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VERMILLION — The Coyotes are headed back to Omaha, and a new foe awaits them.

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The beloved Breakfast with Santa event at St. Agnes School takes place at the school tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. Enjoy delicious French toast, vendor booths, a book fair, movies, and kids’ crafts with Santa present the entire time to take photos with children and fami…

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I’ve covered nearly every meeting of the Vermillion City Council for over 25 years now. During that time, the City has been served by council members too numerous for me to recall.

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A man uses a Bobcat loader to clear the sidewalks of the Clay County Courthouse late Tuesday morning while snow that was falling at the time was being whipped by strong, cold winds. The storm system quickly moved out of the Vermillion region, but travel remained treacherous with slippery roa…

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PIERRE — Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the State of South Dakota will be issuing a new plate design for non-commercial and emblem plates with the titling of motor vehicles and registration renewals. The reissue will include standard non-commercial, motorcycle, emblem, emblem motorcycle, personalize…

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The Vermillion School Board received an update on the construction progress of the new elementary school at its Nov. 14 meeting from John Wieser and Mitch Connot, both of Hausmann Construction, the firm serving as construction manager of the project and Greg Schoer of TSP, Inc., the building…

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Vermillion High School’s Rhythm In Red performs its final number to the song “Dancin’ In The Street” at Friday’s performance of the 19th annual Fall Show by this group, “Music In Motion,” the VHS Jazz Band and several individual and small group performers. The Fall Show was presented both Fr…

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YANKTON — Fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, delicious jams and other value-added products, flower bouquet and other specialty crops are readily available across South Dakota. Access to these high-quality products has grown from farmers markets to farm stores, to online food hubs and more.

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SIOUX FALLS — Another South Dakota nursing home is closing its doors. Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point has announced its upcoming closure as of January 14, 2023. The closure is due to a combination of the ongoing underfunding of Medicaid, the current staffing crisis, and costs relate…

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It’s going to be an old-fashioned, family-centered Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3, during the first-annual “Christmas in the Valley” event in Irene. The day-long celebration will include a craft fair, kids activities, photographs will Santa and Mrs. Claus, a community scavenger hu…

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Students interested in agriculture, automotive, building trades, computer systems, welding, dental assisting, and more should look into the Build Dakota Scholarship program, which gives qualified students a full-ride scholarship through one of four technical schools in South Dakota and a gua…

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An excavator can be seen chewing into the back wing of Julian Hall on the University of South Dakota campus in this aerial photo taken by Kent Osborne and his drone earlier this week. There’s a good chance that most of the building will be gone by the publication of this week’s Plain Talk. T…

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They sacrificed and served. Many were injured and others gave their lives for the country. It’s for these reasons that veterans are remembered with a holiday in November, which falls on the 11th of the month, on the day the first World War ended in 1918.

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District 17 voters elected two new faces to the South Dakota House of Representatives Tuesday to work with Republican governor Kristi Noem, who easily won her re-election bid over Democratic challenger Jamie Smith.