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Dog dies after being left in hot vehicle

BROOKINGS – One dog has died after being left in a hot vehicle, and Brookings Police have issued a warning to not leave animals in vehicles during the heat wave or owners could face charges.

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Highway 81 closed south of Arlington

SIOUX FALLS – Highway 81 is closed 6 miles south of Arlington due to water over the road.

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Post overcomes obstacles

BROOKINGS – Lake Preston resident Alex Post, 18, and a high school junior, is not your typical capitalist and entrepreneur.

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Opponents want hearing on Dakota Access pipeline expansion

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on a proposal to nearly double the pipeline's capacity.

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Consultant by trade, craftsman at heart

BROOKINGS – With years of experience in the furniture business, Matt Johnson aims to help his customers find the exact piece they’re looking for. And if it’s not already out on the market, he’ll make it himself.

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Twins top Yankees 8-6 in slugfest at Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs, and the Twins held on for an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees after a tone-setting triple play in the first inning of a series opener between AL division leaders Monday night.

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Kepler walk-off lifts Twins over Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead, they got back to work and Max Kepler came up with another huge hit.

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'Chutes finish third in Region Tournament

BROOKINGS – The 'Chutes kept their season alive with a 7-2 defeat of Mitchell but then fell 11-10 to Watertown later in the day during the Region 3A Junior Legion Baseball Tournament on Saturday at Bob Shelden Field.

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Bombers Maroon split with Sioux Falls West Friday

BROOKINGS – The Bombers Maroon split a youth baseball doubleheader with Sioux Falls West on Friday evening at Mickelson Field, winning the opener 11-2 and dropping the nightcap 9-4.

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'Chutes fall in first game of Region 3A tournament

BROOKINGS – Watertown dropped the 'Chutes 5-2 and Renner defeated Mitchell 13-7 in the first round of the Region 3A Junior Legion Baseball Tournament on a warm Friday afternoon at Bob Shelden Field.

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    State Patrol: Missing woman found with injuries in Nebraska

    RAPID CITY (AP) – A missing South Dakota woman has been found in Nebraska and her ex-boyfriend has been arrested for assaulting her.

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    Forensic genealogy may help ID shooting victim found in 2000

    RAPID CITY (AP) – Advances in DNA technology and forensic genealogy may finally give law enforcement officers answers about the identity of a man shot to death decades ago in western South Dakota.

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    Barb Stork appointed to Board of Regents

    PIERRE – Barb Stork, a retired businesswoman from Dakota Dunes, has been named to the South Dakota Board of Regents by Gov. Kristi Noem.

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    Aiming to Inspire Health raffle will support ear, nose and throat services

    BROOKINGS – Brookings Health System Foundation announced it will raffle a Benelli ultra-light 12 gauge shotgun at the conclusion of the annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser, presented by First Bank & Trust, on Thursday, Aug. 15. The raffle is sponsored by Sanford Health Brookings Clinic.

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    With climate change, knowledge isn’t power

    Unsurprisingly, many climate scientists admit to emotional responses of grief-anxiety-rage. They have knowledge that the rest of humanity will eventually comprehend – albeit too late for corrective action. What to do?

  • Opinion

    Coalition to help locally-owned utilities

    The state’s rural electric cooperatives introduced a bill during the 2019 legislative session proposing to freeze electric service territory, preventing cities who operate their own electric utilities from providing service within their growing boundaries.

  • Opinion

    Beef and Eggs 5K a success

    The 2019 Beef and Eggs 5K is in the books, and we would like to take a moment to thank those who helped us pull off our 15th annual event.

  • Opinion

    Trump’s brand of racism nothing new: But it’s still ugly

    Long ago and far away, I sometimes joked that I only look white: Actually, I’m Irish. These days, people have no idea what you’re talking about. Courtesy of, I’ve since learned that all the family stories are true: All eight of my great-grandparents were born in Ireland. Mayo and Cork for the most part, counties where rebellion against centuries of English oppression ran strong.

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