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SD Farmers to Ride on Rose Parade Float

Two South Dakota farmers–including one from Gettysburg–will join 98 other farmers to ride on a float in the 100th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade January 1, in Pasadena, CA. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal of Volga and former board member Phil Hamburger of Gettysburg will ride on the “Salute to Farmers” float...
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One Person Dead After Train-SUV Collision in Mobridge

One person is dead after a train hit a vehicle early this morning (Fri.) in Mobridge. At approximately 4am, an eastbound train struck an SUV, east of Main Street. The SUV then became engulfed in flames. The only occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead on scene. The name of the victim has not...
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What is Wind Chill?

The forecast calls for a wind chill advisory to be in effect for parts of central South Dakota starting at midnight tonight (Fri.), but what exactly is wind chill? State climatologist Laura Edwards says it’s a combination of the air temperature and wind speed.   What’s the difference between a wind chill warning and...
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Death of Chamberlain Teen Ruled Accidental

Preliminary autopsy results are complete in the investigation into the death of an 18-year-old Chamberlain man found Christmas Eve a few miles north of Yankton. Justin Baron Arcoren was found deceased at approximately 2:30 a.m. on U.S. Hwy 81, approximately four miles north of Yankton. Preliminary autopsy results indicate death was due to blunt...
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South Dakota State Treasurer Mailing Potential Property Letters

The South Dakota State Treasurer’s Office Unclaimed Property Division will be sending letters to the potential owners of monies and securities recently received by that office. State Treasurer Rich Sattgast says the letters are in official envelopes from the his office. He encourages everyone who receives a letter to view the full information by...
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South Dakota woman dies from cold exposure after car crash

REVILLO, S.D. (AP) – Police say an 83-year-old woman died from exposure to the cold after crashing her car in eastern South Dakota. KELO-TV reports that police believe Nina Bradenburg left her car to look for help after crashing on a gravel road near the tiny rural town of Revillo on Saturday. Revillo lies...
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Arctic Temperatures Not Uncommon This Time of Year

PIERRE, SD- Forecast high temperatures for the next few days are below zero. Weather Eye meteorologist Laura Lockwood says….blame Canada.   Lockwood explains the difference between cold weather systems.   Lockwood says this type of weather isn’t unusual for this time of year.
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Supplemental Heat Source Fire Safety Reminders

With the cold weather, people often use supplemental sources of heat in their homes, garages or shops and businesses. Pierre Volunteer Fire Department chief Ian Paul says with those supplemental heat sources, come some fire safety reminders.   He says using a fireplace calls for some extra precautions.   If your pipes freeze……
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Chamberlain Driver License Exam Station Closed Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

Chamberlain’s driver license exam station will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 2 so employees can train on the new driver’s license issuance equipment which is being installed in exam stations statewide. The Chamberlain exam station will reopen Jan. 9 in the courthouse. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. each Tuesday. If your license expires before...
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Number of Fatal Accidents Jumped in SD During the 4th Quarter

The number of fatal motor vehicle accidents in South Dakota has taken a jump the past few months. State director of highway safety Lee Axdahl says 2017 started off well, but it’s been a bad 4th quarter.   When looking at data from the fatal accidents, Axdahl says two things keep showing up.  ...
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