preston on concert piano, and Eric Bliss on cello, both of Huron, will provide music
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Strong weather moves through

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
This picture was taken from the roof the Plainsman early Thursday evening as a storm, that produced a tornado south of Huron, moved through bringing heavy rain and some hail.
PHOTO BY CHRIS MURPHREE/PLAINSMAN
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BNSF gives major gift to State Fair Foundation

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
PIERRE -- The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Foundation recently presented the South Dakota State Fair Foundation with a $50,000 gift toward the fairgrounds' Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth, and Community. 
"The BNSF Railway Foundation is pleased to contribute toward the State Fair's new exhibit hall. It will be a place that so many South Dakotans will use
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Wobbegongs state bound

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Shown is a picture of the state qualifiers from the Huron Park and Recreation Wobbegongs swim team.  The Wobbegongs are hosting the meet which runs from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon.  There is no charge for admission.  There will be a total of 482 swimmers competing this weekend, the best swimmers South Dakota has. Pictured are front, from left, Jennee Niehus, Hayden White,
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Grace and power in motion

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Cara Rabenhorst of McCook County trots her horses during the senior team hitch class at the 2015 South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show on Tuesday at the Hippodrome on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. The event continues today and Thursday.
Next, Samantha Ford of Davison County competes in the junior team hitch class on Tuesday during the 2015 South Dakota State
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James Valley Shriners host Kids Day

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Dale Fortin of the James Valley Shrine Club stands with Reese Rozell, who was one of two bike winners Tuesday during Kids Day at Splash Central, which was hosted by the Shriners.
Next, the Shriners hosted the free Kids Day events, which included swimming at Splash Central, free cotton candy and snow cones, and free pediatric orthopaedic screenings.
Shrine hospitals
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Flags to be at half-staff in honor of shooting victims

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered that flags on state property be flown at half-staff to honor the five service members killed last week in Tennessee.
Daugaard's order comes at the request of President Barack Obama.
The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset Saturday.
Four Marines and a sailor were killed Thursday in attacks on
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Drowning victims named

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a woman who drowned in Rapid Creek in western South Dakota and a girl who drowned in Lake Thompson in the eastern part of the state.
Police say 30-year-old Edie Mackey, of Rapid City, drowned in Rapid Creek early Saturday. Authorities say witnesses told them Mackey and another person were swimming at the
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