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Fire investigation completed

Mitchell fire officials and private investigators have completed their probe into what caused last week’s fire that gutted a metal building south of town on Highway 37. Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval says the investigation concluded Thursday afternoon. “Unfortunately, there’s so much damage to that office area…but we believe it might have been electrical in nature,” …

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Mitchell city officials meet with Governor Kristi Noem

Mayors and City Administrators representing South Dakota’s first-class municipalities met with Governor Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Wednesday in Fort Pierre. Mayor Bob Everson and City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein represented Mitchell. “The things that I was excited to hear about was they are taking a strong position with economic development and how they …

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Mitchell Shopko and Chamberlain Shopko Hometown stores spared from closure

Mitchell’s Shopko store has survived the latest round of store closures as the chain announced Wednesday that it’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two Sioux Falls Shopko stores are set to close in mid-April. Smaller Shopko Hometown stores in Wagner, Redfield, Webster, Dell Rapids  will close in early March. The Custer store is slated …

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Marathon negotiations prompt hope of breakthrough in Los Angeles teachers’ strike

David McNew/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — More than 30,000 teachers on strike in Los Angeles are hoping they’ll soon be back in the classroom as marathon negotiations continue behind closed doors over the holiday weekend to break a contract stalemate. “I hope they get this figured out soon. It’s exhausting,” Melissa Berlant, a striking sixth-grade English …

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Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference.

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground at Osage Beach, Missouri on February 8 – 10, 2019 at the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference. Continue reading Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference. at Brownfield Ag News.      

Missouri Soybean Association Legislative visits

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground in Jefferson City for Missouri Soybean Association Legislative visits January 29th  at the State Capitol. Continue reading Missouri Soybean Association Legislative visits at Brownfield Ag News.      

Missouri Soybean Association Annual Meeting

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will cover the Missouri Soybean Association Annual Meeting on January 28th, 2019 in Jefferson City, MO. Continue reading Missouri Soybean Association Annual Meeting at Brownfield Ag News.      

Missouri Corn Growers Association Meeting and Legislative Day

Brownfield’s Tom Steever and Julie Harker will be on the ground in Jefferson City for Missouri Corn Growers Association Meeting and Legislative Day Wednesday January 23, 2019. Continue reading Missouri Corn Growers Association Meeting and Legislative Day at Brownfield Ag News.      

Who is interpreter Marina Gross and will her notes of Trump’s Putin meeting be useful?

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Marina Gross, a State Department interpreter, was the only other American in the room during President Donald Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Putin in Helsinki last summer. ABC News has learned new details about the 64-year-old interpreter with the State Department’s Office of Language Services who is at the center …

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High school student told she was ‘too dark’ to perform with dance team, lawsuit claims

liangpv/iStock(NEW YORK) —  A young woman is suing a school district in Kansas for discrimination and retaliation, claiming she was told she couldn’t perform with the dance team because her skin was “too dark,” according to a lawsuit. Camille Sturdivant was one of two African-American members on the 14-person “Dazzlers” dance team at Blue Valley …

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Infant, 3 adults killed in ‘horrific’ domestic violence incident in Oregon: Officials

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — An infant and three adults were killed in a “horrific” incident at an Oregon home in which sheriff’s deputies shot and killed the suspect as he was about to take the life of another child, officials said Sunday. The eruption of domestic violence occurred Saturday night in the Portland …

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Duke of Edinburgh reportedly driving without a seat belt days after car accident

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — The Duke of Edinburgh and his driving are back in the British headlines again. Several Sunday papers have splashed photographs of the Queen’s 97 year old husband back behind the wheel of a brand-new Land Rover. The photos appeared just two days after he was part of a car crash involving …

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Family of American man held in Syria appeals to Trump to intervene

Kamalmaz family(DAMASCUS, Syria) — For almost two years, the family of an American man detained in Syria says it has operated quietly, working with the U.S. government and its allies to try to gain information about their husband and father. But now, in the hopes that President Donald Trump may be moved to personally intervene, …

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Major blast of cold air moves into Northeast after winter storm delivers snow, ice

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A powerful storm continues to move through the Northeast on Sunday, after it brought up to 15 inches of snow in the Midwest and three reported tornadoes in the South. The winter storm will dump snowfall totals of 10 to 20 inches in parts of the Northeast before moving out of …

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University of Oklahoma sorority kicks out member over racist blackface video

KOCO-TV(NORMAN, Okla.) — A racist video that swept across the campus of the University of Oklahoma (OU) this week received widespread condemnation and resulted in one student being kicked out of her sorority. The video was posted to Twitter on Friday and includes a student from the Tri Delta sorority filming her friend as she …

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Viral video of teens taunting Native Americans draws widespread condemnation

David Cliff/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Outrage was growing across the political spectrum over the weekend after dozens of teens from an all-male Catholic school in Kentucky — some wearing bright-red “Make America Great Again” baseball caps — appeared to mock and chant over the voices of a small group of Native Americans who were singing …

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Soil health boosts public perception

The National Corn Growers Association says collaboration among industry partners is giving momentum to soil health improvement. Soil health is getting more attention. There’s evidence by the number of people who attended the Soil Health Summit. Producers are giving cover crops a try now that there’s data suggesting they don’t create a yield drag, but …

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Heavy Snow Band north of I-90 – January 18, 2019

Women’s March 2019: Thousands of protesters across US rally amid controversy over anti-Semitisms amid controversy

Carsten Koall/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) —  For the third year in a row, women across the world came out in the thousands Saturday to protest the Trump administration and to fight for women’s rights. But the Women’s March looked different from the first one in 2017. Back then, it was organized in response to the incoming …

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How one architect is helping young people remember Beirut’s complicated past

Simone Cecchetti/Corbis/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — To enter the Beirut nightclub B018, one arrives on what appears to be a helicopter landing pad and descends a staircase to enter the underground music mecca. The club is located on the spot where 20,000 Palestinian, Kurdish and South Lebanese refugees were massacred in 1976 during Lebanon’s civil war, which …

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Body cam video shows cop fatally shoot 14-year-old as he ran away from police

iStock(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Police released body cam footage on Friday of a shooting from earlier in the week in which a 14-year-old was shot and killed while running away from a Tempe Police Department officer. The video shows the teen — who ended up being armed with a replica airsoft gun instead of an actual …

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Third annual Women’s March ascends upon cities amid controversy

Carsten Koall/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the third year in a row on Saturday, women across the world will protest in response to the Trump administration. But the Women’s March of today is poised to look different from the Women’s March of 2017. The first Women’s March was organized in response to the presidency of Donald …

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Elon Musk warns ‘the road ahead is very difficult’ as Tesla lays off 7 percent of workforce

Robyn Beck-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tesla announced on Friday that it will cut 7 percent of its workforce, marking the second round of job cuts in just over six months, as it faces the pressure of building and delivering its long-promised, lower-priced Model 3s at scale while keeping costs down. The news comes just one …

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