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Already-elevated releases at Gavins Point Dam are being increased by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in order to evacuate more water from the Missouri River storage system after heavy runoff in December.

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The Vermillion School Board officially agreed Monday night to opt out of the state’s property tax freeze in the amount of $880,000 for five years.

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It is a position – the role of overseeing planning and zoning, veterans affairs, and welfare for Clay County -- that requires wearing several hats, but Drew Gunderson believes he is up for the challenge. Gunderson recently took over as Clay County’s administrator in these three areas, replac…

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The Vermillion City Council approved the city’s 2020 Payroll Resolution at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 6 in city hall.

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Having found out during an MRI that I have a bullet in my arm, I thought back upon a possible answer as to when it could have happened.

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It was in London, England, 1854, when a severe diarrhea illness caused the deaths of 500 adults and children over a ten-day period and proved the value of scientific thinking. Physician-scientist John Snow mapped out the locations of those sick, and his work pointed to water from a hand pump…

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Sam Ward and Jamie Moser have been selected as the Vermillion High School Students of the Month for December. They represent a strong senior class at VHS with their work ethic and leadership. Each will receive a $100 scholarship from First Bank & Trust-Vermillion for their future educati…

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After I got over the shock of seeing the bullet in my arm on the MRI, curiosity started to get the best of me. I thought of the years of my life and when it possibly could have happened. I also realized that the bullet was why every time I had gone through airport screening, I was pulled asi…

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I believe that honesty is almost always the best policy. However, there are some topics people don’t want to talk about. The whys, how’s, dangers and wonders about sexuality is a topic that is still covered up today, but these issues were much more suppressed years ago. Growing up in the ‘50…

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Being able to twist and bend a window screen into place without causing damage – that’s the secret behind FlexScreen, a product that is manufactured locally and was featured this week on the popular TV show “Shark Tank.”

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The Clay County Commission decided that Travis Mockler should continue in his role as president of the commission and Phyllis Packard should remain the commission’s vice president as the governmental body held its first meeting of 2020 in the Clay County Courthouse Tuesday morning.

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After approving a proclamation declaring Jan. 20, 2020 as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Vermillion, the Vermillion City Council learned that a week of activities are being planned to celebrate the legacy of the civil rights leader.

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After twice being rejected once by Clay County and once by the First Circuit Court -- in its attempts to stop a large animal feeding operation from being developed in Clay County, the local Living River Group Sierra Club is going to the top specifically the South Dakota Supreme Court.

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The Vermillion Police Department asked motorists early Thursday afternoon, Dec. 26, to steer clear of the intersection of Main and Dakota streets as it investigated an accident that claimed the life of Conroy Campbell, 71, of Vermillion. According to a statement released by the police depart…

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It was one year ago on January 14, 2019 that I, John Jorgensen started the Prostate Cancer Support Group. Not knowing if anyone would attend, I was pleasantly surprised that there were six of us all sharing our walk with prostate cancer. Men with questions and others with their story of this…

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During one of our weekly hospice meetings, the discussion turned to the burden of finding an opening in a facility for one of our patients. Mr. A belongs to the working-poor segment of our society, just above official levels of poverty and yet he cannot afford health insurance and primary ca…

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All sorts of red flags start waving as soon as you start reading the Dec. 20 news release from Gov. Kristi Noem regarding Executive Order 13888 that was issued by President Trump on Sept. 26. The order requires consent from state and local governments for federal resettlement of refugees in …

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For non-profits and organizations that rely upon charitable giving, the holiday season is an important time to collect funds that will fuel them all year. Nationwide, more than 35 percent of donations to charities are made during the final month of the year. Locally, officials with local non…

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The Vermillion School District’s plans to construct a new addition onto Vermillion High School will keep the employees of 15 different construction firms busy once the work begins.

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PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety have opened the closed portions of Interstate 90 and Interstate 29 in both directions.

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A gray-haired woman, likely not in the best of health since her breathing was assisted with oxygen tubes, sat among rows of metal folding chairs that filled the Nora Store the afternoon of Dec. 8.

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The shelves of Tanager Take-Out at Vermillion High School were recently stocked with much needed supplies, ranging from notebooks and pens to glue sticks and sanitary wipes, thanks to a school supply drive held recently throughout the community and on the University of South Dakota campus.

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A group of three women found their seat in the second row near the opposing bench.