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I received an email from Sen. Stace Nelson Tuesday, and there’s a good chance you already know what it’s about, because it appears every news organization in South Dakota also received Nelson’s message.

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During a crowning ceremony Thursday, Aug. 8, 10-year-old Chloe Klunder and 11-year-old Lydia Anderson, both of Vermillion, were named Junior Princess and Princess of the 2019 Clay County Fair. For the rest of the fair, the princesses reigned over the three-day event, helping to hand out ribb…

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Neil Fulton, dean of the University of South Dakota School of Law, welcomed the freshman law school class to their new home Monday morning as they gathered in the law school courtroom.

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In a span of fewer than five minutes during its regular meeting Tuesday morning, the Clay County Commission gave final approval to a recommendation it heard approximately a month ago.

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Edie's Book Shop, operated by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, is open again this fall. Every second Friday & Saturday of the month, from September through December, you can access great deals on books - everything from the newest bestsellers, to the hottest mysteries, vinta…

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Vermillion, SD - Join us for the monthly Lunch & Learn at the Vermillion Public Library on Friday, Sept. 6 at 12 p.m., and learn about Kent Nerbern’s book, Neither Wolf nor Dog!

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One thing I love to do in the summer when I have time is to stop at children's lemonade stands. I do like lemonade, but I think the biggest reason is that I have a fondness for children who have an entrepreneurial spirit, and I want them to succeed. That is why I stopped at one on my way hom…

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Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers, blind and impaired residents of South Dakota will soon have more audio recordings to enjoy. A mobile recording booth was recently installed at the Vermillion Public Library where over the next several months trained volunteers will record books, mag…

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In 2017 and 2018, Chris and Katie Kassin held special activities to raise funds in honor of their daughter, Collins, who has cystic fibrosis. The money raised at those two events were donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help find a cure for Collins and all others who battle this illness.

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Vani Ramakrishnan quickly gets to the point in a message she posted to Facebook last Tuesday, July 30.

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Check this album on the Vermillion Plain Talk's web page to see the latest images of the Clay County Fair, which kicked off Thursday, Aug. 8 and will conclude Saturday, Aug. 10.

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The Clay County Commission, acting as a board of adjustment, further amended Tuesday an application by County Commission Chairman Travis Mockler for a conditional use permit that would allow him to expand his animal feeding operation from small to medium.

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Mitchell Peterson, an attorney from the Davenport Evans law firm in Sioux Falls who is representing the Living River Group, Sierra Club told Clay County commissioners acting as a board of adjustment Tuesday that they have heard a lot of reasons from their constituents stating why a condition…

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Featuring several new events, the 66th Annual Clay County Fair takes place Aug. 8, 9, and 10 and will offer something to please every member of your family, says Fair Manager Missy O’Connor.

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The Vermillion Area Arts Council has announced plans for the first-of-its-kind Steampunk Pirate festival to take place on Saturday, Sept. 14. First Gear will be the inaugural year for the fair, which is expected to draw visitors from all over the region to engage in thematic, family-friendly…

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Patricia LeCates, Wells Fargo Bank branch manager of the Vermillion branch (at left) and Megan Ausdemore, service manager at the Wells Fargo Vermillion branch, present a check totaling $16,200 to Teresa McDowell Johnson, the executive director of the Vermillion Food Pantry (center). The Verm…

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For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in South Dakota, the average annual cost of prescription drug treatment increased 57.8% between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for South Dakotans increased only 18.4%.  Even the best prescription drugs don’t work if p…

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 I had been helping run the lights for a theatre production in a neighboring community when my wife, Donna, saw a Facebook posting. It was a community events page in one of the sites that she often checks. She saw that there was a posting about a musical that was getting close to production …

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Early last spring, I opined that I wish Gov. Kristi Noem would have focused on encouraging habitat production rather than trapping to help increase South Dakota’s pheasant population.

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The Vermillion High School Theatre Department presented its original play “ANTics” Friday night in the Thomas H. Craig Performing Arts Center at Vermillion High School.

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The Vermillion High School Theatre Department presented its original play “ANTics” Friday night in the Thomas H. Craig Performing Arts Center at Vermillion High School.

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The Vermillion Now! 3 economic development campaign was in very good shape mid-way through the July 17 luncheon meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club when Vermillion Chamber and Economic Development CEO Nate Welch began his presentation about the campaign to club members.

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The Vermillion School District’s Summer Lunch program has been recognized for its culinary excellence by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The district is one of just 118 districts nationwide -- and the only summer meal sponsor in the state of South Dakota – to receive a br…

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Sonaii Abaeva was in for a new experience nearly a year ago when her daughter, Zulia, dropped Sonaii and her dog off at the Main Street Center in Vermillion back in August 2018. Sonaii does not speak English.She is from Russia and arrived in Vermillion with her daughter who was studying medi…

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VERMILLION — As David Herbster sat and looked out over the construction site inside the

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War is hell, as the saying goes, and the actors that brought “Last Out – Elegy Of A Green Beret” to the stage of the Thomas H. Craig Center for Performing Arts at Vermillion High School made sure to drive that point home to their audience last weekend.

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Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war begin to rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with…

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The Vermillion City Council gave approval July 15 to the city’s comprehensive annual financial report prepared by Finance Officer Mike Carlson for the fiscal year from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 of 2018.

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Vermillion area citizens will have a chance to view young actors present the play they will soon be bringing to a stage in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war begin to rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with…

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The Clay County Courthouse, Jail, & Law Enforcement Facility Planning Committee has been working since last January, when it received instructions from the Clay County Commission, to study possible solutions to problems that have arisen within the aging Clay County Courthouse and the new…

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The skies over southwest Vermillion came to life at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4 as the community celebrated the nation’s independence with a tradional fireworks show sponsored by the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company. Last week’s display was discharged from the field on t…