Tension Builds Over Beloved Corn Palace Murals

Tension Builds Over Beloved Corn Palace Murals

Mitchell, SD Tension continues to rise over the fate of Mitchell’s beloved Corn Palace murals. The Mayor already ordered the existing artwork stay in place this year, to avoid conflicting with road construction nearby.  Now he’s trying to decide if the new murals every other year plan should continue.  It’s no secret that Mitchell’s Corn Palace is known for its unique murals, each handcrafted from different colors and varieties of corn.  But the city’s Mayor says it’s becoming to
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Augustana's Backyard Chicken Scholars

Augustana’s Backyard Chicken Scholars

Sioux Falls, SD An Augustana University student is relying upon a bunch of other eggheads on campus with his independent study project. These housemates flocked together to raise chickens in the backyard. Credit these chickens for scratching out an academic legacy at Augustana University. “I thought it was going to be a lot harder to raise them than what it really is,” Augustana senior Nathan Hauge said. Nathan Hauge hatched the idea of raising chickens last summer as a way to avoid taking anot
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More Hootin' Than Hollerin' At USF Stadium

More Hootin’ Than Hollerin’ At USF Stadium

The University of Sioux Falls football team has a few new fans that have been camped out at Bob Young Stadium for the past three months. But they aren’t doing a lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ – just hootin’. A Great Horned Owl and her two babies have been nesting in the stands at Bob Young Stadium for a few months now, getting a bird’s-eye view.   “They watched the spring game with us, so they are used to the fans already,” USF Building and Grounds Keeper John Poppenga said.    Pop
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Community And Nation Unite For Virginia Tech “Day Of Remembrance”

Community And Nation Unite For Virginia Tech “Day Of Remembrance”

Blacksburg, VA (WSLS10) It’s been nine years since a tragic shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech. Saturday, members of the Blacksburg community and people from across the nation came together for a Day of Remembrance. Bells rang out 32 times at the “Virginia Capitol Square” bell tower in Richmond in honor of the 32 students and faculty members shot and killed on campus nine years ago. Governor McAuliffe ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff through sunset Saturday 
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Growing Number Of South Dakota Officers Wearing Body Cameras

Growing Number Of South Dakota Officers Wearing Body Cameras

Selby, SD Money seized during drug busts is helping law enforcement officers fight crime by equipping them with cameras. Since 2012, almost 20 agencies have received money through the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office from the Drug Control Fund to pay for some sort of body worn camera equipment. The technology is proving useful as arrests for meth, prescription pills and other drugs are on the rise. “I didn’t realize how useful they were going to be until we actually got them,” Walworth
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