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Smoke Alert: Canadian Wildfires Create Health Hazard in South Dakota

While part-time Governor Kristi Noem spent Thursday on her high horse squawking about critical race theory and abortion and then riding said horse around the Cheyenne rodeo grounds before attending her Wyoming fundraiser, eastern South Dakota labored with Minnesota and eastern North Dakota under the worst regional air quality crisis in recent memory.
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Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

National Night Out is Tuesday

After a year hiatus, National Night Out returns to Melgaard Park on Tuesday. National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, is from 6 to 9 p.m. and features booths from a host of public safety-related organizations and agencies. Aberdeen Police Department Capt. Tanner...
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Farm to Fork offers unique experience for consumers, farmers

For the second time, the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness Committee will be have an event designed to start conversations between farmers and consumers. The menu for the event includes seven food stations and three different beverage stations serving locally grown and produced beer and wine. At the event, producers will be on hand to talk to diners and have casual conversations about modern farming practices.
Aberdeen, SDdrgnews.com

Former Aberdeen Swimmer Andrew Fifth In Olympic 200 IM

TOKYO – Former Aberdeen resident Michael Andrew again failed to medal in his second swimming final of the Olympics, finishing fifth in the 200 meter individual medley Friday. Andrew completed the race in 1:57.31, over a second from a medal-winning place. Andrew had the best first and third laps, but...

PREVIEW: Class ‘B’ Legion Baseball State Tournament – July 31 – Aug. 3

GROTON, S.D. (KELO) — The Class ‘B’ Legion Baseball State Tournament returns on Friday, July 30 as eight teams will make their way to Groton. This year’s state tournament field features Tabor Post 183, Big Stone City Post 229, Vermillion Post 1, Redfield Post 92, Winner/Colome Post 169, Madison Post 25, Lake Norden/Badger Post 260 and Groton Post 39.
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Big Stone hot streak to continue into Class B Tournament

GROTON, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — Big Stone City will begin play today at the Class B Legion Tournament in Groton on a hot streak. Post 229 will come into the state tournament with a record of 8-14 after upsetting the top seeds in the Region 1B tournament. Coach Joel Stattelman says his team came together at the right time:
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

Out & About calendar: Bands, Brews & BBQ is Saturday at fairgrounds

Grassland Colony Farmers Market: 2-6 p.m., Grassland Granite, 21 N. Main St. Farmers market featuring local produce from the Grassland Colony just outside of Aberdeen. Call 605-380-7648 for more information. Aberdeen Moose Lodge Bingo: 6 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m., packet sales start at 4:30 p.m. Packets start at...
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State B Legion baseball preview: Even playing field sets up exciting tournament in Groton

Two years since Groton was named host of the Class B American Legion baseball state tournament, the town will finally get to welcome teams to Locke-Karst Field. "It's a big deal. We've got a lot of people that put a lot of time into it and a lot of people that care about it," Groton Post 39 manager Matt Locke said. "We take pride in our facilities and how we run things and hopefully everybody realizes that."
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

One Book South Dakota author is making virtual visit to Aberdeen

The 2021 One Book South Dakota author is making a virtual stop in Aberdeen Tuesday. Melanie Benjamin is the author of "The Children's Blizzard," a fictionalized take on the notorious storm that swept through Dakota Territory in January 1888 when a mild day turned into a deadly blizzard. During the...
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Closing Redfield developmental center broached, Greenfield backs facility

Last week wasn't the first time state Sen. Brock Greenfield, R-Clark, heard a fellow legislator bring up the idea of closing the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield. The topic was broached during a July 21 meeting of the Joint Appropriations Committee in a follow-up discussion with South Dakota Department of Human Services Secretary Shawnie Rectenbaugh.
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

Aberdeen School District, local communities receive library grants

The South Dakota State Library announced that it will be awarding $1.9 million worth of grants to 78 community, school and university libraries. Of the grants, 22 were awarded to school districts. The Aberdeen School District was awarded $35,000. Northern State University received a $10,000 grant, according to a news...
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Drought in South Dakota a Little Worse This Week

It’s sprinkling outside my window here in Aberdeen, but South Dakota, Minnesota, and North Dakota remain under the northern arm of the drought that is parching the western United States:. As of Tuesday, 90.1% of South Dakota was in moderate, severe, or extreme drought. That figure is up just a...
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

Council approves ATV purchase for the police department

The Aberdeen Police Department is trading in two motorcycles and using unspent funds from the 2021 budget to purchase a 2021 Yamaha all-terrain vehicle. In comments to the Aberdeen City Council Monday. Police Chief Dave McNeil said recent activity has shown the need for the ATV to help with patrolling the city parks, responding to incidents and events, searching for missing people and clearing an area of suspicious objects and hazards. The ATV can also be used in parades and for community engagement purposes.
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Redfield beats Post 4 twice to claim Region 6B crown

Redfield rallied from the loser’s bracket to beat Post 4 twice and win the Region 6B Legion Baseball Tournament in Groton on Saturday. In the first championship game on Friday, Redfield jumped out to an 8-0 lead, Mobridge rallied with a seven-run fifth, and Redfield put the 13-7 win away with five runs in the seventh.
Aberdeen, SDAberdeen News

10th and Lloyd intersection closed today

The intersection of 10th Avenue Southeast and South Lloyd Street will be closed today to allow for road work, according to a news release from the Aberdeen Public Works Department. The intersection will be closed starting at 7 a.m. and is expected to be closed all day. Motorists should use...